Sr Product Development Manager General Merchandise
Walmart - Bentonville, AR

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Position Description
Department Summary
The GM Brand, Product and Business Development team is responsible for consumer driven Brand Development, Brand Optimization, Product Development and Business Development projects that cross all departments within GM.

Position Summary
Functions include:
• Work closely with Merchant partners to identify PD opportunities across multiple categories
• Create and manage multiple timelines and work flows simultaneously across multiple Walmart departments and categories
• Brand Development and Optimization
o Map New Private Label opportunities and Control Brand opportunities
o Develop and manage branding elements (name, logo, slogan, tone, style guides, etc.)
o Provide competitive assessment and analysis
• Product Development
o Develop Brand scorecards and monitor Brand financials
o Deliver price leadership in private label programs, as well as innovation where needed
o Provide product direction to suppliers and support teams
o Oversee pre-production and production sample approval
• Act as brand spokesperson and champion through clear articulation of the strategy, role, and performance of each brand.
• International and Domestic travel required
There are two positions available that each support a different category. Those categories are:
- Toys
- Hardlines
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree
• 5+ years relevant retail or manufacturing experience in Product Development and Design, Packaging, Branding and Merchandising
• Proven proficiency working in cross-functional roles within matrix organizations
• Strong communication, collaboration, and presentation skills
• Strong understanding of retail financials
• Expert proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
Additional Preferred Qualifications
• International and Domestic Sourcing
• General Merchandising (Toys, Seasonal, Hardlines, Electronic, Softlines) experience
• Strong supplier management experience
• Strong agency management experience
Job Role
Sr Product Development Manager - General Merchandise

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