Sr Mgr, Strategy/Corp Dev - New York , New York, United States, 10001


Overview

Foot Locker, Inc. is seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Strategy/Corporate Development to join the Strategy Department in our corporate headquarters in New York City. The Senior Manager, Strategy/Corporate Development will help to identify, evaluate, develop, recommend and manage growth opportunities for the company, including potential investments and strategic partnerships. In addition, The Senior Manager, Strategy/Corporate Development will perform strategic analysis on current business to identify opportunities to better manage or grow the business. The Senior Manager, Strategy/Corporate Development will have extensive interaction with senior leadership, internal divisions, and outside parties.

Foot Locker, Inc. is the world's leading retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel. Headquartered in New York City, it operates approximately 3,500 athletic retail stores in 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand under the brand names Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports, Runners Point and Sidestep. In addition, the Company's Footlocker.com/Eastbay business operates a direct-to-customer business offering athletic footwear, apparel and equipment through its Internet and mobile channels.

We attribute our financial and operational success to the drive, intelligence and training of our associates. Operating in a team-driven culture, we set and consistently surpass industry-leading goals and objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Help identify, prioritize, and evaluate potential growth opportunities for the company including investments and partnerships across Asia, Europe, and North America. Responsibilities includes the following elements:
    • Create detailed business cases and business models to outline the opportunity
    • Create financial models and valuation scenarios to determine valuation, size of opportunity, size of deal, profitability/return/exit scenarios
    • P&L and financial statement acumen - ability to "read" financial statements and develop questions, hypothesis, and actionable insights
    • Assess synergies and risks associated with pursuing or not pursuing the investment and/or partnership
    • Help to define/negotiate key terms of any partnership agreement with outside parties
    • Manage due diligence processes
    • Work closely with internal cross-functional teams, as well as manage relationships with external stakeholders
    • Ensure alignment with senior leadership team on opportunities and prioritization
    • Engage internal team members, as appropriate and agreed on by senior leadership
    • Potentially lead teams in the execution/implementation of opportunities
    • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality
    • Conduct periodic analysis, as directed by senior leadership, to assess opportunities to improve or expand the current business
    • Build analytical frameworks to identify, prioritize, structure, and solve complex business problems
    • Synthesize results of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis into implications, key trends and recommendations
    • Drive primary and secondary research across market dynamics, competitive landscape
    • Leverage market and consumer insight tools such as Euromonitor and NPD
    • Create, articulate, and present insightful, organized, and impactful presentations to achieve buy-in for strategic recommendations to senior leadership
    • Organize project documentation for comprehensive and accurate filing
    • Develop strong cross-functional relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment

Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance
  • MBA a plus
  • 6-8 years work experience in Investment banking, consulting, and/or retail/consumer brands. Startup valuation / VC experience a plus
  • International transaction/deal making experience in Europe of Asia ideal
  • Clearly driven by and operates with fact-based discipline
  • Displays high degree of critical thinking skills, asks questions, and seeks to find the "root causes" of issues/problems to solve
  • Synthesizes root causes, develops hypothesis, and proposes solutions based on hard facts
  • Leads with compassion, authenticity, and humility, and brings others along
  • Operational, executional, merchant experience in retail or other multi-unit sector desired
  • Experience in influencing senior leaders / decision makers internally and externally with accurate fact-based analytics/presentations and ability to synthesize feedback to refine approach, business models and/or terms
  • Advanced Microsoft Office product skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be highly motivated and be able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills