2017 June- International Academy - Sams Club Merchandising Program

Position Description
LOCATION: Bentonville, AR to Shenzhen, China or Mexico City, Mexico
FUNCTIONS: Merchandising
The Walmart and Sam's Club International Academy includes up to one year of training in the Walmart & Sam's Club Home Offices in Bentonville, Arkansas and is designed to train and familiarize associates to the corporate side of retail operations. This dynamic training program will consist of classroom sessions, experience of store operations, one on one training time with a mentor experienced in the business, as well as managing subset of products that are currently selling in stores. After completion of the training portion of the leadership program, the associate will then transfer to either the China - Brazil - Mexico - Japan - Central American markets to assume a position within that country's corporate organization. The time spent at Walmart & Sam's Clubs corporate offices will equip the associate with a solid base of functional knowledge and practical skills that will be implemented in his/her new role in the emerging market. To learn more information, please go to http://careers.walmart.com/student/international-academy/
Due to the nature of the program, qualified students must be authorized to work in the United States for a minimum of one year from the starting date of the program and have unrestricted work authorization in either China - Brazil - Mexico -Japan - Central American markets. Because the International Academy is not an expatriate program, the career path does not lead back to the U.S. Alternatively, the career path is designed to empower you to help our customers live better as you start your life and career in an international market. Walmart & Sam's Club will not sponsor candidates for a visa or employment authorization in the United States or in the international market for this position. Candidates who are in the U.S. on a student visa may be eligible to work in the U.S. during the OPT (Optional Practical Training) portion of their student visa.
Sam's Club Merchandising Training Program (Bentonville to China - Mexico)
Sam's Club Merchandising Buyer (China)
Manage supplier's relationship
Lead a cross functional matrix team to drive the sales and operation of assigned category to achieve both sales and profit plan
Building successful modular to meet customer needs and category growth
keeping track of completion and market share from competition and understand the customer needs and landscape.
Sam's Club Pricing Manager (Mexico)
Leads a pricing team in developing and implementing strategies for all merchandising categories by trending price performance in 2 disciplines: Elasticity & Price Competition
Leads process by modeling, analyze and evaluate risks in price competition on items that drive price perception to our customers/members.
Leads statistical efforts by collaborating with Data Providers (Nielsen, NPD, KNOBLOCH,SEGMENT plan management for a group of categories by collaborating with a cross-functional team of senior leadership (for example, Merchandising, Replenishment, Pricing) to evaluate overall planned versus actual performance.
Sam's Club Merchandising Planning Manager (Mexico)
Leads a planning team in developing and implementing the financial strategy for a group of categories modeling, analyzing, and evaluating the impact of key variables (for example, seasonal events, assortment mix, market trends on category performance and risk exposure.
Ensures key financial metrics for a group of categories are met by reviewing annual, monthly, weekly, and daily projections and comparing them to actual results.
Sam's Club Operation Manager (Mexico)
Define, implementing, monitoring the operational strategy and operational process and align the operational processes with the internal areas of Sam's (Merchandising, Service to Merchandising, Marketing, Membership and the Staff Corporate areas).
Become club manager in training
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in business, finance, retail management, logistics/supply chain, operations management, industrial engineering, food science, agriculture engineering, or related field
3.0 GPA or higher
Unrestricted work authorization in either China or Mexico
Authorization to work in the U.S. for at least one year from the start of the program
Fluency in English
Fluency in either Mandarin or Spanish
Additional Preferred Qualifications
3.5 GPA or higher
Master's degree, preferably from business or engineering school or MBA with retail business/supply chain operation background.
1-2 years previous work experience or more than 2 robust internships in retail, financial planning, category management, buying,
replenishment, logistics network planning, warehouse/stores operations or related field
Strong analytical, operational and computer skills
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Motivated to deliver high quality results
Team player with strong interpersonal skills
Sound business acumen
Strong initiative to Microsoft Excel
High level of adaptability
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Company Summary
What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Today, nearly 260 million customers visit our more than 11,500 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide ? 1.5 million in the U.S. alone. It's all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.
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