Director Private Brands (Ukraine)

full time
Posted 4 months ago

One of the leading food retailers in Ukraine is looking for an experienced Director Private Brands.

General Summary:

Responsible for delivering Private Brand sales, profit, and share goals, both at total company level, and in specific assigned categories. Leads and assists Brand Management team in developing the business unit strategy and tactics to support overall PB strategies and initiatives, including assortment, sales planning, advertisement/marketing, pricing and vendor relationships. Mentor, coach and assist in problem solving with Brand Management team on item selection, financials, replenishment, negotiations, and overall brand management … to achieve sales and margin goals for the business.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead the growth of Private Brands through the development of merchandising strategies, marketing programs, promotional programs, and new products.
Work collaboratively with the merchandising team as the company’s private label expert providing support and leadership to maximize category sales and profits.
Mentor, coach, and assist Brand Manager Direct Reports
Ensure the effective use of both internal and external data to help establish business opportunities and to track performance against corporate business plan.
Ensure the performance of the items within the category in relationship to sales, gross, profits, penetration.
Develop business reviews (category assessment); identify consumer, category and private label opportunities.
Indirectly lead cross-functional teams of marketing, packaging, sourcing, quality assurance, and product development to develop new products, improve existing products and market the brand to consumers.


Demonstrated results-oriented financial leadership and strategic sourcing experience negotiating advanced supply contracts.
Strong analytical and financial skills (e.g. ability to understand and impact a profit & loss statement) in the areas of financial controls and forecasting.
Strong understanding of the dynamics of negotiating product and interpersonal knowledge of how to achieve company’s goals.
Demonstrated ability in building new brands and revitalizing existing brands.
Ability to lead and manage change with a positive attitude.
Ability to effectively recruit, assess and develop personnel – Strong “hands-on” performance management abilities.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management.
Strategic planning skills to identify opportunities and develop plans and methodologies to achieve those opportunities.
Knowledge of specific categories, including market trends, item cost, competitive issues and logistical issues to help facilitate customer satisfaction. Ability to manage across multiple category disciplines.
Ability to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining an enthusiastic sense of mission.
Strong problem solving skills, utilizing technical expertise and good business judgment in support of operational and strategic objectives.

Work Experience &/or Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or appropriate discipline preferred. 10+ years of relevant merchandising experience required. Previous experience as a Senior Buyer and/or Manager in a sourcing or PB role.

You should be ready to relocate to Kyiv/Ukraine.

Email your CV with attached files to: HR@EDELWEISSCONSULTING.DE

Job Features

Job CategoryPrivate Label, Retail

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