Senior VC Manager @ Nordstrom in Seattle, WA

Whether you design clothes or business strategies, crunch numbers, lead projects or write code, we have a place for you at our Seattle headquarters. And we think Seattle is a pretty great place to live. More than just rainy days and coffee, Seattle has it all — mountains and beaches, arts and parks, music and film. It’s made up of quirky neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and thriving industry. Come see for yourself!

A day in the life…

The Senior Manager – Strategic Growth and Corporate Development will drive the development and execution of Nordstrom’s Strategic Growth agenda which will include a portfolio of initiatives to drive profitable topline business growth. Efforts include but are not limited to:

  • Stay at the forefront of the evolving customer landscape, including technology development, competitive moves, emerging players and new business platforms
  • Identify, evaluate and prioritize potential strategic growth opportunities
  • Drive the execution of structured investments including minority investments and acquisitions
  • Act as a resource to internal business partners supporting negotiating and structuring of key strategic initiatives to gain market share and improve margins

The ideal candidate has intense curiosity about how the retail landscape is evolving and how customers’ expectations are changing. The Senior Manager – Strategic Growth and Corporate Development is motivated, proactive and results-oriented and has a unique blend of strategic, project management, and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic, fasted paced environment and takes ownership, and moves with speed to help drive new business development at Nordstrom. The Senior Manager – Strategic Growth and Corporate Development will collaborate with multiple cross-functional partners to create new business opportunities. This position reports to the Vice President – Strategic Growth: Corporate Development and Partnerships


  • Actively build and maintain productive relationships across a broad network of external partners including bankers, investors (e.g. venture capital firms and private equity) and early stage companies
  • Act as a key Brand Ambassador to potential business partners
  • Create a durable scalable process to create connectivity to the investment community and share learnings about the evolving customer landscape with internal business partners
  • Develop compelling storylines and materials that effectively communicate investment recommendations to the Corporate Development Committee, Executive Team and Board of Directors
  • Drive the investment decision process and transaction execution including analysis, due diligence, company valuations, negotiations, closing and integration
  • Effectively manage external vendors such as accountants and bankers

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • 6+ years of related experience; experience in retail/e-commerce, management consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking, partnerships or similar field preferred
  • Demonstrated success in formulating strategy and ability to consume and interpret data
  • Strong business acumen and project management skills
  • Ability to successfully operate from a position of influence vs direct reporting by creating effective relationships and desire to collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Adept at prioritizing and planning multi-stakeholder initiatives, providing direction when needed and removing obstacles to get work done
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic planning abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Maintains confidentiality without exception
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Time Off
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Lifework / EAP resources

A few more important points…

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.


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