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Whether you design clothes or business strategies, crunch numbers, lead projects or write code, we have a place for you at our Seattle headquarters. And we think Seattle is a pretty great place to live. More than just rainy days and coffee, Seattle has it all — mountains and beaches, arts and parks, music and film. It's made up of quirky neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and thriving industry. Come see for yourself!
A day in the life...
The Director – Business Development will drive the development and launch of a portfolio of initiatives to drive profitable topline business growth. Efforts include but are not limited to:
Identify, evaluate and prioritize potential business development opportunities
Develop plans to operationalize opportunities, both to incubate and long-term vision
Drive complex multi-stakeholder processes and cross-team programs to launch new business opportunities while managing risk
Act as a key Brand Ambassador to potential external business partners
Work with the Senior Director, Investor Relations and Business Development on the company’s investor relations program as needed
The ideal candidate has intense curiosity about how the retail landscape is evolving and how customers’ expectations are changing. The Director – Business Development is motivated, proactive and results-oriented and has a unique blend of strategic, project management, and problem-solving skills. The Director – Business Development thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and will take ownership and move with speed to drive new business development at Nordstrom. This position reports to the Senior Director, Investor Relations and Business Development, and will also lend support to the company’s investor relations strategies and tactics.
Own development and communication of vision, business outcomes, success metrics and operationalization of strategic growth initiatives
Leverage research and analysis (internal and external) to inform strategic recommendations and decisions on opportunities to pursue
Develop compelling storylines and materials that effectively communicate insights/strategies and influence decision-making within Nordstrom
Oversee program management (including establishing processes, structures and tools) to launch strategic growth initiatives by effectively collaborating across teams
Negotiate key partnership terms with external parties, when needed
Take command of high impact issues by escalating, managing and communicating appropriately and mitigating future risk
Track and monitor success metrics post launch
Own day-to-day management of select opportunities after launch
Assist with investor relations activities such as quarterly earnings reporting cycle, investor outreach and communications, etc.
You own this if you have…
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
8+ years of related experience; experience in retail/e-commerce, management consulting, corporate strategy, partnerships or similar field preferred
Demonstrated success in formulating strategy and guiding implementation
Strong business acumen, critical thinking and project management skills
Ability to create effective relationships, influence, and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
Adept at prioritizing and planning multi-stakeholder initiatives, providing direction when needed and removing obstacles to get work done
Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
Negotiates with genuine win-win approach with a long-term partnership mindset
Maintains confidentiality without exception
Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
We’ve got you covered…
Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:
Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
Life Insurance and Disability
Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources
A few more important points...
The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.
Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.
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