Planner - Sam's Club (Manager II, Merchandise Fina...

Planner - Sam's Club (Manager II, Merchandise Finance)

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Join Walmart | Sam’s Club as a Manager II, Merchandise Planning – Sam’s Club and your work could help over 295 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement.  From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life. 

The Planner – Sam’s Club leads team members in the planning and execution of the category team's financial plan by ensuring consistency in planning processes; applying best practices across category teams; preparing aggregate category team budgets; prioritizing projects and making tradeoffs in projects across subcategories to meet overall budget commitments; and providing guidance for making store-specific distributions.

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Being the CFO of your category by preparing financial analyses and reports to understand and explain business trends and performance.
  • Developing strong relationships with Merchandising and Allocation teams to build trust and influence decisions.
  • Developing monthly forecasts of all financial metrics inclusive of item level planning, annual operating plans, and financial line reviews with full item life cycle forecasting.
  • Running financial modeling to help merchandising partners make good decisions by providing input for business decisions by producing complex financial models that incorporate assumptions, expectations, and known risks
  • Supporting business cases and projects in support of the Merchandising team
  • Have strong executive presence with the ability to partner and challenge simultaneously

You will sweep us off our feet if…

  • You have demonstrated success with process improvement to identify and implement solutions while leveraging cross-functional teams
  • You have proven ability to manage work portfolio autonomously
  • You have the expertise to drive automation while ensuring quality
  • You possess natural curiosity to learn beyond the minimum requirements to perform role

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in Analytics, Planning, Business Management, Omni-Channel Merchandising, or a related area
  • 2+ years of experience supporting retail category teams cross functionally
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Detail and results-oriented with sense of urgency

Benefits & Perks

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people. 

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 Marketing or related field and 2 years’ experience in retail, merchandising, forecasting, or related area OR 4 years’
experience in retail, merchandising, forecasting, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Merchandise Planning Tools - Retail Link, Negotiating terms and costing, Supervisory experience

Masters: Business Administration

Primary Location...

2101 SE SIMPLE SAVINGS DR, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712-4304, United States of America

About Sam's Club

Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.

Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.

Sam’s Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Free Membership and discounts in fresh produce
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Paid education assistance with college degrees through our Live Better U program
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid time off - to include vacation, sick leave and parental leave
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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