Walmart Posts Numerous Private Brand Jobs

This past week Bentonville based big box giant Walmart posted nine Private Brand jobs including Quality, Design and Project Management. This is the largest set of job postings in the three years since the redesign and relaunch of Great Value. I can only hope that this is a signal of a renewed commitment to Private Brands and that a refreshed and revitalized team will actively manage a robust portfolio of Private Brands, which addresses the needs of the Walmart customer.

  • Invest in World Table and Marketside – customers love them and believe they are “real” brands
  • Resolve the Sam’s Choice question – the only thing left is a couple of sku’s of premium coffee
  • Create a true value/basic brand that speaks directly to consumer needs and takes credit for the numerous unbranded and control branded products
  • Manage Great Value
  • Create new brands that speak to consumer needs and lifestyles, brands that are bigger than categories or price tiers. Take a chance “she” does not care what your merchandising structure looks like.

Director Quality Private Brands Food

Job ID: 107115BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 10,130 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $443 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.

Responsibilities
Position Description

  • Assures specifications exist for quality assurance
  • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics
  • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce
  • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
  • Drives costs out of quality systems
  • Improves overall customer experience
  • Improves quality of end products
  • Leads development of supplier food safety practice improvement
  • Monitors quality performance in effort to improve overall product quality
  • Provides overall direction for quality assurance in Private Brands
  • Sets strategy for factory quality

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor of Science Degree, 8-10 years experience in Food retail or manufacturing management; manage a team of 2 or more

Additional Preferred Qualification: Masters degree in food related field
Job Role: Director Quality Private Brands- Food
Location: BENTONVILLE

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Creative Director Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109448BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics
  • Develops and drives private-label brand design, photography, and copy strategy that advance and achieve the company’s merchandising, business and marketing branding objectives
  • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce
  • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
  • Directs the brand identity for private label brands
  • Oversees the development and execution of private label brand design
  • Provides overall direction

Minimum Qualification

  • 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor s degree in Design, Interaction Design, Visual Studies, or related field and 4 years experience in professional design/creative services, including print and consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience, or related field OR 8 years experience in professional design/creative services, including print and CPG experience, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 4 years editorial experience.
  • 6 years retail or ecommerce experience.
  • 7 years experience in brand building.
  • 7 years experience leading editorial efforts in multi-functional teams.
  • 8 years experience with Microsoft Office suite (for example, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat.

Job Role: Creative Director, Private Brands-WM Merchandising
Location: BENTONVILLE

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Senior Designer Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109454BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Ensures high standard of quality deliverables
  • Ensures the dissemination of creative design and packaging information
  • Oversees the execution of the packaging design and visual strategy for general merchandise and home private-label brands
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor s degree in Design, Interaction Design, Visual Studies, or related field and 3 years experience in professional design/creative services, including print and consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience, or related field OR 6 years experience in professional design/creative services, including print and CPG experience, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 5 years experience in brand building.
  • 5 years experience in design.
  • 5 years experience in identity design.
  • 5 years experience in print and packaging.
  • 5 years experience with Microsoft Office suite (for example, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat.
  • 5 years retail experience.

Job Role: Senior Designer, Private Brands-WM Merchandising

Location: BENTONVILLE

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Production Designer Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109457BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Collaborates with senior management to conceptualize designs based on brand style guides
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Manages and executes design production based on brand style guides to ensure accurate, on-time deliverables
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor s degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or related field and 2 years experience in professional design, including print and consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience, or related field, OR 4 years experience in professional design, including print and CPG experience, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 3 years experience in brand building.
  • 3 years experience in identity design.
  • 3 years retail experience.
  • 5 years experience in print and packaging.
  • 5 years experience with Microsoft Office suite (for example, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat.

Job Role: Production Designer, Private Brands-WM Merchandising

Location: BENTONVILLE

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Copy Manager Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109459BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Manages the packaging content (for example, product names, instructional content, features) for Walmart’s private brand
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
  • Resolves issues with packaging content (for example, instructional content, features)
  • Supports the continuous improvement within private brand packaging

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor s degree in English, Journalism, or related field and 2 years experience in retail editorial or marketing writing, editing and copy management, or related field OR 4 years experience in retail editorial or marketing writing, editing and copy management, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 3 years experience in brand building.
  • 4 years experience with Microsoft Office suite (for example, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • 4 years experience with proofreading and editing.

Job Role: Copy Manager Private Brands-WM Merchandising
Location
: BENTONVILLE

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Sr Project Manager Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109444BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Develops and drives the packaging process to ensure accurate, timely deliverables
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Oversees packaging projects for private label brands
  • Oversees the continuous improvement of packaging within private brands
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Minimum Qualification

  • 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor s degree in Business, or related field and 3 years experience managing print projects in a retail, agency, or creative environment, or related field, OR 6 years experience managing print projects in a retail, agency, or creative environment, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 5 years experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • 6 years experience in print packaging.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Job Role: Sr. Project Manager – Private Brands – WM Merchandising

Location: BENTONVILLE

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Project Manager Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109455BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Manages packaging projects for private label brands
  • Manages the continuous improvement of packaging within private brands
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
  • Serves as a liaison for internal and external teams

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor s degree in Business, or related field and 2 years experience managing print projects in a retail, agency, or creative environment, or related field, OR 4 years experience managing print projects in a retail, agency, or creative environment, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 3 years experience in print packaging.
  • 4 years experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Job Role: Project Manager Private Brands-WM Merchandising

Location: BENTONVILLE

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Associate Project Manager Private Brands WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109458BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Executes packaging projects for private label brands
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
  • Serves as a liaison for internal and external teams
  • Supports the continuous improvement of packaging within private brands

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor s degree in Business, or related field and 1 year experience managing print projects in a retail, agency, or creative environment, or related field, OR 2 years experience managing print projects in a retail, agency, or creative environment, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • 2 years experience in print packaging.
  • 2 years experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Job Role: Associate Project Manager Private Brands-WM Merchandising

Location: BENTONVILLE

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Specialist Product Development WM Merchandising

Job ID: 109602BR

Walmart serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description

  • Coordinates and supports in-season activities related to sourcing product through a direct import sourcing path for development and delivery of apparel
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Ensures timely execution of process deliverables and committed product shipments
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Monitors and reports completion of key milestones
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions

Minimum Qualification

  • 1 year of experience in specialty merchandising and/or product management.
  • Experience in developing a private label/private brand portfolio.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience in product expertise and brand positioning.
  • Experienced in financial measurements and their impact.

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Previous experience in a start up operation, possessing the ability to incorporate structure and best practices to assist the team to achieve the strategic vision.

Job Role: Specialist, Product Development – WM Merchandising
Location
: BENTONVILLE

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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.