Category Manager, Grocery - Emerging Categories

Category Manager, Grocery - Emerging Categories

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
  • Department Retail
  • Team Everyday Living
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1393557

What you'll do at

You'll be responsible for leading a team of category specialists and ensuring that your product category has a market-leading assortment, excellent financial performance and a great shopper experience

About the Job

We are looking for a strategic, collaborative, and passionate individual to manage emerging categories within our Retail Category Team in our Hoboken, New Jersey office. Each member of the Category Management Team acts as the business manager of part of the catalog, and is responsible for assortment, financial performance, merchandising, pricing and collaborates with our Partner Management arm to support account performance. 

The Manager, Category Management will be based in our HQ office in Hoboken and responsibilities will span Walmart and Responsibilities include:

  • Determining which new categories to develop
  • Developing new categories from zero to fully mature
  • Continually evolve the category’s assortment strategy through in-market expertise
  • Own and optimize the product sourcing mix across manufacturers, distributors and third-party retailers
  • Own category financial targets (e.g. GMV and margin), and identify (and execute upon) levers to achieve those targets
  • Manage on-site product presentation and catalog data, and drive requirements into the search and browse experience – Taxonomy, Navigation, Tagging, Attributes
  • Identify shopper experience and product work-flow enhancement opportunities and collaborate with product teams to execute
  • Collaborate with Jet’s marketing team around category promotions

About You

  • BA/BS degree, with 7 - 10 years of relevant professional experience within an e-commerce or retail merchandising, category management, business development and/or strategy capacity
  • Passion for eCommerce and for Walmart's and Jet’s mission
  • Ability to build a data-driven strategic business plan with tangible execution steps
  • Demonstrated ability to form long-term strategic business relationships, and comfort engaging with senior executives
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities simultaneously, work independently, and drive projects to completion with minimum guidance and high attention to detail
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of online/offline retail or consumer internet technologies 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 reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

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