PB CAREERS: LOWE’S – Private Brands Project Manager

PB CAREERS: LOWE’S – Private Brands Project Manager

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Job ID 1677063BR
Date posted 08/23/2019
Location Mooresville, North Carolina
Location Name Mooresville, NC (SSC)
Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard
Employment Type I Full time
Employment Type II Regular
Line of Business Corporate
Department LWS_USA_Private Brands

PURPOSE OF ROLE:

The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead the packaging, signage, in store display and other creative and marketing collateral for Lowe’s private brands. This includes responsibility for managing multiple creative and production processes and ensuring that all work meets brand, department, and corporate standards. This role drives the production of all private brand collateral and ensures reset timelines are met and product launches are executed on time, delivering sales and profit growth for Lowe’s.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:

  • Manages a multitude of private brand projects by coordinating timelines, creative briefs, and project work scope.
  • Prioritizes work prior to providing project direction and assignment to the agency
  • Collaborates with internal teams and product vendors to maintain consistency and ingenuity in messaging that positive impacts customer engagement, brand loyalty, and ultimately drives traffic to the store and/or to digital platforms
  • Ensures collaboration with channel partners for alignment and requirement of private brand deliverables
  • Resolves and/or escalates project issues, risks, changes, etc. to provide support and resolution in a timely fashion where needed
  • Understands and forecasts project expenses and agency resources in order to stay within the budget and time constraints outlined at the onset of the project
  • Develops solutions for day-to-day project management and creative production issues to increase efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and value to the organization
  • Fosters a productive mindset within the team and with vendors to actively manage costs downward and implement savings opportunities

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s in a Business, Marketing, Graphics or related field
  • 4+ year of experience in project management across creative, business development, or packaging design and production
  • Experience managing multiple projects with varying timelines and requirements
  • Experience in a customer service role serving an internal or external client

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in process improvement initiatives
  • Retail experience
  • Experience in the successful management of people and projects under tight timelines and stressful conditions

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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.