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Company:  Madewell

Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Date:  Jan 19, 2021

Director, Madewell Strategy & Business Development

The Director of Strategy & New Business Development will be responsible for new business development, directly supporting the VP, Head of Strategy & New Business Development with an emphasis on scoping & quantifying white space opportunities in the market for Madewell. The individual will also be responsible for executing new businesses through proof of concept / pilots - partnering with all levels across the organization including senior-level executives to develop a roadmap for Madewell’s near and long-term growth agenda.




  • Report directly & work closely with the VP, Head of Strategy & New Business Development to identify, analyze, scope new initiatives which will result in expanding Madewell’s total addressable market (through new business lines, models & new market entry)
  • Work to identify & operationalize focused proof of concept (in market) for priority new businesses in addition to ensuring / collaborating to build suitable tools & metrics exist to track / measure success during the proof of concept / pilot
  • Provide recommendation / analysis & key insights upon completion of proof of concept
  • Partner with all levels of the organization (including senior-level executives) to drive cross functional alignment ; present research & clear insights / recommendations
  • Engage with external businesses & industry experts to learn & influence new business opportunities – while remaining forward-thinking about opportunities and risks in the broader industry
  • Provide strong customer focused, data driven approach to unlock new insights, innovation
  • Own competitive & market positioning / scenario analysis with all new business development opportunities
  • Support VP of Strategy & New Business Development in long range planning, corporate strategy & governance processes via crafting Board communication and building / conducting market analysis & competitive benchmarking 







  • Must have a minimum of 8+ years’ experience within a dynamic high performing organization
  • Experience in consulting / retail / consumer products & strategy is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated success in consumer & growth strategy experience
  • Excellent problem solving & analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking, organizational & follow-up skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an experience with senior executives with the ability to present, recommend & influence
  • Superior skills in PC applications – including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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