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2019 Featured

PB Careers: PetSmart – Brand Manager

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Location Phoenix, Arizona
ID PD-19-6518

Job Responsibilities
This position is responsible for developing and overseeing PetSmart’s growing private brands portfolio with the goal of driving customer loyalty, increase profitability and sales. This position has responsibility for sales in excess of 100 million dollars. In this role, you will be responsible for day to day execution of the various proprietary brands, including researching/interpreting trends and consumer interests/needs that uphold the integrity of the company’s propriety brands and proactively mining data to support recommendations. Key to the success of proprietary brands this role will ensure brands are actively managed within a set of predetermined guard rails and take maximum advantage of trends to drive trial and repeat, while also helping meet internal PetSmart business objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude, but are not limited to:

  • Develops a long-term brand roadmap plan and monetizes market trends.
  • Understand (deeply) the categories in which the brands being managed compete – financially, at retail and in the eyes of the consumer.
  • Develop product concept to ensure the brand guard rails, attributes and areas of opportunity are defined.
  • Initiate Product Claim development to create a pipeline of new products that drive trail and relevancy.
  • Manages packaging development to create and lead packaging substrate and form innovation.
  • Define Proprietary Brands’ cost and margin targets and lead the vendor bid process.
  • Lead cross-functional teams, including collaboration with Buying and MP&A teams and manage project timelines and key Product Development and Design partners.
  • Develops work goals and objectives for the department in accordance and alignment with company goals; provides leadership, measures and feedback, and motivation for staff achievement of departmental goals.
  • Builds relationships and initiates processes with internal and external partners that facilitate cross-functional synergy and collaboration.
  • Develops and implements best practice processes and procedures for the team and the department – you’ll be part of helping to build an organization from the ground up!.
  • Prioritizes all brand development projects while considering the overall needs of the organization and ensuring optimum utilization of available resources for timely development and introduction.
  • Continuously monitors customer and competitive intelligence and aids in the development of business opportunities.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor\’s degree in Product Development/Merchandising or related field. Requires proficiency typically obtained with 5+ years’ experience including 2+ years demonstrated leadership in CPG branding, development, merchandising and/or buying. Private label brand experience a plus.

Requires a creative and strategic results-oriented leader with strong strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills. Must have integrity and be dedicated to the principles of developing a strong collaborative team-based organization. Superior financial and business acumen is essential and a highly credible management presence is necessary. Other attributes include:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical skills, leveraging both in-house and 3rdparty data sources to support recommendations.
  • Strong strategy chops, with the ability to envision what’s possible while executing the here and now flawlessly.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize with a high sense of urgency.
  • Possess the ability to connect with the merchandising organization and be able to convert opportunities into practical business strategies
  • A proven leader with self-confidence, and a solid track record of accomplishments in challenging environments.
  • Proactive thinker and doer – anticipate issues before they arise, has a strong pride of ownership to see projects through end to end.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an organization through growth or transitions without losing momentum or focus on key business drivers.
  • Good listening skills and ability to be effective in working with all levels of the organization.
  • Position requires some travel (up to 25%).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

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2019 Featured

PB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager, Global Sourcing

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Job ID: 796548 | Amazon.com Services, Inc.

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DESCRIPTION

Do you have a passion for products? Do you have proven analytical capabilities, exceptional communication, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment? If yes, we need you in the Private Label business.

The US Private Label team is looking for a customer-obsessed Sr. Product Manager to help drive one of the most exciting categories at Amazon.com. In this role, you will be in charge of:

  • Identifying new product development opportunities for our brands
  • Developing and bringing to market new products
  • Managing an existing business which is growing exponentially
  • Designing and implementing new processes to help scale our business

The ideal candidate should be passionate about products, have strong product development and process design skills as well as outstanding project management abilities. They should also feel comfortable dealing with ambiguity and working in a very entrepreneurial environment. The Sr. Product Manager should be able to interact with and influence multiple teams across the organization (US and global).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years in product management and/or project management
  • Bachelor’s degree in either a technology or business discipline
  • Proficiency in Excel and SQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Completion of a full product lifecycle
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • B2B experience and understand of the B2B space. Experience in buying demand planning and/or marketing.
  • Competence with SQL (basic queries)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects – work prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results on technical projects
  • Exceptional communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in e-commerce
  • MBA

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2019 Featured

PB Careers: CVS – Sr Director, Product Development & Innovation, Store Brands

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Job ID: 933705BR
Location:
RI – Woonsocket
Street Address:
1 CVS Drive
Category:
Management|Merchandising

Job Description
The Sr Director – Product Development & Innovation, Store Brands is a key leadership position in the ambitious growth plan for our private brand portfolio. Reports to the Vice President of Store Brands and works closely with all other VP and Senior Directors within Merchandising. Your main goal is to deliver results through product development and innovation, directing the strategic and everyday development of the Store Brands portfolio, and leading and managing a team of highly motivated colleagues. You will be responsible for achieving all targets for sales, margin, penetration, and differentiation that will drive increased value for our customers and loyalty.

