Manager, Sourcing - Surety of Supply

Manager, Sourcing - Surety of Supply

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Research and Development
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1877753

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Manager, Sourcing- Surety of Supply 

 

 

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas 

 

 

About Surety of Supply: Surety of Supply supports efforts to reinvent who we partner with and how we work collaboratively to drive product availability over the long term. This role develops the capabilities and cross-functional alignment necessary to solve long term supply challenges through innovation, strategic partnerships, vertical integration, private-public collaboration, and beyond. 

 

 

You’ll Sweep us of our feet if you have…. 

 

  • 2+ years of experience in retail, corporate development, corporate strategy, investment banking, consulting, or CPG  

  • Strategic analysis, project management, and communication skills 

  • Experience executing cross-functional projects and skilled at influencing beyond immediate team 

  • Track record of demonstrating high levels of initiative, ownership, and thought leadership 

  • Experience building business cases with a focus on strong data gathering, analytics, and insight sharing 

 

 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Communicates with retail teams to align sourcing strategies, arrange buy trips, and manage critical issues during the order execution process. 
     
    Oversees factory capability and capacity, product quality, and on-time delivery. 
     
    Conducts supplier assessments and formulates the supplier matrix for an assigned category. 
     
    Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers. 
     
    Demonstrates awareness of trade and political issues for assigned geographies and incorporates into sourcing proposals. 
     
    Understands buying objectives and product specifications and communicates with suppliers. 
     
    Negotiates product and price and develops alternatives to achieve sourcing objectives. 
     
    Identifies and resolves pricing and factory issues with suppliers. 
     
    Partners with Merchandise Quality Engineers on problems related to quality. 
     
    Presents sourcing solutions that mitigate risks while maintaining profitability. 
     
    Collaborates cross-functionally with the various business partners and suppliers to understand business needs and priorities and develop optimal solutions to support. 
     
    Collaborates with the Global Supply Management team to align order strategy. 
     
    Leverages suppliers with different retail markets. 
     
    Mentors and guides team members with sourcing-related activities. 
     
    Understands supplier capabilities, capacity, and performance. Plans factory visits to monitor production and assess factory capacity. 
     
    Uses in-depth understanding of component pricing to provide cost-saving opportunities. 
     
    Actively participates in order placement decisions. 
     
    Leads sourcing initiatives/projects with cross-functional partners. 
     
    Provides coaching/guidance to team members on sourcing activities. 
     
    Continuously develops product and market knowledge and industry know-how. 
     
    Applies digitalization and new ways of working during sourcing activities. 
     
    Optimizes strategic sourcing and procurement processes. 
     
    Coordinates, completes, and oversees job-related activities and assignments by developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders; supporting plans and initiatives to meet customer and business needs; identifying and communicating goals and objectives; building accountability for and measuring progress in achieving results; identifying and addressing improvement opportunities; and demonstrating adaptability and promoting continuous learning. 
     
    Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by hiring and training; mentoring; assigning duties; providing recognition; and ensuring diversity awareness. 
     
    Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by implementing related action plans; utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy; and providing direction and guidance on applying these in executing business processes and practices. 

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 $70,000.00-$130,000.00

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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, Merchandising, Supply Chain or related area.
3 years’ experience in sourcing.
Bilingual in English and one or more language used to transact business in assigned country.
Project Management certification.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Experience in retail, manufacturing, or sourcing, Experience working for a retailer, or major brand, importer/agent serving a major retail customer

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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