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Custom Field 2:  81323
Category:  Sales
Date:  Dec 28, 2021

Bentonville, AR, US, 72712

Director, Category Advisor - Walmart

The Category Advisor Director is an integral member of the Category Management and Walmart customer development teams. This individual will lead a team that develops and presents expert, non-biased category insights with objectivity and the highest level of integrity. The individual in this role must possess and consistently demonstrate an analytic aptitude, a high degree of proactiveness, be very organized, and able to assist heavily in MOD reviews and development. This role will be team office based in Bentonville.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide actionable reporting, performance insights, marketplace analysis to influence decisions and strategies to grow the category
  • Provide deep explanation of what is working and what can be improved in the category at Walmart
  • Draw multiple modulars with various cut-downs annually (with excellence and accuracy).
  • Proactively anticipate the business needs of the Walmart buyers, and provide insightful, thoughtful, data driven recommendations on growing the Walmart business
  • Develop standardized reporting that supports the buyers needs to understand business drivers
  • Critical to role is the ability to synthesize insights and solutions into fact-based communications/recommendations. Must be viewed as the category expert by the customer
  • Conduct insightful customer and shopper segmentation analysis that align with SOTC or other strategic customer traiting
  • Perform best practice category management techniques: retail intelligence and space optimization (space/sales, store placement, POG planning)
  • Ability to create reports and pull data from 3rd party’s as well as interpret and analyze syndicated data such as NPD, Nielsen, IRI
  • Initiate on-going competitor assessments, what is working and not work at other retailers and/or on different formats at Walmart
  • Leads the modular development process when required
  • Assist in formulating strategic and executable customer, sales and category plans, incorporating learnings from all angles of category management and insight activities


  • Proactively collaborate with the customer and category management teams: identify and facilitate process improvement opportunities, knowledge sharing and best practices application with other team members



Country/Region:  US
City:  Bentonville

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville