PB Careers: CVS – Product Development Manager

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Req. ID: 311034BR
Business Area: CVS Health
Location: RI – Woonsocket
Job Category: Marketing, Product Management
Clinical Licensure Required : N/A
Job Type: Full Time

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for New Item Development for all Store Brand items within an assigned business unit. This Product Development role is responsible for identifying new item opportunities, choosing the supplier, negotiating cost of goods and working with creative team on packaging. They will also be responsible for maintaining a steady stream of product availability for each item (insuring a 95% service level). They will work with the Category Manager of their assigned business unit to provide the necessary new items to achieve the sales and margin budgets.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position is accountable for the following:
  • Oversees the development of all New Items for assigned categories
  • Identifies New Product Ideas
  • Determines the Supplier for all New and Existing Store Brand items
  • Negotiates the Cost Structure/business terms
  • Responsible for implementing all Non-Disclosure Agreements and Store Brand Supply Contracts
  • Meets with Suppliers to monitor performance, service levels, and encourage innovation
  • Responsible for ensuring a steady stream of product availability (Dual Sourcing)
  • Works with Legal and Quality departments to resolve any product issues
  • Suggests Retail Price for New Items understanding market and price strategies
  • Benchmarks CVS against all relevant competitors
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in product development, merchandising and/or analytical capacity
  • Proven self-starter, problem solver and team leader
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Understands Big Picture and has proven ability to apply data to real-life business issues
  • Excellent technical skills: proficient in Excel spreadsheets
  • Bachelor\’s Degree required

Preferred Qualifications:
MBA preferred
Retail experience preferred

Bachelor\’s degree

Business Overview:
CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW

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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.