Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969.
2020 Intern Conversion: 2021 Full Time Merchant – Sam’s Club
The Merchant is responsible for developing and fostering productive relationships with our suppliers. Imparting the Sam’s Club way of working, driving efficiencies, and ensuring accountability within our supplier community is essential.
Merchants act as the driving force behind this effort. Some of the ways our Merchants ensure this are by establishing and managing relationships with suppliers; partnering with and building comprehensive plans with suppliers to meet business expectations; ensuring suppliers meet expectations and metrics; monitoring and evaluating supplier item performance and productivity; driving sales by holding suppliers accountable to business plans (for example, quality, production, on-time delivery, in-stock); communicating ongoing business topics or issues (for example, item or product-level details); and communicating inventory demand to maximize manufacturing efficiencies.
Planning is an important part of the buying process. As a Merchant, you will be expected to develop and implement category and subcategory plans that align with company initiatives. Appropriate execution of plans will improve club-level execution and help to drive financial results. You will accomplish this by developing and executing subcategory strategies; gathering product information (for example, brand specifications); researching trends (for example, buying patterns, technology advancements, economic conditions); establishing specifications for categories; reviewing and approving category actions (for example, line reviews, product entry and exit strategies); and giving final approval on supplier items and quantities.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and 2 years’ experience in merchandising or related field OR 4 years’ experience in merchandising or related field OR Bachelor’s degree in Business and the successful completion of a Sam’s Club Merchandising internship. 1 year’s experience creating and analyzing profit and loss statements.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Merchandising, Retail Industry, Supply Chain