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From: Michael Nitowski
Date: 01 Nov 2007
Subject: Hoffman Estates, IL: Manager, SHC Analytics at Sears Holdings Management Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Formed in March 2005 from the merger of Sears and Kmart, Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands.

The Manager, SHC Analytics is expected to improve core Retail decisions at Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) across Customer Management, Marketing, Assortment Planning, Supply Chain, Pricing, Store Operations and eCommerce areas through the use of advanced data mining, modeling and analytics.

You will be part of the SHC Analytics Center of Excellence tasked with infusing leading edge analytic tools and techniques to improve daily decision making in Retail. You will partner cross-functional business teams and be the champion of change in ensuring SHC embraces state-of-the-art analytic solutions. You will be expected to supervise a team of on-shore and/or off-shore Analytic resource pool. You will manage a portfolio of high impact projects end to end - design to development to rollout. You will be fully accountable on the outcome of analytics improvements implemented and committed to have significant impact on the Retail financial performance of SHC.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, size and prioritize business opportunities for improvement through analytics
  • Lead cross-functional teams and be the catalyst of change management
  • Understand operational challenges, scope current state and baseline key performance metrics
  • Leverage state-of-the-art data mining tools and modeling techniques
  • Design model, develop initial prototype solution - hands-on approach is a key success factor
  • Project manage model development - Data, Datamining, Modeling and Scoring
  • Supervise analyst resource pool working with off-shore partner
  • Execute projects within aggressive timelines
  • Groom on-shore analytics leadership talent
  • Set up Design of Experiments that allows SHC to robustly test into a new operating model
  • Reengineer existing processes as necessary to incorporate new and improved analytic frameworks
  • Set up on-going reporting and tracking dashboards to continuously monitor impact
  • Ensure EBITDA goals assigned to key Analytics Initiative(s) is realized
  • Keep abreast of analytics 'best practices' from a wide range of industries
Sears is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For immediate consideration, please

apply online here

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