at Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Duties: Oversees development of complex inventory strategies within categories by building forecasts to align with merchandising needs; validating and implementing new item forecasts; monitoring and calibrating store forecast; and operating and manipulating office productivity software, statistical packages, inventory management systems, and ad hoc query tools. Oversees the placement and validation of orders within complex merchandise categories by calibrating parameters within the supply chain process to determine appropriate inventory levels; examining and authorizing co-managed supplier flow plans and inventory strategies; developing, coordinating, and completing demand plans with suppliers and other business partners; evaluating and completing new assortment/modular execution; monitoring orders to ensure proper store quantity distribution; identifying incorrect item set up; coordinating and developing solutions for non-routine situations; providing guidance to team members; and responding to escalated issues related to order placement and validation. Develops forecast parameters and modifications for one or more category teams by approving strategies across multiple merchandise categories; overseeing implementation of division, department, category, and item strategies; developing inventory strategies assigned category teams; validating and implementing new item forecasts; monitoring and calibrating store forecast; and operating and manipulating standard office productivity software, statistical packages, inventory management systems, and ad hoc query tools. Collaborates with merchants to align strategic business objectives and initiatives to drive replenishment strategies by evaluating root cause and providing solutions to merchants for in-stock; developing inventory flow strategies while partnering with merchants to understand merchandise strategies and priorities; providing updates during category team meetings; managing modular tracking to ensure seamless execution; providing reports and tracking for merchants using multiple systems; creating processes to ensure proper store quantity distribution and item set-up; and reviewing order issues at category ownership level. Helps to achieve financial results for complex merchandise categories by analyzing data and using bottom-up inventory planning to develop recommendations; analyzing seasonal inventory flow plans to ensure they meet customer demand and return-on-investment goals; participating in and managing cross-functional projects to meet strategic financial plans; leveraging analytics to influence decisions; modeling future inventory plans based on supplier capability; delivering key performance metrics and communicating objectives and results of financial and operational performance to internal and external management.
Minimum education and experience required: Master’s degree or the equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or a related field OR Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or a related field plus 2 years of experience in supply chain, merchandising, engineering, business or a related area OR 4 years of experience in supply chain, merchandising, engineering, business or a related area.
Skills Required: Must have experience with: automating reports for ad-hoc reporting using Excel (V-Look-up's, Macros, and Pivot tables) and Power BI; data mining and analytics; data and analysis including presenting it to an assortment of audiences to influence business decisions; finances to support the management of the budget and business strategy; supply chain, forecasting, and process improvement; and managing inventory levels to support overall sales and inventory plans, marketing and promotional strategies. Employer will accept any amount of graduate coursework, graduate research experience or experience with the required skills.
To apply for this position: Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the following Job ID number: R-1079254