The Senior Manager Design has ownership and execution of Brand vision and Product Development Direction and Design for multiple categories within a given division to support P&L deliverables. #LI-FY1
Drive overall departmental direction (e.g. Apparel, Home & Seasonal) that include line assortment and critical product requirements ensuring overall product execution. Responsible for the departmental brand strategy and execution of seasonal collections annually supporting the overall Product Vision.
Support and impact merchant strategic financial plan through strong financial acumen. Optimizing price, margin, styling, quality, and increasing market share in collaboration with Director of Merchandise.
Develop strategic assortment product plan through global market shop and trend research. Lead colour and trend assessment and provide competitive analysis to merchants.
Establish and integrate seasonal corporate creative direction, ensuring creative, and colour & trend alignment across areas. Interprets colour & trend for all categories and identifying new/growing categories.
Oversee delivery of the brand to customer through management of seasonal apparel merchandising calendar. Coaches direct reports, collaborates with sourcing and merchants to reach deadlines and all financial targets.
Co-ordinate across stakeholders, including merchant team, creative resources, external technical support and domestic/global sourcing. Communicate between all teams and senior management to represent softline point of view
Drive and improve vendor matrix development (domestic and direct). Utilize vendor matrix, assess current vendor performance and build strategic vendor partnerships. Identify strategic product and component (fabric, production) leverage opportunities and support Merchant team in buy trip negotiations.
Build the team through people development, motivation and engagement. Accountable for developing direct reports (3 people) to meet overall team objectives and ensure brand strategic vision is achieved.
Canada Walmart Division
Minimum Education Required Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required – 8+ years
Licensing & Other Qualifications
- Must be able to travel on business as needed
- Ability to identify & interpret trends and execute to a commercial level
- Knowledge of garment & fabric construction, finishes and techniques as well as factory production (import & domestic)
Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.