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Director, Strategic Retail Operations

Company Description
Red Wing Shoe Company is based in Red Wing, Minnesota, just 40 minutes from St. Paul, where our corporate office sits along the Mississippi River in downtown Red Wing. We are a global company with 2300 employees around the world, but we maintain a close-knit team atmosphere that comes with being a privately held company. We're rich in history and tradition, but innovation drives us to deliver best-in-class product solutions and highly rated customer experiences. Our focus on our people and culture results in meaningful employee engagement across the organization. Our Guiding Principles of Living our Values, Honoring our Brands, Inspiring Our People, Centering on the Customer, and Preserving the Long Term Success and Legacy of Our Company are the foundation on which we build our future.
Job Description
The Director of Strategic Retail Operations provides strategic guidance and leadership in operational excellence for our company owned stores as well as dealership partners around the globe. This role will be instrumental in collaborating cross functionally to develop strategic initiatives, processes and tools to effectively manage brand and operational standards in all markets, ensuring ease of implementation and successful local execution in the field.
Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have a B.S. /B.A Degree in business or a related field, and a minimum of 10 years of strategic retail leadership experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Global retail experience; Effective management of teams supporting retail field operations; Experience in end to end business process development and continuous improvement, resulting in organizational efficiencies; Experience in specialty retail and/or a dealership/franchise environment, including responsibility for merchandising, inventory management, store operations, performance metrics, and profitability; Direct experience in retail footwear environment, preferred.
Candidates will have excellent relationship building and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to get results through influence and collaboration with organizational partners; Strategic thinking with a demonstrated ability to provide and articulate the future vision for global retail operations and translate those into deliverables; Proven ability to develop business processes and tactical initiatives that improve retail productivity and performance; Strong communication and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret and articulate business needs and challenges, and formulate pragmatic, effective recommendations for key business decisions; Ability to identify, create and establish metrics that are key indicators of performance, and provide actionable insights for the Retail Field Organization; Ability to navigate culturally diverse environments and understand how these should influence processes and practices; Exhibits knowledge and ability to incorporate emerging industry and technology practices when solving business problems; Understanding of retail sales incentive programs that align with business goals and drive expected behaviors; Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
This job requires travel both domestically and internationally, and candidates will need a USA passport.
We look for team members who have a professional and mature disposition, unquestioned integrity, moral character, and ethical values; one whom the organization can trust without reservation. The successful candidate will have attitudes and behaviors that promote management's belief in the value of employees to the organization and uphold Red Wing's core values of Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Community.
Additional Information
Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.
Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation inf

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