2018 Featured

PB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager, Consumables Private Brands

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Location: US-WA-Seattle
Job ID: 697304
Company: Services, Inc.
Position Category: Project/Program/Product Management–Non-tech

Job Description
Do you want to create new brands from scratch? Are you an expert in (or curious about) CPG products from shampoos and hair care to ketchup and pasta sauce? Do you want to invent and Think Big to take an idea from concept to reality for Amazon customers? Come join the Manufacturer Accelerator Program within the Consumables team, that enables CPG manufacturers to create new brands exclusively for Amazon’s customers. We will create brands for products that span the CPG landscape and deliver great value to customers across various Amazon programs including Pantry, Fresh, Prime Now and Go.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, analytical, and highly motivated Sr. Product Manager to join the team. The Sr. Product Manager will be responsible for key aspects of the program including supplier on-boarding, cost / legal negotiations and pricing Amazon-exclusive selection. You must possess strong analytical acumen and be comfortable drawing metric-based conclusions by managing an extensive amount of data. The successful candidate possesses superb business judgment, with a track record of successful negotiations, team collaboration, and strong analytical acumen. Enthusiasm for a start-up/builder role a plus.

The Sr. Product Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Scale outreach to the universe of private label and contract
  • Negotiate product costs and legal contracts with suppliers
  • Develop techniques for pricing Amazon-exclusive products in a scalable manner
  • Partner with companies deeper in the CPG supply chain such as flavor/fragrance, packaging, and technology vendors as well as importers to drive innovation
  • Partner with Consumables, Prime Pantry, Prime Fresh, Prime Now, Campus and Amazon Go buying teams to target major selection and profitability gaps
  • Detect trends in Amazon and 3rd party data to guide selection and merchandising
  • Develop requirements for and partner with tech teams for automating program processes

Basic Qualifications

  • MBA preferred
  • 5+ years in buying, account management, project or product management, financial analysis and/or marketing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record of ownership and delivering results
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects – prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Demonstrated ability to influence across a large, multi-faceted organization
  • A creative and analytical mind that thrives in a data-driven environment


2017 Featured

PB CAREERS: Golden Boy Foods – Dir, Quality & Food Safety

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Posted: December 6, 2017
St. Louis, MO

Position Summary
Reporting to the President and CEO of Private Label, the Director of Quality and Food Safety will be responsible for the Quality, Food Safety, and respective compliance functions of the company, including owned manufacturing facilities (U.S. and Canada), co-manufacturers, ingredient and packaging vendors, and warehousing and distribution sites globally. This position will provide strategic vision and leadership to the organization while taking a proactive approach to the navigation of all food compliance regulations within the business both domestically and internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Quality & Food Safety programs and assures cross-functional alignment and accountability across the division.
  • Continuously identifies food safety risks and leads the implementation of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Develops professional relationships with plant leadership teams, quality leaders, R&D leaders, suppliers, regulators, and auditors to ensure division product safety strategies are implemented.
  • Establishes clear goals/objectives to enhance food safety and quality.
  • Is responsible for staying abreast of new food laws and regulations and assuring the business unit is in compliance to all local, state, and federal food laws.
  • Supports the manufacturing facilities during Regulatory, Customer and 3rd Party audits and assist in corrective actions as necessary.
  • Develops Quality & Food Safety metrics that align with the overall business objectives.
  • Assures the Food Safety Plans are developed and updated.
  • Development of a robust microbiological testing program for all locations that ensure food safety for our consumers complies fully with all regulatory expectations and positions the company positively within the industry.
  • Analyzes food safety and food quality data including consumer complaints, customer feedback, finished product results, ingredient issues, and product and processing specifications while developing corrective actions that enhance our processes.
  • Provides technical support for quality training in manufacturing facilities as well as the development of technical training in the area of HACCP, Microbiological, Allergen Control, Sanitation, Pest Control, etc. as required.
  • Develops a continuous 3-year food safety capital plan.
  • Lead all food safety non-compliance crisis situations and assure the organization has a well thought out plan of action.
  • Assure traceability systems are implemented and coordinates mock recalls throughout the entire supply chain.
  • Assure training programs are established and conducted in all areas of Quality and Food Safety.
  • Has a dotted line responsibility to the SVP of Quality & Food Safety of Post Holdings and will be a member of the PHI Quality Counsel.
  • Corresponds with plant personnel to investigate customer and consumer issues including root cause analysis and implementation of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Provides professionally acceptable written resolution to satisfy customer expectations regarding customer and consumer concerns.
  • Develops a professional relationship with the Quality & Food Safety representatives of key customer accounts and supports visits as requested by Sales.
  • Other duties/assignments as requested by the Senior Leadership team.
  • 20 – 40% Travel Required


  • Internal – Plant Management, R&D, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing and IT
  • External – Trade customers, government regulators, suppliers, trade groups, and certification and auditing firms.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. You will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by your supervisor or manager.

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, and provide training

Ability to lead and influence others without direct authority.

Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, microbiology or related field required.
  • Master of Science or equivalent education and experience required; Food Science, Microbiology or related field is preferred.


  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in Food Manufacturing, Food Safety, Quality, Operations or R&D.
  • Must have a minimum of seven years’ experience in the area of Food Safety or Quality Assurance.
  • Previous experience in oversight of Food Safety programs in multiple locations is strongly desired.
  • Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc.) is preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


2017 Featured

PB CAREERS: Boxed – Private Label Packaging Designer

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Boxed is the easiest and modern way to shop for bulk goods. As a mobile-first company, customers can shop directly from Boxed’s app on their iOS or Android mobile device, or online at With Boxed, customers can have their household, personal care, and pantry favorites delivered conveniently to their home or office.

