PB CAREERS: Walmart – Manager Product Development Private Brands

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: Salary
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Job ID: 144666BR

Position Description

  • Develops product development project timelines
  • Drives efficiency and effective improvements in product development
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Private Brands
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Manages the development of Private Brand products with other business areas (for example, Brand Marketing, Merchandising)
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Provides technical support to the Private Brand team

Minimum Qualification
This position will support the Product Development process for a broad range of Private Branded consumables product. The candidate should have between 5-7 years of experience in one or more of the following Product Development areas: Household Products and Chemicals, Personal Care, or Pet Foods. This position will require experience in product formulization, product specification development, scale up, and manufacturing. This position will also require a thorough understanding of product commercialization steps and cross functional team activities for required product launches.

The candidate should be experienced in Project Management with the capability of leading, directing team members, and delivering projects. Additionally, this candidate should have the capacity and desire to identify product trends and market opportunities for the expansion of the Private Brands portfolio.
Knowledge of regulatory bodies i.e. FDA. EPA and/or USDA are a plus.

  • Additional Preferred Quailification
    Candidate can have one of the following degrees:
  • Bachelor of Science – Food Science applicable for Pet Food
  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemical Engineering would be applicable for Household Products/Chemicals and Personal Care

Job Role: Manager Product Development- Private Brands

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas


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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.