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Sr. Product Development Specialist, Merch Innovation

Walmart


Location:
San Bruno, CA 94066
Date:
02/01/2018
2018-02-012018-03-09
Walmart
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943256BRReq ID:943256BRCompany Summary:Walmart Global eCommerce is comprised of Walmart.com, VUDU, SamsClub.com, and our technical powerhouse @WalmartLabs. Here, innovators incubate next gen e-commerce solutions in real-time. We integrate online, physical, and mobile shopping experiences for billions of customers around the globe. How do we do it? We continuously build and invest in new technology including open source tools and big data innovations. Data scientists, front and back-end engineers, product managers, and web and UX/UI teams collaborate alongside e-commerce experts to envision, prototype, and bring revolutionary ideas to life in a dynamic, flexible and fun work culture.Job Title:Sr. Product Development Specialist, Merch InnovationPosition Summary:We are looking for an entrepreneurial Senior Product Development Specialist to join our growing team. The product specialist position will play a large role in the development of private branded product on Walmart.com. This role will drive the execution of the private brand post commitment process; partnering with the Product Development Manager and suppliers to ensure proper tracking and on-time delivery. In addition to this core function the product specialist will support the Product Development Manager on sample receipt and approvals, competitive assessments, development presentations, and Item Development Matrix creation.

The ideal candidate will have product development and merchandising experience. You should be very detail-orientated and organized and have the ability to manage different timelines at once. You should also be able to work cross-functionally with various members of the team and supplier base. You should be a highly motivated self starter with a desire to learn and grow in the position.City:SAN BRUNOState:CAPosition Description:We are looking for an entrepreneurial Senior Product Development Specialist to join our growing team. The product specialist position will play a large role in the development of private branded product on Walmart.com. This role will drive the execution of the private brand post commitment process; partnering with the Product Development Manager and suppliers to ensure proper tracking and on-time delivery. In addition to this core function the product specialist will support the Product Development Manager on sample receipt and approvals, competitive assessments, development presentations, and Item Development Matrix creation.

The ideal candidate will have product development and merchandising experience. You should be very detail-orientated and organized and have the ability to manage different timelines at once. You should also be able to work cross-functionally with various members of the team and supplier base. You should be a highly motivated self starter with a desire to learn and grow in the position.

Works independently; manages projects in business area or category from strategy through execution

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, retail or service activities within own business area or category

Maintains specialized knowledge of the company, processes, industry and customers

Leads a range of assignments related to business area or category

Solves complex problems; uses analytical and deductive thinking and exercises judgement to create solutions

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of consumer product development objectives

Ensures completion of assigned product development activities (e.g., stakeholder identification, product definition, scope, boundaries, targets and timeline) in the roadmap and monitors against KPIs

Identifies and elevates issues to consumer product manager that may affect product timelines for the category or business area and recommends potential solutions

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of product development strategy and independently executes product development plans

Suggests additional development opportunities for the product development forecast based on product and category knowledge and interaction with category specialists, suppliers, and related team members

Performs product research and coordinates with category and related teams to analyze performance and product features within a category or business area

Identifies industry trends by examining product and sales data for a category or business area to measure impact of existing features and potential areas for improvement

Collaborates with cross-functional team members in own category or business area (i.e., Marketing, Merchandising, Consumer Insights, Creative Resources) to assist with the execution of product development plansMinimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree

3-5 years of product development or related merchandising experienceAdditional Preferred Qualifications:Category experience preferred

Highly organized and detail oriented

Keen eye for trends

Self starter

Entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude

Strong communication skills

#LI-SY1Category:Merchandising and Sourcing Division:Walmart.comDivision Summary:The Walmart.com team is here to provide amazing digital and physical experiences for our customers with seamless access to products and services they want. Marketplace allows us to present an even wider array of vendor products on Walmart.com and beyond. Behind the scenes, e-commerce experts are focused on category growth, program management, business development, and seller onboarding. We continuously strive to deliver incredible selection, ease, and e-commerce innovation to customers.Employment Type:Full TimeRequisition Template:eCommerce Department Summary:What drives the eSourcing team? Working in real-time and positively impacting real people across the globe! We build platforms that make negotiations between Walmart and our suppliers faster, simpler and more transparent. Our analysts ensure that goods and services have clearly defined specifications for design, quantity, quality, and delivery. Our e-Sourcing team helps keep our famous everyday low prices low and our supplier efficiency high.
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