The SFA, eComm Finance – Merchandising will report to eComm Finance Manager and partner with Merchandising team to deliver Sales, GP and Inventory targets through the development of actionable category level strategies, market analysis and management of supplier business plans.
This position will work with key business partners across eComm Merchandise, Replenishment, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Data Analytic to further develop and standardize meaningful financials and KPIs reports that are efficient and can be scaled with the company’s growth, and to identify and execute automation opportunities and process improvements in the eComm Merchandise Area. This position requires strong eComm Retail background in order to develop budget and forecast in two dimensions: by Department and by Sales Channel (S2H/S2S/MP/PFS/SFS/OG).
The successful candidate have strong data analytic and financial modeling skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with executive leadership, tackle multiple projects, and efficiently execute deliverables. The right individual should understand the nature and the financial impact of the mix in Merchandising SKU as well as the mix in Delivery format. This person will have operated successfully in a fast-paced, global, results-oriented environment. Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial, as well as ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize
Assist in month end, Forecast, AOP, 3-Yr financial target setting for eComm Merchandise, to ensure budget and forecast decisions are in alignment with company financial and strategic goals as well as buy-in from key stakeholders. Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Oversee operating plan activities involving Merchandising, bottom up builds of sales and all costs of merchandising including vendor funds, pricing and markdown support.
Manage monthly performance through cadence of monthly forecast and business review process
Proactively analyze key trends, identify risks and opportunities, and recommend plans and contingencies to support the business teams’ delivery against annual financial targets
Responsible for analyzing month and YTG forecast with focus on sales and profit drivers (price, vendor funds, IMU%, reserve, markdowns), key metrics (AOV, AUR), market share penetration and inventory/DOH
Provide guidance in optimizing Sales, IM and income based on knowledge of the business
Liaison with Marketing to review Demand Sales forecast and underlying assumptions for AOV, conversion, traffic and ROAS
Liaison with Replenishment to support actions against unhealthy Inventory and DOH
Liaison with Accounting to understand Merchandising related postings to ensure financial statements are fairly presented.
Scenerios supporting margin growth, any requested financial data of VP Merchandising
Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of eComm full P&L, and the relationships between Marketing, Merchandising, Sales Mix, Channel Mix economics.
Expertise in incorporating the eComm KPIs, Channel mix and Sales mix to Merchandising financial modeling in order to budget and forecast the effects on IM and CP.
Identify opportunities to improve process and systems and implement standardized solutions across the eCom Merchandising area of responsibility and other areas within Commercial Finance and throughout Walmart Canada
Canada Walmart Division
Bachelor s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field and 3 years of experience in accounting, finance, or related field
Practical, Technical and Professional Knowledge/ Skills required: (3) Depth and Breadth with strong analytic financial modeling and reporting skills
Problem Solving: (3) Integrates Findings
Advanced knowledge of Excel
Attention to detail, the ability to deal with ambiguity and can work successfully and effectively on cross-functional teams
Experience with and ability to use Tableau, Essbase, Alteryx, Hyperion, or similar tools
Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.