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PB CAREERS – CVS, Senior Product Innovation Manager

\"\"PB CAREERS – CVS, Senior Product Innovation Manager

Job Title: Senior Product Innovation Manager
Job ID: 1163247BR
Location: RI – Woonsocket
Street Address: 1 CVS Drive
Category: Product Management | Merchandising | Category Manager | Product Innovation

Job Description
The Senior Product Innovation Manager will be responsible for developing an actionable multiyear innovation roadmap and ensuring all new innovative products are launched on time and with high quality in order to support and provide sales and margin growth to CVS’ Private Brands business.

In this role, you will lead all aspects of product innovation, from ideation to commercialization, including launch activation planning and delivery. You will collaborate with product development, merchandising, marketing, strategy and other cross-functional partners. In addition to driving innovation, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Category Managers on business planning and setting an innovative vision for differentiation and positioning of Our Brands by category.

The successful candidate must be innovative, analytical and creative with a keen awareness of product and category trends. This highly visible position requires a solid understanding of product development fundamentals with expertise in innovation delivery, stakeholder management and the ability to apply strategic thinking throughout ideation and conceptualization.

Innovation Strategy & Business Case Development:

  • Identify white space that aligns with our core purpose by assessing emerging trends, key business drivers, competitive activity and consumer need gaps to deliver breakthrough, disruptive new product propositions
  • Develop financial business case, product level concepts, breakthrough claims, pricing, go to market strategy, etc.
  • Manage all consumer testing at the concept development stage in partnership with Consumer Insights and Brand Marketing team
  • Create all necessary documents for cross-functional alignment and Leadership Team approval (i.e. Project Charter’s, Scoping, and Product Briefs, etc.)
  • Support the Senior Director in the creation and oversight of a diversified innovation portfolio

Product/Program Development:

  • Develop and lead all aspects of the innovation process in partnership with the cross-functional product development team
  • Develop product line financials and associated budgets consistent with product/category/program objectives
  • Partner with QA/ Regulatory to ensure compliance for an innovation project

Commercialization/Activation:

  • Lead the development and execution of activation launch plans across all elements of the marketing mix.
  • Contribute to communications development, including claims, brand storytelling, creative/asset development, social/digital activation plans & in store marketing
  • Collaborate with Brand marketing and Merchandising teams to win in-store & online

Drive Sales & Margin Growth

  • Partners across boundaries to analyze existing categories of business and identifies strategic opportunities and creates business plans to drive growth
  • Influences to gain leadership alignment and ensure execution
  • Leads the yearly budgeting process for Our Brands in partnership with both the Category Managers and the Product Development managers

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8+ years retail, product innovation or consulting experience with a strong understanding of the Retail/Consumer products industry, merchandising principles and customer experience
  • 8+ years’ experience utilizing business analytics (IRI data analysis, ROI, P&L, financial scenario planning, etc.) to build strong business cases
  • 8+ years’ experience managing multiple large-scale projects
  • 5+ years’ experience deriving insights by leveraging customer research, empirical data, and analytics and to develop structured hypotheses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Management Consulting, Consumer Product Goods or Product Innovation experience a strong plus but not mandatory
  • Strong influencing skills both oral and written, underpinned by sound analytical capability
  • The successful candidate has strong project management skills and must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, own deliverables end to end, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic environment

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters Preferred

Business Overview
It’s a new day in health care.
Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.

We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran – we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team. Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

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PB Careers: Chewy – Art Director

\"\"PB Careers: Chewy – Art Director

Chewy – Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston area)

Our Opportunity:
Chewy, the # 1 online pet retailer, is looking for an Art Director to join our Private Label Creative Team based in Boston, MA. This is a very exciting time to join the pack as we continue to concept and design our own private label brands and expand our internal branding. We\’re looking for a truly great designer – a real design nerd – who loves all things graphic design and packaging.

What You\’ll Do:

  • Work on new brand and line extensions for current private label brands which includes packaging, site assets and banners as well as potential social activations, branded partnerships and miscellaneous design requests.
  • You\’ll also provide photo and video direction to the studios and work with various partners to ensure our brands are seen as premium products worthy of inclusion in the Chewy portfolio.

What You\’ll Need:

  • Experience in branding from scratch.
  • Excellent typography skills.
  • Solid packaging and production experience.
  • Must be a creative suite wizard who can comp in Photoshop, draw vectors in Illustrator and be so happy about it your face hurts from ultra-wide, all day smiling.
  • Must be able to see a project from start to finish meaning from name, to logo design, package design to product display pages and marketing emails and banners and potential social activations.
  • Good attitude and ready to work hard in a super-fast-paced but friendly environment.
  • Both print AND digital design experience.
  • Good sense of humor who loves pets a major plus.
  • Solid social platform concepting experience also a major plus.
  • A good attitude.
  • Creative Suite Master.
  • Speed and efficiency.
  • Position may require travel.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact HR@Chewy.com .

