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Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) | Washington, DC

$60,000 - $65,000

Apply @ https://app.builtforteams.com/rila/jobs/fbb9a5f7 


THE POSITION

The Manager, Innovation will work closely with/support the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Innovation, & Content to drive the mission of the Retail Innovation Center (RIC), support the Retail Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council, and encourage innovation activities across RILA. The Manager will play a key role in all aspects of the RIC’s strategy, objectives, projects and timelines, website, communications, and key stakeholders. The Manager will assist with the management, communications, meetings, and activities of the Retail CIO Council activities. This is an excellent career development opportunity. Learn more about RILA and the RIC at RILA.org! 


WHO WE ARE

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is the US trade association for leading retailers. Through collaboration and thought leadership, we provide retail executives a forum to network, share best practices, advance ideas and take action. 


Equally as important, RILA values a work environment where employees can thrive. We rely on teamwork, respect, trust and transparency, flexibility, and commitment to serve ourselves and our members well! 


POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

Retail Innovation Center (75%):

  • Together with the SVP of Strategy Innovation and Content, manage the workstreams of the Retail Innovation Center (RIC) by coordinating cross-functional strategy, objectives, and timelines to ensure that “all the boats stay afloat”
  • Coordinate with other RILA departments as necessary to integrate innovation
  • Produce content for the monthly RIC newsletter, website, and LinkedIn pages and manage the overall RIC content calendar
  • Drive engagement and growth through digital channels by working with the Marketing and Communications teams on innovation one pagers, articles, infographics, press releases, blog postings, and other content
  • Lead the RIC’s Startup Network & Sourcing of Startups for RILA communities and activities
  • Maintain Salesforce Database of RIC Network Members
  • Lead RIC Award Programs (traditionally Startup Innovation Awards)
  • Manage development of all RIC thought-leadership and events, including webinars and the RIC Stage
  • Conduct secondary research for any research reports and articles
  • Speak at events about the RIC’s efforts and develop RIC presentations, talking points, etc.


CIO Council (20%):

  • Together with the SVP, Strategy Innovation and Content, work with the Council
  • Assist in developing and distributing community benchmarking surveys and summary reporting
  • Maintain Salesforce Council Database
  • Assist in developing committee meeting agenda and attend to meeting logistics


Other Job Functions as Assigned (5%):

  • Provide general support to the department as needed
  • Respond to industry requests from member and nonmember companies as needed on issues pertaining to research reports
  • Other duties and projects as requested or required


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 years of experience in project management, marketing, or management consulting required
  • Demonstrated interest in innovation, retail technology, strategic planning, creative thinking
  • Experience in retail management technology, business administration, marketing, research OR related degree/field of study preferred
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with a team
  • Works well independently, self-driven, takes initiative
  • Researches and shows keen interest in evolving technology, startups, forward thinking innovation
  • some travel may be required


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage (FSA/HSA options available) 
  • Employer sponsored Life Insurance, STD and LTD Coverage, Paid Leave 
  • 401 (K) Retirement Plan with Employer Match 
  • Unlimited PTO + 12 Federal holidays
  • Professional Development Opportunities 
  • Team Outings/Gatherings 


RILA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve. 


COVID-19 RESPONSE

The safety and wellbeing of our team members is the highest priority for RILA. The organization is temporarily working 100% remote and interviewing/onboarding for this position will likely be conducted virtually. Timing of full-scale reopening of RILA’s Washington DC office is planned for January 10.


Application Instructions

To be considered for the position, please be sure to submit 2 documents - 1) a resume and 2) an introductory letter or statement (<1 page) telling us about yourself and why you’re applying. Submit your information @ https://app.builtforteams.com/rila/jobs/fbb9a5f7. We look forward to learning more about you. Thanks!

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) | Washington, DC

$60,000 - $65,000

Apply @ https://app.builtforteams.com/rila/jobs/fbb9a5f7 


THE POSITION

The Manager, Innovation will work closely with/support the Senior Vice President of Strategy…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 31, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 60,000 - USD 65,000

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage (FSA/HSA options available) 
  • Employer sponsored Life Insurance, STD and LTD Coverage, Paid Leave 
  • Unlimited PTO + 12 Federal holidays 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Team outings/gatherings 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage (FSA/HSA options available) 
  • Employer sponsored Life Insurance, STD and LTD Coverage, Paid Leave 
  • Unlimited PTO + 12 Federal holidays 
  • Professional…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

To be considered for the position, please be sure to submit 2 documents - 1) a resume and 2) an introductory letter or statement (<1 page) telling us about yourself and why you’re applying. Submit documents using our recruiting portal here - https://app.builtforteams.com/rila/jobs/fbb9a5f7. We look forward to learning more about you. Thanks!

To be considered for the position, please be sure to submit 2 documents - 1) a resume and 2) an introductory letter or statement (<1 page) telling us about yourself and why you’re…

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