Giant Eagle Inc.
About UsGiant Eagle Inc., ranked 36 on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list, is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately \\\\$9.5 billion in annual sales.Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc.has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 420 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. Giant Eagle was previously named America's Second Harvest Regional Retailer of the Year for its support of local food banks, and also actively supports numerous community events, the United Way, Children's Hospital, Race For The Cure and other non-profit organizations.The company also has created education initiatives such as Apples For The Students, which has provided millions of dollars in computer equipment, software and other classroom learning tools for local schools and the Be A Smart Shopper school nutrition program.Further information can be found at GiantEagle.com. Job Responsibilities
Identify potential new items to introduce and forecast potential sales.Provide innovative product ideas to the merchants to help differentiate Giant Eagle from our competition.
Work closely with merchandising, marketing and key suppliers to develop own brand business plans and promotional calendar.Monitor ongoing progress and course correct as necessary.
Collaborate with sensory and merchandising on product testing and formulations.
Effectively manage the product development calendar to meet deadlines.
Monitor trends to ensure own brand products are aligned with the brand and with the customer.
Meet on a regular basis with category teams to provide updates and seek input.
Monitor performance of OB items (sales, retail and whole margins and penetration) to ensure they are meeting or exceeding sales and profit objectives; identify opportunities for improvement in financial results.
Develop, execute, and monitor comprehensive launch plans for own brands products within assigned categories.
Create design briefs and provide outside design agency with key points to communicate.
Review all packaging designs
Responsible for budget development, expense control and\/or revenue generation for a department.Amount of Budgetary Responsibility: \\\\$5mm
Supervision of team members in one department Education and Training Desired
MBA Position Summary
The Own Brands Manager will work with cross functional teams to drive profitable growth of our Own Brand sales, profit and market share.The efforts will support the overall merchandising category goals.The Own Brand Manager will oversee all phases of the product development process (idea to shelf) to ensure successful execution and achievement of desired product and financial results. Competencies Required
Gets Things Done
Respect for Self and Others
Business and Financial Acumen
Builds High Performance Teams
Communicate w\/Courage & Impact
Manages Team Execution
Strategic Thinking & Planning Experience Required
5 to 10 years
Giant Eagle Inc.