DOLLAR GENERAL

  • DIRECTOR of MERCHANDISE INITIATIVES

    Requisition ID
    2018-166288
    Location
    US-TN-GOODLETTSVILLE
    Category
    Merchandising
  • Company Overview

    Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 14,500 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day.  We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do!  At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let’s grow together!

    Job Details

    General Summary:

    This role is responsible for supporting the strategic and tactical planning of Retail Initiative Projects by leveraging internal and external resources to align on financial impact, timing, responsibilities, risks, and opportunities that add significant value to the company.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Provide strategic direction specific to department management and long term goals; set priorities, focus energy and resources, ensure that stakeholders are working toward common goals, and establish agreement around intended outcomes/results.
    • Demonstrate team leadership skills to build alignment, commitment, and accountability for delivering results; serve as a credible source for initiative information to ensure projects are planned effectively and cross-functional teams are aligned on ownership.
    • Coach and support professional team in order to execute 50+ projects per year; develop leadership and tactical competencies for two direct reports as well as one contingent worker to maximize team capacity.
    • Lead planned and ad hoc initiative and test planning: Develop and implement initiative projects, challenge vendor network to ensure execution standards are met, and lead capital and financial planning for Initiative projects in order to drive sales and save expense.
    • Manage 3rd party labor contracts, diversification, competitive pricing; and ensure in store execution meets or exceeds expectations.

    Qualifications

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

     

    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels – Senior Executives, Organization, External
    • Strong project management skills with proven ability to work cross­functionally
    • Proven ability to develop and deploy a strategic vision
    • Retail Operations experience preferred
    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast­paced environment
    • Strong understanding of statistical concepts and application
    • Solid understanding of financial metrics to determine the profitability of proposed projects
    • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, be detail­oriented and be a self­starter
    • Highly skilled in all MS Office applications
    • Strong data management skills required. JDA, 1010, APT, and Smartsheet software skills preferred
    • Professional interpersonal and high impact influence skills

     

    Work Experience &/or Education:

     

    Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent combination of education/technical training and experience with 10+ years of additional work experience in retail. At least 5 years’ experience in leading team of professionals.

     

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