Aaron's Inc Director, Digital Channel Development 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 2,000 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.

The Director of Digital Channel Development is responsible for leading all aspects of expanding the rapidly evolving web capabilities of Aaron’s into the 1800+ brick and mortar store footprint in support of our omni-channel growth objectives.

This is a key leadership and influencer role who will collaborate with multiple stakeholders across merchandising, operations, technology, and product development to help deliver on Aaron’s digital transformation agenda.

We are seeking an individual who combines core strengths in strategy development, integrative thinking, technology enablement and operational execution in a highly matrixed, multi-channel operating environment.

Job Duties:

  • Own, direct and manage all aspects of omni-channel aisle expansion and virtual showroom programs in support of the short and long term growth objectives of the business

  • Collaborate across functional lines to identify, prioritize, develop and rapidly bring-to-market the critical technical and operational capabilities to enable digital commerce as a natural extension of our customers’ in-store experience

  • Proactively identify and mitigate channel friction points across the value chain from vendor/product onboarding to end delivery to customer; champion a seamless, unified customer experience across channels

  • Develop business cases through careful evaluation of market opportunities, emerging consumer trends and secure organizational consensus and resource allocation for channel development initiatives

  • Actively participate in the evaluation and selection of third-party product & service providers to strategically advance e-channel development initiatives within stores

  • Heavily partner with merchandising, operations and technology delivery teams to ensure that channel development activities are aligned with other business transformation initiatives and all dependencies are carefully evaluated and understood

  • Define and report on success metrics for channel development initiatives that are aligned to the overall P&L

  • Develop and communicate periodic, high-quality business updates for the executive management team

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in a related field; MBA strongly preferred

  • 7+ year in an omnichannel retail environment; preferably with hands-on experience in digital aisle/assortment expansion initiatives

Required Skills:

  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills

  • Strong understanding of and appreciation for Lean product development methodologies

  • Working knowledge of best-in-class EDI interfaces and industry best practices

  • Exceptional relationship management skills

  • Self-starter who can work well with ambiguity

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

Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holiday

Ongoing training and development

Medical, dental & vision insurance

401(k) plan

Life insurance

Disability benefits

Employee Purchase Discounts

Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer