PB CAREERS: Walmart – Senior Director Private Brands

Walmart – Senior Director 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.

Position Description

  • Provides overall direction for Private Brands
  • Develops brand plans and strategies that achieve operating plan objectives
  • Aligns expectations for the financial performance of the private brands
  • Drives strategic vision for specific brands
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Advises internal stakeholders
  • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 12+ years experience with a Retail and/or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company
  • Six years experience in retail, manufacturing, marketing, or purchasing position, including selection of merchandise, product negotiations, product flow, and product pricing, etc.
  • Proven ability in managing teams and matrix organizations
  • Bachelors degree

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Four years experience working in managing cross-functional teams in retail, merchandising(buying), manufacturing, marketing and purchasing

Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PC Skills, and Retail Link

Job Role: Senior Director, Private Brands
Job ID:  168362BR
Job Location: Bentonville, AR

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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.