PB Careers: Walmart, Senior Manager II, Structural Packaging

Home Office MLK Building

Position Summary…

Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.

Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness.

Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy.

Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.

What you’ll do…

Manages continuous improvement and packaging innovation by reviewing and analyzing internal processes to highlight opportunities for cost reductions and process efficiencies; developing and continually reviewing objectives that refine business processes to maximize end-to-end efficiency and customer value; keeping up-to-date on technology and packaging industry standards; managing packaging solutions and requirements to address innovation in distribution automation; and working upstream to reduce packaging issues by key stakeholders.

Manages packaging production by evaluating and appointing packaging resources based on production capabilities, geographic locations, quality control processes, innovation, equipment specifications, color management, and costs; analyzing key metrics; advising on industry standards of cost estimates and the employment of packaging suppliers; and leading cost negotiations in support of new and existing packaging elements.

Manages and drives the development of packaging copy content for Walmart US private brands by collaborating with the design team and cross-functional business partners to ensure consistency across the brand portfolio; managing, prioritizing, and assigning copy projects; managing and writing complex packaging content; and establishing the communication objectives and style for private label brands.

Resolves issues with packaging content by identifying discrepancies; determining needed resources; collaborating with business partners to develop solutions; implementing solutions or contingency plans; and establishing work processes, best practices, and standards for the packaging team.

Manages teams in the development of external communications to ensure the consistent global execution of packaging specifications by collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with Walmart standards; preparing presentations to communicate packaging direction, and posting of reference materials for the supplier community to the Walmart information system.

Minimum Qualifications…

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, English, or related field and 4 years’ experience in marketing, branding, packaging, retail, or related area OR 6 years’ experience in marketing, branding, packaging, retail, or related area. 2 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications…

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.


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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.