Walmart Category Team Analyst - 12 month contract in Mississauga, Ontario

Support a team of Sr/Category Managers and collaborate with Cross Functional Specialists throughout the business to achieve P&L; deliverables and sell the products customers want at unbeatable prices. Responsible to gather and input data; build, analyze and maintain reports to support merchandise decisions utilizing systems such as Retail Link, Open to Buy, Linksave, MS Office, as well as create and track vendor funded rollbacks, markdowns, advertising expenses, create deals, coops, completion of new store templates, store returns to vendor and assisting the team on divisional projects. Responsible for supporting Sr/Category Managers with assortment planning activities in collaboration with cross functional partners such as line reviews, item file management (creation, deletion, edits, maintenance) and modular set-up/review and attend weekly commodity flow meetings to review inventory flow. Support Sr/Category Managers with merchandise event/promotional planning, execution and advertisement proofing, including but not limited to:- item selection templates; collection of samples/photos from vendors; proofing and completion of advertising templates. Support Sr/Category Managers with vendor management and related compliance activities. Provide vendor training on systems as required. Initiate new vendor agreements and ensure timely follow up on compliance issues (internal and external) as they occur. Responsible for providing ongoing support and direction to vendor regarding Walmart processes. Support compliance group on product recalls, entering pertinent information into the system for the business to act upon. Store support for all merchandising inquiries / issues (e.g. UPC helpline issues, modulars, creation and maintenance of Regional or Dept. Traits etc.) Assist in developing seasonal, monthly guides, newsletters, and any other general store communication. Support cross functional team with new store set up including but not limited to endcap/action alley population and red tag fixtures trait and packages. Attend weekly commodity flow meeting with Category Managers, Supply Chain and Merchandise planning to review inventory flow. Strong proactive and time management skills supporting multiple Category Managers and cross functional team members to drive strategy execution Strong customer orientation (e.g. consumer insights) Energetic and resilient Strong written and verbal communication skills Mid to advanced computer proficiency and organization/time management skills Community College Certificate or Diploma preferred 1-2 years experience in stores, merchandising and/or similar role in a cross functional area Retail Link experience an asset Job Title: Category Team Analyst - 12 month contract

Req ID: 758738BR

Canada Walmart Division: Merchandising

Province: Ontario

Canadian Cities: Mississauga

Store Location: Argentia & Mississauga Rd. (Corporate/Home Office)

Employment Type: Temporary