Analyst II, Merchandising Replenishment

Wal-Mart Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

  • Implements complex inventory strategies within categories by building forecasts to align with merchandising needs; validating and implementing new item forecasts; monitoring and calibrating store forecasts; and operating and manipulating office productivity software, statistical packages, inventory management systems, and ad hoc query tools.

  • Helps achieve financial results for merchandise categories by analyzing data and using bottom-up inventory planning to develop recommendations; analyzing seasonal inventory flow plans to ensure they meet customer demand and return-on-investment goals; participating in and managing cross-functional projects to meet strategic financial plans; leveraging analytics to influence decisions; modeling future inventory plans based on supplier capability; delivering key performance metrics and communicating objectives and results of financial and operational performance to internal and external management.

  • Ensures high quality customer service is being provided to stores by tracking and responding to store correspondence, remedy tickets, and calls; determining root cause; executing change forecasts; conducting research; identifying patterns in remedy tickets; identifying opportunities to improve existing processes; making recommendations for improving processes; and providing support to the stores for area of focus.

  • Assists with the execution of item-level replenishment for medium-complexity categories with limited scope by tracking modular set dates to ensure product alignment; understanding the buying strategy for each modular; understanding and accounting for specific item attributes and how those items arrive at the store; executing inventory strategies; partnering with suppliers on item specific information (for example, item deletes, item adds); and coordinating solutions for exceptions that fall within the business.

  • Manages process standardization by developing and managing best practices to create consistency and standardization of processes and deliverables; creating standardized operating procedures; developing training material; following up with stores to ensure consistency; developing a standardized way to track modular; and developing automated alerts.

  • 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.

As a Merchandising Replenishment Analyst, you will make a direct impact on our customers by ensuring the items they rely on us for are available when they need it. The excitement of implementing complex inventory strategies, forecasting and achieving financial results will help our 275 million global customers live better every day. We're looking for your excellent customer service, analytical mindset and passion for merchandising to support our goals. Along the way, you'll be guided by our deep-rooted culture and have the support and tools you need to do your job, learn, grow and succeed.

You'll sweep us off our feet if:

  • You jump at the chance to make customers smile

  • You're a naturally curious person that loves learning

  • You enjoy finding ways to do things more efficiently

  • You're familiar with inventory strategies, forecasting, and office productivity software

  • You have a great eye for analytics and financials

  • You understand item-level replenishment and buying strategies

  • You're organized, disciplined, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • You're stimulated by challenges and are ready to engage at Fortune 1 scale

You'll make an impact by:

  • Working as a team
  • Manage cross-functional projects to meet strategic plans, leverage analytics to influence decisions and model future inventory plans.
  • Helping achieve financial results
  • Analyze data and use bottom-up inventory planning to develop recommendations and analyze seasonal inventory flow plans to make sure they meet goals.
  • Ensuring high quality customer service
  • Partner with stores by tracking and responding to correspondence, determining issues, conducting research, identifying patterns and ways to improve processes.
  • Implementing complex inventory strategies
  • Build forecasts to align with merchandising needs, validate and implement new item forecasts and monitor and calibrate store forecasts.
  • Building strategic relationships
  • Maximize relationships with partners and key stakeholders. Build internal partnerships and support your businesses goals.
  • Operating with excellence
  • Set an example in managing to KPIs, delivering excellence, presenting at all levels, and developing yourself and others.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or related field OR 2 years' experience in supply chain, merchandising, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Masters, Masters: Business

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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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

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  • Explore

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  • 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

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