Sears Financial Services seeks an experienced retail or financial services strategic initiatives director with an aptitude to lead development & implementation efforts for Financial Services across Sears, Kmart and affiliate retail formats. The role is responsible for developing new growth initiatives and building strong relationships with key decision makers within Sears Holding Corporation (SHC) business units (e.g., presidents & marketing leaders). The role is also responsible for integrating Financial Services? products & promotions in new ways, improving the value proposition of SHC?s financing and payment products, and continuously identify new ways for Financial Services to help improve business unit performance.
The role comprises several key areas of responsibility:
Build strong internal relationships with several business unit presidents & marketing leaders, corporate marketing, online, and other internal teams on behalf of Financial Services.
Work with business unit leaders to develop promotional strategic & marketing plans that leverage SHC?s financing & payment products to increase both merchandise sales and the proportion of those sales with the Sears Card, Layaway and Leasing.
Negotiate financial arrangements with Financial Services strategic partners.
Work with Financial Services and business unit marketing teams to execute multi-channel marketing support of key promotions and events on time & on budget ? optimize Financial Services? promotional messaging for stores, online, direct mail, email, social media, etc.