Manager, Sourcing – WM Merchandising

Manager, Sourcing – WM Merchandising

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Department Merchandising & Online Operations
  • Team Merchandising and Sourcing
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Salary
  • Requisition 871295BR

What you'll do

Position: Manager, Sourcing – WM Merchandising
Job Location: Bentonville, AR
Duties: Supports activities related to sourcing private label product through all sourcing paths by implementing a streamlined process for product development and delivery; delegating responsibilities related to technical specification delivery to cross-functional teams (for example, Product Development, Global Sourcing, Technical Services); and executing communication protocols between the category team and offshore sourcing teams. Identifies suppliers based on their alignment with product technical specifications by obtaining information of quality standards (for example, good, better, best) from Technical Services and Product Development for designated categories; partnering with Product Development to develop final product specifications based on required aesthetics, branding, and customer expectations; executing Walmart's global leverage strategy to ensure optimal quality and cost across multiple retail markets; adjusting or updating product specifications as needed; and leveraging existing knowledge and best practices to drive consistency and standardization of sourcing across suppliers. Supports timely completion of key milestones necessary for downstream functions by conducting root cause analysis; resolving or escalating issues as appropriate; facilitating communication between category teams and offshore sourcing teams related to product specifications or global design packs; tracking samples, pricing quotes, product finalization, supplier commitments, and shipment times; and obtaining cost information on desired products. Manages processes for on-boarding new suppliers and maintaining existing suppliers by implementing and maintaining process approval guidelines across the supplier matrix; working with Ethical Sourcing to verify that all suppliers adhere to ethical compliance policies; conducting supplier training, feedback, and learning sessions; compiling, maintaining, and validating internal metrics to formally assess supplier performance; and communicating supplier performance to Global Sourcing management and business partners (for example, Technical Services, merchants, Product Development).

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum education and experience required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Engineering (Any), or related field and 2 years experience in sourcing, supply chain, merchandising, or related field. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience, the employer will accept 4 years experience in sourcing, supply chain, merchandising, or related field.

Skills required: Must have any amount of experience with: PC, Macintosh, and server-based environments; Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; developing product technical specifications per business requirements and branding aesthetics; designing and developing printed media for product packaging; Manufacturing Process Optimization and Supply Chain Systems; root cause analysis of downstream functions; Merchandising and Supply Chain Operations with offshore and internal sourcing teams; Product Development and Delivery Management; and identifying and managing suppliers and supplier performance.
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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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