Portland, Oregon

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Execute and process development and sourcing for corporate brands. Responsible to assist and support all functions of the product developer. Role model and demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage development project timelines for product developer to insure projects are hitting deadlines
  • Execute Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) for development projects including all financial, sales and margin requirements
  • Recommend new program opportunities to support corporate brand opportunities
  • Prepare essential information for electronic sourcing auctions, analyze results and prepare reports for decision for award
  • Make routine judgment calls on product development execution including costing, vendor communication and color & fit approval
  • Prepare financial reports and brand category sales reports
  • Organize samples, quote sheets and project folders for import programs
  • Schedule and attend development meetings
  • Prepare essential information for electronic sourcing auctions
  • Complete industry and competition research
  • Communicate and follow up with overseas agents, manufactures and merchandise group.
  • Prepare communication for corporate brand programs and objectives
  • Complete assistant product developer development plan
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Ability to work weekends on an occasional basis
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects
  • Familiarity with retail industry/technical terms and processes
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to continue education, as necessary. Proficient with Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Ability to travel independently, including internationally for sourcing appointments and to major domestic markets (<10%)

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in product development merchandising or product project engineering.
  • 1+ years product development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1+ years retail assistant buyer / assistant planner experience.


Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
 Regions: West

States: Oregon


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OR || Portland || 3800 S.E. 22Nd Ave. || 97202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Apparel || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Portland, Oregon

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is one of the world's largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2012 sales of $96.8 billion. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.

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