Strategy Associate


**Job Description** The ideal Strategy Associate supports the development of strategic recommendations across the Business Strategy team’s ke

**Job Description**

The ideal Strategy Associate supports the development of strategic recommendations across the Business Strategy team’s key focus areas: functional support (e.g., merchandise, marketing, supply chain), business unit support (e.g., Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook), and internal growth initiatives (e.g., acquisition, geographic expansion).

A day in the life…

+ Manage project inputs simultaneously from start to finish in a rapidly changing environment

+ Develop compelling insights through creation and maintenance of complex models

+ Conduct primary and secondary research

+ Support the development of materials that effectively communicate insights and recommendations

+ Build credibility with business partners to gain support for analysis and recommendations

+ Evolve strategic recommendations to tangible operating outcomes and measure impact in action

+ Collaborate with cross-functional partners, including key functions and business units

You own this if you have…

+ Strong interest in retail and understanding of industry dynamics

+ Strong quantitative skills, including model building and insight generation

+ Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

+ Ability to collaborate with cross functional partners

+ Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

+ 2 – 3 years with a leading management consulting firm (e.g., Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte) or retailer required

+ Bachelor’s degree

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points…

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

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