Private Brands- Director, Category Development

What’s Our Dish

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.

 

 

This posting encompasses the following open roles: 

 

Category Development Director/Lead – Edible Grocery  

Category Development Director/Lead, Frozen/Dairy/GM/Pet/Baby 

Category Development Director/Lead, Non-Edible/DSD 

Category Development Director/Lead, Fresh

 

Browse The Aisles  

This role is responsible for leading an assigned category vertical within the Private Brands team. This role will have strong financial acumen to ensure that product categories are achieving reasonable targets and working to drive overall goals, and excellent partnership abilities with brand Category leadership, supply chain, and the other Category Development verticals & areas. This position is a very strong team leader (team size will be 10-15 professionals), with the ability to keep pulse and manage many distinct categories and set an overall strategy for innovation...working to prioritize the most critical needs for ADUSA and driving new product creation and execution.   

 

Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role  

  • Leads an assigned Product development in a portfolio of categories for ADUSA Private Brands. ? 

  • Drives team to establish strategy for product development categories and drives results within these strategies.  

  • Ensures Category Development teams are setting targets for category growth and is responsible for accountability of these results.  

  • Models partnership behavior with US local brand merchandising leadership to ensure that Private Brands delivers strong category performance and is a strategic advantage for our company. ? 

  • Prioritizes & leads new item development with overall Private Brand portfolio and ensures these products are launched successfully across local brands. ? 

  • Drives opportunity for private brands to provide insights and leadership to the business in the area of a compelling private brand offering that supports brand category goals. ? 

  • Drives PB suppliers to deliver strong results & owns decisions related to changes, along with PB Category Development Managers. 

  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, collaboration and teamwork and lead by example. 

 

 

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients  

  • Bachelors Degree Required and Masters Degree strongly preferred 
  • At least 10 years of experience in category management & product development ? 

  • Strong communicator; professional, organized ? 

  • Change management expert; knows best practices and ensures that right steps are taken to execute positive change across the organization  

  • Excellent influencing and partnership behaviors; expertise in pushing projects to completion & building strong teams 

  • Experience managing a large team; keeping multiple priorities and objectives moving forward while ensuring strong team engagement and results 

  • Strong financial acumen: the ability to dig into the details, but also present a holistic, big picture view to senior leadership and brand partners.  

 

 

Join Us at Our Table

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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Paid Sick Days
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Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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