The Senior 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. In partnership with the Own Brands Director, Senior Product Managers will be responsible to achieve Own Brands category sales, profit, and share plans. Senior Managers lead large projects or whole businesses with elevated responsibilities, expectations, and visibility. They are expected to manage all key issues that impact the business driving to meet business objectives. Senior managers are leaders in the organization and expected to lead and coach junior members of the team.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead major strategic projects and innovation platforms for product management category team and/or total businesses inclusive of innovation and base business.
Develop business rationale supported by data analytics, develop/recommend project plan, present to senior management, and lead project from idea to successful implementation and execution.
Partner with the Directors to set vision, objectives and plans for business and projects.
Present projects and status to Own Brands senior leadership
Lead others to support Own Brands initiatives. Lead collaboration with cross functional partners and external stakeholders
Focus on delivering exceptional results with little guidance and escalating as necessary
Make analysis based recommendations. Present them concisely and persuasively.
Expected to independently seek ways to improve business results and organization
Improve the organization by making recommendations to improve projects, programs and streamline functions.
Coach and develop others in formal reporting lines, teams, or informal mentoring and coaching.
Execute with excellence, seeing projects and programs through to completion
How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting careersatsafeway.com
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
4 year college degree in business or equivalent experience preferred.
4+ years' experience with product knowledge in the Meat and Seafood category, strongly preferred
8+ years' experience retail management or brand management
Preferred experience with retail or meat and seafood supplier in product marketing, category management, or sales
Demonstrated success at Manager level. Success against work plans and job responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead cross functional team members and external stakeholders to deliver projects
Demonstrated strategic thinking. Strong understanding and application of innovation thinking and the 4Ps of marketing
Demonstrated high capacity, strong work ethic, organization, and productivity.
Ability to multi-task and manage many complex projects and priorities.
Expert organization skills and the ability to track issues across multiple locations / departments / divisions
Demonstrated successful written and oral presentations skills. Ability to structure and deliver persuasive recommendations.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to go above and beyond to deliver results, defining projects without direction from others
Demonstrated strong analytics and category 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.
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. Strong understanding of the Albertsons divisions and how to influence merchandising
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We strive to make every day a better day for our customers, employees and vendor partners in each store across 35 states and the District of Columbia. We operate under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.