Our office is a dynamic, collaborative family of individuals. A technology company at core, we are a vibrant, fun and close group of engineers, designers, marketers, and operations specialists with a passion for driving superior value and experience to our customers.

Boxed is seeking an experienced Private Label Packaging Designer to help execute our private label packaging strategy. The role will support our mission through the development of creative packaging solutions and artwork for a brand portfolio that is all about an inspiring customer experience and drives brand preference.The role works closely with the VP of Private Label, the creative director, the creative team and the photography studio.

You will:

  • encompass various aspects of packaging projects from initial creative conception to final production.
  • help brainstorm with the team in the creative phase and run the design process start to finish, liaise with vendor art departments and printers
  • meet aggressive deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • lead creative concepts, graphic design, photography and retouching for our private label brands.
  • meet production of deadlines on a timely manner.
  • have a strong understanding of various materials, printing processes, and colors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or equivalent combination of experience and instruction.
  • Minimum of 1-2 year’s experience with an emphasis on FMCG/CPG package design.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Ability to draw & stylize illustrations and fine art
  • Understanding of layout, typography, color palettes and processes.
  • Knowledge of printing processes and how it affects different materials.
  • Website design and photographyexperience is a plus.
  • Creative concepting skills, category/product research, brainstorming.
  • Able to work with little supervision.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines.
  • Able to work with layout design and respond to changes quickly.
  • Experience with materials, printing technologies, substrates a necessity.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Working with smart, positive people
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Full healthcare benefits

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Don’t miss JEFF GAMSEY, BOXED.COM, Vice President of Private Brands when he presents at VELOCITY: THE MY [PRIVATE] BRAND conference September 13-15 at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

2017 global

PB CAREERS: Lowe’s – Manager Private Brands – Customer Support


Lowe’s – Manager Private Brands – Customer Support

Job ID 1224177BR
Date posted 07/11/2017
Location Mooresville, NC
Location Name CSC-Mooresville
Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard
Employment Type I Regular
Employment Type II Full-Time
Line of Business Corporate
Department 0319 – Packaging Product Management


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs service providers and works collaboratively with vendors to identify and resolve issues affecting customers
  • Identifies potential improvements in core program functions, call center, parts inventory, fulfillment, and vendor relations to implement necessary changes to ASCS processes
  • Directs account team in the prioritization of work, sets the expectations for the resolution of customer problems, and aligns cross-functional stakeholders to ensure that customers have a positive customer experience
  • Serves as the primary SME in the negotiation of the specific scope of work documents for service provider contracts to optimize the ROI
  • Defines service level agreements for performance of core program functions in statements of work to maintain Lowe\’s quality standards
  • Identifies and develops alternative suppliers and leads the development of request for proposals as required
  • Leverages multiple data sources and tools to analyze, identify, and implement high priority, high impact program improvements that better the customer experience
  • Ensures processes and procedures for escalation are appropriate and that all partners are in compliance and make adjustments/improvements as required to resolve issues
  • Conducts analysis to determine root causes and defines vendor, service provider, and Lowe\’s roles in cause and cure of issues
  • Provides monthly forecasts in accordance with department budget timing, including necessary accruals and re-class needs

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor\’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field
    3+ years’ experience in fulfillment operations
  • 3+ years’ experience in contact center management
  • 3+ years’ experience managing multiple product vendors and categories

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading and influencing people without formal authority
  • Experience in a fortune 500 company

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With the fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,375 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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PB CAREERS: Spartan Nash –  Manager, Product Brand

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Job ID: 11026
Location: MI – Grand Rapids, Corp
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Description

Position Summary
Responsible to identify the Company\’s private label product opportunities, negotiate product specifications, and brand/market products. Ensure the proper assortment, pricing, placement, promotion, and purchasing of private label products and maximize the company gross profit through negotiations with vendor partners.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor\’s Degree (Required) Marketing
  • Business Administration or related area, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • MBA preferred.

Job Experience

  • Five years Marketing, Category Management, Product Management and/or Product Development experience.
  • Three year’s experience with purchasing and negotiating programs within suppliers in a retail/wholesale environment.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  • Identify the Company\’s private label product opportunities, negotiate product specifications, and brand/market products. Maximize the company\’s gross profit through negotiations with vendor partners to expand business opportunities, meet pricing requirements, etc.
  • Responsible to manage the P&L for assigned business area to achieve private label market gains budget.
    Manage the implementation of new product items from development, distribution, promotions; partner with marketing, distribution and other internal departments as necessary.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and market trends to accurately plan, management and forecast promotional spending and drive sales of private label products.
  • Participate in the strategic planning and development for private label brands; communicate brand strategy and messaging to retailers and consumers utilizing various communication methods (i.e., advertising, location visits, etc.).
  • Manage the strategic plan for assigned private label products to include analysis of advertising trends, pricing, promotion, placement and product mix, and other related competitive factors. Make recommendations for the strategic plan based on the results of such analysis.
    Responsible for growing private label penetration percentage in both corporate-owned stores and independent retailers.
  • Negotiate private label cost of goods, promotional pricing, marketing spend, etc. with external vendors. Communicate related vendor accounting (funding/income) with Accounting accordingly; review and approve folios payments and billings for assigned categories.
  • Ensure the design of private label brand merchandising and marketing plans, programs, and campaigns align with the merchandise, strategic plan, etc. to achieve projected sales and gross profit objectives; maintain related product budget(s).
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, current and potential consumers/retailers, and internal cross-functional departments.
    Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best Marketing/Product Development practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes.

Physical Requirement
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)

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