PB CAREERS: Sr. Director Culinary & Quality – Walmart US Private Brands

    PB CAREERS: Sr. Director Culinary & Quality – Walmart US Private Brands

    Merchandising and Sourcing

    Position Description

    • Drive culinary excellence by sharing, teaching and inspiring our Walmart associates through culinary education, leverage of Culinary Innovation Center, use of our sensory & testing capabilities and sharing of culinary trends. Assures overall service to our customers by soliciting feedback through call centers and online; developing customer retention programs; utilizing input to improve quality program and private brand products; and overseeing execution of and measurement of customer-centric programs to build brands.
    • Assures overall quality and safety of Walmart private brand products
    • Assures overall service to our customers
    • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics
    • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce
    • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
    • Directs overall quality strategy for Private Brands to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of achieving quality goals
    • Provides overall direction

    Company Summary
    What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.

    Time Type: Full Time
    Status: Salary
    Shift: 0

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 5 years of supervisory experience.
    • Bachelor s degree in business, engineering, or related field and 4 years experience in quality assurance, product development, retail merchandising, or related field OR 8 years experience in quality assurance, product development, retail merchandising, or related field.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

    • 3 years experience leading cross-functional teams.
    • 5 years experience in quality assurance.
    • Master s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
    • Process Improvement certification (for example, Six Sigma).

    Req ID: 1198146BR
    Brand: Walmart


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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.