PB CAREERS: Office Depot – Sr. Private Brand Manager

Office Depot – Sr. Private Brand Manager

The Brand Manager is a key driver in helping ODP meet the needs of the rapid growth expectations of our private brand business. This position is critical to the successful achievement of our private brand business growth plan. It will lead the development and execution of our Private Brand strategy and profit growth plan in collaboration with key cross-functional stakeholders.

The Brand Manager is responsible for developing brand, channel and category level Private Brand growth strategies, and driving their execution. This position will play the role of translating the corporate Private Brand strategy into brand, category and channel specific strategies, and working across the organization to drive their execution. The role requires a thought leader who brings a credible, independent perspective while effectively building collaborative solutions with key stakeholders across multiple parts of the organization.


  • Bachelors Degree, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a related field.
  • 5+ years experience managing strategic initiatives in the retail and/or consumer products industry, with particular emphasis on driving brand marketing, private brand, brand management, buying/merchandising. Prior experience in a multi-channel retail environment and or/ global business management a plus
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, Power Point and Word. Possess strong financial management and analysis skills.

Other Information:
Excellent strategic planning, effective communication and creative thinking. Demonstrated strategic thinking capabilities including strong conceptual and analytical problem solving skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of corporate management. Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively across multiple work streams. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective and collaborative relationships. Demonstrated competency in leading effective teams and influencing without authority.

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:
Office Depot and Office Max 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Brand: Office Depot
Reference Number: 1237217
Category: Merchandising


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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.