Operations Project Coordinator

Date:  Sep 8, 2023

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

For nearly 25 years, Lids has been the leading headwear and sports apparel retailer in North America, selling officially licensed product from professional sports leagues and headwear from today’s hottest athletic and fashion brands. We’ve done it through years of hard work, learning from our successes and failures, living at the intersection of fan and fashion, and staying true to our core values.

If you have a passion for sports, enjoy a fast-paced environment and ever-changing fashion trends, then perhaps this is the place for you. We’re always looking for our next big playmaker, so if you’re ready to lend your expertise to a like-minded company that’s exciting, fun and shares your passions, we want to hear from you.

General Position Summary

The Operations Project Coordinator drives the efficiency of all retail operations through communication between Lids corporate office and the field organization (our stores). This person contributes to and organizes all projects impacting Lids retail employees, including wage management, visual merchandising, promotional planning and more. The Operations Project Coordinator works closely with all departments in the business to ensure productivity in all stages of the project life cycle. The ideal teammate is self-motivated and a skilled multitasker and communicator who has a passion for the retail industry.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with leaders from throughout the company to ensure cross-departmental collaboration to support 1200+ stores.
  • Send all global communications from corporate to field leaders to include memos, corporate announcements, and departmental reports.
  • Design and maintain store-level communication portal, as well as partner with all applicable departments and associates to ensure current, accurate information.
  • Participate in cross-departmental collaboration to continue to find ways to improve efficiency and strengthen culture.
  • Participate, oversee, and facilitate meetings, including taking notes on action items and following through on the takeaways
  • Build vendor partnerships to manage and supply Lids branded merchandise to the field and corporate office.
  • Monitor flow, quality, and quantity of data, projects, and requests for information going to the field, to ensure that all is consistent with the needs and goals of the field organization.

Additional Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model a culture of ownership in every customer and employee interaction while driving strategic priorities and operational activities
  • Manage the overall direction, development, and performance of the department and operations partners both internal and external.
  • Communicate with and understand the needs of internal and external customers while maintaining the department standards for productivity, reliability, and accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Prior retail, business management, or event management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate to advance Excel and MS Office skills
  • Strong systems capability and ability to adapt to new applications
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues
  • Active decision-making and problem-solving
  • Proven ability to perform both independently with minimal supervision, as well as be a collaborative team player
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment while handling difficult situations
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and multitask

Preferred Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Work Experience
  • Knowledgeable of in-store operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer focused and able to gain understanding of customer's requirements
  • Ability to analyze data resulting in effective course of action
  • Display strong analytical and problem-solving skills; think outside of the box; may not always know the answer, but certainly know how to find it.

In Order to Be Successful in this Role:

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment while being proactive, motivated, dedicated, and able to take initiative. Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.

Reports To

Operations Director


EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Notice to Applicants:
In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

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Applicants who require accessibility assistance to submit an employment application, please email us at onboardingsupport@lids.com. A member of our Talent team will respond as soon as reasonably possible. This email address and is only for individuals seeking accommodation when applying for a career at Lids.

Req ID: 15699 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis