PB CAREERS: Brand Developer – Women’s: Kohl’s

Position Objective
Partners with cross-functional team, with direction from the Brand Manager, to develop a category for our private/exclusive brands.


  • Analyze sales results within assigned category(s) and create authoritative recommendations to drive business strategies and decision making
  • Conducts research for assigned product line. Examines current trends and forecasts; reviews historical data and performs competitive shopping and benchmarking for assigned category(s)
  • Understand, influence and apply customer & store feedback & market research into brand strategy for assigned category(s)
  • Develop and communicate seasonal strategy for assigned category(s)
  • Facilitate assortment building and decision making for category responsibility
  • Present and facilitate at cross functional meetings for category(s) responsibility
  • Complete all follow-up with cross functional team to ensure product meets quality and timing expectations
  • Execute category style development
  • Facilitate style handoff with cross functional teams

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of retail or product development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Product Development, Business or related area
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and email systems
  • Strong knowledge of fashion trends and forecasts, fabric/material and color
  • Strong math aptitude and knowledge of retail math is desirable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to conduct research and summarize findings.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail; high level of accuracy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Special Requirements

  • Occasional travel

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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.