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Director Of Retail Sales Strategy (Temp To Hire)

Austin, TX 78741

Posted: 09/06/2023 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 385336

Job Description

Director of Retail Sales Strategy (Temp To Hire)

Our client, a health and wellness company offering nutritional supplements, foods, and fitness equipment is looking for a Director of Retail Sales Strategy.

Preference for this role would be a hybrid work model based at their offices located in Austin, TX; however, the client is open to strong remote candidates able to work within the Central Time Zone. The role will have a preliminary duration of 3+ months. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Partner with cross-functional business counterparts to develop annual business plans and analyze year-to-date performance and historical trends; collaborate with responsible parties to develop action plans to close any identified gaps.
  • Work cross-functionally with key partners in marketing, operations, and analytics to develop business insights that uncover audience growth levers and opportunities to improve customer value.
  • Update weekly/monthly presentations and provide relevant context for business reviews with leadership.
  • Develop presentations and analytical material to be presented to senior and executive management.
  • Develop, monitor, and communicate key performance measures that support the company's strategic financial objectives.
  • Develop and facilitate the Sales and Marketing planning process ensuring the strategy aligns with our investment allocation.
  • Actively monitor performance against our plan and proactively highlight risks and opportunities
  • Partner with cross-departmental leaders to define and measure ROI in key investment areas such as retail promotion and performance marketing
  • Implement financial/KPI reporting structure for Sales and Marketing groups to assist with strategic decision making 
  • Partner with Product Development team to assist in pricing and strategy of new products including pricing suggestions, margin analysis, sales channel analysis, and competitive analysis
  • Assist sales team with pricing revamp project from a financial lens including margin analysis of current SKUs, price sloping, trade allowance and pricing rollout strategy 

Suplemental Responsibilities
  • Act as an advisor to the eCommerce leadership team in evaluating current performance and developing long range eCommerce plans to track towards company goals
  • Collaborate closely with leaders across the business to understand eCommerce performance trends, analyze and communicate the business impact
  • Lead the annual budget setting and monthly forecasting processes, including setting targets, budgeting, communicating assumptions, coordinating, challenging, and providing submissions
  • Drive alignment across eCommerce, Business Intelligence and Finance teams, on daily, weekly, and monthly reporting for management, developing consistent KPI's, metrics, and dashboards
  • Collaborate on revenue recognition, product costs and margin analysis
  • Provide strong ad hoc financial and business decision support on pricing, promotions, merchandising and marketing initiatives
  • Identify and drive recommendations to business process changes based on experience, analysis, and standard methodologies for the eCommerce line of business
  • Prepare presentations regularly to communicate budgets, forecasts and critical initiatives to senior leadership

  • BS / BA in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field; MBA / MS / MA is a plus
  • 10+ years of overall experience in professional corporate finance or FP&A leadership
  • 5+ years of Finance and / or Strategy Leadership in a high growth company in CPG, branded consumer, or retail
  • Expert level proficiency with MS Office programs and planning tools 
  • Exceptional modelling skills coupled with compelling storytelling prowess
  • Comfortable with being individual contributor, manager, and everything in between at the same time
  • Ability to challenge the Executive Team on key strategic and operational decisions
  • Seamlessly capable of working and communicating with all levels of the organization, including Executive Team and broader Management, and other key internal and external business partners
  • A growth mindset backed up by a track record of leveraging past learnings, encouraging new ideas, and smart risk taking in self and others
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to build cross functional partnerships to make effective decisions collaboratively
  • Executive presence with ability to compel and inspire internal and external audiences
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