The Senior Analyst- In-Store Operations is responsible for aiding in execution across all large-scale projects impacting the athlete's experience in store. In order to meet all established time and action deadlines, the Senior Analyst
In-Store Operations partners closely with Store Environment, Visual Merchandising and In-Store Communications and internally across Store Operations, Merchandising and Marketing to coordinate and align resources. In addition, the Senior Analyst
In-Store Operations will forecast for CapX, signage, fixtures, in store collateral, travel budgets, etc. As opportunities or roadblocks surface, the Senior Analyst
In-Store Operations owns the communication and escalation of project impacts to managers.
Visual Merchandising & Store Environment Budget Management
Support In-Store Environment, Visual Merchandising and In-Store communications teams to scope new product initiatives, identify priorities, and deliver key project budgets that have multiple stakeholders and moving parts.
Proactively assess risk and resolve issues before they become problems for the larger teams.
Manage calendar for In-Store Environment, Visual Merchandising and In-Store Communications and the associated processes throughout the year. Ensure deliverables from across the enterprise are on track to hit established deadlines, budgets and statements of work. Provide recaps to leadership as needed to hold the team accountable.
Own the management and supervision of the Merch Cap Ex budget in concert with Finance. This includes leading bi-weekly meetings with the Directors, Merch Finance and Attack team finance members to ensure on time and on budget delivery of all approved projects.
Attend all large-scale project meetings. Actively drive accountability between all key cross-functional teams involved by gathering status updates, completion progress and misses to deadlines or budget. Gather appropriate information on misses and recap to leadership.
Own the scheduling and preparation of all project meetings for short- and long-range strategic projects across Store Planning, Store Environment, In-Store Communications and Visual Merchandising.
Business Process Development, Improvement & Change Management
Collaborate on process improvement efforts across the department. Perform data gathering, root cause analysis and performance trending in order to develop appropriate process control changes.
Interact with Visual Merchandising, In-Store Environment and In-Store Communications leadership, across functions, to provide status updates and process improvement action plans as it relates to the overall operational standards and processes. Listen for feedback and react accordingly to ensure all operational standards and processes align with the long-term strategic direction of the department.
Driving On-Going Operational Excellence
Create consistent departmental standards and best practices to ensure all Project and release deadlines are met with efficiencies. Hold teammates accountable for deadline adherence, inefficiencies and accurate execution.
Develop reporting needs to assess and measure the department's ability to meet or exceed project and release deadlines and budget. Share results with group and department leaders to hold teammates accountable. Provide recommendations and action steps to remove roadblocks, gaps or duplicative efforts that hinder speed to market within budget.
Act as a subject matter expert on all cross-functional projects and initiatives, ensuring teammates are building strategies and action plans in accordance with the operational standards of the department.
Bachelor's Degree 3-5 Years of Experience
Business Degree focused on Management, Operations Management, Retail Merchandising, preferred
Extensive, cross functional retail experience, in a fast-paced environment
Experience in developing process and creating measurements, this includes the ability to accurately estimate completion of deliverables and a passion for simplified design.
Self-directed, well organized and strong follow-up skills.
Communicate, influence and collaborate cross-functionally and across multiple levels in the organization (contributors, managers, directors, VP)
Ability to build strong working relationships with peers, managers and partners.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc