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.