PB CAREERS: Office Depot – Product Manager Private Brand

Office DepotOffice Depot – Product Manager Private Brand
Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496
County: Palm Beach
JobID: 1140612
Brand: Office Depot
Category: Merchandising

Company Facts
Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, 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 company has combined annual sales of approximately $17 billion, employs about 66,000 associates, and 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, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company’s portfolio of leading brands includes Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Viking, Ativa, TUL, Foray, and DiVOGA.

Responsibilities:
Product Manager will be responsible for execution of all Private Brand products from business award to in-store arrival. The Product Manager will manage both Private Brand Direct Import and Domestic Products across all product categories, departments and channels. They will also work very closely with and manage all necessary cross-functional teams (Packaging, Content, GSO, Legal, Merchandising Operations, Space Planning, Replenishment, QA, BV Testing for Product & Packaging, Traffic, Vendor Compliance, etc.) to ensure timely PB execution. They will have extensive responsibilities and accountability in regards to sku set up, PO placement, Replenishment, FAI, Product / Packaging Production, Product Shipping and Delivery.

The Product Manager role will be a stepping stone to grow employees into a Senior Manager and or Product Director Role in the Sourcing or PB Growth departments. The employees in this role need a solid foundation and understanding of Direct Import Sourcing, Private Brand Development, Project Management and experience in cross-functional and cross channel management including our Global Sourcing Office

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and minimum 4 years in related field
  • Other Information:
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
  • Experience with Merchandising Systems and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Direct experience in Retail, Sourcing / Direct Import, Project Management and Merchandising

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! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

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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.