Home Depot Manager, Assurance & Advisory Management in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSEThis position is part of the Assurance and Advisory Management Program (AMP). Ensuring significant business exposure, this two-year program includes rotations through a variety of challenging auditing and risk based consulting assignments, providing learning opportunities in areas such as finance, operations, merchandising, IT, interconnected retail, global sourcing and supply chain. AMP associates review areas of controllership, perform risk assessments and evaluate business/operational processes to identify process improvement/cost-out opportunities and mitigate risks. AMP is designed to drive continuous improvement in the Company while developing the career and leadership skills of associates in the program. Graduates of the program can accelerate their career in AMP or move into other functional roles within the business.The Manager AMP is responsible for organizing, planning, and leading multiple projects in any function, process, or business unit within the Company. The Manager is responsible for projects in all of the following categories: controllership (strategic risk assessments, business process reviews) and operational excellence (process improvement).MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Project Management: Identifies scope and objectives of project; Identifies and secures resource needs for project; Develops and executes high level project plan; Manages resources, deliverables and timeline; Communicates status and results.

  • People Development: Assists in recruiting and hiring staff pool; Takes a leadership role in training, developing, and managing careers of staff pool by identifying strengths/areas of improvement, providing regular performance feedback, and working with HR Manager.

  • Process Analysis/Problem Solving: Leads a team to identify, document, and communicate the underlying core and support processes that support a business strategy using the Business Process Review and Six Sigma methodologies; Uses data/metrics to measure the risk within the process and the impact of controls on the process opportunities; Identifies sustainable solutions to fix the breakdowns.

  • Strategic Analysis: Gains understanding of the business; Identifies business strategies and objectives; Performs strategic risk assessment; Identify key business risks; Communicates/reports results.

  • Change Management (Building Relationships): Accepts, leads and drives change with team by embracing and communicating the vision, assisting management with implementation of methods to ensure that the change lasts-gain organization's buy-in, prioritizes and integrates the changes into normal business practice, integrate with other organizational initiatives, identifies and removes barriers to success, integrates the changes into normal practice, and identifies the need to put the correct staffing, development training, rewards/measurements, communications, and organizational designs in place.


  • Typically reports to Sr Manager Assurance and Advisory Management Program

  • Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. In addition to personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTSEnvironment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 yearsPhysical Requirements:Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years work experience

  • Prior advisory, auditing or consulting experience a plus

  • Prior supervisory experience including providing performance feedback

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Strong Presentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively with top leadership.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • People Management Skills: Supervisor to others; provide feedback and performance reviews

  • Project Management experience in a corporate context.

  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.

  • Skill in developing multiple approaches to solving problems.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction