CAREER FRIDAY: Private Brand Positions at Macy’s

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Macy’s has a couple of interesting Private Brand Product Manager positions.

Associate Product Manager – Center Core Private Brand
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Job Number: PRO00130)

Overview:

Assist in the development of the line and the private brand/label style plans within the context of the sales/margin plans and business strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Monitor and report merchandise performance by program and style in order to develop more profitable assortments.
  • Assist in preparation of presentation materials for line previews and buy meetings to help ensure customer buys appropriate assortment.
  • Communicate product strategies to the Buyers.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring line development activities by developing and following a seasonal time and action calendar for area of responsibility.
  • Participates in editing and merchandising product line to fit into the program and style plans.
  • Communicate all target costs and negotiate pricing with overseas offices and domestic vendors (for area of ownership).
  • Responsible for presenting at best seller meetings and making recommendations.
  • Assist in developing line list based on style plan and input from selling, customers, and market.
  • Participate in Call-out meetings – make financial specific recommendations for add/deletes to create better assortments for greater sell-thrus.
  • Create monthly selling recaps to determine voids/opportunities for future deliveries.
  • Manage and develop Product Assistants, Trainees and Interns as determined through department hierarchy.

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Associate Product Manager – Men’s Private Brand
(Job Number: PRO00129)

Overview:
Assist in the development of the line and the private brand/label style plans within the context of the sales/margin plans and business strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Monitor and report merchandise performance by program and style in order to develop more profitable assortments.
  • Assist in preparation of presentation materials for line previews and buy meetings to help ensure customer buys appropriate assortment.
  • Communicate product strategies to the Buyers.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring line development activities by developing and following a seasonal time and action calendar for area of responsibility.
  • Participates in editing and merchandising product line to fit into the program and style plans.
  • Communicate all target costs and negotiate pricing with overseas offices and domestic vendors (for area of ownership).
  • Responsible for presenting at best seller meetings and making recommendations.
  • Assist in developing line list based on style plan and input from selling, customers, and market.
  • Participate in Call-out meetings – make financial specific recommendations for add/deletes to create better assortments for greater sell-thrus.
  • Create monthly selling recaps to determine voids/opportunities for future deliveries.
  • Manage and develop Product Assistants, Trainees and Interns as determined through department hierarchy.

APPLY TODAY!



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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.