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Manager, Sourcing – WM Merchandising


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JobId: 871295BR
JobTitle: Manager, Sourcing – WM Merchandising
State: AR
Description: Position: Manager, Sourcing – WM Merchandising Job Location: Bentonville, AR Duties: Supports activities related to sourcing private label product through all sourcing paths by implementing a streamlined process for product development and delivery; delegating responsibilities related to technical specification delivery to cross-functional teams (for example, Product Development, Global Sourcing, Technical Services); and executing communication protocols between the category team and offshore sourcing teams. Identifies suppliers based on their alignment with product technical specifications by obtaining information of quality standards (for example, good, better, best) from Technical Services and Product Development for designated categories; partnering with Product Development to develop final product specifications based on required aesthetics, branding, and customer expectations; executing Walmart\u0027s global leverage strategy to ensure optimal quality and cost across multiple retail markets; adjusting or updating product specifications as needed; and leveraging existing knowledge and best practices to drive consistency and standardization of sourcing across suppliers. Supports timely completion of key milestones necessary for downstream functions by conducting root cause analysis; resolving or escalating issues as appropriate; facilitating communication between category teams and offshore sourcing teams related to product specifications or global design packs; tracking samples, pricing quotes, product finalization, supplier commitments, and shipment times; and obtaining cost information on desired products. Manages processes for on-boarding new suppliers and maintaining existing suppliers by implementing and maintaining process approval guidelines across the supplier matrix; working with Ethical Sourcing to verify that all suppliers adhere to ethical compliance policies; conducting supplier training, feedback, and learning sessions; compiling, maintaining, and validating internal metrics to formally assess supplier performance; and communicating supplier performance to Global Sourcing management and business partners (for example, Technical Services, merchants, Product Development).
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