Category Manager, Kitchen Electrics

Category Manager, Kitchen Electrics

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area Merchandising & Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 823403BR

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 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 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 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

Minimum Qualifications

• 5+ years of proven experience in merchandise, forecasting and product selection
• 3+ 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
• Travel required roughly once per quarter

Preferred Qualifications

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


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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