Product Development Specialist - Accessories

Product Development Specialist - Accessories

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD05417

What you'll do at

Supports the development and validation of product specifications through the entire product life-cycle to ensure quality and customer needs are met by collaborating with and updating internal and external partners to determine product needs, drive initiatives, resolve issues, and ensure alignment; conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details and specifications and trends; reviewing and managing broad sample assortments; creating product specifications; submitting color, product components, and aesthetics for approvals; providing reports through the development, approval, and production process; identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle; performing root cause analysis and communicating findings; recommending solutions to resolve issues; performing visual in-store review of items to identify variances; and evaluating products against specifications. Communicates with internal and external partners through multiple communication channels to drive product development initiatives by providing updates to cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on product development initiatives; identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle; investigating causes to ensure production timelines are met; performing root cause analysis to validate issues; recommending solutions to resolve issues; ensuring solutions are implemented; and updating information and communicating it to stakeholders. Compiles research findings related to product development by performing visual in-store review of items to identify variances; conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details and specifications and trends; communicating findings to relevant teams; and making recommendations to senior leaders using multiple data sources to drive improvements. Executes sourcing activities to support business unit strategies by ensuring necessary sourcing documents are completed according to set timelines; validating data and documentation to ensure accuracy; working with cross-functional teams to ensure all necessary data points are attached to items to ensure accurate audit reporting; and assisting sourcing managers in completing special projects. Analyzes data and provides insights to support business decisions and strategies by conducting ad hoc analyses based on business needs; gathering data from internal and external sources; consolidating data into a meaningful data set; analyzing data to determine impacts of decisions; identifying trends and gaps in the market, industry, and business strategies; developing analytical and statistical models to predict future category performance and market dynamics to determine impact of proposed solutions; consolidating findings and identifying solutions with the biggest impact to the company; developing and presenting recommendations based on analysis and trends; and providing data to internal teams to inform negotiations with suppliers. Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales. Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities. Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices. Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field OR 2 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Customer Service, Data Analytics, Microsoft Office, Sourcing, Working on cross-functional teams or projects

Minimum Qualifications

Working on cross-functional teams or projects; Microsoft Office; Customer Service; Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field OR 2 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area.; Data Analytics; Sourcing

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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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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