Director, Buying Operations & Strategy

This role will be focused on the strategic optimization ofour merchandising and product processes, working across functions, so that ourteams can operate more efficiently. Responsible for the omni-channelsmerchandising strategy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead omni-channel strategies to ensure consistent message,product and allocation based on channel specific needs.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and key issues todevelop conclusions and strategically implement plans that are supported withqualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Support Chief Merchant and Buying team with pipeline andoperations management, including planning and communications around keyupcoming deliverables and milestones.
  • Manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that arecritical for driving business results.
  • Proactively foster cross-functional relationships,anticipate issues, and mediate between teams to develop resourceful solutions.
  • Manage, prioritize, organize, and coordinate Buying simplification"book of work"
  • SupportChiefMerchant on strategic and organizational initiatives

Organization Relationships:

Planning, E-commerce, Marketing, Retail, Finance.

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Requirements:

  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with web and physical stores
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Able to strategically segment large projects into smaller,actionable deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects,to prioritize, and adapt in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Willingness to participate in detailed workand drive execution.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with proven ability to developand maintain effective business partner relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowsthe importance and value of clear, timely communications
  • Able to facilitate cross functional discussions acrossdifferent seniority levels, to get to a productive outcome.
  • Passionate about making how streamlining processes to drivebusiness results.
  • Experience with meeting planning and recapping.
  • Can deal with and navigate through ambiguity.
  • Proactive self-starter capable of operating with littlesupervision
  • Preferably has 10+ years of experience in a Buying or keyproduct-based role.

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