(USA) Senior Manager, Product Development - Pantry

(USA) Senior Manager, Product Development - Pantry

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Research and Development
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1787589

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Senior Manager Product Development – Pantry

What you'll do...

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make to create the future of retail, from responsible sourcing to sustainability – and everything in between. 

As a Senior Manager Product Development, you will develop items for some of the biggest and most customer focused brands in the world.  You will develop, monitor and manage product specifications through the product life-cycle to ensure quality and customer needs are met by collaborating with internal and external partners to determine product needs, drive initiatives, resolve issues, and ensure alignment. You know your supplier and customer needs better than anyone else and are constantly thinking about what is next for your business. Success in this role requires tenacity, a customer first mindset, ability to collaborate and influence, and a competitive spirit. You’ll use your executive presence to work with suppliers, WM customer insights and cross functional team members at all levels.

We are looking for the following…..

  • You have Product Development experience in Food
  • You’re customer-centric in spirit and in execution 
  • You are focused on creating and delivering quality, consistent products
  • You have a competitive spirit of being in front of trend and innovation
  • You’re excited about solving complex challenges
  • You’re comfortable influencing others at all levels, leading teams, managing stakeholders, getting buy-in from leadership, communicating clearly, driving alignment with decision makers
  • You like digging into data and doing some analysis, doing deeper dives into your categories and your customer
  • You have a test and learn mentality and an agile way of working to improve your team’s products and ensuring our Private Brand guardrails are being adhered to

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Ensuring product solutions align with merchandising strategies by guiding the creative direction for new products; collaborating with merchants and providing advice related to product strategies, and providing direction regarding product needs to drive our Private Brand financial performance and our Brand growth
  • 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
  • Benchmarking within the industry to identify trends and opportunities to grow profit and sales; and communicating protocols to teams and making recommendations to senior leaders on new or enhanced product offerings and by following our Private Brand process to ensure Quality, Legal and Compliance objectives are met
  • Working cross-functionally, with our 3rd Party Agencies and with our Supplier partners to develop options to address issues; resolving issues to minimize business disruption and ensure products are delivered on time; and ensuring communication with internal and external partners to drive product development initiatives
  • Always looking for creative ideas to drive business improvements, innovation, and customer experience

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.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field and 4 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or
related area OR 6 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.

Application development experience with emphasis on VBA and SQL programming languages, Creative design software, Financial modeling, Leading and completing cross-functional projects, Manufacturing, product development, or packaging, Microsoft Office, Supervisory

Masters: Arts, Masters: Business, Masters: Science

Project Management - Project Management Professional - Certification, Six Sigma - Certification

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.
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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
  • 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.

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