PB CAREERS: Home Depot – Global Brand & Product Development Manager

Home Depot Store Support Center

Position Description
POSITION PURPOSE
The Manager has a critical role in driving projects that deliver benefit within the brand and product development organization. This role will be responsible for successfully delivering projects that support the growth of our direct import business and private brand strategy. The manager will be responsible for clearly defining project goals and benefits, managing project scope, and delivering on-time benefits to the organization. The Manager will be expected to drive a highly matrixed team and leverage strong solution design and project management skills to deliver timely project benefits. Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teaming skills will be required to succeed.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Project Planning, Discovery, and Scope Management Lead matrix team to develop project requirements and corresponding solution design (process & systems)

  • Manage matrix team through project development, testing, and go-live preparation
  • Support project implementation and measure success, including Project Issues and Risk Management
  • Create presentations to convey clear messages to internal and external audiences
  • Support product development program management reporting and prioritization activities

NATURE AND SCOPE
Position reports to Dir. Prog. Mgmt. No direct reports

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 bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE – 07

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.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated Full Lifecycle Project Management experience.
  • Solution design (process & systems) experience.
  • Data collection, analysis and decision making experience.
  • Process Mapping and work planning experience.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, Project applications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to build a project cost benefit analysis and measure performance versus expectations
  • Ability to resolve conflict and manage through challenging situations
  • Logistics and supply chain experience – International experience a plus
  • Product development lifecycle knowledge a plus
  • Packaged software implementation, training, & support experience a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES

  • Ability, when given an assignment, to determine priority, define what to do, and how to do it.
  • Cross Functional Communication, Teaming and Management experience
  • Experience leading cross-functional matrixed work-teams
  • Ability to effectively facilitate and lead meetings
  • Ability to build and deliver presentations to large and small groups Experience leading cross-functional matrixed work-teams

Functional Area: Merchandising
Company: The Home Depot
Position Type: Full-Time
Travel: None
Relocation Provided: No
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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.