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PB CAREERS: Walmart – Senior Food Scientist

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BENTONVILLE, AR
Technology and Engineering

Position Description

  • Contributes to strategic product development plans
  • Contributes to the Product Development infrastructure
  • Develops timelines
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Identifies and develops business opportunities for the Private Brand portfolio
  • Manages the development of Private Brand products with other business areas (for example, Brand Marketing, Merchandising)
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Provides technical support to the Private Brand team

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Culinary Arts, or similar 5-7 years experience in corporate product development or food research and development or culinary arts

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 years experience in managing external partners (e.g., suppliers and testing labs)
  • 4 years experience in Project Management and Commercialization of Consumer Product Goods
  • 2 years experience in Retail Private Brand Product Development

Employment Type: Full Time
Position Type: Salary
Req ID: 716766BR

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PB CAREERS: Shopko – Divisional Private Brand Manager

PB CAREERS: Shopko – Divisional Private Brand Manager

Position Overview:
The Product Manager drives the profitable growth of our private brand or label business through innovative, trend correct and competitively differentiated product. Leads the design and packaging teams in the development of product for assigned private brands and private labels. Partners with the merchant teams to develop product that compliments national brand assortments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Product Management

  • Leads the creative and technical design of all product
  • Meets or exceeds the annual budget for private brand sales and margin
  • Provide direction to design teams to develop trend correct product.
  • Maintain the integrity of each private brand/label

Execution

  • Effectively manages the product development calendar to meet deadlines
  • Manages sourcing and bookings
  • Collaborate with merchant teams to develop product that fills a gap in the assortment and meets prescribed financial objectives.
  • Negotiates pricing and delivery with vendors

Trend

  • Monitors trends to ensure private branded or labeled products are aligned with the brand/label and with the customer.
  • Provide direction and guidance to merchant teams regarding trends
  • Lead seasonal line review meetings

Minimum Knowledge, Experience & Skills Requirements:

  • S. or B.A. in retail, business management or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 plus years in product management or buying.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and incorporate trends
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Respectful and outstanding leadership skills that motivates staff to exceed expectations
  • Ability to articulate a vision and strategy in a way that inspires and motivates a team and focuses their energy on achieving business goals
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes
  • Proven ability to lead a proactive retail organization and ensure accountability for results that maximize contribution to business objectives

Company Overview:
We are a growing company with plans to add more stores over the next two years.   We provide general merchandise, Pharmacy, and Optical services in our store formats of Shopko, Shopko Hometown, and Shopko Express.

At Shopko, we understand what matters to our customers.  Our stores are designed to be simple, clean, and welcoming, not overwhelming.  We offer the essentials our customers need and the brands they trust at a fair price.  Shopko, the Stuff that counts.

Shopko offers a professional team-oriented work environment, career advancement opportunities, competitive wages, and a comprehensive benefits package! If you are accessing this posting from another website, please submit an application at www.shopko.com/careers.

Shopko is an Equal Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan m/f/d/v.

Location Address; 700 Pilgrim Way
State; Wisconsin
City: Green Bay

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PB CAREERS: Walmart – Design Manager Private Brands

PB CAREERS: Walmart – Design Manager Private Brands

BENTONVILLE, AR
Merchandising and Global Sourcing

Position Description

  • Manages packaging design projects by initiating and analyzing industry research and analysis; collaborating with cross-functional teams (for example, Merchandising, Marketing) to prioritize and execute project objectives; providing business objectives and design briefings to vendors (for example, creative agencies); managing priorities to ensure time, cost and quality goals are achieved; identifying and communicating timeline constraints (for example, production effort, product timing, prototype construction time); collaborating with key stakeholders (for example, Merchandising, Marketing) and leadership to identify and resolve design issues; managing vendor relationships and providing feedback to the vendors; and maintaining design alignment with brand standards, guidelines, and business goals.
  • Manages the implementation of the design strategy under the guidance of senior design management by translating design goals and industry insights into packaging concepts; keeping up-to-date on industry trends, best practices, and the competitive landscape; provide guidance to Merchandising on design equity for the different brands within Private Brands; collaborating with cross-functional partners (for example, Marketing, Merchandising, agencies) to influence the development of design strategies; understanding the capabilities of design production and the impact on business goals and objectives (for example, impact of package design on sales); and partnering with management to help identify opportunities for new processes and packaging opportunities.
  • Conceptualizes and develops design brief content for packaging design initiatives and projects by creating design- and feature-oriented messaging and requirements in order to support prototype development; sharing expertise across cross-functional stakeholders (for example, Merchandising, Marketing); researching industry standards and trends; providing packaging design subject matter expertise to key stakeholders (for example, Merchandising, Marketing); collaborating with key stakeholders (for example, Merchandising, Marketing) to finalize development of packaging design requirements and approve packaging design prototypes; communicating design briefs and prototype feedback to creative agencies and cross functional leadership; and validating on-brand consistency.
  • Coordinates, completes, and oversees job-related activities and assignments by developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders; supporting plans and initiatives to meet customer and business needs; identifying and communicating goals and objectives; building accountability for and measuring progress in achieving results; identifying and addressing improvement opportunities; and demonstrating adaptability and promoting continuous learning.
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by hiring and training; mentoring; assigning duties; providing recognition; and ensuring diversity awareness.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by implementing related action plans; utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy; and providing direction and guidance on applying these in executing business processes and practices.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Design, Business, or related field and 3 years’ experience in packaging design, developing creative briefs, marketing, or related field OR 5 years’ experience in packaging design, developing creative briefs, marketing, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience in design.
  • 5 years’ experience in print and packaging.
  • 5 years’ experience in identity design.
  • 5 years’ experience in brand building.
  • 5 years’ experience with Microsoft Office suite (for example, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat.
  • 5 years retail private brand experience.

