Planning Specialist, Home

Planning Specialist, Home

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
  • Department Retail
  • Team Home
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1500962

What you'll do at

As a Planning Specialist, Home you are a key thought partner for the category managers and are responsible for managing sales, profit and inventory plans for a merchandise category.  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.

Position Description:

  • Thought partner for Category Managers.
  • Analyzes performance against financial plans and forecast (sales by channel, profit, marketing) for category.
  • Summarizes key performance metrics (e.g., in-stock, inventory turnover, return on investment, sales, margin, channel mix).
  • Understands business drivers and seasonality of specific categories and items.
  • Provides input into category budgets, season buy plans and line review financials.
  • Identification of key items and suppliers, including forecast variance to inform Category Planning Manager.
  • Forecasts new and seasonal items, special buys and product launches.
  • Support OTB forecasting for category.
  • Coordinates and completes demand plans for suppliers and models future buying and inventory plans.
  • Assists in the development of buying and inventory strategies for the category.
  • Analyzes and communicates seasonal inventory flow plans to ensure customer demand is met.
  • Assists in the placement and validation of orders within a category for key items

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in planning, buying, replenishment, finance or related field required.
  • Advanced Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree.


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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