Senior Manager II, Quality Assurance - Sensory Lab, