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Senior Manager I, Product Development

Senior Manager I, Product Development

Senior Manager I, Product Development

Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Senior Manager I, Product Development

Develops and manages product specifications through the entire product life-cycle to ensure quality and customer needs are met by

  • collaborating with and updating internal and external partners to determine product needs, drive initiatives, resolve issues, and ensure alignment
  • conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details, specifications, and trends
  • reviewing and managing broad sample assortments
  • creating product specifications
  • submitting color, product components, and aesthetics for approvals
  • providing reports through the development, approval, and production process
  • identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle
  • performing root cause analysis and communicating findings
  • recommending solutions to resolve issues
  • performing visual in-store review of items to identify variances and evaluating products against specifications.

Manages and ensures the implementation of department objectives and activities related to product strategies by

  • conducting research to gain insight into current and future customer needs
  • analyzing data to determine impact to the business
  • streamlining processes for product development and delivery
  • aggregating research information to provide business intelligence
  • benchmarking within the industry to identify trends and opportunities to grow profit and sales and communicating protocols to teams and making recommendations to senior leaders on new or enhanced product offerings.

Manages communications with internal and external partners through multiple communication channels to drive product development initiatives by

  • providing updates to cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on product development initiatives
  • identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle
  • investigating causes to ensure production timelines are met
  • performing root cause analysis to validate issues
  • recommending solutions to resolve issues
  • ensuring solutions are implemented and updating information and communicating it to stakeholders.

Manages sourcing activities to support business unit strategies by

  • ensuring necessary sourcing documents are completed according to set timelines
  • validating data and documentation to ensure accuracy; working with cross-functional teams to ensure all necessary data points are attached to items to ensure accurate audit reporting and assisting sourcing managers in completing special projects.

Ensures that products align with merchandising strategies by

  • reviewing and assisting with the creative direction for new products
  • collaborating with merchants and providing advice related to product strategies
  • providing direction regarding product needs to drive financial performance
  • tracking performance metrics to ensure alignment with goals
  • evaluating the entire product life cycle to identify potential issues
  • working cross-functionally to develop options to address issues
  • resolving issues to minimize business disruption and ensure products are delivered on time and ensuring communication with internal and external partners to drive product development initiatives.

Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by

  • identifying customer and operational needs
  • developing and communicating business plans and priorities
  • removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance
  • providing resources
  • identifying performance standards
  • measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly
  • developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.

Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by

  • selecting and training, mentoring, assigning duties, building a team-based work environment
  • establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations
  • providing recognition and rewards
  • coaching for success and improvement and ensuring diversity awareness.

Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by

  • training and providing direction to others in their use and application
  • ensuring compliance with them and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy.

Ensures business needs are being met by

  • evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives
  • consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders
  • soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness and participating in and supporting community outreach events.

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Live our Values

Culture Champion

  • Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.

Servant Leadership

  • Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.

Embrace Change

Curiosity & Courage

  • Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.

Digital Transformation & Change

  • Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.

Deliver for the Customer

Customer Focus

  • Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans.

Strategic Thinking

  • Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.

Focus on our Associates

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.

Collaboration & Influence

  • Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.

Talent Management

  • Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field and 3 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area OR 5 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Financial Modeling and Analysis, Microsoft Office, Product Development, Programming Language - VBA, Project Management, Statistical Programming Language - Structured Query Language (SQL)

Masters, Masters: Arts

Lean Six Sigma Champion Certification - Certification, Project Management - Project Management Professional - Certification

Primary Location...

6910 E Chauncey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85054, United States of America

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