PB CAREERS: Office Depot – Director Private Brand Mgmt.

Office_Depot_Corporate_HeadquartersOffice Depot – Director Private Brand Mgmt.
About Us
Company Facts
Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax in November 2013, Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school, or car. Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The new company, which would have had combined revenue for the 12 months ended September 28, 2013 of approximately $17 billion, now employs about 66,000 associates worldwide. Office Depot, Inc. serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with more than 2,200 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites, and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization — all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, licensees, franchisees and alliance partners. The company’s portfolio of leading brands includes Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Viking, Ativa, TUL, Foray, and DiVOGA.

At Office Depot, Inc, we know supporting the business world is a challenging job. True solutions require much more than pushing a button – which is why we depend on each other. With a job here, you’ll experience a fast-paced culture of accountability and professionalism enriched with opportunities, respect, and a bit of fun. We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people’s success, which is why you’ll find all the tools to support your potential in a career at Office Depot, Inc. Learn more about a job with Office Depot today!

Job Location: Boca Raton, FL

Responsibilities:
Private Brand is now and will remain a top priority of the company for the foreseeable future.  The Director of Private Brand Management will be a key driver in helping ODP meet the needs of the rapid growth of our private brand business.  This position is critical to the success of our private brand business.  It will enhance the company’s in-house knowledge and expertise to manage our profitable growth.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in related field or an MBA.
  • Minimum of seven  years in strategy consulting or general management.
  • Profit and Loss management experience and accountability.
  • Forecasting and budgeting interface with finance and accounting experience.
  • International business experience and an understanding of international negotiating and global practices is highly preferred.
  • Foreign language a plus.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of global operations in major retail organizations.

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:
Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization!

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, veteran’s status, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID: 1124408

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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.