Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.
The Own Brands Product Management Department has an opening for a Product Manager. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.
The Manager of Product Management will be responsible to achieve Own Brands category sales, profit, and share plans. Manager Product Management will support the management of Own Brands category management, vendor management and innovation project management to deliver top and bottom line growth.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
New Item Product Management
Lead cross functional teams on strategic vision for new products and effectively lead them to commercialize new products or product improvements with excellence including problem solving challenges.
Support the strategic direction and vision for new products of existing brands.
Analyze brand, category and competitive trends and dynamics leading to key conclusions, implications and recommended action plans.
Ensure on-time delivery of new item, line extension and innovation projects
Effectively lead team to commercialize new products or product improvements with excellence including problem solving challenges and identify technology to deliver new/enhanced benefits
Own Brands category sales, profit, and share plans.
Support the development of the annual financial plan for Own Brands
Ensure that Own Brands has the optimal innovation & product assortment and financial dynamics to deliver company objectives.
Support & help identify key growth opportunities, by category, and develop a strategy for growth through disciplined category management.
Analyze and interpret financial data to accurately plan and forecast the Own Brands business.
Manage the day to day relationship with tier 2 vendors
Schedule and prepare leadership top to top with key vendors evaluating key metrics to develop growth plans.
Support the management of liabilities & accruals with vendors, develop sales driving promotions and plans to invest these dollars in the right divisions and programs to deliver the highest ROI.
Partner with key vendors to provide key category and shopper insights for the health and growth of top categories.
Work with vendors to ensure they meet service level performance metrics and influence supplier's manufacturing processes, technology decisions and customer service policies in ways that are mutually beneficial for both organizations.
Inspire Innovation creativity and drive the creation of an "Innovation Culture" throughout Own Brands and Company
Assemble ideas from everywhere in the organization and evaluate best opportunities
Identify and lead big category innovation from idea/concept to shelf
Stay current on all new category and shopper trends in categories of responsibilities
4-year college degree in business or equivalent experience preferred.
5+ years' experience selling / influencing decision makers
5+ years' experience retail management or brand management
Expert knowledge of Own Branded operations and business.
Strong personal skills and the ability to build relationships across the business to manage the business.
Expert organization skills and the ability to track issues across multiple locations / departments / divisions
Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to understand and communicate techniques involved in training, merchandising and marketing Own Brands items.
Strong customer service focus and team building skills.
Able to motivate and coordinate merchandising initiatives.
Travel requirements: 20%
Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
Must sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
May use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.
Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.
Workday is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers.html
Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.
The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.
We support a drug-free workplace -- all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.
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