PB CAREERS: Walmart, Manager, PD & Merchandise Innovation

Manager, Product Development & Merchandise Innovation

Merchandising and Sourcing

Position Description

  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in product trends and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Determines macro and global trends relevant to advancing the Walmart.com business
  • Develops department trend and color presentations for key seasonal deliveries (for example, spring, summer, back to college)
  • Initiates the placement of unbranded and branded products
  • Leads the development of Walmart private label and non-branded products in multiple categories and departments
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions

Position Summary

  • Drives innovation in product, from design through sourcing/manufacturing
    Understands levers for driving sales on an eCommerce platform and strategically uses the correct levers to impact and grow the business
  • Project manages product development
  • Develops relationships with the supplier community to product high-quality brands and products
  • Analyzes internal and external data to develop 5 star-rated products
  • Increases profitability by understanding unit economics and optimizing development to support goals
  • Manages and develops a product development specialist
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

Division Summary
The Walmart.com team is here to provide amazing digital and physical experiences for our customers – with seamless access to products and services they want. Marketplace allows us to present an even wider array of vendor products on Walmart.com and beyond. Behind the scenes, e-commerce experts are focused on category growth, program management, business development, and seller onboarding. We continuously strive to deliver incredible selection, ease, and e-commerce innovation to customers.

Division: Walmart.com
Employment Type: 
Full Time
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Company Summary
The Walmart eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better.  With the help of some of the brightest minds in technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.


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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.