Category Manager - Intimates

Category Manager - Intimates

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
  • Department Retail
  • Team Fashion
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1677411

What you'll do at

What you’ll do

As the Category Manager - Intimates, you are responsible for building & implementing the strategy for a high-growth department, leading & developing a team of category managers & category specialists through execution of that strategy and establishing efficient processes, milestones & tools for the total department. It's your job to ensure your team is efficient & effective as they develop a best-in-class assortment, deliver competitive pricing that lives up to our brand promise, create a high-converting customer experience and analyze marketplace trends to identify new opportunities for the future. Creativity and agility will be paramount as you identify retail trends and synthesize information and partnerships across multiple cross-functional touch points, providing goals, communicating business needs & driving solutions in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment.

You won't do this alone. You’ll 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.

Business Relationships:

  • Negotiates product costs, volume, etc. with brands for a highly complex category
  • Ensures proper distribution and pricing across warehouses and distributors for a highly complex category
  • Develops strategic partnerships with retailers for a highly complex category

Category Financials:

  • Supports GM in developing data-driven strategic business plan for a highly complex category with tangible execution steps
  • Manages budgets, sets priorities and implements savings opportunities
  • Ensures achievement of category financial targets (e.g. GMV and margin), and identifies (and executes upon) levers to achieve those targets
  • Supports GM in managing P&L

Category Tracking/Monitoring:

  • Manages all performance metrics for a highly complex category
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of all item set up to ensure product line is accurately depicted in multiple systems for sales tracking for a highly complex category
  • Monitors product and category performance to identify improvement area and develops plans to drive enhanced results;
  • Demonstrates expertise in multiple systems and sites throughout the category.

Change Leadership:

  • Encourages and helps others to improve on current ways of working, promotes new and innovative ideas and recognizes/rewards good ideas.


  • Maintains deep expertise of Inventory Management, Planning, and Site Merchandising as key to customer experience ownership for a highly complex category
  • Works with editors, writers and content sources to ensure category has the appropriate content, reviews and shop-ability features
  • Collaborates with marketing team around category promotions
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

Empowering Others:

  • Empowers associates within a highly complex category to execute their tasks and make decisions
  • Ensures business needs are being met

Market Positioning and Analytics:

  • Manages analysis for a highly complex category, including themes and competitive landscape, to stay on the cutting edge of product and eCommerce advancements impacting own category
  • Understands category site selection and product gaps in the category, works with team to close gaps
  • Continually evolves the category's assortment strategy and logistics experience

People Development:

  • Builds and leads a team to execute on business area or category objectives
  • Coaches team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance
  • Has performance and career development conversations
  • Maintains team motivation and engagement
  • Mentors Category Specialists
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Shopper/Customer Experience:

  • Ensures online presence supports desired shopper/customer experience for products within a highly complex category or one with high strategic importance across multiple websites, including product presentation, content, customer reviews and enhancements.

Strategic Visioning:

  • Defines success for a highly complex category and engages team to deliver business results consistent with category strategy; Works with GM to ensure vision and strategy are aligned with the broader organization
  • Supports GM with strategy development as needed

What you should have (Qualifications)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, retail or related field
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in business, retail or related field
  • Ecommerce experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years supervisory experience
  • Experience with a SKU intensive category



This Is That Place where opportunity knocks. Our Walmart eCommerce team is obsessed with finding ways to help our customers live better, raising the bar for an entire industry along the way. You’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of shopping, working with crazy talented people in an environment that values kindness and transparency. With the energy of a startup and the scale of the Fortune One, it’s the ultimate innovator’s playground.


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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