Senior Manager Food Technology & Strategy- GFS

Senior Manager Food Technology & Strategy- GFS

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1119208BR

What you'll do at

This position is responsible for developing and implementing fact and science based business strategy to secure long term supply of produce that is highly relevant to Walmart customers. This position leads innovation strategy and collaborates with merchants, sourcers and the cross functional team to install new food supply chain models that drive value and differentiation to our customers leveraging technology mainly focusing on enhancing FRESHNESS & SURETY OF SUPPLY all at affordable Walmart prices.
 Onboard new suppliers into Walmart Systems
o Install Supplier Agreement in Retail Link
o Set up Item Numbers
o Supplier training in Retail Link
o Coordinate supplier exposure to Walmart DC systems (Replenishment, Logistics and Quality Control)
 Project management to launch and execute market pilots
o Weekly conference calls facilitating suppliers and internal Walmart teams alignment and execution
o Prepare and provide DC store count and product volume historical data
o Engage Walmart FOMs, Communications, Marketing & Social Media to support project
o Coordinate Demos and Signage at stores.
o Monitor product forecasting and supply execution (align supply and demand volumes)
o Provide coordination and training with Replenishment on PO creation and execution
o Monitor performance of the various products in pilot market
o Recommend pilot adjustments and calibrations to insure success
 Product Development
o Coordinate sample deliveries and internal product presentation as well as larger organoleptic paneling at CIC
o Work with QC team to develop Spec Sheets for each new item created
 Secure Walmart Compliance (Food Safety, Responsible Sourcing, Sustainability, etc.)
 Facilitate process to install legal platform. (NDAs, Business terms, Addendum to Supplier Agreement)
 Support instalment of product(s) in Modular (At formal Mod change and by exception in between Mod changes)
 Leads innovation through technology in the food supply chain to drive value creation (cost efficiencies, freshness, flavor, health and sustainability) that is relevant to the Walmart customer and supports business growth strategy.
 Collaborates with cross-functional business partners (for example, merchants, sourcers) to deploy game changing technology that drives food category growth and market share by delighting Walmart customers.
 Develops varietals and growing technologies in multiple geographical regions to meet long-term multi-country specific product needs.
 Serves as a subject matter and industry expert in holistic food supply chain technology from seed to fork understanding multiple commodities from a global perspective for the several formats and particular customers of Walmart Inc.
 Influences internal and external business partners (for example, growers, seed companies, merchants & sourcers) to bring product and packaging innovation to market.
 Influences and supports the sourcing strategy with merchant's annual operating plan (AOP).
 Provides perishability and quality insights to guide merchandise flow and replenishment decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in food science, agronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, agricultural economics or related field and 5 years’ experience in food supply chain, agricultural research or related field OR 7 years’ experience in food supply chain, agricultural research or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in biology, agriculture, horticulture, chemistry, genetics or related field
• 3 yr experience in controlled atmosphere agriculture, food sourcing/logistics, plant breeding or related field
• Current understanding of Walmart systems (Merchandising, Replenishment, Modulars, etc.)

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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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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