Senior Manager - Initiatives


This influential role will serve as an internal business consultant in the support of cross-functional capabilities and services for the Store Operations function. This role will work with senior management to lead efforts to prioritize initiatives, manage executive alignment, and implement improvements by focusing on “executable strategy” and integrating best practices with functional knowledge. This role will serve as a subject matter expert in store operations and drive the evolution of the function. Additionally, this role will support the event planning and execution of annual meetings for field leaders.


Leads a cohesive team of cross-functional business partners directing their efforts in the implementation of new store processes or policies. Implementation expectations include:

Detailed project plans and the associated project budgets.

Projects are completed on time, under budget, and that business outcomes are achieved.

Steering meetings, adoption plans, and measurement of objectives.

Provides operational expertise to business partners, recommends best approach to ensure store execution, and manages competing demands through negotiation and compromise to ensure that the holistic needs of the organization are met. Brings knowledge of industry best practices and applies that information in discussing solutions that may address those needs for Stores. Visits Stores as needed to validate pilot/rollout direction.

Represents field point of view, advocates for field needs and serves as a gatekeeper for operational changes through ownership of the store workload calendar. Provides guidance on change and effort level required for stores and recommends timing of pilot and rollouts to balance store workload.

Interfaces with all levels of management (Sr. Vice Presidents, Zone Directors, District Managers and Stores) and is responsible for building consensus around changes and rollout plans. Works with Field Management to ensure Store/Field Leader execution is driven through operational initiatives. Collaborates with key HQ partners.

Directs and supervises changes to current operations programs through project communications, develops training in partnership with the Training Department, creates procedures, guides, forms and reports to drive strong process execution in Stores. Coordinates with project managers and leads annual process to implement volume and/or characteristic-specific best practices to eligible stores.

Informs content and supports execution for annual Director and Field Leadership meetings.

Develops communication that translates complex concepts into clear and easy to understand communication with effective layout and design, language, and tone for the intended audience. Designs and produces quality written and visual communications to meet the needs of the Operations group (manuals, store meeting agendas, task management communications, guides, etc.)


People Management

Written and Verbal Communication

Problem Solving

Process Management

Decision Quality

Planning and Organizing

Drive for Results

Learning on the Fly


Bachelor’s Degree required

5 years of retail management experience that includes project management and business process ownership in Store Operations, multi-unit or a hybrid of field and corporate experience preferred

Proficient knowledge of store operations and how other operating areas impact stores

Strong leadership with particular success leading and/or working with integrated, multi-functional teams

Possess executive presence and able to influence without authority

Ability to storyboard, develop concise executive level communication, and facilitate meetings that effectively drives decisions or alignment

Proven ability to think strategically and determine impact of decisions on the business

Outstanding work ethic; displays a high sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently

Willingness and flexibility to jump into the details to get the job done

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


Lead – Store Initiatives


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

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