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Strategy Team Leader, Strategy Support – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28106BR
Department: CEO's Office
Working Hours: 45 hours or more per week, Primarily Monday - Friday
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2024

$93 - 140k


As a Strategy Team Leader you’ll act as an internal consultant, providing expert project management and team facilitation services to Publix business areas. In this role, you will work directly with business area leadership to develop business plans and implement business strategies across the entire company. The business plans and strategies help align business areas to achieve their growth objectives. This position reports to the Manager of Strategy.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Facilitate cross-functional teams comprised of high-level associates to execute strategic initiatives commissioned by officers of the company
  • Build relationships with the business area(s) you support and foster a strong team environment
  • Facilitate quarterly Strategy Review Meetings and the annual business planning process for one or more business areas
  • Facilitate cross-functional teams through complex business exercises such as analyzing business area strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats or making critical decisions using established problem-solving methodologies
  • Draft or help author project scopes, business-case funding requests, team charters, presentations or officer communications
  • Develop and maintain a basic knowledge of the supermarket industry, while getting to know your assigned business area including emerging trends, opportunities, threats, and competitor strategies
  • Develop detailed project plans and status reporting, communicate project status to key stakeholders
  • Ensure project deliverables are produced within established time frames, and proactively work to mitigate risk and overcome project issues
  • Leverage the specialized skills of team members
  • Efficiently organize information to reduce the time and effort required for the team to make decisions
  • Work proactively to identify and mitigate project risks
  • Lead change management efforts to positively and proactively address emotions and behaviors resulting from changes that are introduced by projects
  • Plan and oversee the work of consultants and other suppliers/vendors

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business, Engineering, Accounting, or related analytical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of work experience in a corporate environment with at least 3 years of that experience in a strategic project management role
  • Superior leadership and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and authority for multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to quickly assimilate project background information
  • Ability to facilitate team development of innovative solutions consistent with Publix’s overall strategic direction
  • Understanding of continuous quality improvement methodologies
  • Willingness and ability to work a variable work schedule, including extended hours and weekends
  • Willing to travel occasionally with overnight stays
  • Willingness to commit to Publix and our Mission

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years’ experience in facilitating cross-functional teams through complex issues, and
  • Knowledge of balanced scorecard methodology and business planning processes


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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