Category Manager, Outdoor Power Equipment

Category Manager, Outdoor Power Equipment

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Requisition GH1313604

What you'll do at

What you'll do

Located in Hoboken, NJ, the Category Manager, Tools Equipment and Industrial/Scientific (TEIS) position is responsible for ensuring key categories in TEIS have 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 both traditional consumers and small businesses who turn to and Jet first when they are shopping for industrial equipment and tools. The category has tremendous continued opportunity for growth and is unique in that it targets multiple varied customer types and demographics. We also like to think we have a very fun and passionate team - we'd love to meet you!

Challenges you’ll be tackling:

Own a TEIS category – end to end – across all our ecommerce brands: You will be responsible for the performance of your category across all of Walmart’s Ecommerce brands –and be responsible for assortment, financial performance, merchandising, and pricing.

Build a best in class customer experience: You will be working alongside Site and Creative teams to determine what your category looks like, how products are sourced, found, displayed, delivered, and finally, marketed to our millions of customers around the USA!

Managing and inspiring a team of category experts: You will be a part of hiring, managing and inspiring our category experts, some fresh out of college, who will own subcategories within your categories and allow you to deliver an amazing customer experience for every product we sell across all our channels. Your category specialists will be mini-GMs, and you will manage them and ensure they are helping you significantly improve the customer experience!


  • Own category financial targets and KPIs (e.g. GMV and margin), and identify (and execute upon) levers to achieve those targets
  • Evolve and elevate the category’s assortment strategy through in-market expertise and identifying assortment gaps and opportunities – particularly in B2B assortment
  • Own and optimize the product sourcing mix across manufacturers, distributors and third-party retailers
  • Own vendor relationships
  • Ensure holistic price competitiveness/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 and creative teams on category messaging
  • Manage a team of category specialists and experts

How you’ll know it’s right:

  • If you love retail, trends and merchandising…
  • 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 (equipment and tools has a long way to go online!)…
  • If you understand that without risk there is no reward…
  • If you want to run your own company one day…

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, retail or related field and 3 years’ experience retail or OR 5 years of experience in business, retail or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree, with 7+ years of relevant professional experience within an e-commerce, retail merchandising or category management role
  • Previous experience in the Equipment or Equipment industry
  • At least three years experience supervising teams
  • Experience building broad online assortments and scaling new businesses
  • Proven track record of over delivering to financial plans and KPIs.
  • Demonstrated ability to form long-term strategic business relationships, and comfort engaging with senior executives
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities simultaneously, work independently, and drive projects to completion with minimum guidance and high attention to detail
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of online/offline retail or consumer internet technologies
  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain and sourcing processes preferred
  • Experience in inspiring and managing teams

About Jet/Walmart

Walmart Ecommerce is changing the way the world shops. Our team of builders, thinkers, risk-takers, and dreamers is pushing the boundaries to create a world-class shopping experience that saves customers every penny possible. To win, we need people like YOU: curious, determined, and outrageously passionate. Sound like a fit? Let’s make a date.

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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