Category Specialist Lead, Home - Entertaining Rooms

Category Specialist Lead, Home - Entertaining Rooms

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Job Function -
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  • Requisition GH1546297

What you'll do at

The Category Specialist, Home is responsible for ensuring their segment of the Home category has a market-leading assortment, a best-in-class customer experience and excellent financial performance across all of Walmart’s eCommerce brands.

Your goal is to create the ultimate online destination for customers who turn to,, and Hayneedle to furnish & decorate their homes.

Challenges you’ll be tackling:

  1. Own your Category – end to end – across all our ecommerce brands
    You will be responsible for the financial performance, assortment, merchandizing and pricing of your category across our portfolio of brands
  2. Inspire entry-level category specialists as a key team member
    You will play a key role onboarding, training and coaching entry level Category Specialists – and will be expected to informally manage and mentor 1-3 Specialists soon after getting up to speed. You’ll be a leader in helping create a high-performance, fun-loving and happy team that sets the standard for the company. You’ll create clarity, generate energy, solve problems, help others, and push the paradigm of what a CS can accomplish.


  1. Work with product and marketing to build your brands and enhance the customer experience
    You will be working alongside embedded product, merchandising, marketing, and supply chain resources to determine what your category looks like, how products are sourced, found, displayed, and marketed to our customers across the USA.


  • Be an expert in all systems and processes required to manage your category
  • Own category financial targets, identify (and execute upon) levers to achieve those targets
  • Learn and understand current industry trends while continually evolving the category’s assortment strategy through in-market expertise, and close any assortment gaps
  • Own and optimize the product sourcing mix across manufacturers, distributors and third-party retailers
  • Begin to own vendor relationships autonomously
  • 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
  • Identify shopper experience and product work-flow enhancement opportunities and collaborate with product teams to execute
  • Collaborate with marketing teams around category promotions
  • Depending on the category and your readiness, you will act as a strong peer lead and begin to manage a small team of category specialists

 How you’ll know it’s right:

  • You’re looking to step up and love the thought of taking your experiences to the next level by learning and optimizing a new business in record time
  • You’re a future people leader and want to start developing training and management skills
  • Resilience and the drive to make an impact is part of your DNA; you crave accountability for the end to end operations of a Category
  • You’re someone who sets the standard for inclusiveness, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity on your current team, and are looked at by your peers as a key resource and teacher
  • Efficiency, productivity and optimization are hobbies, not theories you learnt in college
  • You geek out over nice furniture / mattresses / bedding and can get passionate about our vision of helping every American have access to high quality, stylish home furnishings at great prices


  • BA/BS degree, with 3-5 years of relevant professional experience within, but not limited to, an e-commerce or retail merchandising, category management, business development and/or strategy capacity at a top tier consulting or investment banking firm


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.

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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