Merchandise Planning Specialist 3, Outdoor

Merchandise Planning Specialist 3, Outdoor

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Retail
  • Team Enthusiast and Professional
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1438257

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About the Role

Technology, social media and access to information have changed the game – informing customers’ purchasing decisions and allowing them to access and compare what they want with unprecedented flexibility and agility. Our customers want choice, ease, personalization and unlimited access and are also looking to us to hold true to our promise – Save money. Live better. 
 
The Walmart.com Merchandising Team is looking for individuals who can collaborate and thrive in a dynamic environment, demonstrate and foster innovative thinking, use and learn the latest tools and technology to analyze data and insights at scale, and – above all else – think everyday about how to best meet the needs of our customers.
 
As a Merchandise Planning Specialist, you are responsible for managing inventory and planning and forecasting for a merchandise category – ensuring business plans are a “win-win” for our customers and Walmart.com. Creativity and agility will be paramount as you identify retail trends and synthesize information from multiple touch points – providing financial plans and supporting business solutions in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment. 
You won’t do this alone. You will work within a world-class team of collaborative colleagues and have access to industry-leading merchandising tools and technology to help you analyze and interpret customer, partner, market, business and financial insights at scale. 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.
 
  • Assists in the development of and executes financial plans and forecasts for a merchandising category
  • Creates forecast parameters and modifications for a merchandise category
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Executes financial strategies and achieves financial results for a merchandising category
  • Executes the placement and validation of orders within merchandise categories
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions

 

Collaboration:

  • Collaborates with sub-category team members (category management, site merchandising) to understand and provide input into financial plans.

Demand Planning:

  • Coordinates and completes demand plans for sub-category suppliers/sellers; models future buying and inventory plans.
  • Assists in the development of buying and inventory strategies for the sub-category.
  • Analyzes seasonal inventory flow plans to ensure customer demand is met, and summarizes findings.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans

Financial Analysis:

  • Analyzes financial data (e.g., seasonal inventory flow plans, forecasts against actuals) for sub-category.
  • Summarizes key performance metrics (e.g., in-stock, inventory turnover, return on investment, sales, margin, channel mix) for sub-category.

Financial Planning:

  • Provides input into sub-category budgets, season buy plans and line review financials.

Forecasting and Financial Planning:

  • Creates forecast parameters and modifications and provides input into financial strategy for sub-category.
  • Monitors vendor/seller forecasts (for 1P and 3P). Identifies potential goals for category teams (e.g., category manager, site merchandising manager) based on forecasting. Implements new item/product forecasts.
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

Order Processing:

  • Assists in the placement and validation of orders within sub-category. Monitors orders to ensure proper quantity and pricing

People Development:

  • Coaches less experienced team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance.
  • Mentors less experienced team members.<li>Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in business or related field or equivalent experience
  • One year experience in finance, inventory replenishment, category management, site merchandising, pricing or related area

About Walmart.com

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.

About Walmart.com

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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