Senior Director of Retail Controls for a Leading Retailer

Our client is one of the largest tool and equipment retailers in the country. They are seeking a Senior Director of Retail Controls to work closely with both field and corporate office leaders in creating functional and operational strategies for all of their retail stores and distribution centers. The Senior Director of Retail Controls will be responsible for all workforce management, reporting, and expense control efforts, with a particular focus on creating reporting platforms and data visualization techniques for use across all levels of the organization.
- Build up a team of high-potential, top-performing employees by fostering a values-driven culture of teamwork, respect, and opportunity
- Provide data-driven direction to the Retail Analytics team in the corporate office, using reporting platforms to create detailed data visualization and KPI reports to be used by both field and corporate employees
- Translate complex data sets involving operational statistics into actionable insights
- Work cross-functionally with Finance and Human Resources departments to predict future staffing needs, and subsequently lead Scheduling and Labor teams in the execution of allocation for the retail fleet
- Collaborate with all department heads to prioritize retail needs and develop strategies that will meet individual store demands
- Lead capital and expense budget process for all retail departments, working in tandem with field leaders to maximize ROI
- Keep senior leadership up to date with timely updates regarding current initiatives, forecasting, and suggested areas of improvement
- Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business, or a related field required; Master's degree preferred
- 8-12 years of experience in operations, finance, business analytics, or similar areas within a multi-store retail organization
- At least 2-3 years in a senior leadership position overseeing multiple stores
- Expert knowledge of MS Suites, with a particular emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint- Advanced data modeling skills, required--experience with platforms like Tableau, Kornos, Oracle, and/or Cognos a big plus
- Ability to foster an environment of support, diversity, and inclusion, with a dedication to providing quality service to colleagues, direct reports, and wide customer base
- Quick thinking and decision-making skills, with the ability to manage both day to day and big picture initiatives
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