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(CAN) Senior Manager, Design (12 Month Contract)

Walmart Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 20, 2021.

Position Summary The Senior Manager, Design has ownership and execution of Brand vision and Product Development Direction and Design for multiple categories within a given division to support P&L deliverables.

What you’ll do Drive departmental brand strategy and execution of seasonal collections annually supporting the overall Product Vision.

Support and impact merchant strategic financial plan through strong financial acumen.

Optimizing price, margin, styling, quality, and increasing market share in collaboration with Director of Merchandise.

Develop strategic assortment product plan through global market shop and trend research.

In Partnership with Senior Manager of Brand & Trend provide colour and trend assessment and provide competitive analysis to merchants.

Integrate seasonal corporate creative direction.

Interpret colour & trend for specific Division (Apparel, Home, GM) identifying new/growing categories.

Oversee delivery of the brand to customer through management of merchandising or MRS calendar.

Coach direct reports: collaborate with sourcing and merchants to reach deadlines and all financial targets.

Co-ordinate across stakeholders, including merchant team, creative resources, external technical support, and domestic/global sourcing.

Communicate between all teams and senior management to represent Divisional point of view Provide input to improve vendor matrix development (domestic and direct).

Utilize vendor matrix, assess current vendor performance, and build strategic vendor partnerships.

Identify strategic product and component (fabric/material, production) leverage opportunities with domestic and direct vendors, Walmart US, and Asda, and support Merchant team in buy trip negotiations.

Build the team through people development, motivation, and engagement.

Accountable for developing direct reports (4-6 people) to meet overall team objectives and ensure brand strategic vision is achieved.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree
– 8 years’ related experience
– Ability to identify & interpret trends and execute to a commercial level
– Knowledge of garment and fabric construction, finishes and techniques as well as factory production (import & domestic) Minimum Qualifications Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position.

If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Age
– 16 or older Preferred Qualifications Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position.

If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.