Director of Retail Strategy & Scaling

Simbe Robotics

Simbe Robotics

Mobile, AL, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
The Director of Retail Strategy & Scaling is a key leadership role at Simbe, dedicated to driving the integration and operational optimization of Simbe’s advanced robotics and AI technologies within the retail industry. This role involves a strategic blend of advisory services, executive-client relationship management, and internal collaboration to align tailored solutions that address specific retail challenges and maximize ROI. The ideal candidate will serve as a strategic partner to senior retail executives, fostering trusted relationships and leading transformative initiatives that align with both Simbe’s technology capabilities and our client’s strategic goals.

Strategic Retail Operations Advisory:

  • Facilitate a comprehensive consultative process to understand client-specific challenges and objectives, developing tailored retail strategies that optimize using Simbe’s technology.
  • Provide strategic advisory services to senior client executives, focusing on integrating Simbe’s technology within their existing operational frameworks to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop change management programs that support the adoption of technology, streamline operational changes, and enhance employee engagement.

Client Strategy Development:

  • Lead Joint Business Planning sessions with key clients to create strategic roadmaps that enhance technology adoption and operational integration.
  • Drive the prioritization of use cases and the development of capability roadmaps that are aligned with clients' long-term strategic goals.

Business Case Development and Value Realization:

  • Utilize business casing to design initiatives that accelerate client adoption, optimizing the use of Simbe’s technologies for rapid value
  • Establish robust performance metrics to evaluate and communicate the impact of Simbe’s solutions on client operations, linking technology implementation directly to business outcomes.

Commercial Enablement:

  • Equip Simbe’s sales and marketing teams with deep industry insights, empowering them to effectively communicate the benefits and value of Simbe’s offerings.
  • Act as a thought leader, guiding the broader organization on retail industry trends and best practices.

Client-Centric Expansion and Scalability:

  • Manage the expansion of Simbe’s technology within client operations, adapting implementation strategies to achieve aligned outcomes and phasing.
  • Help clients weave Simbe’s technology into their overarching strategic priorities, addressing overlapping initiatives and guiding significant operational changes beyond mere technology implementation.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology, or related field; masters preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience in strategic consulting, retail technology, or a leadership role within the retail sector, with a proven track record in retail or consumer goods sectors.
  • Expertise in digital transformation projects, with an emphasis on integrating new technologies into established retail operations.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, capable of conceptualizing and implementing innovative solutions that address complex business challenges.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills, capable of effectively engaging with and influencing senior executives and building strong professional relationships.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Demonstrated success in managing large-scale projects and client relationships.
  • This role requires significant travel, with the expectation of being on-site with clients 40-60% of the time to effectively manage projects and stakeholder relationships.
Why Join Us: At Simbe, you will be at the forefront of retail innovation, working with cutting-edge AI and robotics technologies to transform retail operations. Our culture is dynamic, inclusive, and driven by a passion for improving the way retailers operate and serve their customers. Join us to be a part of a team that is not only reshaping the future of retail but also offering immense value to our clients worldwide.