(USA) Manager I, Inventory Optimization and Planning

(USA) Manager I, Inventory Optimization and Planning

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Job Function Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD861845

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Supply Chain and Operations: Possess Knowledge of: Common activities and tasks performed in Supply Chain and operations functions; generalcompliance, regulatory, and safety guidelines; process flows between functions. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Addressesefficiency breakdowns related to Supply Chain and Operations (for example, supplier service, delivery schedules, inventory levels/flow packaging,merchandise display standards, item placement, other merchandise related factors). Provides performance feedback and recommendations onprocess improvements to suppliers. Drives consistent communication in order to understand potential breakdowns in supplier logistics. Coordinateswith Supply Chain partners to understand and solution network capacity, transportation, and other logistics issues. Facilitates interrelationships andinformation sharing between Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Operations partners. Take actions to address shrink and waste through collaborationwith partners. Performs root cause analysis on quality issues in partnership with functional partners and develops solutions. Analyzes impacts to theprofit-and-loss statement of various actions taken to improve Supply Chain and Operations efficiencies. Digital Literacy and Analytics: Possess Knowledge of: Technologies, techniques and digital practices for the evaluation of business performance data;ability to analyze business performance using advanced statistical methods to justify and drive future business planning decisions. To be able to carryout the following responsibilities: Analyzes merchandise sales data and metrics (for example, item/category/department sales, turns, instock) usingappropriate tools, dashboards, and data sources in order to extract relevant information. Develops insights and take actions based on pertinent data.Leverages data to inform item decisions (for example, pricing, markdowns, quantities) and corrective actions. Collects and analyzes industry andcompetitor data (for example, competitor sales results, trade surveys, data firm reports). Adapts strategies to leverage industry trends. Providesfeedback to cross-functional partners on the relevance of industry data sources. Analyzes alternative and emerging data sources (for example, searchengine results, external research publications). Incorporates emerging data sources into analyses as appropriate. Leverages data analysis tools toexplore complex data sets, develop and test hypotheses, use data to influence strategic work, and build, present, and apply insights to decision makingprocesses. Identifies the need for new tools or information sets. Strategic Acumen: Possess Knowledge of: Member buying behaviors across channels; Channel specific consumption trends; Key Memberexperience touchpoints across channels; Member feedback collection techniques. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Understandscustomer behavior (for example demand trends, buying behaviors) across channels and within specific channels. Monitors customer feedback, itemreviews, and alternate information channels (for example, social media). Interprets customer data (for example, purchase frequency, NPS, customersatisfaction), shares findings, and develops plans for improvement with cross-functional partners, peers, and leaders. Identifies opportunities topursue new items and categories and improve customer experiences. Researches industry and macroeconomic trends (for example, commodityprices, unemployment rates, purchasing power) and changes in competitor strategies and offerings. Communicates findings and insights to cross functionalpartners, peers, and leaders. Weighs the pros and cons of channel strategies for items within the assortment. Reviews the financialimplications (for example, shipping and packaging costs) of item channel availability. Maintains open communications with peers and cross-functionalpartners to understand opportunities to coordinate strategic decisions and simplify ways of working. Financial Management: Possess Knowledge of: Principles and methodology of finance management; tools and processes needed to managefinancial assets and liabilities throughout the organization. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Understands the elements of profit-and-loss statements. Derives insights and researches opportunities to take corrective actions. Supports the development of business cases andrecommendations to deliver projected returns on investment or cost savings. Conducts hindsight analysis as needed. Reviews in-season reportingand financial results for key seasonal events. Coordinates with cross-functional partners to determine financial plans and inventory purchaseamounts. Allocation Quality: Possess Knowledge of: Over-supply and out of stock management processes; allocation performance standards; order qualityguidelines. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Working closely with Supply Planning teams, monitors freight arrival to distributioncenters and clubs and executes allocations to clubs. Provides recommendations on allocation changes. Performs final checks to capture issues withsystem-generated allocation quantities. Develops allocation strategies which leverage plans and feedback from Merchant teams, Finance, SupplyChain Operations, Integrated Planning, and Club Operations. Conducts analyses and modeling to determine allocation strategies aligned to thedistribution center and club needs. Inventory Management: Possess Knowledge of: Inventory compliance goals and KPI objectives; root cause analysis processes; inventorymanagement policies. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Recommends and develops inventory policies to standardize and optimizeinventory flow and competing service level costs in the network. Provides advanced analytical support to the wider replenishment team, incorporatinginventory and supply chain plans. Communicates performance data on compliance goals and key performance indicator objectives to leadership andkey stakeholders. Creates and communicates weekly and monthly reporting for business initiatives. Business Process Improvement: Possess Knowledge of: Business Process Improvement methodologies; data gathering processes; changemanagement techniques. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Suggests ways to reduce variation and/or waste in processes. Participates in requirements analysis for process changes. Illustrates problems, opportunities, and methods to improve existing business processes.Helps evaluate factors to address in the change program. Gathers data for use in the analysis of business processes. Product Development: Possess Knowledge of: Product Roadmap development techniques; Roadmap presentation; Features and Items forroadmaps; Business understanding; Product Development Lifecycle. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Owns a simple customerproblem and/or requirements/needs for the product. Owns the product discovery process (for example, cadence, feedback, iteration, backlogmanagement) for a simple customer problem. Builds and owns a simple product roadmap with proper phasing. Communicates the product roadmapto cross-functional partners and stakeholders, leveraging elements (for example, PRDs, whitepapers). Independently (or with minimal guidance)conducts activities for product/feature analytics with an understanding of simple trends/insights. Creates customer profiles/user personas andcommunication plans identifying why, what, when, who, how for all stakeholder communications. Leverages technical knowledge to driveefforts/outcomes for a simple product. Leverages domain knowledge to demonstrate leadership in driving complex efforts/outcomes for a segment.Independently and pro-actively understands, builds, and maintains customer connections. Live our ValuesCulture Champion• Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.Servant Leadership• Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.Embrace ChangeCuriosity & Courage• Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.Digital Transformation & Change• Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.Deliver for the CustomerCustomer Focus• Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans.Strategic Thinking• Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.Focus on our AssociatesDiversity, Equity & Inclusion• Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.Collaboration & Influence• Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.Talent Management• Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

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., Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field or 2 years of experience in Supply Chain, Data Engineering, Operations Research or Analytics
Option 2: 4 years of experience in Supply Chain, Data Engineering, Operations Research or Analytics

5 years’ experience in Advanced Microsoft Office, database and visualization platforms (one or more of Power BI, Tableau, SQL, Python, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Inventory planning, replenishment, allocation, purchasing, or related field

Primary Location...

2101 SE SIMPLE SAVINGS DR, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712-4304, United States of America

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
  • Paid education assistance with college degrees through our Live Better U program
  • 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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