Private Brands- Specialist, Grocery Category Development- Edible Grocery

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.

 

Private Brands Specialist – Edible Grocery 

 

This posting encompasses the following open roles: 

 

  • Specialist II – Breakfast & Commercial Bakery 

  • Specialist II – Condiments 

  • Specialist III – Glass & Can 

  • Specialist III – Baking 

  • Specialist III – Pasta, Rice & International Foods 

 

Browse The Aisles  

This position provides critical support to drive Private Brands (PB) sales, margin and penetration in collaboration with the Category, Merchandising and Pricing teams for an assigned category area. Provides key partnership with brand category teams to ensure that Private Brands can drive local sales objectives. This role will also provide support for new product development areas, and plug in with brand partners to develop and drive launch plans and marketing for new or redesigned products. 

 

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

  • Supports category business meetings with suppliers to develop scorecards, performance metrics, long range plans and collaborative opportunities. 

  • Assists with/manages the development of PB category business plans and targets including sales, profit, penetration, impact to stores, and consumer satisfaction.  

  • Assists with/manages the development of new products, launch plans and marketing of Private Brand products for assigned categories.  

  • Assists with/manages the development of the assigned Brand’s Private Bands annual planning strategy at the category level. 

  • Supports/manages the development of innovation across assigned categories and responds to the new ideas and latest trends in order to meet or exceed the assigned Brand’s shopper expectations. 

  • Supports/performs the end-to-end process for product development. 

  • Assists with/executes the development of  formal PB category reviews, period scorecards, and category plans that bring impact and influence to move business and decisions forward. 

 

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients  

 

Specialist II 

  • Bachelor’s degree or related level of experience in the specific retail category management area   

  • At least 1 year of experience in a category management support role    

  • Good business acumen and the demonstrated ability to provide strong customer service to partners 

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to use reporting tools and to support developing insights from data provided   

  • Demonstrates curiosity and an interest in learning and improving upon best practices  

  • A team player who will enthusiastically roll up their sleeves to get projects done   

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, make timely decisions and drive behavioral change within the company  

  • Successful track record in building and maintaining relationships at all levels of the organization   

  • Problem solver with the ability to switch seamlessly between critical thinking and tactical execution within a fast-paced environment  

  • Role will be responsible for assigned mid-size categories responsible for approx. $100 - $250 million in sales and mid-level SKU and supplier complexity.   

 

Specialist III 

  • Bachelor’s degree or related level of experience in the specific retail category management area   

  • At least 3 years of experience in a category management role  

  • Strong influencing and partnership abilities   

  • Specific category knowledge and expertise in higher complexity areas of the business  

  • Exposure to category financial drivers 

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to use reporting tools to drive to insights from data provided  

  • Experience supporting negotation discussions   

  • Demonstrates curiosity and an interest in learning and improving upon best practices  

  • A team player who will enthusiastically roll up their sleeves to get projects done   

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, make timely decisions and drive behavioral change within the company  

  • Successful track record in building and maintaining relationships at all levels of the organization   

  • Problem solver with the ability to switch seamlessly between critical thinking and tactical execution within a fast-paced environment   

  • Role will be responsible for assigned mid-size categories responsible for approx. $250+ million in sales and mid-level SKU and supplier complexity.   

 

 

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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Continuing Education stipend
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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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