Giant Eagle Supermarkets

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Manager, Own Brands Assistant

Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted: 11/8/2018

About Us

Giant 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

Position Summary

Assist the Own Brands Director in driving competitive advantage and value creation in Own Brands (OB) for a set of categories. Supports OB go to market efforts including, but not limited to, opportunity identification, sourcing, packaging design, pricing, promotion, space allocation, and marketing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive own brand product development and improvement efforts within specified lines of business,consulting with the Own Brand Director. Activities include developing the business case, partnering with internal quality teams for testing and supplier validation, managing packaging design development,developing and executing marketing plans and managing progress of internal and external partners against timelines.
  • Work with suppliers and partners to keep up with quality standards and improve cost to benefit own brands and category performance.
  • Meet regularly with category managers to provide updates and advance key own brand and category initiatives.
  • Use internal and external data sources to develop reports and ad hoc analyses to monitor progress against goals, provide insights to own brands and category management teams and uncover new opportunities.
  • Complete external and internal assessments of the business environment, competitors, customers, market trends, and implications to the particular area of responsibility.
  • Align with marketing team to ensure marketing strategy supports all category plans and implement consistent and effective signage programs. Leverage CRM data and loyalty
    program to drive sales.
  • Assist in prioritization of quality and sensory reviews. Partner with quality and executive chef teams to improve product quality. Facilitate reformulations with co-manufacturers as required.

Education and Training Required

  • Bachelors Degree

Experience Required

  • 5 to 10 years

Experience Desired

  • Product development, Consumer packaged goods and/or retail background

Competencies Required

  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focused
  • Gets Things Done
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Analytical
  • Composure
  • Computer Skills
  • Creative
  • Innovation Management
  • Negotiation
  • Numeric Computation/Reporting
  • Presentation & Verbal Communic
  • Project Management
  • Written Communication

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment

Physical requirements

Equipment Used

  • Calculator
  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Fax Machine
  • Printer
  • Telephone

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