2019 Full Time - Sam's Club International Merchandising Program China
- Location BENTONVILLE, AR
- Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
- Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
- Employment Type Full Time
- Position Type Salary
- Requisition 1198421BR
What you'll do at
LOCATION: Bentonville, Arkansas to Shenzhen, China
PROGRAM START: July, 2019
The Sam’s Club International Merchandising Program was created to attract top, highly talented students who are interested in careers in International business. Due to Sam’s Club expanding their global presence, there is an increased need for talented, highly trained individuals with a global mindset to work within our international corporate offices.
This program includes up to 9 months of training in the Sam’s Club Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas and is designed to train and familiarize associates to the corporate side of retail operations. This dynamic training program will consist of classroom sessions, experience of club operations, one on one training time with a mentor experienced in the business, as well as managing subset of products that are currently selling in stores. After completion of the training portion of the leadership program, the associate will then transfer to the Shenzhen, China market to assume a position within that country’s corporate organization. The time spent at the Sam’s Club corporate office will equip the associate with a solid base of functional knowledge and practical skills that will be implemented in his/her new role in the China.
Due to the nature of the program, qualified students must be authorized to work in the United States for a minimum of one year from the starting date of the program AND already have unrestricted work authorization in China. Because this program is not an expatriate program, the career path does not lead back to the U.S. Alternatively, the career path is designed to empower you to help our customers live better as you start your life and career in an international market. Sam’s Club will not sponsor candidates for a visa or employment authorization in the United States or in China for this position. Candidates who are in the U.S. on a student visa may be eligible to work in the U.S. during the OPT (Optional Practical Training) portion of their student visa.
Understanding and implementing the Sam's Club business model is the key to growth in the international markets. Our goal is to train associates in the corporate office for up to one year and then transfer them to their designated international location. Upon successful completion of the program in the U.S., you will be prepared to assume a critical Merchandising role in the Sam’s Club organization in China. Your time spent training in the U.S. will provide you the knowledge and training necessary for you to excel in our international location. Your understanding and execution of company business model will further increase our success and brand globally.
•Assists in the development and management of new and existing product lines
•Partners with Replenishment to execute and maintain inventory plans
•Responsible and partner with planning team to manage profit and loss (P&L) and financial forecasting
•Manage supplier relationships
•Building successful modular to meet customer needs and category growth,
•Achieve both sales and profit plans by understanding customer needs and market trends,
•Keeping track of market share from competition
•3.0 GPA or higher
• Unrestricted work authorization in either China
• Authorization to work in the U.S. for at least one year from the start of the program
• Fluency in English
• Fluency in Mandarin
• Master’s degree, preferably from business or engineering school or MBA with retail business/supply chain operation background.
• 1-2 years previous work experience or more than 2 robust internships in retail, financial planning, category management, buying,
replenishment, stores operations or related field
• Strong analytical, operational and computer skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
• Motivated to deliver high quality results
• Team player with strong interpersonal skills
• Sound business acumen
• Strong initiative to Microsoft Excel
• High level of adaptability
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.
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