Category Manager, Wireless - Prepaid and Accessories

Category Manager, Wireless - Prepaid and Accessories

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Requisition GH1208038

What you'll do at

Want to play at the intersection of Technology and Customer behavior? The Category Manager Wireless – Prepaid & Accessories, is responsible for Scaling a Profitable Business across Walmart’s ecommerce properties.  Centered on the most ubiquitous device in our lives, “Wireless – Prepaid & Accessories” is a key category in Electronics, encompassing Prepaid Cellphones, Unlocked and Refurbished Cellphones, in addition to Cellphone Accessories. You will be leading the business end-to-end helping create a holistic shopping experience for the customer. By understanding the fast-evolving dynamics of the Industry and creating an Assortment Offering/ Shopper Experience that differentiates us, you will deliver Customer Delight! Your ultimate goal is to enable Walmart.com and its affiliates to take advantage of scale and technology to build out THE destination for Cellphones online.

Challenges you’ll be tackling:

OWN the Category: You will be THE Primary owner of the Category across all our eCommerce brands (incl. Walmart.com, Jet.com etc.) and be responsible for Financial Performance by managing Assortment, Pricing, On-site Merchandising, Supplier Relationships and Private Label

PARTNER with Support Functions: Work with Suppliers, Merchants, Product & Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain and other Support Teams to Build out your Category (What to Sell, How it is Displayed, How Products are Found/Shopped, How Customers Interact with the website/app), Market it to Millions of our Customers around USA and Deliver an Outstanding Customer Experience 

LEAD your Team: You will be a part of Hiring, Training, Managing and Guiding your own team of Category Specialists, who will own subcategories within your particular category, enabling you to create an amazing customer experience for every product we sell across all our channels. Working with them to build out processes, drive data integrity and technological innovation, you will deliver operating leverage in how we do business.

Responsibilities:

  • Own category financial targets (e.g. GMV and margin), and identify (and execute upon) levers to achieve those targets, managing Open to Buy Forecasts
  • Eolve the category’s assortment strategy through in-market expertise, close out assortment gaps and chart a path to differentiated category leadership
  • Own vendor relationships and optimize the product sourcing mix across manufacturers, distributors and third-party retailers
  • Ensure holistic price competitiveness/adherence
  • Build aspirational product stories & marketing assets, working with site merchandising/marketing partners to generate traffic drivers for distinct customer profiles through category messaging and promotions
  • Manage on-site product presentation and catalog data (incl. Attributes), and drive requirements into the search and browse experience – Taxonomy, Navigation, Tagging
  • Collaborate with Marketing teams around Category Promotions and Messaging
  • Collaborate with Planning and Supply Chain Teams to Forecast and Deliver Instocks
  • Drive team of category specialists to execute your strategies & iterate as needed, using effective communication & clear strategies

Who you are:

  • You get excited by Cool New Gadgets…(Tech-Junkies welcome!)
  • You know how to make Scaling….Fun
  • You love understanding both data and customer behavior
  • You understand that the Execution is just as important as the Strategy
  • You are a Team builder who can mentor and grow a high-performing team
  • You want to be a part of one of the fastest growing eCommerce companies, where the only constant is change…

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree, with additional 6+ years of relevant professional experience/education within, but not limited to, an eCommerce or retail merchandising, category management, management consulting and/or strategy development role

Bonus points

  • MBA from a Top School
  • Data Junkie, who not only gets to the root cause of a problem but can also develop solutions
  • Multi-Tasker and Deal Maker
  • Attention to Detail
  • 2 years of direct team leadership
  • 4 years managing an ecommerce 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

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