L.L.Bean, Inc

  • Temporary Project Leader

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  • Overview

    Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean) founded his business on a passion for the outdoors, a profound belief in honesty, and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Those core values, coupled with a genuine excitement for the work we do, are why L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years.


    L.L. Bean is currently recruiting for a Temorary Project Leader to join the Creative Operations team based in Freeport, ME. The Project Leader works under minimal supervision to plan, direct and coordinate activities of short-term, intra-departmental project(s) to ensure goals or objectives of the project(s) are accomplished within prescribed timeframe and budgetary parameters. Generally, this role will be responsible for project(s) with minimal financial impact to a single operational area or department, working with a small project team, and short-term duration (typically one year or less).


    **Please note this is a temporary role, initially 3-4 months in length** 


    • Applies established procedures and basic project management methodologies.
    • Work with sponsoring management to define project scope, outcomes, and priorities.
    • Develop project definition, timelines, milestones, and role clarification for all people involved in the project. Assign tasks and necessary resources. Review with management.
    • Determine work teams, consultants or individuals critical to involve in the project and bring together as necessary.
    • Ensure continuous communication around the project occurs as required.
    • Keep management informed of progress to goal; negotiate adjustments to the schedule and resources to ensure overall quality of completed project.
    • Act as liaison with internal and external consultants, ensuring adequate information is readily available and coordinating activities in line with the project plan.
    • Make recommendations to project sponsor(s) and ensure an action plan is established that will lead to the successful implementation of project recommendations.
    • Plan for and report measurements to document and evaluate the success of the projects.
    • Coordinate the planning and implementation of the project recommendations and outcomes.
    • May work with external vendors to assist in negotiating contracts.
    • May assume people management responsibilities for the duration of the project.
    • Assume additional related responsibilities as requested.

    Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors evaluate risk and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.


    • Fundamental functional, process and/or technical skills related to project area
    • Basic knowledge of project management and business skills; scoping, negotiating, contracting, scheduling, etc.
    • Ability to identify the critical factors of the change management process
    • Good communication skills with ability to communicate across wide range of audiences
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills
    • Understanding of group dynamics and proven ability to gain cooperation across multiple teams and disciplines
    • Bias for action; driven to obtain issue resolution and project closure
    • Good computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    Education: Associates Degree or equivalent  

    Experience: 1 to 2 years


    Much has changed since our start in 1912, but the important things remain the same. The values that the company's founder, L.L. Bean (Leon Leonwood Bean) was raised to believe in were simple and deeply ingrained. Nature is something to be revered. Family ties are a priority. Being neighborly is a matter of course. And "do unto others" is not just a saying but a way of life.

    Over the past few years L.L.Bean has received numerous accolades including being named #1 in 2017 on Forbes Best Employers List for America’s Best Mid-Size Employers, thanks to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees:


    L.L.Bean offers the following employee benefits for temporary positions:

    • 401(k) program with employer match,
    • generous discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise,
    • access to the on-site Fitness Rooms, Employee Store and Employee Use Room.


    We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer



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