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The Director of Strategic Initiatives role will help contribute and create to help cross-functional projects and initiatives that increase organizational capabilities, store operations, sales, product development, supply chain and distribution productivity strategy solutions that meet the unique market and organizational needs of the operations and development departments.  This position reports to the Executive Vice President.  This is a fully remote position with the expectation of traveling to our corporate office in Birmingham, AL monthly to work with the team.

Principal Responsibilities:
You will make important contributions to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions and working closely with stakeholders to ensure positive impact and sustainable results. You will have the opportunity to build on your interpersonal skills and leverage your interest in inspiring others, building strong relationships, and creating a true followership to generate engagement of business unit projects.
In a collaborative team setting, you'll work closely with others but also autonomously with high level direction. Your superior analytical, quantitative, and conceptual thinking skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills will ensure successful project outcomes and team performance.
Project work typically includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating, and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations for presentation to supervisor. From there, you will implement those recommendations with individual team members.


  • MBA highly preferred. Required-BA Degree, preferably in Business oriented course work including marketing and sales or equivalent experience in the Retail business channel.
  • Must be familiar in strategic analytics, project management and or consulting within retail channels. Prior experience at Bain, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Accenture highly favored.
  • Travel to BHM (or other) regional office one week a month
  • Preferred 1-3 years of experience in a professional services firm environment, or at a Retail company, with exposure to one or more of the following functional disciplines: consulting, marketing, research, finance, strategic planning, business development, product development, and/or project management; advanced degree or PMP certification a plus
  • Interest in the Retail sector, coupled with some existing awareness of sector trends and players strongly preferred
  • Experience bringing innovative and ‘outside the box’ approaches to problem solving
  • Passion for business issues; ability to grasp complex business challenges as relevant to the Retail sector
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and sometimes demanding professional environment, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities at one time
  • Attentive to detail and very organized, commitment to high-quality work
  • Intellectual curiosity and thirst for learning
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to self-motivate and work autonomously, while appreciating guided coaching and collaborative teaming
  • Willingness to team with stake holders cross-functionally
  • Superior customer service attitude (internally and externally)
  • Positive mindset; high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Excellent written and verbal ability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills – ability to engage with senior business executives. Strong Active listening skills a must
  • Expert proficiency in Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Word
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide planning insights and recommendations using data models and visualization tools.
  • Help stakeholders achieve long-term success by drawing up practical road maps that help departments carry out strategy, manage change, monitor and gauge processes, and rectify issues if needed.
  • Provide planning solutions - from concept to implementation - across omni-channel capabilities, Store operations and Development productivity solutions.
  • Driving development of the content directly via Excel/Power BI, Power Point/Tableau (for example, by sharing ideas, frameworks or providing input on research and analysis)

*This job description is subject to change based on the needs of the business and is not all-inclusive

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