Senior Manager II, Product Development - Walmart ...

Senior Manager II, Product Development - Walmart (Beverage)

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD37060

What you'll do at

Manages the development of Private Brands products by collaborating and communicating with other business areas (for example, buyers, sourcing, suppliers) to develop products; identifying and addressing technical and consumer drivers of category success; establishing product and category priorities; allocating product development resources; planning, coordinating, and monitoring product development projects; ensuring products and categories meet company goals (for example, profits, sales, market share, customer experience) and brand identity; and coordinating senior management presentations by preparing professional and creative product presentations. Builds and achieves strategic objectives and initiatives to optimize lower prices by ensuring cost goals are met to remain competitively positioned; developing timelines with cross-functional teams (for example, Sourcing, Merchandising); collaborating with Consumer Insights to test products; negotiating product specifications with the Merchant team; and supporting and driving corporate sustainability initiatives that help drive cost and waste out of the supply chain. Selects and monitors suppliers for Private Brands programs by supporting cost negotiation with suppliers; working with merchants to ensure program will meet margin objectives; reviewing and assessing current supplier performance through an annual scorecard; monitoring the supplier matrix and product sourcing associates to ensure appropriate suppliers are selected; developing periodic audit plans to ensure quality; maintaining knowledge of total cost for pre-production to manufacture and ensure quality standards; sending strategic communication based on speed to market and supplier execution; and identifying and driving improvements in global procurement integration and execution. Provides general and area-specific technical support to the Private Brands team by developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external resources; responding to product inquiries (for example, nutrition, performance criteria, food safety); advising other business areas (for example, Sourcing, Quality) regarding product development (for example, supplier selection, product and packaging specifications, evaluation parameters, customer needs); developing product specifications; and ensuring that appropriate tolerances are incorporated into product specifications which balance member needs with manufacturing constraints. Identifies and develops business opportunities for the Private Brands portfolio by analyzing the Private Brands portfolio; monitoring and evaluating competitor and industry products; recognizing, analyzing, and prioritizing product opportunities; contributing to the product development infrastructure by identifying and recommending infrastructure tools (for example, facilities, product evaluation protocols) and improvements; and identifying and engaging companies to perform services. Preferred Qualifications: Beverage applications and development experience Plant and manufacturing experience 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 5 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related field OR 7 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related field. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Design, Direct Imports, Profit and Loss (P&L) Responsibility, Project Management, Supervising Associates

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field and 5 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related field OR 7 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related field.

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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— Hannah, Sourcing 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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