Senior Manager, Product Development & Merchandise ...

Senior Manager, Product Development & Merchandise Innovation

What you'll do at

The Senior Manager of Product Development is new role to and one that gives the associate a great opportunity to be part of a growing team that is forging a new path and process as to how we drive private label growth within the home division. This person should have a deep understanding of how to develop product from concept to execution and what is required to manage and hit timelines within a product life cycle. Ideally this person would have experience in hardlines as well as softlines and be very familiar with materials, construction and product development vernacular. This person needs to be very process and detail oriented. This person will be instrumental in developing strong processes, partnerships and integration with our store counterparts to gain alignment and leverage resources. This person needs to be extremely collaborative with strong people skills and the ability to manage politics with grace. This role requires the associate to be able to travel often, approximately 1 week a month for the first 6 months and then frequent travel thereafter. We are looking for someone with a start-up and agile thinking mentality that approaches ambiguity and change with a positive attitude and tireless approach.
  • Determines macro and global trends relevant to advancing the business
  • Develops department trend and color presentations for key seasonal deliveries (for example, spring, summer, back to college)
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Merchandising
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Initiates the placement of unbranded and branded products
  • Leads the development of Walmart private label and non-branded products in multiple categories and departments
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field and 2 years experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or
related field OR 4 years experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related field.
Travels internationally to and from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring extended overnight stays.

Preferred Qualifications

1 year of supervisory experience.
1 year experience with Microsoft Office Suite (for example, Excel, PowerPoint).
3 years experience in manufacturing, product development, packaging, or design.
3 years experience with retail financial metrics (for example, profit and loss (P&L), cost components).
3 years experience with creative based design software (for example, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop).
3 years experience with cross-functional project management.
2 years experience with direct import processes.



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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"I have switched careers twice within Walmart and each time my leadership supported me in learning an entirely different business. "
— Scott, Senior Manager

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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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