Senior Manager II - Space Planning and Modular Development
At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make and drives us to create the future of retail. In this role, you will be focused in on strategic planning (forecasting changing company needs), assessing business models, optimizing workflows and systems analysis. Part visionary and part strategist, you’ll be the expert for your category and leverage the scale and access of the Walmart system to truly impact the business and the lives of millions of customers worldwide. Along the way, you’ll be guided by our deep-rooted culture with the support and tools you need to do your best work.
What you'll do
Directs category modular assortments and design layouts by validating the category purchase decision hierarchy tree; working with buyers to align modular development with overall category strategy; determining clusters of stores based on similar selling patterns; reviewing effectiveness of previous modular; creating predominant modular assortment and design layouts for categories; overseeing others in modifying predominant modular assortment and design layout based on individual store needs; and overseeing the process and accuracy of modular execution.
Manages the strategy around modular cluster variations based on the modular layout template, assortment strategy, and merchandising rules by analyzing optimal item assortments; maintaining modular layout design; recommending alternate solutions when design integrity is compromised; preparing reports for use in the modular walkthrough; and developing the modular cover letter detailing strategy and execution instructions.
Identifies strategic opportunities for multiple categories in the design and development of category modulars by reviewing internal and external data sources; compiling multiple data sources; identifying product and customer trends within categories; comparing Walmart and competitor data; and determining market gaps.
Directs modular relay process for assigned category by identifying priorities, deadlines, and expectations; managing the carrying out of tasks; communicating progress to management; collaborating with cross-functional teams and external partners to ensure completion of modular milestones according to timeline; organizing and participating in modular meetings; determining and recommending ways to address improvement opportunities; and escalating areas of opportunity throughout the relay process to ensure effective process management with internal and external partners.
Manages and directs validation team by overseeing audits of store merchandisable designs; ensuring effective controls in design, scope, and prototype processes; maintaining and updating a central database of store merchandisable space, fixtures, equipment, signage, and design layouts; coordinating with other business areas regarding corrections to merchandise designs; and measuring merchandise design accuracy and reporting it to executives.
Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.
Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness.
Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy. Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.
Benefits & Perks:
Equal Opportunity Employer
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Design, Marketing, Mathematics, or related field and 4 years’ experience in retail, replenishment, supplier sales, finance, or related area OR 6 years’ experience in retail, replenishment, supplier sales, finance, or related area.
Category Management, Microsoft Office, Project Management, Retail Industry, Supervising Associates, Support, Troubleshooting
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