Retail Strategic Optimization Manager

| Chicago
The Retail Strategic Optimization Manager is responsible for finding, analyzing, testing and solving complex challenges related to revenue maximization, profitability and operational complexity in retail.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize the most pressing retail challenges:
  • Maintain an ongoing list of the most pressing retail challenges through ongoing collaboration with executive leadership, retail leadership and Kroger
  • Develop data-driven hypotheses on the root causes of challenges and scope the impact, feasibility and timelines to address them
  • Maintain an ongoing prioritization of projects in line with the retail strategy and general company priorities
  • Work with senior leadership to prioritize execution of priority retail projects and agree on the path forward
  • Lead major cross-department initiatives:
  • Lead hypothesis-generation, analysis and problem solving on priority retail optimization projects including but not limited to store-level and division-level research, ethnographic studies and other root cause analysis
  • Synthesize research and demonstrate proposed solutions through data-driven analysis and story-lining
  • Drive consensus with senior retail leadership
  • Act as the project manager in leading cross-departmental projects to solve the most critical retail challenges
  • Work cross-functionally within the team, and the wider Home Chef team to create buy in and understand the impact of solving retail challenges
  • Run the retail testing agenda:Identify, prioritize, and design critical tests around pricing, packaging, customer experience, and signage optimizing on limited resources:
  • Ensure test integrity by overseeing all A/B tests and controlling selection of control and variable stores
  • Conduct post-test analyses and implement learning back into all aspects of retail
  • Drive optimization and improvements across retail:Identify points of improved efficiency and effectiveness across retail and Home Chef broadly and implement projects to bring about the efficiency improvements:
  • Think outside the box to deliver game-changing ideas and solutions to complex challenges

Qualifications:

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role.
  • Strong prioritization and project management skills
  • Experience spearheading execution on large-scale, high-impact projects
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience creating buy in with a range of stakeholders such as hourly employees, customers, suppliers, and ability to understand the big picture as well as exceptional attention to detail
  • Skilled at dealing with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Consulting, CPG, food industry or other rigorous background experience preferred
  • No ego team player excited to solve a wide range of challenges
  • Curious problem-solver eager to dive in and learn, not just pull a uniform solution from a box
  • 10-25% travel required
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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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