Senior Manager II, Merchandising Planning

Wal-Mart Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 1 month ago

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Senior Manager II - Merchandising Business Analytics

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make and drives us to create the future of retail.

In this role, you will be focused in on strategic planning (forecasting changing company needs), assessing business models, optimizing workflows and systems analysis. Part visionary and part strategist, you'll be the expert for your category and leverage the scale and access of the Walmart system to truly impact the business and the lives of millions of customers worldwide. Along the way, you'll be guided by our deep-rooted culture with the support and tools you need to do your best work.

What you'll do

Data and Digital Acumen: Leverage data analysis tools to explore 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.

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.

Omni Channel Customer Focus: Makes customer-centric recommendations and 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.

Budgeting: Develops and makes recommendations on 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 category budgets.

Business Management Decision Support: Owns and consistently updates projections of 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. Creates the distro for non-basic items aligned to catalogs.

Category Forecasting: Supports department-level financial forecasts.

Defines items requiring unit planning/ladder plan forecasts as needed. Supports forecasts at the category level (for example, sales, GP, inventory) for a moderately complex category.

Supports category-level forecasting by combining data-driven analytics, trends, business intelligence, known upcoming changes, and headwinds/tailwinds. Conducts unit-level planning and builds ladder plans.

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 category-level strategy and subcategory/fine-line strategy and makes recommendations to enhance effectiveness.

Cost and Term Negotiation Decision Support: Determines information needed for each negotiation dossier. Supports Buyer with supplier negotiations by providing relevant financial inputs and highlighting risks.

Feature and Promotion Management: Supports financial forecasts and makes recommendations for a moderately complex category.

Supports the determination of item quantities for features. Collaborates with merchant partners to determine feature strategy plan. Performs relevant system entry. Provides input on item selection.

Item Forecasting: Supports item-level forecasts for applicable items and non-replenishable/Private Brands.

Supports the enhancement of forecasting accuracy using automation as needed. Helps determine financial impacts of pricing actions and in-stock opportunities. Drives forecasting techniques. Supports decision on new item mod fill rate.

Line Reviews: Aligns with Omni partners online reviews.

Recommends process enhancements to line review processes to improve effectiveness. Ensures Campaign and Promotional Planning connectivity to line review for a moderately complex category. Identifies Costing Opportunities and provides recommendations to merchants (for example, smaller companies). Ensures Feature Planning connectivity to line review.

Modular Financial Modeling/Walkthrough Reporting: Supports item-level forecasts for modular walkthroughs.

Supports walkthroughs.

Supports the 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 chase/cancel merchandise. Identifies effectiveness, key actions, and get-well dates. Presents key financials metrics at modular walk-throughs. Tracks liability for modular ending lifecycle.

Recapping and Reporting: Supports category profit-and-loss review for a moderately complex 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 manager (DMM).

Strategic Initiative Decision Support: Forecasts quantities for selected items.

Determines distribution. Develops financial roll ups. Presents key financials metrics at AE walk-throughs.

Executes prioritized strategic initiatives from merchant leaders. Conducts 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.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field and 4 years' experience in retail, merchandising, forecasting, or related area. OR 6 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.

Negotiating terms and costing, Profit and Loss (P&L) Responsibility, Retail Link, Supervisory

Masters: Marketing

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.

"Working at Walmart is about being part of something bigger than yourself. The work we do impacts families and communities across the world." - Hannah, Sourcing Manager

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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