PB CAREERS: Brand Manager – Nordstrom Product Group

NordstromWe are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? EVERYTHING.
We don’t just sell cutting-edge fashion and accessories, we create it. Our talented fashion design team — the Nordstrom Product Group — develops, designs, produces and sources 50-plus private Nordstrom labels. From traditional to trendy, this team is shaping the styles and looks our customer love.

A day in the life…
The ideal brand manager is motivated, results oriented and committed to providing outstanding customer service every day.

  • Develop private brand strategy that meets target customer needs
  • Drive business opportunities that are aligned with Full-Line Stores
  • Manage and drive multiple brands across categories
  • Manage the expectation of all functional areas to create product that delivers style and fit and supports the strategy of the division and brand
  • Develop cross-channel strategies (online, visual merchandising, Rack) to create a consistent and compelling product message
  • Manage design director to ensure design direction supports the strategy
  • Drive brand strategy for a sub-division from initiation through growth to retirement
  • Hire and supervise an efficient and effective team that meets the needs of each functional area
  • Manage team to drive targeted financial results
  • Partner with Director and other groups and leaders to ensure alignment on priorities and direction

You own this if you have…

  • Minimum 5 years of brand merchandising and development leadership experience
  • Proven ability to deliver results
  • Ability to establish effective partnerships with cross functional leaders
  • Demonstrated merchandising and visionary capabilities
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

We’ve got you covered…

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and much more depending on your role.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work employees can expect within this particular job classification. It is certainly not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required for this job.

Job: Nordstrom Product Group (NPG)
Date Posted: 06/22/2016, 3:40:04 PM
Location: United States-Washington-Seattle
#: 229289

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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.