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(CAN) Manager, Strategic Category Management

Walmart Canada

This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted April 4, 2021.

Position Summary The Manager, Strategic Category Management (SCM) leads the application of vendor management and cost-analytics and assortment-excellence processes and tools within his / her assigned SBU to reduce merchandise costs in line with SBU goals, in a manner consistent with delivering the business’ customer and sales goals.

This role will also lead the design of new tools and processes for application across multiple business units.

What you’ll do Act as project manager for annual negotiation process within assigned SBU: Lead working sessions with category managers to identify and quantify supplier performance gaps and develop strategy and key messages to communicate supplier ask.

Develop and manage preparation work plan and negotiation tracker; identify issues / risks and work with business unit and SVM leadership to align on resolution; develop weekly and ad hoc SBU and Executive leadership updates.

Support category managers to complete annual negotiations: advise on supplier communications related to cost analytics items consistent with legal and compliance rules; assess supplier proposals relative to identified performance gaps to support response to suppliers; complete analysis to develop counteroffers Support category managers to complete category diagnostic: ensure data integrity, provide thorough analysis around predefined business KPIs, identify key actions to deliver on category ambitions Implement and lead Omni assortment optimization processes: provide SKU level performance analyses and support the CM to build category assortment that delivers on sales, profitability, and cost to serve targets.

Coordinate top-to-top meetings for top tier vendors with merchandising leadership: prepare scorecards; communicate process and timelines to suppliers and ensure on-time completion of process; work with supplier representatives to resolve data or process questions; facilitate internal meetings with SBU leadership and support resolution of action items Develop ad hoc analytics to support application of fact-based reporting & decision tools or address requests from business unit partner Provide training and communication within assigned teams and support troubleshooting Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree 3-5 years’ related experience Strong problem-solving skills Excellent relationship and influencing skills Strong project management skills are a must Strong analytical and data interpretation skills Good retail and general business acumen Minimum Qualifications Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position.

If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

– 16 or older Preferred Qualifications Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position.

If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.

Primary Location… 1940 ARGENTIA RD, MISSISSAUGA, ON L5N 1P9, Canada