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Strategic Development Manager

We are currently in search of an experienced Strategic Development Manager to join our Operations Development Team working across our Store Support Centre’s in Milton Keynes, London and Coventry.

The purpose of the Operations Development function is a simple one: We believe there is a better way to shop

We are looking for a self-motivated, structured thinker, with a passion for delivery to drive strategic change within Sainsbury’s Argos

The role has three broad areas of responsibility:

Strategy Development: Ability to think differently to develop strategies, that whilst practicable, will add material value. This will encompass both, new store-led customer propositions, but also consideration of existing parts of the model that require step-change improvement;

Implementation: Take ideas through to execution, applying robust project management principles along the way; and,

Leadership: Demonstrate first-class stakeholder management skills at all levels of the organisation, and lead cross-functional teams to deliver change.

To be up for this challenge you will have 4-6 years experience as a Strategic Consultant or work within a Strategy team in a Retail or FMCG environment. You will have developed robust project management skills and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

In addition to a competitive salary together with usual company benefits which will includes holiday; share save scheme; discretionary annual bonus; car benefit; health benefit; discounts across Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury’s and a generous company pension scheme.

Also, we can offer you the opportunity to work with an exciting and professional team and as long you are willing we will invest in your potential and develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

Argos is synonymous with the British high street with over 850 stores in the UK and Ireland. It is now also a leading multi-channel retailer with over 900million website visits last year and now over 6 million app downloads and generates in excess £2billion in sales through its online channels alone. Recently Argos joined with the J Sainsbury’s group meaning that there are many exciting times ahead and the career develop opportunities that we can offer are unparalleled.

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