2009 was the year of Private Brand and many predict that 2010 will make 2009 pale in comparison. Job postings are certainly a good indicator of this and last year saw everyone from 7-Eleven to Walmart hiring new Private Brand positions. The following is job posting from Price Chopper, for a Director of Private Brand. Hopefully it is the first of many Private Brand jobs in 2010.
Director/ Manager of Private Label
Price Chopper, Schenectady, NY
Ensures the existence of corporate private label merchandising plans, programs, and campaigns necessary to merchandise private label products throughout the company to achieve projected sales and gross profit objectives. In conjunction with corporate advertising functions, assist in the development of merchandising campaign implementation, and reporting of the results. Create initiatives that meet our scan gross and D&A budgets. Develop negotiating environment that creates a collaborative and cooperative situation where sales and
Minimum Requirements: Satisfactory performance reviews. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 3+ years of related experience. Strong communication skills. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Ability to manage others and demonstrate follow-through to achieve desired results and objectives. Any final candidate who is offered the position will be required to complete a pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screening before starting work in the position.