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2014

PB CAREERS: CVS – Category Manager Store Brands Beauty

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PB CAREERS: CVS – Category Manager Store Brands Beauty
Req. ID: 206075BR
Business Area: CVS Caremark
Location: RI – Woonsocket
Job Category: Category Manager
Clinical Licensure Required : N/A
Job Type: Full Time

Position Summary:
Store Brands Category Managers are the business owners of their categories: they have the full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, Front Store penetration goals, GMROII and building market share within their categories. The position operates within the Merchandising area and will collaborate with the Support Team for their business including Pricing, Promotion Assistants, Merchandise Planners, Inventory Planners, Financial Planners, Store Operations and Category Planogram Designers to achieve the Merchandising objectives as it relates to the CVS Strategic plan.

A Category Manager is responsible for searching out new, competitive opportunities at CVS within the assigned categories and driving the business to ensure an industry leading position for CVS. Assists in the development Annual Category Business Plans 1-3-5 years out

  • Responsible for the tactical execution of marketing plans for i.e., weekly, seasonal and annual merchandising programs ; Converts merchandising strategies into operational plans
  • Adhering to quantitative responsibilities in sales, gross margin and GMROII
  • Maintaining positive trade relations and developing strategic alliances
  • Attentive to competitive trends including competitive store visits
  • Developing and implementing promotional strategies
  • Optimizing SKU mix, sales and gross margin and the achievement of sales and gross margin budgets for the category as it relates to the strategic plan
  • Participates in the Category Review Process
  • Improving the CVS Store Brands experience for our customers
  • Partners cross functionally to ensure results
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6+ years experience in a retail or consumer goods organization –or consulting role to companies in these sectors – in a strategy, merchandising, category management or store brand position, with team management experience
  • Experience in developing product, brand or category strategies, vendor and product negotiations, item and promotional pricing along with assortment selection
  • Ability to execute and drive results, working with and influencing cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated capability to lead, develop and motivate high-performing teams
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
  • Must be a business leader and a calculated risk taker

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6+ years experience in a retail or consumer goods organization –or consulting role to companies in these sectors – in a strategy, merchandising, category management or store brand position, with team management experience
  • Experience in developing product, brand or category strategies, vendor and product negotiations, item and promotional pricing along with assortment selection
  • Ability to execute and drive results, working with and influencing cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated capability to lead, develop and motivate high-performing teams
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
  • Must be a business leader and a calculated risk taker

Preferred Qualifications: MBA degree from leading business school preferred • Experience in Retail Store Operations

Education: Bachelor\’s Degree

Business Overview:
CVS Caremark, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Caremark is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.  Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW

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2014

PB CAREERS: Walmart – Sr Director Market Operations Private Brands International

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Job Location:
Bentonville, AR
Position Type: Salary
Shift: 0

Position Description

  • Creates and directs the market strategy for private brands
  • 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
  • Develops in-country capabilities to drive private brand strategies
  • Directs the execution of private brand strategies across assigned market
  • Provides overall direction

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in Marketing, Business, or related field and 10 years experience in private brand development and execution, international merchandising, or related field OR 12 years experience in private brand development and execution, international merchandising, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 12 years experience in private brand development.
  • 4 years experience with consumer packaged goods (CPGs).
  • 4 years experience working with global private brands.
  • 6 years experience working with international markets.
  • 8 years experience working in cross-functional teams.

Job Role: Senior Director Market Operations-Private Brands-International
Location: BENTONVILLE
Job ID: 426512BR

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2014

PB CAREERS: Office Depot – Product Manager Private Brand

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Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496
County: Palm Beach
JobID: 1140612
Brand: Office Depot
Category: Merchandising

Company Facts
Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school, or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has combined annual sales of approximately $17 billion, employs about 66,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with more than 2,200 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company’s portfolio of leading brands includes Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Viking, Ativa, TUL, Foray, and DiVOGA.

