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Hoboken, NJ, USA    Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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This Is That Place where opportunity knocks. Our Walmart eCommerce team is obsessed with finding ways to help our customers live better, raising the bar for an entire industry along the way. Youll play a crucial role in shaping the future of shopping, working with crazy talented people in an environment that values kindness & transparency. With the energy of a startup & the scale of the Fortune One, its the ultimate innovators playground. Are you hungry to own your career & catapult ideas into action? Read on.

About the Role

Business Relationships:

  • Manages purchase orders with suppliers, buyers & other vendors for category
  • Pursues strategic partnerships with other brands & retailers for the category
  • Develops best practices for merchandising processes & vendor management.

Category Financials:

  • Creates regular sales reports that analyze category performance relative to overall business results
  • Reviews financial performance to determine item & category pricing
  • Tracks category performance against organizational financial targets (e.g., GMV & margin)

Category Tracking/Monitoring:

  • Enters & maintains SKUs for multiple products within category
  • Begins to understand category complexity & its impact on the level of oversight & management required
  • Manages & monitors onboarding & item set-up for a category, including setting up vendors, processing purchase orders & scheduling appointments with brands
  • Maintains product category data to determine conversion rates for category
  • Keeps up to date with product trends within category
  • Identifies opportunities to improve category performance
  • Masters multiple systems & sites required to maintain & enter SKUs


  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams across the organization (e.g., Inventory Management, Planning, Site Merchandising) to optimize product performance & develop new ideas
  • Maintains full knowledge of SKU overlap & impact on other areas of the business
  • Works with Site Merchandising to understand recommendations & analytics for the category
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise & applies this to the development, execution, & improvement of action plans

Empowering Others:

  • Empowers less experienced Category Specialists to execute their tasks & make decisions

Market Positioning & Analytics:

  • Manages analytics & reporting tools to evaluate product performance & make decisions about the category
  • Analyzes product margins & benchmarks for all category products to assess performance against competitors
  • Conducts recurring analysis to inform the category's strategic direction, including assortment, product sourcing & pricing
  • Models compliance with company policies & procedures & supports company mission, values, & standards of ethics & integrity

People Development:

  • Coaches less experienced team members & provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge & work performance
  • Mentors less experienced Category Specialists
  • Supports training & college recruiting for Category Specialists
  • Provides & supports the implementation of business solutions

Shopper/Customer Experience:

  • Monitors online presence for products in a category across multiple websites, including product presentation & content
  • Evaluates customer reviews, recognizes trends, considers recommendations from site merchandising & develops observations for assigned category
  • Identifies opportunities & implements tactics to optimize online customer experience & website usability for the category

Strategic Visioning:

  • Understands the vision of the category & how it connects to the organization's vision

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business or related field
  • Two years experience as a category specialist or in related area such as pricing, site merchandising, planning or inventory

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