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J. Crew Group, Inc. - United States

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The Investment Management Team (IMT) helps ensure alignment between J. Crew’s Long Range Plan and the corporate initiatives that support achieving it. The Senior Director of IMT will focus on helping to create and then supporting high priority projects, lending assistance to resolve key cross functional issues and ensure strong change management.

  • Work with business partners to help drive strategy and process improvements needed to support the Long Range Plan and evolve with the changing business; including, supporting implementation, selectively and temporarily, for mission critical initiatives
  • Serve as internal management consulting resource to address special projects identified by the Operating Committee or Investment Committee
  • Take a facilitating role in ensuring the delivery of key new capabilities for the organization including areas such as Global Supply, Merchandising, Real Estate site selection, Store Operations, and Wholesale Partnership Management
  • Track and manage OpCo action items to ensure progress is being made by the appropriate individuals or business functions
  • Guide leadership through program implementation; identify trade-offs and recommend decisions at project, team, and OpCo levels
  • Work with the Madewell Operating Committee toward making informed decisions on strategic direction, investments, resource allocation, target setting and resolution of key issues in support of the Value Contribution Plan and Long Range Plan
  • Develop a team to reduce the need for external consulting resources to drive initiatives or support one-off analysis efforts

  • BA or BS, MBA a plus
  • Must have 5+ years of retail and / or consulting experience
  • Retail, especially fashion/soft lines
  • Previous work for a consulting firm ideal

Skills & Abilities
  • Effective communication - communicates effectively and at the right level based on the audience
  • Excellent analytical capability and presentation and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Self-starter / self-motivated, capable of staying on track and pursuing solutions without supervision.
  • Problem Solving - Defines business solutions with a diverse set of input for problems that may not be clearly defined
  • Cross Functional Coordination - Coordinates input and participation from diverse set of business stakeholders
  • Business Relationships - Grows and strengthens relationships with business partners – committed to excellent customer service
  • Professional Growth – Continuously seeks opportunities to expand area of expertise
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Accountable for the delivery of outcomes, strives to meet and exceed expectations
  • Capable of adapting easily to changing situations demonstrating flexibility in juggling priorities
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law

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