Manager II, Product Development, Seasonal Christm...

Manager II, Product Development, Seasonal Christmas – Trees and Lights

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD72193

What you'll do at

Manages product specifications through the entire product life-cycle to ensure quality and customer needs are met by collaborating with and updating internal and external partners to determine product needs, drive initiatives, resolve issues, and ensure alignment; conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details, specifications, and trends; reviewing and managing broad sample assortments; creating product specifications; submitting color, product components, and aesthetics for approvals; providing reports through the development, approval, and production process; 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. Manages department objectives and activities related to product strategies by conducting research to gain insight into current and future customer needs; analyzing data to determine impact to the business; streamlining processes for product development and delivery; aggregating research information to provide business intelligence; and communicating protocols to teams and making recommendations to senior leaders on new or enhanced product offerings. Manages communications with internal and external partners through multiple communication channels to drive product development initiatives by providing updates to cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on product development initiatives; identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle; investigating causes to ensure production timelines are met; performing root cause analysis to validate issues; recommending solutions to resolve issues; ensuring solutions are implemented; and updating information and communicating it to stakeholders. Manages sourcing activities to support business unit strategies by ensuring necessary sourcing documents are completed according to set timelines; validating data and documentation to ensure accuracy; working with cross-functional teams to ensure all necessary data points are attached to items to ensure accurate audit reporting; and assisting sourcing managers in completing special projects. Ensures products align with merchandising strategies by reviewing and assisting with the creative direction for new products; collaborating with merchants and providing advice related to product strategies; providing direction regarding product needs to drive financial performance; tracking performance metrics to ensure alignment with goals; evaluating the entire product life cycle to identify potential issues; working cross-functionally 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. 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 2 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area OR 4 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. Customer Service, Data Analysis and Insights, Microsoft Office, Product Development, Programming Language - VBA, Project Management, Statistical Programming Language - Structured Query Language (SQL), Supervising Associates

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field and 2 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area OR 4 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area.

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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"I have switched careers twice within Walmart and each time my leadership supported me in learning an entirely different business. "
— Scott, Senior 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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