Aaron's Inc Senior Director of Strategy in Atlanta, Georgia

Aaron’s has a long legacy as an industry leader with continued growth. In business since 1955, we have grown to over 1,900 stores across North America built on a foundation of excellence, customer focus, quality products and services. Personally, and professionally, we hold ourselves to high standards and an unwavering commitment to do what’s right; treating every individual with respect, compassion and integrity. We are highly invested in the communities we serve through our community outreach programs, donating time, products and services locally and nationally.

As a potential Aaron’s Associate, you’ll share our purpose and passion for making a real difference in the lives of others and the rewards that come from creating strong personal connections for life. You’ll be a contributing team member in an environment that embraces challenge and has a strong drive to achieve. We like to set the bar high, roll up our sleeves and work together to out-perform the competition. You’ll have an opportunity to work in an environment which prides itself on recognizing and rewarding top performers.

Interested in becoming a Senior Director of Strategy? As a Senior Director of Strategy you will focus on identifying and pursuing the most compelling new growth opportunities that will help Aaron’s double its business in the next three-to-five years. Aaron’s Inc., while known for its best-in-class retail business, is approaching 50% in total revenue from consumer financing activities and other businesses more akin to financial services than to retail. You will work side-by-side with the VP Strategy (to whom this role reports), the CEO, CFO, and the entire Aaron’s executive team in taking the business to the next level.

Come see why the difference is personal at Aaron’s, connect with us today!

Job Duties:

  • Develop and lead strategic, tactical, and operational initiatives which directly support our business transformation and expansion plans in new and existing markets

  • Lead cross-functional teams to optimize critical business processes (e.g., product warranties and service, IT portfolio management)

  • Be a thought partner and catalyst for new opportunities that will increase traffic and improve conversion and share of wallet with target customer segments

  • Assist leadership in the designing and implementing of innovative business solutions by defining strategies and tactics in order to optimize Aaron’s competitive position in all its markets

  • Identify and build recommendations for both organic and inorganic (M&A) expansion opportunities that will have a material impact on the business

  • Play a key role in due-diligence on potential acquisitions and in portfolio strategy for the entire company

  • Lead the market analysis of competitors, industry trends and other strategic issues as it relates to both specific business units and to Aaron’s overall

  • Act as an executive level thought-partner for major strategic considerations

Preferred Experience:

  • Two to four years consulting at a top-tier management consulting firm

  • MBA or equivalent experience at a top tier management consulting firm

  • Consumer financing and / or retail industry experience valuable but not required

  • Strong strategic and analytical thinker. Entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and in conducting research

  • Ability to define and manage multiple strategic projects toward deliverables and timelines

  • Work collaboratively, influence and build consensus across internal teams

  • Strong research, interviewing and financial modeling skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Occasional travel required - less than 25%

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, be customer service focused, and well organized

At Aaron’s, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays

  • Ongoing training and development

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan

  • Life insurance

  • Disability benefits

  • Employee purchase discounts

A drug screen and criminal background investigation are required before beginning employment at Aaron’s. A job performance reference check is also required.

Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.