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Sr. Manager, Strategy
Company: PetSmart
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/02/2022
Expire Date: 08/31/2022
Job Categories: Consulting Services, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Retail/Wholesale, Sales, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Sr. Manager, Strategy
About the Team

About the Corporate Strategy Team

The Corporate Strategy group is a lean team of highly analytic strategy professionals focused on driving long term top- and bottom-line growth and enhancing operating performance for PetSmart. Reinforcing PetSmart’s mission to bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives, the Strategy Group partners cross-functionally across the organization in identifying, assessing and driving business initiatives that support the company's multiyear growth strategy, prioritizing projects, and guiding and supporting the execution of initiatives to drive growth for PetSmart.


About the Job

Reporting to the Sr. Director - Corporate Strategy, the Sr. Manager of Strategy will be a key contributor to Corporate Strategy Group, with responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with internal team members to drive strategically important projects for the business
  • Contribute to PetSmart corporate strategy and strategic planning process, in collaboration with the executive leadership team
  • Own, plan, delegate, execute and synthesize entire bodies of strategy work, maintaining a solid understanding of the “Big Picture” while digging deep into the details of individual bodies of work
  • Work closely with functional leaders to drive collaboration, and foster a shared understanding of, and alignment around the work agenda, process, findings and implications, and to move the organization toward action
  • Set and maintain a high standard of analytic rigor for the Corporate Strategy team in conducting robust analytics, and developing impactful presentation materials to drive and support bodies of work, and facilitate robust dialogue among SLT / functional leaders
  • Develop and execute plans for the introduction of strategic initiatives as a viable component of the PetSmart portfolio

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will not only be intellectually bright, but also pragmatic in the way they approach projects. They will collaborate heavily across of all functional areas to identify opportunities for growth and performance improvement, and to foster alignment among leaders with varying priorities. The ideal candidate must be a highly self-motivated self-starter, capable of pushing conversations, projects, and priorities forward with a sense of urgency and without requiring significant oversight. They must have exceptional analytical horsepower.

The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree in business or related field of study; an advanced degree in Business is preferred. 5+ years of professional experience is required, optimally with progressively more responsibility in Strategy, Strategic Planning or business development. Retail, Consumer Products or Consumer Services, as well as top-tier Management Consulting experience will also be very valuable.

Key Competencies

  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of urgency 
  • Excellent client relationship, communication, and influencing skills
  • Self-starter, with proven ability to independently own, frame, and execute complex bodies of work
  • Proven analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to synthesize “the answer,” and build compelling presentations to communicate effectively in writing
  • Retail / consumer products experience
  • Ability to create structure around ambiguous questions and topics
  • Ability to constructively share objective analysis and insights, and turn findings into ideas that represent significant opportunities for the business
  • Demonstrated mastery of understanding and communicating strategic frameworks, analytics, and financial modeling, as well as quantitative & qualitative research / insights methodologies
  • Hard working and dedicated to completing projects no matter what; relentless pursuit of excellence, and commitment to continual learning
  • Advanced / Expert level Excel and PowerPoint skills

About the Culture

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
  • Learn more about #LifeAtPetSmart here: https://www.lifeatpetsmart.com/life-at-petsmart/
  • Check out Associate stories and share in some celebrations at PetSmart: https://www.blog.lifeatpetsmart.com/
  • Explore PetSmart Benefits here: https://benefits.petsmart.com/
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