PB CAREERS: Home Depot – Director, Brand Development

Home DepotHome Depot – Director, Brand Development
GA – Atlanta

POSITION PURPOSE –
This position is responsible for identifying target merchandise categories for implementing control brand merchandising strategies. As the control brand SME drives the financial planning process and optimizes margin performance through strategic product rollouts and continuous brand integrity. The position is responsible for driving sku vitality, assortment planning and managing all aspects of the control brand promise including ongoing competitive benchmarking.  Through leadership participation in business performance review / PLR and supplier negotiations, this role also ensures oversight of the brand across the enterprise.  Oversees strategic sourcing, establishing and maintaining a consistent pipeline of product innovation that delivers on the brand promise and supports the strategic goals of the merchant partners.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 35% Develop merchandising strategy
  • 25% Operational execution of programs
  • 15% Financial planning
  • 15% Supplier selection
  • 10% Cross-functional team management

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Position reports to the Senior Dirctor, Brand Strategy
  • Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age
  • Must pass the Drug Test
  • Must pass the Background Check
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

EDUCATION REQUIRED
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a master’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE – 05

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA preferred.
  • Agency/consultant experience
  • Start-up experience; corporate experience
  • Retail or home improvement industry experience
  • Experience as a team leader; ability to complete projects through a variety of different people in various departments who do not directly report to the team leader.
  • Well-developed presentation skills (oral and written) computer skills required, specifically Powerpoint, Word and Excel.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES
Brand-driven strategist with proficiency in buying, financial management and product development

Functional Area: Marketing
Company: The Home Depot
Position Type: Full-Time
Travel: 0-25%
Relocation Provided: No
#: 79708

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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.