Sr. Director Commodity Development - Private Brands

Position Description
This position is responsible for the operation of a department. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related
responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or necessary.
Essential Functions
An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Oversees management of supplier negotiations and commodity planning across Walmart Private Brands by building strong partnerships with key
suppliers; analyzing commodity markets to determine business impact; strategically communicating goals and direction to suppliers; ensuring
alignment between business initiatives and commodity strategy; driving supplier improvements and negotiations utilizing commodity and supply chain
data; increasing transparency in the supply chain; determining supply chain process improvement capabilities to drive efficiencies; and assessing new
suppliers as possible strategic partners based on cost and commodity provided.
Develops and implements strategies for leveraging commodity insights and expertise by understanding the appropriate channel capacity, cost, and
capabilities; reviewing commodity prioritization across Private Brands; developing roadmaps outlining and tracking commodity products, objectives,
and projected savings; developing initiatives to reduce cost of goods through synthesis of resources (for example, third-party information, internal and
global business intelligence) and global trends (for example, currency, country of origin migration); monitoring the commodity market to project
industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, lead times, emerging and low cost markets, demand and pricing dynamics, and technical manufacturing
processes; developing and communicating strategies aligning current and projected trends; anticipating market changes and mitigating unanticipated
price increases and market fluctuations; and recommending alternative sources of supply.
Leverages Walmart's scale on a global basis to communicate supply chain and commodity opportunities by partnering with Global Food Sourcing,
Global Sourcing, and related departments to align product specifications and drive cost savings; negotiating with suppliers regarding commodity price
fluctuations to ensure competitive advantage; collaborating with internal and external partners to assess the impact of geo-political trends, policy, and
global regulatory requirements; leading the evaluation of the impact on cost reduction and supply chain efficiency; identifying innovations that can be
transferred to merchandising stakeholders (for example, Divisional Merchandise Managers (DMM), buyers); and enabling knowledge transfer of best
Provides overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing
business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting
resource requirements; evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement
opportunities; promoting a customer environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.
Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting,
selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and
existing talent.
Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all
programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field and 5 years' experience in merchandising, raw materials, sourcing,
buying, or related field OR 7 years' experience in merchandising, raw materials, sourcing, buying, or related field.
4 years' commodity trading experience.
4 years' supervisory experience.Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field.
5 years' experience working with suppliers, including contract negotiations.
8 years' experience in packaged food, merchandising, manufacturing, sourcing, raw materials, commodities, or related field.
Six Sigma certification.
Employment Type:
Full Time
Position Type:
Company Summary
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.
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