Category Manager

Category Manager

What you'll do at

As a Category Manager, you are responsible for managing the buying of compelling assortments within multiple high-growth departments for our customers at Walmart.com. It's your job to oversee a team to effectively develop suites of products determining competitive pricing that lives up to our brand promise and analyzing marketplace trends to identify new opportunities for the future and which assortments to transition if they are past their prime ensuring business plans are a win-win for our customers and Walmart.com. Creativity and agility will be paramount as you identify retail trends and synthesize information and partnerships across multiple cross-functional touch points providing forecasts and business solutions in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment.

You won't do this alone. You work within world-class team of collaborative colleagues and have access to industry-leading merchandising tools and technology to help you analyze and interpret customer, partner, market, business and financial insights at scale. Your job is to bring the art to the science using your intuition and expertise fueled by data, analytics and, above all, a passion for helping our customers save money and live better.

Develops and implements strategic direction for multiple departments or categories
Drives sales and gross profit through the optimization of the product assortment in multiple departments or categories
Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Walmart.com Merchandising
Ensures business needs are being met
Maximizes the return on inventory investment in partnership with the Merchandise Planning team, cross-functional partners, and suppliers
Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
Supports cross-channel and company initiatives to achieve global strategic multi-channel plans
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in merchandising concepts for assigned categories and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Drives sales and gross profit through the optimization of the product assortment in assigned department or categories
  • Maximizes the return on inventory investment in partnership with the Merchandise Planning team, cross-functional partners, and suppliers
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
  • Supports cross-channel and company initiatives to achieve global strategic multi-channel plans

Minimum Qualifications

4+ years of proven experience in merchandise, forecasting and product selection
2+ years of Managerial experience developing Assoc. Buyers and Buyers
Industry background required
In addition, must have experience developing strong business relationships with vendors and industry leaders
Have managed and maintained open-to-buy
Must have experience managing and creating new categories of business in extremely competitive environment
Must have experience with high risk, high volume, complex categories of goods
Must have experience managing margin to meet category objectives
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

- Strong merchandising experience
- Managing and running a P&L;
- Strong e-commerce experience
- Proactive individual that is a self-starter and takes initiative
- A dynamic leader and thinker

About Walmart.com

The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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