Sr Manager Sourcing Pets - Private Brands
- Location BENTONVILLE, AR
- Career Area Merchandising & Online Operations
- Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
- Employment Type Full Time
- Position Type Salary
- Requisition 927615BR
What you'll do at
o Support activities related to sourcing private label product through all sourcing paths by developing and implementing a streamlined process for product development and delivery.
o Lead and execute core negotiation strategies and discussions with suppliers in order to achieve optimum supply of products for the lowest cost.
o Observe and manage commodity fluctuations and impact on cost through successful negotiation and long-term sourcing strategies.
o Manage the timely completion of key milestones necessary for downstream functions by conducting root cause analyses.
o Liaise between category teams and product development teams on issues related to product specifications or global design packs.
o Identifies suppliers based on their alignment with product technical specifications by obtaining information on quality standards from Technical Services and Product Development for specialized, complex, or high risk 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; identifying potential obstacles; and leveraging existing knowledge and best practices to drive consistency and standardization of sourcing across suppliers.
o Build the supplier matrix for designated strategic business unit (SBU) categories by managing processes for on-boarding new suppliers and maintaining existing suppliers.
o Drive the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs.
o Promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application.
o Ensure business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives.
• 5 years’ experience in sourcing, supply chain, merchandising, finance or related field
• 4 years’ manufacturing experience
• 3 years’ experience working in multi-national / multi-functional teams
• 2 years’ experience in planning and managing budgets
• Proven experience in negotiating / supplier management
"I have switched careers twice within Walmart and each time my leadership supported me in learning an entirely different business. "
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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