Analyst II, Space Planning And Modular Development

Analyst II, Space Planning And Modular Development

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The Analyst II of Space Planning and Modular Development is a customer advocate identifying opportunities across large number of categories by analyzing Walmart’s assortment and making recommendations for improved customer experience. Your work resolving store remedy errors through root cause analysis and solution recommendations while suggesting process improvements with the broader team will not only support operations but also influence ongoing process enhancements. To ensure a smooth modular process, you will carry out modular execution tasks such as relay creation, managing modular turn in process from external category advisors, timely issue resolution to ensure adherence to schedule, and running diagnostics reports to confirm future modular efficiency goals are being met so we are making it easier for our customers to shop.

What you'll do...

  • Execute category modular assortments and design layouts by developing and validating the category purchase decision hierarchy tree; working with buyers to align modular development with overall category strategy; determining clusters of stores based on similar selling patterns; reviewing effectiveness of previous modular; creating predominant modular assortment and design layouts for categories; overseeing others in modifying predominant modular assortment and design layout based on individual store needs; and overseeing the process and accuracy of modular execution.
  • Implement modular cluster variations based on the modular layout template, assortment strategy, and merchandising rules by analyzing optimal item assortments; maintaining modular layout design; recommending alternate solutions when design integrity is compromised; preparing reports for use in the modular walkthrough; and developing the modular cover letter detailing strategy and execution instructions.
  • Implement strategic opportunities for assigned categories in the design and development of category modulars by reviewing internal and external data sources; compiling multiple data sources; identifying product and customer trends within categories; comparing Walmart and competitor data; and determining market gaps.
  • Implement modular relay process for assigned category by managing deadlines and expectations; carrying out tasks; communicating progress to management; collaborating with cross-functional teams and external partners to ensure completion of modular milestones according to timeline; organizing and participating in modular meetings; determining and recommending ways to address improvement opportunities; and escalating areas of opportunity throughout the relay process to ensure effective process management with internal and external partners.
  • Resolve escalated modular store remedy errors by researching remedy tickets to determine root cause; identifying possible solutions; evaluating possible solutions and determining final solution with the most impact; collaborating with cross-functional teams to determine implementation plans; implementing solutions to deliver buyer strategy and support sales; communicating solutions to stores; escalating issues to cross-functional teams as necessary; and communicating issues to teams to expedite future solutions.
  • Demonstrate up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…

  • You thrive in a team environment… able to influence larger decisions while learning more about the Walmart business and end-to-end processes
  • You’re great at communication… staying close to the process calendar and helping to hold internal and external partners accountable for deadlines and quality of work
  • You know big data… compiling multiple data sources into cohesive reports used to make data driven decisions that benefit our customers
  • You’ve got analytical skills… proficient with data analytics and visualization tools, such as: SQL, Google Big Query, Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, Looker, etc
  • You are a problem solver… assisting the team with ad hoc analyses deep diving Walmart’s unique category specific opportunities

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Providing data-driven insights to influence business tactics, strategies, and decisions made by merchants
  • Using a customer first approach to problem solving utilizing big data to create a better customer solution
  • Leveraging knowledge of multiple businesses by sharing overarching trends and opportunities with teammates and leadership
  • Identifying opportunities in omni assortment and operations and providing merchants with actionable omni metrics
  • Communicating effectively to achieve leadership support and influence cross-functional stakeholders
  • Performing business or statistical analysis to understand drivers of performance, predict outcomes, generate insights
  • Promoting and supporting company mission, values, & standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance; and utilizing and supporting the Open-Door Policy

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Design, Marketing, Mathematics, or related field OR 2 years’ experience in retail, replenishment, supplier sales, finance, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Microsoft Office, Retail Software Programs, Retail Store Design or Layout, Space Planning

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, 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

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