Product Manager

Corporate Procurement (Commerce, CA)

July 20, 2017

Job description:

This position reports directly to the Vice President-Corporate Procurement and is responsible for managing specific private label categories and all private label facets of business within the assigned categories.

Minimum requirements:

Candidates for this position must have a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a 4-year college or university; two years relevant experience; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have strong leadership, analytical, and interpersonal skills, along with communication skills both oral and written. Store experience a plus. Retail Management Certificate desirable.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiates with vendors for all components of private label vendors and products.

  • Determine supplier source for respective private label categories.

  • Negotiate all aspects of vendor relationship, including product cost, terms, supply chain parameters. Work with Strategic Sourcing Department on Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

  • Work with suppliers to determine product specification. Coordinate with Quality Assurance Department.

  • Work with category managers to generate new items that contribute sales and margin to the category. Work with Private Label Marketing Department on packaging development.

  • Interface with the category manager team by participating in category reviews and analysis. This includes space management, marketing, operations, pricing and merchandising.

  • Maintains awareness in market trends and analyzes market data from IRI, Nielsen and other reliable sources. Visits competitive retail stores on a regular basis.

  • Stays updated on all competitive situations for key items and reacts when necessary.

  • Ability to analyze external and internal data, interpret and make decisions and recommendations to management based off of this data.

  • Audits competitive product selection, displays and pricing through on-site visits.

Candidates must possess the following skills:

  • Proficiency in Power Point, Outlook and Word.
  • Advanced in Excel (spreadsheets).
  • High attention to detail.
  • Must be able to develop, format and share spreadsheets for purposes of analysis.
  • Knowledge of Access or similar relational database is desirable.
  • Experience with supply chain, cost, pricing and product performance systems.

Fax Number: (888) 881-1365

Internal candidates must be in their current position 6 months or longer and complete an Associate Job Opportunities Application form. This form may be obtained from Human Resources by calling (323) 869-7644. Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview.

External Applicant: Download Application and Applicant Identification Data Form

Internal Applicant: Download Application

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