Global Merch Ops Initiative Mgr

Lowe's Inc. - Mooresville, NC3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $92,000 - $120,000 a year
EducationSkills
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of this role is to prioritize, implement, and manage process and system development and improvement initiatives that enable the Global Merchandising organization to achieve strategic objectives. This includes responsibility for integrating allinternational processes and system requirements from program inception and integration with international import partners and domestic merchandising through introduction, product life cycle support, after sales service support, and product phase out.

Manages LGS&QA initiative portfolio and is responsible for the initiation, coordination, and/or leading efforts to evaluate and facilitate initiatives across business areas that impact International Merchandising, Global Sourcing, International Sourcing Development, Product Development, Private Brands, Creative Services, and Quality Assurance. Guides team in the assessment, identification, and development of existing and new processes for LGS & QA. Identifies and manages the development of databases, metrics, reporting, and analytical tools for effective management of LGS & QA. Communicates results that support LGS&QA through quality new capabilities for International Merchandising, Global Sourcing, International Sourcing Development, Product Development, Private Brands, Creative Services, and Quality Assurance. Oversees projects with Lowe’s IT, Corporate Training, Legal, and other support areas to identify needs and coordinate development of solutions to strengthen LGS&QA operations. Reviews business practices, processes and/or systems, providing detailed fact based analysis of the current state, developing alternative future-state processes, and building business cases for implementation of the proposed change.

Supports the team in working with Lowe’s cross-functional support areas to develop capabilities to support future state strategy. Support and lead Allied Business Unit integration activities as necessary. Leads the development of required support models for new or expanded LGS & QA capabilities to drive alignment and value to Enterprise Bus. Coordinates with the business team to deliver internal and external training for import systems and processes.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:
  • Manages Global Merchandising initiative portfolio activities and is responsible for the initiation, coordination, and/or leading efforts to evaluate and facilitate initiatives across business areas that impact Product Development Merchandising, Global Sourcing, International Sourcing Development, Product Development, Private Brands, Creative Services, and Quality Assurance.
  • Guides team in the assessment, identification, and development of existing and new processes for ) Global Merchandising.
  • Identifies and manages the development of technology solutions, databases, metrics, reporting, and analytical tools for effective management of Global Merchandising.
  • Manages strategic cross functional initiatives which will positively impact cost, margin, and sales.
  • Communicates results that support Global Merchandising through quality new capabilities for Product Development Merchandising, Global Sourcing, International Sourcing Development, Product Development, Private Brands, Creative Services, and Quality Assurance.
  • Oversees projects with Lowe’s Technology, Corporate Training, Legal, Risk, Finance, Accounting, and other support areas to identify needs and coordinate development of solutions to strengthen Global Merchandising operations.
  • Reviews business practices, processes and/or systems, providing detailed fact based analysis of the current state, developing alternative future-state processes and systems, and building business cases for implementation of the proposed change.
  • Supports the team in working with Lowe’s cross-functional support areas to develop capabilities to support future state strategy.
  • Leads the development of required support models for new or expanded capabilities to drive alignment and value to Enterprise BUs.
  • Coordinates with the business team to deliver internal and external training for import systems and processes.
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Technology,Operations,International Development, or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in process/program management, process development/optimization, international product development, or sourcing.
PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Master's Degree in Business, Marketing, Operations, or related field.
  • Experience with TradeStone software.
ABOUT LOWE'S:
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts.

For more information, visit Lowes.com.