Required Qualifications
10+ year’s relevant experience in a retail or product organization, with analytical, merchandising and product development experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of the industry and shown experience delivering results. The desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with shown ability to build and lead high-performing teams. Ability to organize defined work streams, handle stage gate development process, balance workloads across resources, develop team members and inspire high performance. Ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives that have a significant financial impact.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, influences at all levels of the organization and think on his/her feet. Keen ability to distill complex ideas into simpler frameworks and illustrations.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to visualize the future state, test hypotheses, and synthesize facts and insights into concrete, actionable strategies, and tactical plans.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of product design and development including phase/gate development processes, materials, manufacturing processes, domestic and offshore suppliers and costs.
  • Excellent project management skills and a demonstrated ability developing others into strong project managers.
  • Strong negotiating skills and understanding of global logistics and manufacturing operations.
  • Structured analytical skills with the ability to build order out of ambiguity.
    Ambitious about thinking big, and seeks accountability in challenging the business environment. Demonstrates resiliency for self and team.
  • Willingness to travel 10-15% of the time.

Education
Bachelors Degree Required
Masters Degree 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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2019 Featured

PB Careers: Chewy – Senior Manager, Private Label Marketing

\"\"Our Opportunity:
Chewy is looking for a consumer-centric, data-driven Senior Manager, Private Label Marketing to lead our Private Brands\’ strategy, marketing campaign development and GTM execution at our Dania Beach, FL headquarters. With storytelling, strategic insights and data acumen, this role will actively shape and express each of our private brand\’s identities and tone of voice while building each brand with its respective target audience by improving performance throughout the purchase funnel.

What you\’ll do:

  • Collaborate with Chewy brand marketing teams (media planning, PR, Digital, Social etc.) to drive private brand customer acquisition and retention.
  • Drive Private Brands customer acquisition and retention across paid and owned channels, continuously optimizing and seeking improvements for all traffic channels.
  • Design and execute marketing experiment frameworks (paid and owned), analyze results, and implement scalable campaigns.
  • Identify scalable product technology opportunities to improve Private Brands marketing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Partner with cross-functional Private Brands business team to translate brand and product strategy into integrated marketing plans, tactics and customer experience.
  • Build processes to ensure smooth execution across functions within Private Brands and Chewy brand marketing.
  • Propose and implement customer experience improvements by using customer data
  • Develop, manage and grow Private Brand equities.
  • Partner with Design team and Chewy studios to bring new products to life via compelling package design, content development and marketing communications development.
  • Lead and mentor Private Label Marketing team.
  • Position may require travel.

What You\’ll Need:

  • 7+ years of packaged goods digital marketing and/or e-commerce category marketing experience, ideally in corporate and startup environments
  • Adept at working in a cross-functional, matrixed organization
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, self-starter environment
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get things done
  • Advanced analytical tools (e.g., Excel) experience
  • Ability to develop metrics, analyze data quantitatively and identify opportunities and solve problems
  • Fluent in design, data, and technology
  • Bachelors degree, MBA preferred

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2019 Featured Walmart

PB Careers: Walmart – Private Brands – Sr. Manager Sourcing Pets

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LOCATION: BENTONVILLE, AR
CAREER AREA: Merchandising and Online Operations
JOB FUNCTION: Merchandising and Sourcing
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full Time
POSITION TYPE: Salary
REQUISITION: 1073690BR

What you\’ll do
At Walmart, we save people money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make – and is at the heart of the Sr. Sourcing Manager role currently available on our Private Brand Pet team.

Our Sr. Sourcing Manager works closely with Buyers and Product Developers to deliver high-quality products to our customers at the best possible price. Sourcing the products our customers want at low prices is no easy task, but our Sr. Sourcing Manager rises to the challenge by partnering with manufacturers and innovators to shape the future of entire portfolios, both in food and non-food. They make multi-million-dollar decisions every day and help manage some of the biggest Private Brands in the industry. Our Sr. Sourcing Manager plays an integral role in understanding the true cost of product, packaging, manufacturing, and transportation while ensuring the development and stability of our supply base for years to come.

Who are we looking for?
A negotiator. A successful influencer and decision maker. A multi-tasker. Someone who can plan, manage and balance a budget. Someone who is curious and inquisitive. A leader and doer. A driver of results and continuous improvement. Someone who consistently goes above and beyond for their stakeholders and customers alike.

What are we looking for? 

  • A strong record of success in negotiating tangible and non-tangible components of supply contracts
  • A background in manufacturing, co-manufacturing and / or sourcing products in the global marketplace
  • Exceptional leadership and influencing skills
  • Experience with cross-functional team dynamics and responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills

What else helps? 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field; and
  • A Six Sigma (or similar) certification; and
  • 3 years experience in manufacturing, sourcing, supply chain, merchandising / related field; or
  • 5 years experience in manufacturing, sourcing, supply chain, merchandising / related field

What now?
Make a positive impact on your community. Innovate for a better future. Join the biggest Private Brand team in the world and create a career you’ll be proud of: apply now.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full job description can be made available as part of the hiring process
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Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field and 3 years’ experience in sourcing, supply chain, merchandising, or related field OR 5 years’ experience in sourcing, supply chain, merchandising, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
2 years’ experience planning and managing budgets.
2 years’ experience working on multi-national teams.
4 years’ experience in global sourcing.
4 years manufacturing experience.
Six Sigma or related certification.

About Walmart
At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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