Category Manager, Tools & Equipment

Category Manager, Tools & Equipment

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
  • Department Retail
  • Team Enthusiast and Professional
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1442646

What you'll do at

The Category Manager, Tools & Equipment is responsible for managing the success of a team that spans the commercial, industrial, scientific, and medical retail sectors.

We are looking for an exceptional Category Manager to grow a business by balancing levers across people management, merchandising, marketing, inventory management, and product technology to drive sales and profit results. Your ultimate goals are to:

  1. Build a strategy that will win market share
  2. Identify and develop talent within your direct reports
  3. Improve the overall customer experience within your department

In this position, you’ll get to…

  • Manage a business and 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
  • Develop our people and lead a team of category specialists, driving skill development growth & continuous learning across an entire direct report team
  • Give customers what they want and deliver best-in-class assortment & end-to-end customer experience in the market; you will partner with internal teams across Product, Engineering, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Care to deliver a world-class customer-centric shopping experience
  • Drive operating efficiencies to continuously improve processes, data integrity, and systems to deliver operating leverage

Additional Responsibilities

  • Develop assortment, pricing, merchandising, marketing & product strategies to deliver sales and profit goals while growing category market share
  • Drive a team of category specialists to execute your strategies & iterate as needed using effective communication & clear strategies
  • 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

About You

You’re a risk taker—a dreamer that delivers. You have big ideas and can implement them with a positive attitude. You pride yourself on being the first of your friends to know what’s happening in the world. You have a passion for innovation in eCommerce. You want to be a part of one of the fastest growing eCommerce companies in the world, where the only constant is change.

Functional Competencies:

  • Intellectually curious, energetic self-starter with a can-do attitude and high EQ
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated proficiency in general business disciplines
  • Comfort with ambiguity, ability to chase down information and bring structure to chaos
  • Confidence to manage up, secure buy-in from senior leadership, and navigate uncomfortable situations
  • Ability to grasp the big picture but also get into the weeds
  • Team player who can operate independently with minimal guidance and limited resources
  • Analytical and deductive reasoning skills
  • Stickler for process and organized project management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Power Point
  • Entrepreneurial mindset – belief in bold ideas and the power of creative thinking to get to “yes”
  • Deep passion for retail, eCommerce, and/or consumer technology
  • Great team player and collaborator

Interpersonal Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to effectively build and manage relationships
  • Proven strength in both oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations to senior management and large groups in a professional, concise and direct manner
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands for resources
  • Creative problem solver that can identify sources of information from disparate sources and deliver comprehensive, balanced & actionable analysis
  • Fundamentally kind to others

Leadership Competencies:

  • Ability to model Wal-Mart's three core values: respect for the individual, service to our customers, strive for excellence
  • The ability to anticipate business issues & influence managerial attention
  • Ability to clearly state the vision and then successfully translate that vision into executable steps

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, retail or related field and 4 years’ experience in business, retail or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • 6+ years of proven experience in merchandise, forecasting and/or 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 


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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