Manager, Strategy

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Non-Executive Management



Job Overview:

Macy s Strategy is an in-house strategy consulting group responsible for creating and pursuing strategies that can have meaningful impact on top- and bottom-line financial results. Applying analytical rigor and structured problem-solving, the Strategic Business Development group is engaging with business leaders across core retail functions in strategic problem solving for critical business problems. As change agents, the Strategic Business Development team is responsible not only for the formulation of these strategies but also for engaging cross-functional teams in their pursuit.

Reporting to the Director, Strategic Business Development, the Manager SBD will be responsible for guiding cross-functional teams in the formulation and pursuit of strategic business priorities. The Manager will identify and assess strategic business problems from multiple lenses (e.g. customer, competitor, financial). He/she will develop data-driven recommendations and actively shape scalable execution plans. The Manager will deliver compelling presentations to enhance decision making and propose solutions to open questions and risks. When assuming full ownership over assigned initiatives, the Manager SBD will enjoy significant exposure to business leaders across functions. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply analytical rigor and problem solving skills to strategic business problems.
  • Assess new / innovative concepts and approaches.
  • Synthesize key insights and formulate actionable recommendations.
  • Establish trusting relationships with key stakeholders across functions.
  • Independently lead cross-functional teams in both strategy formulation as well as results delivery phases of projects.
  • Collaborate with other teams within the broader Strategic Business Development group (e.g. Business Developemnt, Test & Learn).
  • Influence stakeholders across functions (without formal reporting lines).
  • Create and deliver Executive-level presentations.
  • Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree, MBA preferred.
  • 3-6 years of work experience with a top-tier strategy consulting firm, ideally with significant case experience in retail.
  • Experience developing holistic strategies through a structured, project-based approach.
  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams and/or influencing without formal authority is a plus.
  • Knowledge and interest in retail, technology, and innovation.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills (oral, written and listening) for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to understand, organize and communicate complex information in an easily understandable format tailored to a variety of audiences.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and analytical skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and make sound decisions.

Physical Demands:

  • This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.
  • May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.
  • May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.

Other Skills:

  • High-energy, passionate, with proven track record of delivering results.
  • Self-driven with ability to work independently with limited day-to-day guidance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Executes following a Teams Win philosophy, fostering a positive, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.

Work Hours:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.

This job description is not all inclusive. Macy s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.



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