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Senior Manager II, Marketplace Strategic Initiatives, Home

Company: Wal-Mart
Location: San Bruno
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Business Process Improvement: Possess Knowledge of: Process improvement processes and guidelines; problem-solving methodologies; process

documentation resources and policies. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Participates in defining organizational strategic goals and

purposes; defines strategies to gather and keep customers; analyzes business processes, identifies alternative solutions to outdated processes, and

assesses feasibility; establishes requirements for large changes in the overall mission, roles, responsibilities, and processes necessary to make

business improvements; evaluates financial, cultural, technological, and other factors; recommends new approaches that seek the use of advanced

technology; works to overcome business process improvement resistance from managers, the labor force, and other groups.

Category Execution: Possess knowledge of: Category and department strategies; marketplace tools; customer landscapes; category and department

goals. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Identifies revenue generation opportunities and plans, makes recommendations, and

executes for less-complex categories; ensures delivery against business goals by identifying potential risks to the business; supports

recommendations around category strategic approaches; makes recommendations on best practices and process improvements.

Retail Trends and Direction: Possess knowledge of: Overall business targets for respective business area; industry and competition trends and

outlooks, market potential; product categories, SKUs, relevant quantities, and seasonal/relevant trends; customer preferences and demand patterns;

EDLC/Pricing and Variance analysis; market conditions; market positioning. To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Understands

financials and how product pricing can impact financials; researches company history and experience with retail markets and channels; documents

retail activities and issues related to major trends and directions; discusses existing and planned retail approaches for assigned area of specialization;

cites sources of information and key industry publications covering retail; explains rationales for major initiatives.

Project Management: Possess knowledge of: Project monitoring and control tools and processes; project estimation techniques, tools, and

frameworks; project planning techniques, tools, and frameworks; management accounting concepts and principles; company estimation meta data at

the organizational and account levels (for example, effort productivity, revenue productivity); profitability (PF sheet) templates; internal and external

project reporting and logging tools and processes; internal and external project communication tools and processes. To be able to carry out the

following responsibilities: Prepares an annual baseline plan budgets, broken down by time period, task, and cost account; uses schedules to prepare

cash flow forecasts for projects based on completion status of different project milestones; creates reports on the progress of project schedules,

costs, and scopes; compares present status to baselines and forecasts future trends using earned value analyses; uses statistical methods to

develop project cost and time estimate ranges quantified by risk probabilities and confidence levels; tracks risks and changes risk items over the

course of projects according to the risk management plans.

Influential Communication: Possess knowledge of: Verbal/nonverbal behaviors; application and allocation of business communication

styles/techniques in ambiguous and challenging situations; situational awareness; communication channels/mediums; interpersonal skills and

universal relationship building with ability to connect seemingly unconnected parties; influencing styles. To be able to carry out the following

responsibilities: Organizes thoughts and communicates credibly, and concisely in an interdivisional/interdepartmental setup; presents to and

influences team members, customers, and clients, conveying complex information clearly and accurately and addressing ambiguity in a constructive

manner; independently assembles and prepares reports, materials, and storylines that have a structure and logical flow and are based on relevant,

fact-based information; influences team members and leaders to take action based on sound recommendations; seeks and provides constructive

feedback, anticipates needs/questions, and responds appropriately.

Partnership & Collaboration: Possess knowledge of: Stakeholder identification and mapping; stakeholder analysis; stakeholder communication;

stakeholder engagement techniques; stakeholder management effectiveness tools and methods; fluency in specialized business vernacular. To be

able to carry out the following responsibilities: Builds, maintains and enhances effective internal and external partnerships; influences outcomes and

assists in communicating shared goals with diverse groups and parties; identifies and addresses additional partner needs and educates them on

value creation; communicates with other individuals or teams to solve shared problems; identifies how changes in business strategy impact talent and

recruiting strategies; consults regularly with leaders of business unit(s) to advise on strategic decisions; brings ideas and solutions proactively to the

business and team members; promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Strategic Business Acumen: Possess knowledge of: Industry, environmental, economic factors and competitors (for example, market fluctuations,

changes in policies or politics, emerging technology, cultural practices); global business strategy; translating business knowledge into actionable

insights; business management practices across multiple domains (for example, merchandise, supply chain marketing, sales, technology, business

systems, human resources) and in-depth knowledge of company practices; business metrics (for example, fiscal financial targets, product sales,

service line and operational budgets, technology spend). To be able to carry out the following responsibilities: Provides recommendations to business

stakeholders to solve complex business issues (for example, operational processes, required skills, revenue generation opportunities); develops

business cases for projects with a projected return on investment or cost savings; demonstrates functional knowledge of the business

unit/organization being supported; translates business requirements into projects, activities, and tasks and aligns to the overall business strategy;

serves as an interpreter and conduit to connect business needs with tangible solutions and results; recommends new processes and ways of working;

partners with internal and external stakeholders to identify and assess strategy choices; provides advice and support to improve business and

financial understanding and awareness within the business; monitors, analyzes, and translates data to provide information and evidence to support

business strategies and requirements (for example, planning and reporting, business cases, budgets); explains basic financial management reports;

analyzes the varying approaches to expense and budget management.

Digital Literacy and Analytics: Possess knowledge of: Sources of relevant data; data analysis techniques; data dashboard tools (for example,

PowerBI, Tableau); sources of industry trend information; spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. To be able to carry out the following

responsibilities: Leverages data analysis tools to explore moderately complex data; develops and tests hypotheses; uses data to influence strategic

work; builds and presents insights; identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of work; uses visualization tools to represent

data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions; uses customer analytics for basic forecasting purposes; maintains and organizes all

customer analytics portfolio-related data; interprets customer analytics results and presents findings to management; participates in the deployment of

web-based surveys used to collect customer data; creates business analysis reports from customer analytics data extracts; maintains and organizes

all business portfolio-related data; documents performance criteria used for evaluating business trends and activities; researches business-related

data and generates and interprets basic analytics; assists in preparing charts, graphs, tables, and other tools to reflect business performance.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field and 4 years' experience in Business Management, Marketing, Omni-Channel

Merchandising, or a related area. Option 2: 6 years' experience in Business Management, Marketing, Omni-Channel Merchandising, or a related


Preferred Qualifications...

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

Business Management, Marketing, Omni-Channel Merchandising, or a related area

Primary Location...

850 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066-3031, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability-and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries-all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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