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Category Director, Footwear

Own Footwear categories - end to end - across all our ecommerce brands: You will be responsible for the performance of your category across all of Walmart's Ecommerce brands (Walmart.com, Jet.com, and Shoes.com), and be responsible for developing and driving strategy for the categories, owning merchandise assortment, financial performance. Build a best in class customer experience: You will be working alongside Site and Creative teams to determine what your category looks like, how products are sourced, found, displayed, delivered, and finally, marketed to our millions of customers around the USA! Managing and inspiring a team of category experts: You will be a part of hiring, managing and inspiring our category experts, some fresh out of college, who will own subcategories within your categories and allow you to deliver an amazing customer experience for every product we sell across all our channels. Responsibilities: Own categoryfinancial targets and KPIs (e.g. GMV, margin, and turn), and identity levers to achieve those targets Evolve and elevate the category's assortment strategy through in-market expertise and identifying assortment gaps and opportunities Optimize the product sourcing mix across manufacturers, distributors and third-party retailers Work with planning and supply chain partners to manage owned inventory in your category Own vendor relationships, including negotiating product costs and supplier funding Manage on-site product presentation and catalog data, and drive requirements into the search and browse experience - Taxonomy, Navigation, Tagging, Attributes Collaborate with marketing and creative teams on category messaging Manage and inspire a team of category specialists and experts Continuously finding new strategies to ensure best in class customer experience How you'll know it's right: If you love fashion, trends and merchandising If you like owning something and being accountable for its outcomes If you can drive results and solve problems in fun and creative ways If you want to do things in our industry that have not been done If you understand that without risk, there is no reward If you want to run your own company one day Qualifications 8+ years' experience in category management, pricing, site merchandising, planning or inventory planning or related area 6+ years of managerial experiencepreferred Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience  Strong analytical skillset; ability to identify relevant data sources and extract insights from data Sound commercial acumen; track record of developing and executing strategies aligned to business goals, and taking calculated risks while appropriately managing trade-offs Proven track record of establishing and developing business relationships, and in complex negotiations Experience building broad footwear assortments and scaling new businesses Proven track record of over delivering to financial plans and KPIs. Demonstrated ability to form long-term strategic business relationships, and comfort engaging with senior executives Proven ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities simultaneously, work independently, and drive projects to completion with minimum guidance and high attention to detail Experience or demonstrated knowledge of online/offline retail or consumer internet technologies Demonstrated understanding of supply chain and sourcing processespreferred Experience in inspiring and managing teams
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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