GNC Business Development Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The Brand Manager is responsible for working with the Director of Partner Business to strategically manage the development, implementation, and execution of the GNC brand in outside retailers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in planning and implementation of planograms and store layouts that support the various partner businesses and maximize retail sales. This will include but is not limited to product assortment and in store graphics.

  • Participate in execution of the promotional plans including recommending and proofing product selection, promotional pricing, off shelf placement and signage while maintaining both GNC and partner margin objectives.

  • Work with partner retailers to drive comprehensive line review process for major seasonal sets.

  • Work with internal teams and external partners to manage and implement product innovation and development process

  • Develop internal relationships with various GNC departments to support partner business initiatives.

  • Responsible for facilitating communication between customer and internal buying team to assure product availability while minimizing exposure to potential write offs due to discontinuation or expiration.

  • Manages product set up and maintenance in GNC internal system (Cambar) and external customer systems.

  • Responsible for planning, tracking, reviewing and approving weekly circular plans

  • Responsible for managing third party packaging relationships to assure product is presented and delivered in expected and agreed to fashion.

  • Responsible for interfacing with external customer team and internal stakeholders to review and approve all appropriate creative development

  • Proactively manage obsolete inventory report and ensures constant alignment between internal GNC teams and external account team

  • Develops new product concepts for Product Development that are consistent with customer and market needs as well as internal margin hurdles

  • Works with external customer team to get all items on samsclub.com and riteaid.com

  • Work with outside vendor on incremental inventory opportunities such as clip strips and end caps

  • Utilizes partner sales reporting websites to track and monitor retail sales

  • Work with and identify additional distribution opportunities

  • Responsible for competitive product assortment reviews within the supplements industry in other retailers

Job Specifications

  • Experience / Training Required

  • 2-4 years' experience working in Merchandising, Brand Management, Product Management and / or Category Management

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or related discipline prefereed

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be a strategic thinker who possesses the ability to build cross functional partnerships

  • Must be capable of managing multiple tasks concurrently and display poise under fire

  • Proactive thinker who works collaboratively to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate potential risks in the business

  • Must be comfortable negotiating with external and internal partners

  • Honest and trustworthy in dealings with both internal and external partners

  • Previous experience in Merchandising or Brand Management

  • Analytical abilities and comfort with presenting data in a compelling way

  • Passion for the GNC Pets business and a desire to help drive its growth

  • Works Environment / Travel

  • Normal office environment

  • Seasonal travel to Rite Aid and Sam's required