Burlington Vice President of Store Innovation in Burlington, New Jersey


If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Vice President of Store Innovation ! Are you an experienced retail leader who has worked to develop strategies that reinvent retail environments? Do you believe creativity and innovation are at the core of creating successful store environments that help drive great results? Does the idea of joining a growing company where your strategy will impact hundreds of new and existing stores per year excite you? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

As a Vice President of Store Innovation, you be a strategic team lead for Burlington’s store innovation program. You’ll be tasked with developing new store formats, improving existing prototypes, the planning and implementation of updates to existing stores and the overall reinvention of store environments, fixtures, décor, graphics and architectural exteriors. You’ll work closely with partners in our Design, Architecture, Real Estate and Store Operations teams, among others, to build a collaborative vision and bring the Store Innovation strategy to life. You’ll stay ahead of emerging trends and ensure Burlington is a leader in retail innovation, in order to support our mission to deliver a world-class shopping experience to our customers. Your efforts will impact hundreds of stores each year as Burlington continues to grow and evolve. Your abilities to communicate, collaborate, innovate and lead, while remaining task- and results-oriented will be critical in the successful development and implementation of a cutting-edge store innovation strategy.


  • Lead the extensive daily operations of store innovation program and establish required standards for designs, plans, and specifications to ensure consistent execution of projects.

  • Develop a vision and long-range implementation plan in conjunction with SVP.

  • Develop a strategic approach to development and implementation of innovative processes to improve consistency, effectiveness & efficiencies.

  • Establish and manage KPIs to drive business success and achieve long-range plan

  • Direct internal Store Designers, Fixture Designers, Graphics Designers, Store Planners, and Architects to achieve department goals.

  • Drive top line sales, leverage capital & expense, deliver a “differentiated” store environment, deliver best in class “speed to market”, develop best in class Store Development Team

  • Direct external Design Consultants, Architectural & Engineering Consultants, and Global Vendor Partners to achieve department goals and the successful completion of retail and non-retail programs.

  • Lead development of high-quality and cost-effective design solutions with direct ownership of Design phase followed by providing guidance during Planning and Construction phases.

  • Serve as functional expert for initiatives to drive sales growth through brand-right and cost-effective store environment solutions.

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with Real Estate, Legal, Facilities, Property Administration, Merchants, Planning & Allocation, Merchandise Presentation, Marketing, Store Operations, IT, LP, Finance, Construction, Store Planning, Architects, Design Consultants, Landlords, General Contractors, and other key partners.

Candidates must have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with an advanced degree preferred (or equivalent experience). Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of experience in a senior leadership role in the retail industry and 10+ years of experience in a Store Design role with a major retailer or design firm. Significant travel required throughout the US and Puerto Rico with potential for international travel from time to time.

If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Posting Number 2018-84095
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 1830 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Real Estate/Store Development
Evergreen Yes