Senior Manager II, Product Development - Sam's Clu...

Senior Manager II, Product Development - Sam's Club (Evergreen)

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD466967

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

What you'll do...

At Sam’s Club, 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 Product Manager II of Apparel, your product development expertise will allow you to see the products you buy come to life in stores and online. Leveraging your skills in color/trend, market knowledge, quality and fit, you’ll make a direct impact on the business and help families all over the world save money and live better. Along the way, you’ll be guided by our deep-rooted culture and have the support and tools you need to do your job, learn, grow and succeed.

Our Private Brand Apparel business at Sam’s Club is a critical factor of why our members both join and renew their memberships. You’ll be responsible and be the point of contact for all product development decisions across Apparel. You’ll be responsible for growing private brand sales with emphasis on quality and customer experience for the Apparel business online and in-store to increase loyalty and conversion with the customer.

You’ll need to keep a pulse on trend and innovation and want to be first to market versus the competition. You’ll be responsible to work with cross functional team member’s including a Merchants, Sourcing, Quality and brand team.

What you’ll do…

As a Senior Product Manager of Apparel, you will lead apparel development, provide innovation and focus on quality to drive profitable growth, develop robust partnerships with suppliers, and use vision and creativity to impact the customer experience. 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 member mindset, influence, and a competitive spirit. You’ll use your executive presence to work with suppliers and cross functional team members at all levels and navigate interesting, complex challenges.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…

  • You’re customer-centric in spirit and in execution 
  • You have a competitive spirit of being in front of trend and innovation
  • You like digging into data and doing some analysis
  • You’re excited about solving complex challenges
  • You’re comfortable influencing others, leading teams, managing stakeholders, getting buy-in from leadership, and communicating clearly
  • You have a test and learn mentality and an agile way of working to improve your team’s products

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Developing strategy and growth of multiple subcategories by identifying relevant trends to meet diverse member needs
  • Growing your category: planning, budgeting, and driving growth for the category and establishing a comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Establishing and influencing high-visibility supplier relationships
  • Developing and managing new and existing product lines
  • 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 or related field and 4 years’ experience in product development or relevant area OR 6 years’ experience in product development or relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Masters: Business Administration

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, Brand Marketing, Merchandising); collaborating with Consumer Insights to test products; negotiating product specifications with the Merchant team; working with Brand Merchandising Managers to understand the critical needs of the Private Brands program; 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, member 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. Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning. Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness. Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy. Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.

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 or related field and 4 years’ experience in product development or relevant area OR 6 years’ experience in product development or relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Masters: Business Administration

About Sam's Club

Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.

Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.

Sam's Club 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.
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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
  • Free Membership and discounts in fresh produce
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Education Assistance from Live Better U - earn your degree for just $1 a day
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid time off - to include vacation, sick leave and parental leave
  • 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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