POSITION PURPOSE -
The Director of Strategic Business Development (SBD) is responsible for all facets of corporate strategy formulation and planning, special strategic projects and business development activities. Acts as internal consultant to executive level officers, evaluating topics of interest and making recommendations for action in alignment with the Company's overall strategy; supports annual strategic planning process, acting as thought partner with officers in all areas of the Company, including operations, merchandising, marketing, e-commerce and finance. Responsible for evaluation and execution of inorganic business development initiatives (including mergers and acquisitions) and heavily involved in the evaluation and execution of organic growth initiatives. Responsible for competitive and economic analysis.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
50% business development initiatives (organic and inorganic)
30% strategic planning and special strategic projects
20% competitive analysis
NATURE AND SCOPE -
The Director of SBD reports to the Vice President of SBD, who is a direct report to the Chief Financial Officer & EVP - Corporate Services of The Home Depot.
Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. Planning, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. This may include direct supervision of a shift or the coordination of multiple work groups. Makes recommendations concerning selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must pass the Background Check.
Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable.
EDUCATION REQUIRED -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a master's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 12+
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
Advanced degree highly desirable; MBA preferred
Experience and demonstrated strength in acquisitions and negotiations
Experience in the application of research findings to the retail environment, brand management or category management essential
Direct experience in the efficient analysis of extremely large datasets desired
Extensive knowledge of statistical methods and modeling
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Ability to assimilate extensive amounts of detailed data to see the big picture , analyze, and summarize vast amounts of information as well as understand all of the detail supporting the analysis.
Project management, leadership, and solid ability to problem-solve creatively.
Solid organizational skills, analytical ability to work with processes, numbers, and statistics.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
10+ years of work experience in investment banking, private equity, strategic consulting, or corporate development
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