(USA) Director, Merchandising - Directed Spend

(USA) Director, Merchandising - Directed Spend

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Business Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1715467

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Merchandising Director – Directed Spend 

 

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 Merchandising Director, your expertise, collaboration and strategy will allow you to see the businesses you develop come to life in stores and online. Leveraging your advocacy and negotiation skills with the access and scale of the Walmart system, you’ll make a direct impact on the business and help families all over the world save money and live better. Along the way, youll be guided by our deep-rooted culture and have the support and tools you need to do your job, learn, grow and succeed. 

 

What you’ll do… 

As a Merchandising Director for Directed Spend, you will work across all facets of the business, including but not limited to operational excellence, category strategy, team management, business development, program implementation, and supplier negotiations. You will own and set the overall strategic operational direction for the business unit and align with broader Walmart strategies. You know your supplier and customer needs better than anyone else and are constantly thinking about what is next for your business. Your success requires tenacity, an analytical mindset, influence, collaboration, and a competitive spirit. You'll use your executive presence to work with suppliers and partners at all levels and navigate interesting, complex challenges. 

 

Note: At Walmart Directed Spend is a fintech payments technology that enables companies to substantiate specific SKUs as eligible with provided funds. This technology integrates incentive-based purchasing into existing shopping routines, which helps our customers save time and money by working with suppliers, payors and employers to fund these purchases that support a growing B2B2C market. 

 

You’ll sweep us off our feet if: 

  • You are highly organized, efficient, and adaptable. You have strong problem-solving and communication skills, swiftly addressing challenges through delegation and collaboration.  

  • You are a strategic thinker, able to analyze complex situations and devise innovation solutions to problems. You are proactive in anticipating potential obstacles and are dedicated to continuous improvement for your business, your team, and yourself.  

  • You enjoy owning and developing strategic plans for highly complex categories, supporting long term business plans and executing prioritized strategic programs. 

  • You are omni channel customer-focused, understand customer behavior across stores and eComm channels, and make customer-centric recommendations and decisions across all customer touchpoints.  

  • You guide suppliers, partners and your cross functional team in the development of customer focused journeys and products. 

  • You are a charismatic leader who articulates a clear and compelling vision, builds and maintains relationships to establish trust and credibility, and exudes an infectious enthusiasm that energizes and motivates others towards the common goal.  

  • You are tenacious, dedicated and thrive working with ownership, autonomy, and a healthy dose of competition.  

  • You are a people leader with a passion for developing and mentoring talent.  

 

You’ll make an impact by: 

  • Managing the P&L: you’ll manage your P&L and deliver on revenue and profit targets with a focus on maximizing customer retention and LTV for the overall business. 

  • Serving the customer: you’ll learn about the various systems and processes utilized to serve our customers, analyze the customer journey for business performance, and lead internal teams for prompt resolution in case of any issues   

  • Setting the strategy: you’ll pinpoint areas for improvement and efficiency, devise strategies to optimize client and customer experiences, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement measures that enhance service quality and improve business metrics.  

  • Building relationships: you’ll use your influencing and leadership skills to build cross-functional partnerships with suppliers, vendors, business partners and other Merchants to support the Directed Spend vision. 

  • Growing your business for stores and eComm channels: you’ll influence the program roadmap including strategy, prioritization, technology, governance, suppliers, resources, and budgets and will use a collaborative and innovative approach working with our Technology, Design, and Product Development teams to develop and launch new products and revenue streams across categories. 

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.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 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. careers.walmart.com

 

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no 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.

Leading cross-functional teams, Microsoft Office, Negotiating with third-party suppliers

Masters: Business Administration

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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?

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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

Hello, NW Arkansas

With over 200 miles of trails, an emerging locally-sourced food scene, the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum—NWA has something for everyone.

Discover NW Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas
NWA Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • 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 One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

Recently viewed jobs