PB CAREERS: Brand Manager – OfficeMax

OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to- business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress#, technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 35,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and more than 900 stores. OfficeMax is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and uses E-Verify to determine the eligibility of employees to work in the US.

Department: Merchandising
Naperville, IL, US, 60563
Job #: 51630937
Reference Code: EX0000059810
Job Title: Brand Manager


Position Summary:

The Manager, Brand is responsible for the global sales, margin dollars, brand equity, and marketing programs for assigned OfficeMax Private Brands. This position is responsible to deliver Return on Investment for new product development programs. This position develops staff and outside resources to deliver assigned goals.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

  1. Develop and grow the sales and profits of OfficeMax Brands across the global enterprise.
  2. Develop and implement unique positioning strategy for Office Max Brands to ensure brands are highly recognized, differentiated clearly in the marketplace, and attractive to customers.
  3. Develop and source product and services that are designed and matched to the brand position, market potential, and customer.
  4. Provide leadership and project management to drive cross-functional teams to execute initiatives.


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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.