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Senior Project Manager

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2018: EUR 3,7 billion
  • EBITDA 2018: EUR 576 million
  • Over 37,000 employees

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company. Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Project manager Schiphol, Amsterdam Area

Senior Project manager – Product categories

Reports to

VP Business Development and Transformation

Direct reports


Main purpose of the role

Deliver GV ambition to create a strong global product platform across all product categories. BD&T senior project manager is accountable to steer and deliver successfully business project(s) related to Forward transformation strategy, with authority and responsibility of its project(s) sponsor, coordinating a cross-functional team at GV HQ and OpCo level.

BD&T senior project manager will be specifically responsible of:

1. Defining objectives, scope and plan of his project(s)

ü Defining detailed project objectives and scope based on its project brief

ü Managing stakeholder’s alignment, explaining the purpose and how its project(s) support GV overall strategy

ü Proposing a methodology to reach objectives, planning activities and their sequence

ü Developing a Budget and resources mobilization plan

2. Leads and manage the project team with authority and responsibility of its project(s) sponsor and collaborative steering committee

ü Monitoring overall progress and milestones, project plan and production of required deliverables

ü building consensus among stakeholders and facilitating the decision-making process with a crisp and synthetic assessment of possible options

ü Proposing proactively resolution path to any content or timeline issues

ü Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans

ü Monitoring use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary

3. Work together with functional teams as well as GV change network to implement the changes

ü Monitoring effectiveness of the overall change management plan

ü Coordinating functional teams and GV change network in delivering the change plan (communication, training, Mgt team ownership, …)

ü Piloting along the journey value realized

Key performance indicators

Achievement of GV Forward objectives related to the global products platform:

ü Assortment freshness

ü Global Catalog Compliance

ü Share of EB

Required qualifications/level of education

Business school master’s degree / engineer school master’s degree

2-3 experience in Retail industry in Marketing or category management

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

Candidate should demonstrate strong communication and negotiation skills to drive management decisions.

Candidate should prove strong problem-solving ability, critical thinking and fast learning skills, as well as analytical mindset.

Candidate should be highly agile, with a natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience. High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact.

Finally, Project manager must have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills.

Positive, customer first, can do attitude.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

- 6-8 years’ experience in specialized distribution (Eyewear, cosmetics, fashion, clothing)

- Proven experience in project management

- Proven experience in marketing and/or category management

- Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken)

Future potential/ learning agility/ growth opportunities

Candidate could evolve into a MT level of PVC (Product Value Chain function) at HQ or OpCo level.


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Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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