PB CAREERS: Senior Manager Sourcing – Walmart

Senior Manager Sourcing – Walmart
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

Position Description
The Senior Manager I Souring has the following responsibilities: Drives and manages in season activities related to sourcing private label and non branded product through all sourcing paths. Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals and results. Identifies and prioritizes strategic sourcing projects that support cost saving initiatives. Evaluates supply chain processes to identify key strategic supply chain opportunities and initiatives with the primary objective of reducing inventory, lead time, sustainability, and landed costs. Understands, communicates, and delivers buyer strategy for product procurement.

Minimum Qualification: 4 to 6 years experience

Additional Preferred Quailification
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field (Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations) 8 to 10 years experience Strategic Planning and Thinking Skills Knowledge of materials management Ability to statistically model data Knowledge of Product Life Cycle and Seasonal Trends Skill in Document Management Business Assessment Acumen

Job Role: Senior Manager I,Sourcing-WM


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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.