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Director Localization

Lowe's. - Mooresville, NC

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this role is to lead the functions to support our enterprise goals and drive incremental sales growth for Lowe's. This includes responsibility for building a diverse supplier pool and business cases for localized priorities within the North, South & West. This role is critical to Lowe's because it ensures that Lowe's is partnering with a diverse mix of suppliers to deliver innovative products and services, build relationships with meaningful and relevant customers, and to minimize risk ultimately delivering incremental growth for the company. In addition, this role must ensure that Lowe's stays regionally relevant and competitive with as much scale as possible.


• Oversees and maintains a portfolio of projects, ensuring clear charters, alignment with senior leadership, milestone achievement, timeline and budget management, and clarity of goals and measures for success

• Defines and drives the strategy and operating model behind Lowe's Localization efforts by establishing standard processes and procedures, outlining scopes of work, developing work plans for projects, etc.

• Manages the delivery localized programs through activities including identifying market gaps, developing action plans, and conducting competitive assessments to deliver incremental value to the enterprise

• Identifies efficiencies by integrating enterprise, customer and market data with front-line feedback, and by working across multiple functions, stores, regions, and divisions to provide insights, action plans, or business cases for improvement.

• Assists localization managers to gain proper alignment across the organization and present recommendations to executive leadership and other business stakeholders; ensures hand off to proper teams when needed

• Communicates with leadership to keep critical partners informed and engaged, and once recommendations are presented, follows up on execution and ownership of recommendations

• Create tools, processes, procedures for Store Managers and Market Directors (i.e. communication portal or feedback systems) for seamless communication and integration of initiatives and to identify capability gaps where improvements can be made

• Maintains a highly skilled and engaged workforce by aligning resource plans with business objectives including developing talent, preparing individuals for growth opportunities and advancement, and staying current with industry trends

• Builds the list of potential suppliers in our database for Lowe's to tap into and connects findings back with partners across the organization to coordinate events to bring attention to the organization's purpose and values

• Ensures a constant inflow of diverse suppliers for the enterprise and aligns team with other internal and external groups that share similar diversity and inclusion goals


• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Strategy, Operations, Marketing or other Business related field and

• 5 years experience in merchandising and/or retail, portfolio management, project management, or vendor management

• Experience developing functional strategies and leading teams.


• Master's Degree in Business, Strategy, Operations, Marketing or other Business related field

• Training in continuous improvement methodologies/tools, and change management

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE ® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States , Canada and Mexico . With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion , Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,375 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C. , Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit .

Job ID: 1326431BR

Line of Business: Corporate

Job Category: Merchandising & Store Operations Support

Department: 0293 - Sales & Operating Planning

Employment Type I: Regular

Employment Type II: Full-Time

Location #: 1999

Location Name: CSC-Mooresville

City: Mooresville

State: NC

EEO Statement:

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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Director Localization Lowe's. - Mooresville, NC, United States


Location: Mooresville, NC

Company Profile:
Lowe’s has been helping our customers improve the places they call home for more than 60 years. Founded in 1946, Lowe’s has grown from a small hardware store to the second-largest home improvement retailer worldwide. Our story began in North Carolina, when Carl Buchan, part owner of the North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, envisioned creating a chain of hardware stores. He purchased the company from his brother-in-law and partner and had the foresight to anticipate a post-World War II building boom. By eliminating wholesalers and dealing directly with manufacturers, Lowe’s established a lasting reputation for low prices.