Senior Buying Manager-Fresh Bakery

Senior Buying Manager-Fresh Bakery

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD152285

What you'll do at

Manages budgets by determining necessary revisions to planner budgets; approving category and subcategory financial targets; comparing annual, monthly, weekly, and daily financial projections to actual results; requesting and reviewing analysis and reports from suppliers and cross-functional peers; addressing the root cause of deviations from projected plans; and reporting business risks and opportunities to senior management. Manages the development of strategy and growth of multiple formats and departments for large, complex, or high-risk categories and subcategories by staying current on customer and competitive trends; aligning and adapting strategies to meet the needs of the small formats; translating multiple category theory and strategy into tactical and actionable business plans; tailoring multiple category brands and assortments to meet diverse customer needs while working cross-functionally with core merchandising teams; reviewing pre- and post-modular financial results; identifying opportunities for additional marketing support to enhance return on investment; developing strategies for merchandising in-store presentation; and communicating business needs to senior management. Oversees and coordinates the execution and maintenance of inventory plans for highly complex or high-risk categories and subcategories by reviewing open-to-buy developments, updates, and recommendations; providing recommendations to guide merchandise flow and replenishment decisions at the store level; reviewing and approves markdown budgets and clearance plans; addressing discrepancies that deviate from established plans; reconciling differences of opinion related to sales and margin targets, markdown, or inventory strategy between key stakeholders; reviewing, approves, and monitors key seasonal business flow plans; partnering with merchandise operations to execute flow plans; and evaluating existing processes and opportunities. Directs new and existing product lines by presenting and supporting line review decisions; ensuring modular item assortment and design determinations are aligned with category, department, and division strategies, financial targets, and presentation expectations; setting base retail prices; and approving price tiers and price leadership items. Manages cross-functional buying matrix team by aligning subcategory team workload with modular relay timelines and strategies; reviewing and approving purchase plans; ensuring timely execution of business plans at the store level; reviewing and analyzing inputs and reports from team members; identifying merchandising issues; coordinating and leading team meetings to address merchandising issues and develop potential solutions; addressing unexpected or unusual circumstances that impact product availability or demand; and escalating issues to senior management as required. 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, Merchandising, or related field and 5 years’ experience in merchandising management, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area OR 7 years’ experience in merchandising management, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area. 2 years’ supervisory experience. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Leadership of cross-functional task forces or projects, Microsoft Office, Negotiating Skills Masters: Business Administration

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, or related field and 5 years’ experience in merchandising management, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area OR 7 years’ experience in merchandising management, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area. 2 years’ supervisory experience.

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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— Scott, Senior Manager

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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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