Planning Manager 1

Planning Manager 1

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Requisition GH1221550

What you'll do at

Position Summary:

As a Planning Manager 1, you are a key thought partner to the category managers and are responsible for managing sales, profit and inventory plans for high-growth, complex merchandise categories – ensuring that assortment, price and availability are a “win-win” for our customers and Walmart.com. Creativity and agility will be paramount as you identify retail trends and synthesize information from multiple touch points – providing financial plans and supporting business solutions in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment. As a Planning Manager 1, you will provide expert advice and coaching to Planning Specialists to align efforts amongst varying perspectives.

You won’t do this alone. You will work with a world-class team of collaborative colleagues and have access to industry-leading merchandising tools and technology to help you analyze customer, partner, market, business and financial insights at scale.

Position Description:

  • Thought partner for Category Managers.
  • Analyzes performance against financial plan and forecast (sales by channel, profit, marketing) for category and make recommendations to improve the business to meet the financial objectives.
  • Provides standardized weekly recaps to Category Managers.
  • Provides input into category financial plans and budgets (sales by channel, profit, aur) for low-to-moderately complex category.
  • Manages and executes category budgets, seasonal and campaign buy plans and line review financials.
  • Prepare Joint Business Planning analysis in collaboration with category team.
  • Reviews vendor forecasts to ensure alignment to strategy.
  • Forecasts all metrics in OTB and provide summary to category team.
  • Manages forecast meetings, processes and decision making for category.
  • Models, analyzes and evaluates impact of key variables on category performance.
  • Provides input into models, analysis, and evaluation of the impact of key variables (e.g., shipping promotions, rollbacks, seasonal campaigns) on category performance.
  • Manages demand plans/inventory strategies for low-to-moderately complex category.
  • Develops inventory and buying strategies for the category in collaboration with Supply Chain.
  • Conducts analyses, risk assessment and modeling on inventory plans.
  • Provides input into purchasing recommendations for category management counterparts.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams across the organization (Category Management, Site Merchandising, Finance, Marketing) to assist in the development of category financial plans and budgets.
  • Coaches team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance.
  • Has performance and career development conversations.
  • Maintains team motivation and engagement.
  • Mentors Planning Specialists.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience in planning and buying, replenishment, finance or related field required.
  • Advanced Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or equivalent experience

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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