Category Manager, Rugs

Category Manager, Rugs

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Retail
  • Team Home
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1201401

What you'll do at

The Category Manager is the CEO of a fast-growing, trend-driven business and will determine which levers across merchandising, marketing and product technology to drive GMV and profit results. Your ultimate goal is to build a strategy that will win market share, identify and develop talent within your direct reports & closely track your suite of products – determining competitive pricing that lives up to our brand promise, analyzing marketplace trends to identify new opportunities for the future, improving the customer experience through findability & securing marketing support for your key iniatives. 
Challenges you’ll be tackling:
  • Your job is to bring the “art” to the “science” – using your intuition and expertise fueled by data, analytics and, above all, a passion for helping our customers save money and live better.
  • Lead team of category specialists, driving skill development growth & continuous learning across entire direct report team.
  • Deliver best-in-class assortment & end-to-end customer experience in the market.
• Develop assortment, pricing, merchandising, marketing & product strategies to deliver to sales & profit goals & grow market share for your category.
• Drive team of category specialists to execute your strategies & iterate as needed, using effective communication & clear strategies.
• Determine white space in assortment/brands & secure partnerships to cover these using national brands or private brand partners.
• Own vendor relationships & strategically drive vendors to create unique assortments, deliver best-in-market pricing & ensure fast delivery. 
• Build aspirational product stories & marketing assets, working with marketing partners to build traffic drivers for distinct customer profiles.
• Build best-in-class item content for entire assortment through efficient item set-up management.
How you’ll know it’s right:
  • If you possess a unique combination of business acumen, product knowledge, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities….
  • If you can drive results and solve problems in fun and creative ways…
  • If you understand that without risk there is no reward…
  • If you want to be a part of one of the fastest growing ecommerce companies around where the only constant is change…

Minimum Qualifications

• 6+ years of proven experience in merchandise, forecasting and product selection
• 4-5 years managing an ecommerce business, with specific experience related to marketing and site optimization
• 2-3 years developing strong business relationships with vendors and industry leaders
• 1-2 years’ experience managing and maintaining an open-to-buy
• Undergrad from top tier school, MBA preferred


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 reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

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