Senior Manager, Apparel Designer, Women's Footwear

Senior Manager, Apparel Designer, Women's Footwear

  • Location NEW YORK, NY
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Research and Development
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1818430

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Senior Manager, Design – Women's Footwear

Portfolio Required

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 Designer of Women's Footwear, you will be responsible for creating designs exclusively for Private Brands and develop trend strategies that support the Walmart Apparel Strategic Business Unit (SBU) merchandising goals. You will assure that Walmart’s private brand DNA/guidelines, trends, aesthetic/style, quality and value all support the customer’s needs and lead the market. You will be responsible for setting the brand’s seasonal fashion direction and align with broader Walmart strategies. You’ll help ensure merchant leadership is aligned with the creative direction and assortment.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if:

  • You enjoy building and developing private brand design strategy and execution, supporting long term business plans and executing prioritized strategic programs.
  • You understand and know how to build a winning brand aesthetic and DNA/guardrails
  • You are data savvy: you can analyze competition, customer behavior, industry trends, and the macro environment.
  • You are omni channel customer-focused: You make must be able to develop and execute a strategic vision, with a customer-centric approach while understanding customer behavior across channels, or within relevant channels.
  • You are tenacious, dedicated and thrive working with ownership, autonomy, and a healthy dose of competition.

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Brand Execution: Oversee all aspects of the brand including brand management, design, merchandising analytics, and storytelling. Lead the design vision, execution and identify of each brand, ensuring the merchant strategy and brand guidelines are followed to ensure a consistent design aesthetic on the floor and online. Be the key decision maker on brand’s aesthetic, design, silhouettes, and fabrics/materials. Responsible for translating the vision into a product by utilizing appropriate materials and a supply base to execute the collection. Strong collaboration and partnership with the Product Development and Sourcing team on supplier matrix, direct imports, competitive pricing, and supplier & factory relationships. Partner with marketing and brand services teams to ensure all cohesive brand vision is executed through all packaging, promotional materials.
  • Merchandising Differentiation and Competitive Advantage: Understanding the competitive landscape of the brand portfolio, determining competitive advantages, and developing a winning strategy. Developing and adapting to the ever-changing Omni retail environment. Continually offering new experiences to customers to increase Walmart's market and customer wallet share, as well as customer retention.
  • Partnership with Leaders: Partnering with other Senior Leaders to ensure Brand collections and strategy is in alignment with other business unit strategies (e.g., Operations; Replenishment, Marketing). Collaborating with omni Merchandising Operations teams to efficiently and effectively achieve Omni SBU Merchandising objectives.
  • Transformative Talent Development: In partnership with People Partner, developing a transformative talent strategy for Teams which clearly identifies the skills, experiences and competencies needed to transform the Design Team and establish the function as an industry leader for the future. Enables associate development and career growth while maintaining a High-Performance Culture.
  • Brand Customer Experience and Shopping Habits: Delivering world-class Walmart exclusive brand experiences across all channels (e.g., Walmart stores, Walmart.com) by offering private label collections of high-quality, high-value products. Providing a positive customer experience that results in increased sales, customer conversion, and customer satisfaction.

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

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

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You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

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For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

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Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

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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 a specific plan or program terms.

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For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

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The annual salary range for this position is $132,000.00-$264,000.00

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Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

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Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

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- Stock

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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 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.

Cross-functional project management, Master’s degree in liberal arts or relevant field.

Primary Location...

45 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010, 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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"Working at Walmart is about being part of something bigger than yourself. The work we do impacts families and communities across the world."
— Hannah, Sourcing Manager

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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