Category Manager - Crafts

Category Manager - Crafts

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
  • Department Retail
  • Team Entertainment
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1861166

What you'll do at


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. Are you hungry to own your career and catapult ideas into action? Read on.

About the Job

Business Relationships:

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

Category Financials:

  • Supports GM in developing data-driven business plan for a low-to-moderately 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 low-to-moderately 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 low-to-moderately 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 working knowledge of Inventory Management, Planning, and Site Merchandising as key to customer experience ownership for a low-to-moderately 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
  • Coordinates, completes, and oversees job-related activities and assignments

Empowering Others:

  • Empowers associates within a low-to-moderately complex category to execute their tasks and make decisions
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

Market Positioning and Analytics:

  • Manages analysis for a low-to-moderately 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
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Shopper/Customer Experience:

  • Ensures online presence supports desired shopper/customer experience for products within a low-to-moderately complex category across multiple websites, including product presentation, content, customer reviews and enhancements.

Strategic Visioning:

  • Defines success for a moderately 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, retail or related field OR 4 years of experience in business, retail or related field


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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