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Private Label Specialist

LIFE Pharmacy

Posted on November 12, 2019

2 - 8 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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· 2+ years in FMCG product development and/or project management is required

· Bachelor’s degree in either a technical or business discipline

· Proficiency in Excel

· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

· Interest in health and wellness products and lifestyle

· Experience with private label strongly preferred

· Ability to work independently

Has a passion for products and proven analytical capabilities, exceptional communication, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Must be capable of managing and delivering results on multiple concurrent projects.

Must be customer-obsessed, focused on delivering exceptional products into the hands of our consumers, driving multiple categories forward as we create business success across our portfolio of Private Brands.


Product Development / Product Management

Desired Candidate Profile

This Product Assistant will be in charge of:

· Onboard vendors and ensure all compliance needs are met

· Work with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Packaging, Food Safety) to develop packaging and labeling for each product

· Work with regulatory team to ensure all products meet regulatory and food safety criteria

· Capture the unique “stories” of these products to tell share with our customers

· Develop processes and business rules to ensure we have a consistent supply of product

· Plan and execute purchase orders and coordinate with suppliers

· Plan and execute logistics plans for purchase orders and expedite as necessary

· Liaise with marketing and products team to incorporate customer feedback, buying patterns, and trends

· Analyzing the market opportunity and creating appropriate category development plans

· Manage the packaging design process to ensure that all products match the Private Brand marketing guidelines

· Manage the project progress of all projects highlighting and bringing to management attention any material variances in project progress or completion

· Conduct informal product sampling to assist in product choice

The ideal candidate should be passionate about getting the product to the shelf that will delight consumers, and possess the process design skills as well as outstanding project management abilities needed to manage multiple projects at the same time. The candidate should also feel comfortable dealing with ambiguity and working in a very entrepreneurial environment. Product Assistant should be able to interact with and influence multiple teams across the organization.

Traits of success:

· Understand market trends for new product opportunities

· Support the Product Manager with product creation process from concept development through to registration

· Be a smart, hard-working and creative person who loves products, loves solving difficult problems and 'getting it done.'

· Be comfortable collaborating and influencing team members including retail, legal, patent, social compliance and product compliance

· Have the technical aptitude to quickly grasp complex technical issues and communicate directly with technical teams.

· Exceptional attention to detail with a ‘get it done right-first-time’ attitude

Other Skills:

· Examines current practices and encourages creative thinking about how things could be more effective and efficient.

· Asserts own ideas in a clear, confident, and composed manner.

· Collaborative, consultative style with a strong ability to establish trust and build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization.

· Resilient, tenacious, high energy. Able to rapidly bounce back from adversity.

· Embraces change with realistic optimism and persists through challenges and setbacks caused by change.

This position will report directly to the Private Brands Product & Category Manager


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LIFE Pharmacy

LIFE Health Care Group introduced many innovative concepts in pharmaceutical distribution in the region. Notable among them include the first Healthcare Hypermarket in the GCC, the first Drive-Thru pharmacy in the Middle East, and the first Shop-in-Shop concept in healthcare in the region. Over the years LIFE has succeeded in adapting to changes in the profession of pharmacy retailing and in the field of retail management maintaining its position as an industry leader.
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Asif - Recruitment Executive

Website https://www.life-me.com/

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