Category Manager, Home

Category Manager, Home

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Retail
  • Team Home
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1938514

What you'll do at

About the Role

Business Ownership:

Manages P&L, strategy and vision for a moderately-to-highly complex category, establishing goals, managing budgets, setting priorities and implementing 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 developing data-driven business plans with tangible execution steps and supporting broader P&L.

Manages analysis for category, including themes, assortment and competitive landscape, to stay on the cutting edge of product and eCommerce advancements impacting own category. Continually evolves the category's assortment strategy and logistics experience.

Category Tracking/Monitoring:

Manages all performance metrics; oversees the creation and maintenance of all item set up to ensure product line is accurately depicted in multiple systems for sales tracking, maximized conversion and optimal customer experience. 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.

Team Leadership:

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. Empowers associates to execute their tasks and make decisions. Ensures business needs are being met.

Business Relationships:

Builds and maintains relationships with key brands and suppliers to build a complete assortment with compelling value.  Negotiates product costs, volume, and ensures proper distribution and pricing across warehouses and distributors.  Builds and maintains relationships with key internal cross-functional partners to create optimal end-to-end experience for customer. Develops deep expertise in inventory Management, Planning, and Site Merchandising and leverages cross-functional partners in those areas to drive business needs.

Shopper/Customer Experience:

Ensures online presence supports desired shopper/customer experience for products within category across multiple websites, including product presentation, content, customer reviews and enhancements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, retail or related field
  • 5+ years experience in business, retail or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • 8-10 years 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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