Meijer: Own Brand Lead – Foods

Locations: Grand Rapids, MI
time type: Full time
job requisition id: R000240030

As a family company, we serve people and communities. When you work at Meijer, you’re provided with career and community opportunities centered around leadership, personal growth and development. Consider joining our family – take care of your career and your community!

Meijer Rewards

  • Weekly pay
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid education assistance
  • com/back-up care assistance
  • Team member discount
  • Development programs for advancement and career growth

Please review the job profile below and apply today!

To drive business growth as a project manager and an ambassador of private label brand equity.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Manages product development project execution for line extensions, new line launches, label redesigns, product reformulations & sourcing initiatives, from the point of concept ideation through product launch.
  • Collaborates with and leads cross-functional teams (Label/Packaging Design, Sourcing, Compliance, Regulatory, Analytics, Legal and Consumer Insights) during the product development and commercialization processes.
  • Responsible for supporting the category review process for Own Brand by developing fact-based market, trade, and trend data, shopper insights and best practices.
  • Influence overall Merchandising business objectives by collaborating with and supporting the execution of Own Brand business strategies and plans.
  • Work closely with merchants with onboarding new vendors to ensure timely execution of vendor set up, item set up, and ongoing item and price maintenance.
  • Collaborate with Marketing in support of brand and product launch and consumer activation.
  • Monitor business performance & market trends to provide profitable recommendations for new items/line extensions & promotions.
  • Key contact for vendors during the commercialization process. Must understand supplier options and capabilities by conducting reviews, attending trade shows, and visiting manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for weekly business reporting to Merchants & Directors as well as post-launch analysis, insights on sales performance, & price/promo opportunities. While final P&L accountability resides with the Merchant business owner, the Own Brand Lead shares responsibility for the business that they support.

What You Bring with You (Qualifications):

  • Business (or related) bachelor’s degree or retail experience preferred.
  • 4+ years of brand management, marketing, merchandising, own brand, product development, sourcing/supply chain, project management, or similar experience is required.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Self-starter, proactive, strong work ethic.
  • Ability to blend creativity and analytics to address business challenges.
  • Understanding of P&L terminology and fundamentals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a business leader and calculated risk-taker.
  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.

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About the Author: Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute. Prior to this he founded the groundbreaking site My Private Brand. He is the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He began his retail career building brands at Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Durham has worked with retailers around the world, including Albertsons, Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro Canada. Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals.