Category Manager, Kitchen Tools & Gadgets

Wal-Mart Hoboken , NJ 07030

Posted 1 week ago

About the Role

Business Relationships:

  • Manages relationships with key strategic suppliers for a category with few complexities

  • Negotiates product volumes, costs, and terms with vendors for a category with few complexities

  • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals

Category Financials:

  • Builds a data-driven strategic business plan with tangible execution steps for a category with few complexities

  • Develops and communicates budgets

  • Manages P&L for business area or category

  • Maintains overall responsibility for meeting financial targets (e.g. GMV and margin), and communicating (and ensuring the team executes upon) levers to achieve those targets

Category Tracking/Monitoring:

  • Provides guidance and strategic direction regarding tracking and monitoring performance for a category with few complexities based on broad industry and organizational knowledge

  • Maintains overall accountability for category performance across multiple sites

Change Leadership:

  • Creates momentum and excitement for change

Collaboration:

  • Collaborates with product teams to establish the site as a best-in-class leader within its product categories for a category with few complexities

  • Partners with merchants to determine how to expand category through existing vendor relationships

  • Coordinates with brick and mortar store representatives and merchants who own Walmart US relationship for products in a category with few complexities to drive sales and margin growth through the omni-channel

  • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics

  • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce

  • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals

Empowering Others:

  • Supports a favorable environment in a category with few complexities in which managers are empowered to lead and execute on the category's strategy and objectives

Market Positioning and Analytics:

  • Directs the analysis of key market and product positioning information for a category with few complexities and builds expertise across retailer/brand dynamics, shopper requirements, competitor site benchmarking, etc.

  • Reviews and develops plans for category success based on analysis

  • Determines category assortment and strategy/market positioning across multiple websites and drives continuous improvement through strategic partnerships with retailers and brands

  • Advises on best way to optimize product sourcing mix.

People Development:

  • Ensures associates are receiving learning and development opportunities (e.g. training, mentoring) for the good of the associate and Walmart

  • Coaches team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance

  • Mentors Category Managers and less experienced associates

  • Provides overall direction

Shopper/Customer Experience:

  • Provides strategic advice and guidance to Category Managers regarding online presence for categories with few complexities

  • Recommends enhancements based on industry and organizational knowledge and best practices

Strategic Visioning:

  • Develops comprehensive strategy for a category with few complexities to drive growth of the business or category

  • Translates vision and strategy into action to motivate and inspire own team (including Category Managers) to drive key levers impacting category excellence

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, retail or related field
  • 5 years experience in category management, pricing, site merchandising, planning or inventory planning or related area OR 7 years of experience in business, retail or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years supervisory experience

About Walmart.com

The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world's largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options

  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents

  • Associate discounts in-store and online

  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more

  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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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