Manager II, Merchandising Business Analytics

Manager II, Merchandising Business Analytics

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD867396

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

This role supports efforts to reinvent who we partner with and how we work collaboratively to drive surety of supply over longer time horizons, defining a bolder fresh sourcing approach that transcends traditional category boundaries and actions, and seeking innovative approaches or partnerships to reimagine Walmart Surety of Supply. We will focus on developing the capabilities and cross-functional alignment necessary to propel the Surety agenda forward.

You'll make an impact through...

Cost and Term Negotiation Decision Support: Supports buyer with supplier negotiations by providing relevant financial inputs and highlighting risks. Helps determine information needed for each negotiation dossier.
Feature and Promotion Management: Supports the determination of item quantities for features. Supports merchant partners with analysis on prior feature execution and relevant trends. Provides input on item selection.
Product Development Financial Modeling: Owns guidance on points of distribution and financial impacts of product development issues once units have hit the stores. Oversees unit-level projections as components of Product Development.
Budgeting: Develops and makes recommendations on department/category/subcategory/fine-line financial targets. Builds category-level bridge plans for a moderately complex category. Enters budget information into the planner financial system for department/category budgets.
Business Management Decision Support: Owns and consistently updates projections of department, category, and subcategory-level forecasts for a moderately complex category and aligns forecasts with cross-functional team input and discussion. Drives discussion in Open to Buy (OTB )/30-60-90 meetings on category business drivers, opportunities, key action plans, and get-well dates. Owns markdown management. Performs vendor analysis (for example, Joint Business Planning) in preparation for negations and Top-to-Top meetings. Executes TAB coverage. Create the distro for non basic items aligned to catalogs. Owns daily profit-and-loss tracking and review.
Category Forecasting: Supports department-level financial forecast. Builds month-end profit-and-loss review content to present in meetings with leadership. Supports forecasts at the category level (for example, sales, GP , inventory) for a moderately complex category. Supports department/category-level forecasting by combining data-driven analytics, trends, business intelligence, known upcoming changes and headwinds/tailwinds.
Category/Assortment Strategy Decision Support: Owns and develops recommendations for department/category-level strategy for a moderately complex category and supports execution. Collaborates with buyer to develop department/category/subcategory/fine-line strategy and makes recommendations to enhance effectiveness. Advises on omni assortment strategy based on insights.
Data and Digital Acumen: Leverages data analysis tools to explore moderately complex data. Develops and tests hypotheses. Builds and presents insights using visualization tools. Uses visualization tools to represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of own work.
Modular Financial Modeling/Walkthrough Reporting: Supports walkthroughs. Supports identification of mods to be used to build line reviews and supports adjustments based on post-mods analysis. Makes recommendations to buyers . Performs and drives post-modular performance analysis and reporting on merchandise and in-stock opportunities. Identifies effectiveness, key actions, and get-well dates. Presents key financials metrics at modular walkthroughs. Tracks liability for modular ending lifecycle.
Omni Channel Customer Focus: Makes customer-centric recommendations/decisions across all customer touchpoints. Constantly incorporates applicable and actionable customer feedback to improve function effectiveness. Understands customer behavior across channels, or within relevant channels (for example, demand trends, buying behaviors, consumption patterns around SKUs). Anticipates customer trends and influences customer demand through deep understanding of customer requirements and depth of category vision.
Recapping and Reporting: Supports department/category profit-and-loss review for a moderately complex department/category. Conducts ad hoc analysis as needed and resolves conflicts over prioritization with leaders. Supports hindsight analysis as needed for categories. Provides In-Season reporting and analysis for Key Seasonal Events . Builds department-level Quarterly Business Review with risk/upside ranges with input from category teams and Divisional Merchandising Managers (DMM ).
Strategic Initiative Decision Support: Determines distribution. Develops financial roll ups. Presents key financials metrics at AE walkthroughs. Executes prioritized complex, strategic initiatives from merchant leaders. Conducts complex analysis to support strategic initiatives and provides input on actionable insights stemming from analysis.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if you…

· 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; support and align efforts to meet customer and business needs; and build commitment for perspectives and rationales.

·Provide and support the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identify business needs; determine and carry out necessary processes and practices; monitor progress and results; recognize and capitalize on improvement opportunities; and adapt to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.

· Model compliance with company policies and procedures and support company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; use the Open Door Policy; and demonstrate and assist others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

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. 

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., Bachelor's degree in Business, Analytics, Statistics, or related field and 2 years’ experience in data analytics, project management, business, or related area. OR 4 years' experience in data analytics, project management, business, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Statistical programming languages

Masters: Analytics, Masters: Business

Project Management - Project Management Professional - Certification, Six Sigma - Certification

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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