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PB CAREERS: Walmart – Senior Manager Product Development Private Brands

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PB CAREERS: Walmart – Senior Manager Product Development Private Brands
Job Location:
Bentonville, AR
Position Type: Salary
Shift: 0

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 for Product Development – Private Label
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related field and 4 years experience in Product Development, Manufacturing, Commercialization, and Brand Management or related field
    OR
  • 6 years experience in Product Development, Manufacturing, Commercialization, and Brand Management,

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 years experience in formulation, manufacturing, and specification development in personal care (e.g., body wash, shampoo, lotions, cosmetics) and/or development of household cleaning products (e.g., laundry detergent, household cleaning chemicals)
  • 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

Job Role: Senior Manager, Product Development, Private Brands
Location: BENTONVILLE
Job ID: 328309BR

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2014

PB CAREERS: REI – Design Insights Researcher

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REI – Design Insights Researcher

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the \”100 Best Places to Work\” list since the award’s inception – 17 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 130 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

The design insights researcher contributes to REI’s success through accurate and deep intuitive understanding of consumers and their relationships with our products. By fostering a connection between the design team and our consumers, we are able to identify new product opportunities and enhance current product experiences. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Responsibilities

  • Supports design research efforts for Private Brands & Design Insights Team
  • Supports process and methodologies to ensure collection and delivery of design research. (Design ethnographies, research stimuli, research tools, leads or supports recruiting efforts, leads or supports consumer interviews)
  • Supports Trend and Inspiration research. Collects and participates in secondary research.
  • Communicates unmet needs and actionable insights and opportunities to drive decision-making.
  • Actively participates with Private Brands teams to create and deploy customer focused research tools and tactics.
  • Reports to Manager of Design Insights team

Qualifications

  • 6+ years experience in the design research or related field
  • Ability to support and co-create research plans that support design teams across Private Brands.
  • A understanding of good design and basic understanding of the product development process.
  • Ability to visualize insights (illustrations, storyboarding, video, collages etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently synthesize and communicate complex information to teams i.e., strong interpretive, verbal, written, and story-telling techniques to communicate consumer insights and needs.
  • Ability to advocate for the consumer throughout the design process
  • Ability to work across all design teams seamlessly, people orientated, passionate, enthusiastic, insightful, intelligent, committed, positive, engaged.
  • Unrelenting focus on and commitment to current and potential REI member and consumer.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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2014

PB CAREERS: BJ’s – Assistant Brand Manager

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Job Number:
1598
Category: Marketing
Location: Westborough, Massachusetts

The Assistant Brand Manager is responsible for managing a wide variety of strategic projects including vendor driven direct marketing, mass media advertising and promotion, private label brand management and partnership marketing. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the development and execution of marketing communication projects as outlined in the annual marketing plan
  • Work directly with creative services and other departments to generate briefs, conduct meetings and presentation, traffic elements and distribute results reports
  • Proactively work with merchants and coupon management team to secure all information, approvals and materials for timely and accurate execution of direct mail
  • Actively participate in continuous process improvement to save time and money on all marketing projects
  • Assist in Strategic, Creative and Production phases of Marketing assignments and objectives
  • Provide guidance to the design/production staff helping ensure Design and Production teams are working with proper project direction and requirements
  • Provide assistance to traffic and Production teams ensuring timelines are met as set forth by Marketing Initiatives

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in a brand management or marketing role
  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising tactics, practices, standards and production
  • Background in retail operations, club operations, policies, systems
  • Strong computer and presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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2014

PB CAREERS: Macys – Brand Manager – Center Core

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Macys – Brand Manager – Center Core
Job Number:
PRI00666

Description
Macy’s is an industry leader in developing Private Brand Merchandise. Macy\’s Merchandising Group (MMG) is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, sourcing, producing, selling and marketing Macy’s Private Brands across all categories. Some of our Private Brands include I•N•C, Charter Club/Club Room, Epic Threads, Alfani, Style & Co., Tools of the Trade, American Rag, Bar III, Jenni, Ideology, Hotel Collection, and The Cellar.

Job Overview:
Brand Manager is the key player in updating and maintaining the brand identity of the line and is responsible for pieces of strategic planning, sales and marketing direction for the brand. This position reports to the Brand Director or Vice President.

Essential Functions:
Sales / Margin:

  • Generate support of the line and financial plans by gathering product performance input from division, sharing line development and direction, and promoting the assortments
  • Responsible for implementation of all weekly selling reports and management summaries
  • Manage division placements and tracks all shipment dollars
  • Recap and analyze all order placements, write corporate callouts and follow through to make sure changes are implemented
  • Responsible for seasonal line profitability analysis reports
  • Oversee all information flow between the product organization and the divisions
  • Responsible for identifying and communicating to divisions all reorders and new emerging opportunities

Strategic Planning:

  • Partner with VP in execution of seasonal private brand sales vendor margin plans
  • Write Private Brand Financial Strategy, targets and receipt plans for the Buy Meeting.
  • Communicate to division the private brand merchandise and business strategies based on the plans
  • Develop tactics and objectives for each season and meeting.

Marketing:

  • Assist marketing in the development of marketing plans and campaigns to support assortments.
  • Develop and follows through on all merchandise relating to visual campaigns
  • Ensure merchandise strategies are executed on the store level.
  • Partner with marketing director on time and action calendar for each season
  • Submit all monthly playbooks/selling guides
  • Submit seasonal key items and back wall images.

Human Resources:

  • Provide leadership to division and product staff through product category expertise.
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

Qualifications:
Education/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years buying experience
  • Data input with high accuracy rate required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Language Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Other skills:

  • Extremely detailed oriented
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

Macy\’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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2014

PB CAREERS: Meijer – Package Designer

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Meijer – Package Designer

Meijer is a leading Supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with over 200 stores and more than 60,000 employees. Our Midwest geography includes corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and stores, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked as the 15th largest privately held company in the country. We have become a respected leader in the competitive retail market by sticking to our core values of customers, competition, family, freshness, and safety & health.

Meijer has strategically invested in “Own Brand” programs across all product categories to increase innovation and ensure a competitive advantage. Our product and brand development team members use their expertise and experience to identify unmet customer needs and develop and source product solutions, collaborating with our merchandising and manufacturing teams. Consider bringing your past product development experience in retailing or manufacturing to Meijer.

Currently, Meijer is looking for a Package Designer. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for executing Own Brand creative and production packaging artwork.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing Creative Own Brand designs and illustrations as needed
  • Executing production packaging artwork against established brand standards
  • Creating Own Brand standards for new brand designs and redesigns
  • Scheduling and coordinating packaging photography
  • Coordinating sample delivery/pick-up to and from photographer
  • Maintaining digital artwork file system
  • Conducting store and competitive audits to provide competitive design analysis

This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor\’s degree in Graphic Design; packaging design preferred
  • Graphic design experience, preferably packaging graphic design
  • Mac/PC computer skills and software skills at Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional and InDesign), Freehand and Microsoft Office
  • Creative design and illustrative abilities
  • Strong communicative, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Adept at prioritizing deliverables to meet established timelines
  • Knowledge of the retail industry
  • Detail and results-oriented and proficient at time management

Job: Product Development
Primary Location: MI-Grand Rapids
Schedule: Full-time

Meijers Corporate Headquarters
2929 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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