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sr. Manager, Strategy

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

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Macy's is proudly America's Department Store. For more than 160 years, Macy's has served generations at every stage of their lives. Customers come to us for fashion, value and celebration. Macy's is also known for giving back to our communities.
The Corporate Strategy & Business Development at Macy's, Inc. is a team of in-house consultants, responsible for developing strategies and identifying meaningful opportunities that drive top and bottom-line financial results. Applying analytical rigor and structured problem-solving, the Corporate Strategy & Business Development team engages with chiefs and senior vice presidents across core retail functions in strategic problem solving for critical business problems. As change agents, the Corporate Strategy & Business Development team is responsible not only for the formulation of these strategies but also for engaging cross-functional teams in their pursuit

Job description

In this role you will:
- Independently own and manage large scale cross-functional projects
- Directly manage Senior Analysts, including helping them navigate their careers at Macy's. Some Senior Managers may indirectly manage Senior Analysts without formal reporting lines
- Lead small, agile case teams across functions
- Work on the biggest impact problems facing Macy's and the retail industry today
- Bring to life strategic partnership opportunities that drive accelerated growth
- Regularly receive exposure to the highest levels of the organization, working on projects directly for Chiefs and SVPs
- Have the opportunity to manage your career and gain exposure to all parts of the retail business
Reporting to the Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, the Senior Manager will be responsible for guiding cross-functional teams in the formulation and pursuit of strategic business priorities. The Senior Manager will identify and assess strategic business problems from multiple lenses (e.g., customer, competitor, financial). The Senior Manager will develop data-driven recommendations and actively shape scalable execution plans. The Senior Manager will deliver compelling presentations to enhance decision making and propose solutions to open questions and risks. Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:
- Apply analytical rigor and creative problem-solving skills to strategic business problems
- Assess new / innovative concepts and approaches
- Create custom framework structures for ambiguous business problems
- Drive storytelling and framing of projects and presentations, working with case teams to drive creation of materials
- 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
- Own competitive landscape analysis work to identify and conceptualize strategic partnership opportunities that will accelerate execution of Macy's strategic priorities
- Partner with internal and external stakeholders to build out the partnership development and execution roadmap
- Lead case teams within Corporate Strategy, managing Senior Analysts, Corporate Strategy
- Collaborate with other teams within the organization and the broader Transformation team (e.g., Transformation Operations)
- Influence stakeholders across functions (without formal reporting lines)
- Create and deliver Executive-level presentations
- Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality

Profile

- BA/BS Degree, MBA preferred
- 3-6 years of work experience, including at least 1-2 years 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, strategy, and innovation
- Expert Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel 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
- Ability to perform in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment
- Self-starter, curious, and keeps a pulse on market changes / new trends
- Experience developing holistic strategies through a structured, project-based approach
- Self-driven with ability to work independently with limited day-to-day guidance
- Strong proficiency with quantitative and analytical approaches
- Experience working with financial models and analyzing large data sets a plus
- High-energy, passionate, with proven track record of delivering result
- 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
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