Responsibilities:
Product Manager will be responsible for execution of all Private Brand products from business award to in-store arrival. The Product Manager will manage both Private Brand Direct Import and Domestic Products across all product categories, departments and channels. They will also work very closely with and manage all necessary cross-functional teams (Packaging, Content, GSO, Legal, Merchandising Operations, Space Planning, Replenishment, QA, BV Testing for Product & Packaging, Traffic, Vendor Compliance, etc.) to ensure timely PB execution. They will have extensive responsibilities and accountability in regards to sku set up, PO placement, Replenishment, FAI, Product / Packaging Production, Product Shipping and Delivery.

The Product Manager role will be a stepping stone to grow employees into a Senior Manager and or Product Director Role in the Sourcing or PB Growth departments. The employees in this role need a solid foundation and understanding of Direct Import Sourcing, Private Brand Development, Project Management and experience in cross-functional and cross channel management including our Global Sourcing Office

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and minimum 4 years in related field
  • Other Information:
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
  • Experience with Merchandising Systems and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Direct experience in Retail, Sourcing / Direct Import, Project Management and Merchandising

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:
Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

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2014

PB CAREERS: Walmart – Manager Product Development Private Brands

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Job Location: Bentonville, AR
Position Type: Salary
Shift: 0

Position Description

  • Aligns and executes brand strategies.
  • Ensures brand consistency and alignment through product development process.
  • Provides guidance and direction to packaging teams regarding packaging development to ensure consistency.
  • Aligns merchant strategy with brand strategies to ensure product alignment and development.
  • Reviews and approves final products to ensure consistency with established expectations.
  • Leads product development process.
  • Partners with key vendors to gain insight into their business.
  • Develops products to align and drive financial performance.
  • Develops product specifications on supplier capabilities and performance.
  • Collaborates with merchants and provides advice related to product development.
  • Evaluates the product life cycle to identify potential issues.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to resolve product issues to minimize business disruption and ensure product on-time delivery.
  • Aligns and executes appropriate sensory and product testing.
  • Drives department objectives related to product development.
  • Conducts research (for example, market analysis, competitor analysis, vendor review) to gain insight into current and future customer needs.
  • Aggregates research information to direct product development.
  • Benchmarks within the industry to identify trends and opportunities to grow profit and sales.
  • Recommends new or enhanced product offerings to leadership.
  • Ensures database alignment with product and supplier data.
  • Negotiates and resolves discrepancies of supplier product information in the database
  • Corrects product specifications.
  • Recommends improvements to systems and tools.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, culinary, food science, chemistry or related field and 2 years experience in Retail Private Brands Management or related field OR 4 years experience in Retail Private Brands Management or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Product Development or Retail Private Brands Management.
  • 2 years experience in a retail environment.
  • 2 years experience with cross-functional project management.

Job Role: Manager Product Development Private Brands
Location: BENTONVILLE
Job ID: 386727BR

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2014

PB CAREERS: Amazon – Private Label Merchandise Manager

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US, WA, Seattle
Job ID 286779
Amazon Services, LLC

Job Description
Amazon is looking for passionate, industry veterans, with the proven ability to create a credible fashion assortment and establish a strong point of view. The successful candidates will leverage their experience and established relationships in our various Fashion markets to aggressively expand the business by initiating vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, developing promotions, and monitoring and reacting to industry trends. You will be responsible for driving the top and bottom line of the P&L with vendor relationship responsibility, deal negotiations, and merchandising within his or her categories. You would be expected to both understand and manage the product line so the best customer experience is delivered on site. You will be a thoughtful, high-energy, self-starter, with strong business acumen, acute analytical skills, and the demonstrated ability to use creative thinking and innovation to solve complex problems. These individuals will thrive in a fast-paced, data-driven environment.

The ideal candidates should have experience in forging and building vendor relationships, planning product cycles, and selling online is preferred. The right candidates will be flexible, action and results oriented, self-starting, have strong analytical skills, and be comfortable with computer databases and tools. He or she must have a proven track record in taking ownership, driving results and moving with speed to implement ideas in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor\’s Degree
  • 3+ years of softlines buying experience
  • Understanding of merchandising metrics including financials
  • Understanding and experience with building category plans and variance +/- vs. plan
  • Ability to spot trends and pull them together in order to support editorial and merchandising objectives
  • Experience managing Open to Buy
  • Ability to travel domestically as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with building peer relationships inside and outside the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills with building peer relationships inside and outside the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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