Analyst II, Merchandising Planning

Wal-Mart Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

  • Executes financial plans for merchandise categories by building partnerships with cross-functional specialists; preparing, revising, and executing subcategory budgets, seasonal buy plans, and line review financials; determining item and store feature quantities; conducting analyses to identify business drivers and levers; and developing and presenting financial recommendations to merchants.

  • Assists with category team profit and loss and financial forecasting by calculating and adjusting annual, monthly, weekly, and daily financial projections against actual results; conducting financial analyses and reports to understand and explain business trends and performance; and preparing and analyzing new item and merchandise line financial reviews.

  • Supports the continuous development of financial strategies and key event plans alongside category team by attending meetings with suppliers; modeling, analyzing, and evaluating the impact of key variables on subcategory performance and risk exposure; preparing and reporting category strategy templates to inform strategic decision-making; analyzing and reconciling financial results of modular changes; identifying discrepancies in financial results; executing actions to correct discrepancies; and ensuring the modular assortment mix aligns with financial goals of the category.

  • Supports the maintenance of inventory plans by ensuring inventory forecasts are current and accurate; maintaining markdown budgets; preparing and reporting recommended markdown actions to planning management; maintaining markdown action item list; executing markdowns in company information systems.

  • Demonstrates 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.

  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.

  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

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 Marketing or related field OR 2 years' experience in retail, merchandising, forecasting or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Merchandise Planning, Retail Software Programs

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.

"At Walmart, we get the opportunity to grow professionally and personally-all while improving how we work and what we deliver to consumers." - Lola, Project Analyst

Hello, NW Arkansas

With over 200 miles of trails, an emerging locally-sourced food scene, the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum-NWA has something for everyone.

Discover NW Arkansas

  • Art

Crystal Bridges Museum

Celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the beauty of art and the power of nature.

  • Culture

Walton Arts Center

Arkansas' premiere center for visual arts and entertainment.

  • Education

The Amazeum

An interactive children's museum that's fun for the whole family.

  • Commune

Botanical Gardens

42 acres of premiere public garden space.

  • Explore

Devil's Den State Park

Located on 2,500 acres, Devil's Den State Park is the perfect place to explore Arkansas' natural beauty.

  • come together

Fayetteville Square

The best of shopping and restaurants, right in the heart of Fayetteville.

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 One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

Frequently asked questions

  • On average, how long does it take to fill out an application?

On average, it takes 45-60 minutes to complete your application for the first time. Subsequent applications will take less time to apply as our system saves some of your application information. Please note that some positions require the completion of assessments in order to receive consideration for that role. Those would take additional time.

  • Can I change my application after submitting?

No, you cannot change your application after submitting, so please make sure that everything is finalized before you hit the submit button.

  • How do you protect my personal information?

Processing of information on paper is minimal, and Walmart processes application information using an applicant tracking system (ATS). Access to the data within the ATS is restricted to authorized personnel, and the system itself is held to high security standards by Walmart.

  • What are the recommended Internet Browsers for applying for open roles?
  • Internet Explorer 8.0+
  • Firefox 4.0+
  • Safari 4.0+
  • Chrome 12+

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