PB CAREERS: Director of Private Brands: Radio Shack

Fort Worth, TX Map it!
Job Type: Management
Req’d Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Ref ID: 360832

Company Overview
RadioShack is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. The Shack® offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 33,000 people globally, including a team of friendly and helpful sales experts who are recognized for delivering the best customer service in the wireless industry. RadioShack’s retail network includes company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, dealer outlets worldwide, and wireless phone centers in the United States.

Job Description
Job Functions / Duties / Responsibilities :
The Director of Private Brands will be responsible for developing and managing customer-centric private label product and service platforms while driving the execution of the strategic sourcing initiatives supported by the Merchandising Team. The primary goal is to reduce the cost of goods sold by driving increases in direct sourcing, private brands, and spurring innovation. The Director of Private Brands will develop and manage the overall private label process including development of brand architecture and project planning (which involves taking product from concept to in-store delivery), and the overall business success of private brand products.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • 4 year degree in Business or related field and/or relevant work experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in Brand Management or Business Development function in a consumer products manufacturer advertising or retail environment.
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • High degree of proficiency on MS PowerPoint, Word, & Excel
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong selling skills

The Complete Package
Incredible work environment, highly qualified employees and competitive compensation are only part of what makes working for RadioShack so desirable. We also have some great benefits available for eligible non-temporary full and part-time team members, including:

UPON HIRE – Limited medical, dental and life benefit plans available for:

  • Part-time Team Members
  • Full-time Team Members (during a 6 month waiting period for full-time benefit plans)

After 6 month waiting period – Medical, dental, vision, disability and life benefit plans, as well as flexible spending accounts for health and dependent day care

  • Full-time Team Members

Other benefits available upon meeting applicable eligibility criteria:

  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401 (k) plan with immediate vesting
  • Merchandise discounts
  • Credit Union
  • Plus MORE!

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace.

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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.