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Merchandise Planning Manager

Company: Wal-Mart
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Merchandise Planning Manager

As a Merchandise Planning Manager, you'll help our customers live better every day by planning, forecasting, and budgeting for the products they rely on. The excitement of owning and developing recommendations while analyzing current and future product performance will help our 275 million global customers save more and live better. We're looking for your data-driven expertise in merchandise planning to partner with our businesses and guide a team to reach our goals. You'll be supported along the way by our planning team that's ready to help you to 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 love item level planning and forecasting
  • You have a knack for financial planning, financial modeling and budgeting
  • You're familiar with negotiating with buyers and suppliers
  • You have a great eye for turning complex data into visually pleasing information
  • You understand how to make recommendations that are customer centric
  • 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 - Collaborate closely with merchants, suppliers and the planning team.
  • Helping solve problems - Proactively drive change by deeply understanding the current challenges and create recommendations.
  • Letting your leadership abilities shine - Serving as a subject matter expert that others rely on for guidance and support.
  • Thinking and acting strategically - Combine data-driven analytics, trends, business intelligence and known upcoming changes to support forecasting.
  • 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.

www.careers.walmart.com

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 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.

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 2 years' experience in retail, merchandising, forecasting, or related area. OR 4 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, 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.

"I focus on continual improvement. Results don't just come, they happen from hard work and having great teams helping you along the way." - Dontai, Order Specialist/Process Manager

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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.

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