Category Specialist Lead, Baby Clothing

Category Specialist Lead, Baby Clothing

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
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  • Requisition GH1221287

What you'll do at

The Category Specialist Lead, Baby Clothing, is responsible for ensuring a portion of the Children’s Apparel category has a market-leading assortment, excellent financial performance and a great shopper experience across all of Walmart’s eCommerce brands – and (and whatever other brands join our family!) Your goal is to create the ultimate online destination for customers who turn to and first when they are shopping for Kid's Apparel!


  • Own your portion of the Children’s Apparel category – end to end – You will be responsible for assortment, financial performance, merchandising, and pricing
  • Be an expert in all systems and processes required to manage your category
  • Own category financial targets (e.g. GMV, Margin, and AUR), and identify levers to achieve those targets
  • Continually evolve the category’s assortment strategy through in-market expertise and manage any assortment gaps
  • Own and optimize the product sourcing mix across manufacturers, distributors and third-party retailers
  • Inspire, mentor, and coach Category Specialists on your team
  • Own supplier relationships autonomously
  • Ensure holistic price competitiveness and adherence
  • Manage on-site product presentation and catalog data, and drive requirements into the search and browse experience – Taxonomy, Navigation, Tagging, Attributes
  • Collaborate with marketing teams around editorial, affiliates, emails and on-site category promotions
  • Depending on the category and your readiness, you may begin to manage a smaller team of category specialists and experts

How you’ll know it’s right:

  • If you have a passion for retail fashion…
  • If you like owning something and being accountable for its outcomes…
  • If you want to do things in our industry that have not been done…
  • If you understand that without risk there is no reward…
  • If you want to run your own company one day…

What You Should Have:

  • BA/BS degree with a strong academic background
  • 3-6 years of relevant professional experience within eCommerce, Retail Merchandising or Category Management
  • An interest in the fashion industry and a passion for the evolving retail landscape
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A founder’s mentality and bias to action. Whatever challenge you face, you find a way to solve it
  • Strong attention to detail; Scrutinize your assortment and polish the customer experience
  • Strong communication and team work skills; Demonstrates leadership and collaboration across cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment. You are a fundamental building block to a growing organization
  • An overall strong business acumen, negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Ability to learn quickly; absorbing information and experiences and applying them
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities simultaneously, work independently, and drive projects to completion with minimum guidance


About Walmart eCommerce

Walmart eCommerce is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. With some of the brightest minds in technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission. Backed by the world’s largest retailer, Walmart eCommerce is a growing family of brands including Walmart, Jet, Hayneedle, Moosejaw,, and more.  And we’re just getting started!

Travel as needed. Immigration sponsorship will not be available for this position at this time


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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