Planning Manager 1

Planning Manager 1

What you'll do at

As a Planning Manager I, you are responsible for managing inventory, planning and forecasting for high-growth, complex merchandise categories – ensuring that assortment, price and availability are a “win-win” for our customers and Walmart.com. Creativity and agility will be paramount as you identify retail trends and synthesize information from multiple touch points – providing financial plans and supporting business solutions in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment. As a Planning Manager I, you will provide expert advice to Planner(s) to align efforts amongst varying perspectives.

You won’t do this alone. You will work with a world-class team of collaborative colleagues and have access to industry-leading merchandising tools and technology to help you analyze customer, partner, market, business and financial insights at scale. In addition to bringing the “art” to the “science” of retailing, we’re also counting on you to share your knowledge and expertise with your team and foster a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Forecasting and Financial Planning: Manages forecast meetings and processes and decision making for a low-to-moderately complex category. Reviews forecast plans for low-to-moderately complex category. Reviews vendor/seller forecasts to ensure alignment to strategy for low-to-moderately complex category. Provides input into category financial plans and budgets (e.g., for sales, margins, 3P revenue)for low-to-moderately complex category.
  • Financial Analysis: Reviews sales and profit forecasts against actual results to ensure key financial metrics on the category P&L are met. Provides input on key metrics for own category team. Models, analyzes and evaluates impact of key variables on category performance. Provides input into models, analysis, and evaluation of the impact of key variables (e.g., shipping promotions, rollbacks, seasonal campaigns) on category performance.
  • Financial Planning: Manages and executes category budgets, season or campaign buy plans and line review financials.
  • Demand Planning: Manages demand plans/inventory strategies for low-to-moderately complex category. Develops inventory projects and buying strategies for the category. Conducts analyses, risk assessment and modeling on inventory plans
  • Order Processing: Manages placement of orders for low-to-moderately complex category. Provides input into assortment, pricing and shipping decisions for low-to-moderately complex category. Provides input into purchasing recommendations for category management counterparts.
  • Collaboration: Collaborates with cross-functional teams across the organization (Category Management, Site Merchandising, Finance, and Marketing) to assist in the development of category financial plans and budgets.
  • People Development: Coaches team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance. Have performance and career development conversations. Maintains team motivation and engagement. Mentors Planners.

Minimum Qualifications

•Expert skillset in MS Excel
•Ability to work cross functionally and high attention to detail.
•Strong written and spoken communication skills to socialize performance
• Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or equivalent experience
• At least 4 years of experience in planning, buying, replenishment, finance or related field required.

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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