Product Development Specialist, Toys & Seasonal

Product Development Specialist, Toys & Seasonal

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Product Management - Merchandising
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 931049BR

What you'll do at

Essential Functions
• Works independently; manages projects in business area or category from strategy through execution
• Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
• Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, retail or service activities within own business area or category
• Maintains specialized knowledge of the company, processes, industry and customers
• Leads a range of assignments related to business area or category
• Solves complex problems; uses analytical and deductive thinking and exercises judgement to create solutions
• Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of consumer product development objectives
• Ensures completion of assigned product development activities (e.g., stakeholder identification, product definition, scope, boundaries, targets and timeline) in the roadmap and monitors against KPIs
• Identifies and elevates issues to consumer product manager that may affect product timelines for the category or business area and recommends potential solutions
• Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of product development strategy and independently executes product development plans
• Suggests additional development opportunities for the product development forecast based on product and category knowledge and interaction with category specialists, suppliers, and related team members
• Performs product research and coordinates with category and related teams to analyze performance and product features within a category or business area
• Identifies industry trends by examining product and sales data for a category or business area to measure impact of existing features and potential areas for improvement
• Coordinates with category and marketing teams to gather information, data and requirements
• Collaborates with cross-functional team members in own category or business area (i.e., Marketing, Merchandising, Consumer Insights, Creative Resources) to assist with the execution of product development plans
• Effectively communicates consumer product requirements for the category to business partners and suppliers
• Coaches/mentors and supports training for less experienced team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance

Physical Activities
• Enters and locates information on computer.
• Presents information to small or large groups and individuals.
• Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.
• Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer.
• Visually verifies information, often in small print.
• Reads information, often in small print.
• Sample assembly may be required at times

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree
3 - 5 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

Intermediate Level in Microsoft Office
Experience in Ecommerce preferred
Subject matter expertise in category preferred, but not required


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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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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