Interested in influencing strategy and driving change at an iconic retail brand? Neiman Marcus group is looking for its next generation of business leaders to help define and deliver its growth strategy. This comprehensive growth strategy will redefine the luxury customer experience – from leveraging personalization to creating compelling assortments to rethinking our world-class selling and service model to much more.
We need top notch talent to join the Strategy/ PMO group which as part of a cross-functional Transformation Office will drive transformational change across all areas of the business. The Transformation Office includes Strategy, Program Management, Change Management, and Communications.
The Strategy/ PMO team is responsible for providing strategic support and thought leadership to the CEO and other Group Leadership Team (GLT) members. We leverage analysis, structured thinking, and collaboration to drive action and results against initiatives that will provide step-change impact to the NMG value proposition. Lastly, the Strategy team leads Business Development activities for the organization, including exploring partnerships and acquisitions in both domestic and international markets.
REPORTING STRUCTURE: The Manager, Strategy/ PMO will report into the Chief Transformation Officer, who reports to the CEO.
Leads analysis of business data; work cross-functionally to identify and recommend key strategies to grow the business by facilitating the acceptance and commercialization of growth ideas.
Contribute to the development and coordination of long-term growth strategies for NMG
Contribute to projects related to strategic growth opportunities in the business; including development and delivery of key milestones, analysis, presentations and the collaboration/management of cross-functional teams and external consultants.
Contribute to the development of Board of Directors presentations (as needed)
Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure process, operational initiatives and execution plans to drive brand growth
Identify industry best practices and translating into practical solutions for Neiman Marcus Group.
5+ years of experience in strategy consulting, retail and/or consumer package goods
Experience in merchandising, planning, finance, eCommerce, startups, business development or omni channel retail – including but not limited to luxury department, specialty or monobrand store retail.
Excellent communication and influencing skills. Influence others by asserting own ideas while gaining support and commitment from others. Identifies/influences critical stakeholders – proactively problem solves and recommends solutions.
Strong presentation skills including development and delivery of various formats to executive audiences. Able to understand audience and present material accordingly.
Strategic thinking; ability to identify outside environmental trends and changing customer needs and use that knowledge to build business strategies and plans.
Aptitude for quantitative analysis, specifically regarding financial modeling
Demonstrated partnership and relationship building skills; build collaborative partnerships cross-functionally and resolve conflict productively.
Ability to champion change and new initiatives by challenging the status quo and acting as catalyst of change and provide leadership to drive to results.
Keeps abreast of new developments in related fields and imparts new ideas that have a positive impact on the business.
Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
Expert proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
Bachelor’s Degree required.