(USA) Senior Manager II, Merchandising Business Analytics

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What you'll do...

Position Summary: This role support efforts to reinvent who we partner with and how we work collaboratively to drive surety over longer time horizons, defining a bolder fresh sourcing approach that transcends traditional category boundaries and actions, and seeking innovative approaches or partnerships to reimagine Walmart Surety of Supply. Develops the capabilities and cross-functional alignment necessary to propel the Surety agenda forward.

Cost and Term Negotiation Decision Support: Supports buyer with supplier negotiations by providing relevant financial inputs and highlighting risks. Helps determine information needed for each negotiation dossier.
Data and Digital Acumen: Leverages data analysis tools to explore complex data. Develops and tests hypotheses. Builds and presents insights using visualization tools. Uses visualization tools to represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of own work.
Budgeting: Develops and makes recommendations on department/category/subcategory/fine-line financial targets. Builds category level bridge plans for a complex category. Enters budget information into the planner financial system for department/category budgets.
Business Management Decision Support: Owns and consistently updates projections of department, category and subcategory-level forecasts for a complex category and aligns forecasts with cross-functional team input and discussion. Drives discussion in Open to Buy (OTB )/30-60-90 meetings on category business drivers, opportunities, key action plans, and get-well dates. Owns markdown management. Performs vendor analysis (for example, Joint Business Planning) in preparation for negations and Top-to-Top meetings. Executes TAB coverage. Creates the distro for non-basic items aligned to catalogs. Owns daily profit-and-loss tracking and review.
Category Forecasting: Supports department-level financial forecasts. Builds month-end, profit-and-loss review content to present in meetings with leadership. Supports forecasts at the category level for a complex category. Supports department/category-level forecasting by combining data-driven analytics, trends, business intelligence, known upcoming changes, and headwinds/tailwinds.
Category/Assortment Strategy Decision Support: Owns and develops recommendations for department/category-level strategy for a complex category and supports execution. Collaborates with buyer to develop department/ category/subcategory/fine-line strategy and makes recommendations to enhance effectiveness. Advises on omni assortment strategy based on insights.
Feature and Promotion Management: Supports the determination of item quantities for features. Supports merchant partners with analysis on prior feature execution and relevant trends. Provides input on item selection.
Modular Financial Modeling/Walkthrough Reporting: Supports walkthroughs. Supports identification of mods to be used to build line reviews and supports adjustments based on post-mods analysis. Makes recommendations to merchants. Performs and drives post-modular performance analysis and reporting on merchandise and in-stock opportunities. Identifies effectiveness, key actions, and get-well dates. Presents key financials metrics at modular walkthroughs. Tracks liability for modular ending lifecycle.
Omni Channel Customer Focus: Makes customer-centric recommendations and decisions across all customer touchpoints. Constantly incorporates applicable and actionable customer feedback to improve function effectiveness. Understands customer behavior across channels, or within relevant channels (for example, demand trends, buying behaviors, consumption patterns around SKUs). Anticipates customer trends and influences customer demand through deep understanding of customer requirements and depth of category vision.
Product Development Financial Modeling: Owns guidance on points of distribution and financial impacts of product development issues once units have hit the stores. Oversees unit-level projections as components of Product Development.
Recapping and Reporting: Supports department/category profit-and-loss review for a complex department/category. Conducts ad hoc analysis as needed and resolves conflicts over prioritization with leaders. Supports hindsight analysis as needed for categories. Provides In-Season reporting and analysis for Key Seasonal Events . Builds department-level Quarterly Business Review with risk/upside ranges with input from category teams and divisional merchandising manager (DMM ).
Strategic Initiative Decision Support: Determines distribution. Develops financial roll ups. Presents key financials metrics at AE walkthroughs. Executes prioritized highly complex, strategic initiatives from merchant leaders. Conducts highly complex analysis to support strategic initiatives and provides input on actionable insights stemming from analysis.
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.
Live our Values
Culture Champion
• Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.
Servant Leadership
• Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.
Embrace Change
Curiosity & Courage
• Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.
Digital Transformation & Change
• Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.
Deliver for the Customer
Customer Focus
• Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans.
Strategic Thinking
• Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.
Focus on our Associates
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.
Collaboration & Influence
• Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.
Talent Management
• Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics or related field and 2 years experience in data analysis, supplier sales, finance, or related field OR 4 years experience in data analysis, supplier sales, finance, or related field. 1 year experience with Microsoft Office (for example, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Experience with cross-functional teams, Statistical programming languages, Supervisory

Masters: Analytics, Masters: Business

Project Management - Project Management Professional - Certification, Six Sigma - Certification

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

Job ID: 122421078575795296

This job is located in

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, 72712

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