Employment Type: Full Time
Position Type:
Salary
Shift:
0
Req ID:
641012BR

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2016 Featured

PB CAREERS: Southeastern Grocers – Manager, Own Brands Product Development

PB CAREERS: Southeastern Grocers – Manager, Own Brands Product Development

Job #: 2016-6507
Category: Merchandising
Store: Store Support
Location: 8928 PROMINENCE PARKWAY BUILDING 200, Jacksonville, FL
Southeastern Grocers: Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie, Harveys

Position Overview

The manager, own brands product development, is responsible for the design, planning and launch of own brand products within an assigned category. This position will oversee all phases of the development process (idea to shelf), with the guidance of the Sr manager, own brands product development to ensure successful execution and achievement of desired product and financial results.

Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Develop, execute and monitor thorough and comprehensive launch plans for own brand products within assigned category.
  • Oversee the development of own brand products for assigned category; monitor trends to identify market demands for new item innovations.
  • Responsible for own brand penetration and the end to end operations of own brand new item launches.
  • Analyze own brand product lines for assigned categories to ensure they are meeting or exceeding sales and profit objectives; identify opportunities for improvement in the financial results.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships, including but not limited to vendor selection, negotiating contract terms and evaluating vendor performance.
  • Collaborate effectively with leaders cross functionally in other departments, such as marketing, pricing, planograms, etc., in order to execute the end to end operations of the own brands product line for assigned categories.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and three (3) years of professional level marketing, merchandising or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior own brands experience.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
  • Ability to understand and follow English instructions.
  • Authorization to work in the United States or the ability to obtain the same.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug testing and background check.
  • Preferred
  • Master’s degree in marketing, finance or related field.

Required Behaviors

  • Lives the Valuesby embracing the essence of the company demonstrating a commitment to the company’s goal and values.
  • Unifies and motivates team through praise and recognition of success with immediate feedback to build an environment of trust.
  • Business-drivenshowing passion for the business, delivering results consistently.
  • Customer-orientatedby passionately demonstrating that the customer comes first… always by putting the customer’s needs above all else.
  • People Passionthrough consistently treating others with respect and dignity.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Strong PC skills including working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to manage and direct multiple complex projects simultaneously to drive solutions that meet or surpass business expectations and deliver project milestones on-time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey complex and detailed information to a diverse population.
  • Exceptional problem resolution and process improvement skills.
  • Superior analytical, organizational, decision-making and project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level confidentiality.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, including overnight.

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PB CAREERS: Walmart – Director, Private Brands

BENTONVILLE, AR
Merchandising and Global Sourcing

Position Description

  • 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
  • Ensures key LEGACY deliverables are consistently met and aligned across all stakeholders
  • Leads cross-functional integration across the Enterprise, with focus on Merchandising, Store Operations, Global Consumer Insights and Analysis (GCIA), Communications and Finance to drive strategic activities and achieve cultural transformation to support corporate goals
  • Leads the continuous review of existing processes and identification of opportunities for improvement
  • Leads the creation and implementation of strategy to build a highly skilled Private Brand (PB) workforce
  • Leads the design and execution of internal and external integrated communications to clearly deliver Private Brand vision to the organization
  • Leads the development, tracking and analysis of trends in key performance metrics to ensure Private Brands progress
  • Provides guidance and support to Private Brand executive team to enable the decision-making process
  • Provides overall direction

Employment Type: Full Time
Position Type:
Salary
Shift:
0
Req ID:
697414BR

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