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PB CAREERS: JCPenney – Director of Product Development

\"\"PB CAREERS: JCPenney – Director of Product Development

Product Development & Design
Plano, Texas

Description
JCPenney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of nearly 870 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcp.com, to deliver style and value for all hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company\’s mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort. We\’re looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The Product Development Director leads the execution of the enterprise-wide private brand strategy for both the direct and indirect business by supporting and guiding the process for all key stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supports the strategic direction in collaboration with the Design VP, Sourcing Director, and Buyer.
  • Collaborates with the Buyer to ensure the conceptual plan supports the agreed upon strategy and Private Brand integrity.
  • Identifies market share / business opportunities, assists in driving category dominance and item dominance.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on competitive landscape for related product area.
  • Completes competitive analysis, recommends changes in product and facilitates the follow-through and implementation of changes.
  • Monitor analyze and report business performance. Recommends appropriate action for use in future development.
  • Supports the Private Brand process and exclusive brands, if applicable, by being a management leader in facilitation and problem-solving.
  • Ensures all product approvals are complete within the established timeline.
  • Leads the development process through Cycle Time Reduction (CTR) calendar management.
  • Directs CTR milestone meetings.
  • Manages the Indirect process for private brands.
  • Builds working relationship with cross-functional team to lead all partners involved in the creation/development of the Private Brand business.
  • Leads participants in Private Brand meetings to support strategies, resolutions, and decision making in alignment with strategic direction.
  • Ensures effective communication and alignment of multiple teams.
  • Manages and develops Associates utilizing Company developed training tools.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree preferred.
  • 10-15 years\’ experience in retail buying or wholesale merchandising.
  • Demonstrated leader; decision-making, communication, organizing work.

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide.  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.  On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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PB CAREERS: Chewy – Vice President, Private Label

\"\"PB CAREERS: Chewy – Vice President, Private Label

About Chewy
Chewy is revolutionizing the pet industry as one of the fastest-growing e-commerce retailers of all time. We offer a convenient way to shop for pet supplies within a highly personalized experience that\’s fueled by superior customer care. Headquartered in South Florida and Boston, our team of over 11,000 members-dispersed across our customer service centers, corporate offices and fulfillment centers-dedicate themselves to delivering pet happiness nationwide. Whether it\’s our easy-to-use website, great selection of high-quality products, competitive pricing, speedy deliveries, or award-winning 24/7 customer service, we aim to wow our customers in all aspects of our company. Chewy\’s environment is dynamic and faster than anything you\’ve ever experienced, built for leaders who thrive on delivering results. We believe in leadership, accountability, relentlessness, and creativity. We work hard with a dogged determination, but we have fun, too-that\’s not hard to do when we have our favorite four-legged friends by our side.

Our Opportunity:
Chewy is looking for a Vice President of Private Label to join our Private Label Team based in Dania Beach. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, goal-oriented, and an analytical hands-on leader who excels in a fast-paced environment. He/she is experienced in private/owned brands and is equally passionate about building great brands, e-commerce, and disrupting the pet industry. This leader will have accountability for market-leading brands like American Journey, Tylee\’s and Frisco. The Private Label business unit team is highly cross-functional, including leaders in Product Management, Marketing, R&D, Quality, and Sourcing. The role reports to the Chief Revenue Officer and is accountable for the full P+L and strategy of our proprietary brands business unit.

What you\’ll do:

  • Own the P+L for our Private Label Brands
  • Develop business strategy and plans to meet financial targets
  • Develop unique insights into the needs of pet parents
  • Manage 3-year product and brand pipeline
  • Launch amazing pet products that our customers can\’t live without
  • Develop brand strategy that is relevant to customers
  • Develop structure to manage and report on business performance
  • Lead negotiations with our supplier/partners to ensure lowest costs

What you\’ll need:

  • 15+ years in brand marketing and/or general management positions in top CPG, retail or e-commerce organizations
  • Experience building great consumer-facing businesses and brands
  • Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
  • Highly analytical business leader who can drive significant value in the P+L
  • Experience developing brand and product strategy for consumer-facing brands
  • Experience leading, coaching and developing a team
  • An ability to flawlessly multi-task and thrive under pressure and deadlines
  • Position may require frequent travel

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact HR@Chewy.com ( HR@Chewy.com ).

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PB Careers: JCPenney – Director of Responsible Sourcing

\"\"PB Careers: JCPenney – Director of Responsible Sourcing
Product Integrity & Sourcing
Plano, Texas

Description
The Responsible Sourcing team manages a comprehensive program that reaches the entire JCPenney Private Brands supply chain and ensures that suppliers and factories uphold JCPenney’s standards before they can be approved for production.

Primary Responsibilities:
Strategy & Communication

  • Engage internally to understand business needs and opportunities to support Private Brands social and environmental compliance
  • Establish and advance Private Brands social compliance, sustainability, and factory security strategies
  • Lead modifications and enhancements of social and environmental compliance scorecard to ensure company is properly assessing and managing risk while emphasizing data integrity
  • Direct the tracking and reporting of key compliance performance indicators
  • Investigate key issues, blocks, and gaps in the program and develop improved processes
  • Oversee the communication of company expectations to our business and supply chain partners

Monitoring & Support

  • Monitor social and environmental compliance performance across the private brand supply chain and oversee remediation of immediate risks
  • Survey global trends and risks related to social compliance, factory conditions, and environmental performance
  • Identify technological solutions for tracking and reporting of social compliance performance
  • Oversee supplier training programs and determine opportunities for enhancements
  • Directly manage the regional social and environmental responsibility directors

Strategic Relationships

  • Partner with supply chain and sourcing organizations and international buying offices to implement compliance strategies and mitigate social compliance risks
  • Work closely with quality assurance, trade compliance, and testing/inspection teams to ensure alignment
  • Manage partnerships with third-party service providers
  • Manage NGO and investor inquiries alongside legal and investor relations
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration in social and environmental compliance and supplier responsibility
  • Represent JCPenney in responsible sourcing industry groups and bring back subject matter to help shape JCPenney’s strategies and programs

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • In-depth understanding of responsible sourcing, supply chain auditing, and remediation practices, tools, and standards
  • Strong knowledge of key apparel supply chain issues, including worker safety and well-being, mitigating environmental impact, and human rights
  • Proven analytical skills, comfort with technology, and ability to utilize data for better decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working on a global and connected team, preferably for a large organization
  • MBA preferred

What you get:
Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide.  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.  On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, day-care and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center, and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:
At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company\’s mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

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