Manager, Merchandising Strategy & Transformation (Remote/Hybrid)


Date: 1 week ago
City: Boise, ID
Contract type: Full time

About the company

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons is one of the largest retail employers, providing approximately 300,000 jobs across 2,200 stores, 22 distribution centers, 20 food and beverage plants and various support offices. We operate in 34 states and the District of Columbia under the Albertsons banner, as well as Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel Osco, Shaw’s and many more recognizable names.
What you will be doing

Lead the Grocery Retail revolution at Albertsons with bold strategic thinking, impactful growth initiatives, and best-in-class execution to become the #1 Grocer of choice and gain ‘customers for life’.

The Strategy Team Role

  • In close consultation with the Chief Merchandising Officer and merchandising senior leadership team, drive Albertsons’ long-range merchandising strategy, to achieve top-tier shareholder returns

    • Build Albertsons go-forward strategy and drive disciplined prioritization, resource allocation, decision making and execution to “make it real”

    • Explore new growth opportunities, and bring strategic focus and accountability to transform Albertsons business with pace, to deliver consistent, sustainable results

  • Oversee Annual Planning and Quarterly Business review processes with divisions / functions to ensure strong alignment with and traction against corporate strategy

  • Serve as internal consultant and thought partner for divisions / corporate functions on key priorities, and as a pipeline for organizational talent

Main responsibilities

  • Lead critical initiatives, in partnership with cross-functional leaders across the company on key strategy topics that identifies and achieves enterprise & business unit growth

  • Support cross-functional business partners with powerful analytic insights / problem solving

  • Monitor and analyze internal / external landscape, including customer, market, vendor, category and financial data, to build strategies and recommend appropriate action

  • Synthesize findings and develop storyline / material to communicate recommendations to senior management and leadership team

  • Collaborate cross-functionally and effectively influence to drive business decisions and advance long-term transformation efforts

  • Partner with other members of the merchandising strategy team to deliver on our ambition & commitments to the broader organization

What we are searching for:
We believe the successful candidate has these qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelors in analytical discipline (e.g., Business, Engineering, Economics, or Science)

  • 3-5 years of total work experience in strategy or other relevant roles

  • Top tier consulting firm or corporate experience (CPG, Retail or eComm/B2C) preferred

  • Strong project management and organizational skills to work cross-functionally across the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to synthesize clearly and simplify the complex

  • Strategic / analytical mindset with ability to think broadly, refine questions, and develop frameworks

  • You are a courageous, decisive and motivated thought leader

  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity, complexity, change and pace

  • Authentic, integrity, humility, curiosity and love of grocery retail

What it is like at Albertsons?

Albertsons Culture Principles

Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect

Team: We always support and recognize each other

Inclusive: We always value everyone’s perspective

Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others

Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer

Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success



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