Program Mgr, Strategy & Development

Overall Job Summary

This position will lead cross-functional project teams to advance the Life Out Here Strategy through Strategic Planning, Profit Improvement, Corporate Development, or other priority Business Opportunities. A successful manager will work cross-functionally to develop a work plan, gather data, execute analyses and ultimately provide value-creating recommendations to Tractor Supply business leadership. The Manager role is a high-potential leadership development position that serves as a thought partner to executive leaders while building technical skills and institutional knowledge within Tractor Supply and the greater farm and ranch retail environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Min 5%)

  • Work planning to structure project timelines, stakeholder engagement, options analysis, and recommendation development
  • Primary and secondary research and analysis, including financial and data modeling
  • Development of hypotheses, business cases, and recommendations along with implementation plans and considerations
  • Creation of materials for and presentation of ideas/recommendations to executive audience
  • Provide thought partnership and support/oversee various business intelligence activities to support strategic initiatives including the Fusion and Garden Center remodel program
  • Supports mentorship and development of junior members of the team, sharing knowledge, fostering a positive and engaged environment, as well as coaching and building capabilities throughout the organization as relevant and appropriate while partnering on major strategic projects and initiatives
  • Expected to quickly learn the farm and ranch retail business and use this knowledge to inform strategy recommendations


Required Qualifications


  • 3 - 5 years of experience in program management, project management, consulting, corporate strategy/development, or a strong track record of progressive corporate experience
  • Range of functional experience and exposure considered (e.g., strategy, marketing, BI / analytics, merchandising, store operations, supply chain, finance, transaction advisory)
  • Significant experience working with and influencing stakeholders beyond own tenure / seniority, as well as team members in different functional roles (e.g., front-line, distribution)
  • Retail and/or consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or similar advanced degree in a competitive field preferred

Professional Certifications:

  • Financial, statistical, or other quantitative accreditations a plus
  • Lean / six sigma and other cost management qualifications / experience a plus
  • (PMP) certification preferred

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities

  • Strong analytical skills and financial literacy, including expertise in Excel modelling, knowledge of other quantitative or statistical packages a plus
  • Comfort with (and excitement about) ambiguous problems, cross-functional teamwork, and dynamic priorities
  • Ability to foster strong internal relationships with stakeholders across the business to partner on initiatives and provide ongoing advisory support
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), ability to narrate and simplify the complex
  • Ability to create executive level presentation materials to inform decisions, especially within PowerPoint
  • Passion for serving customers

Working Conditions

  • Normal office working conditions
  • Occasional travel required

Physical Requirements

  • Standing (not walking)
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds


This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.



You must apply or refer a friend through our internal portal


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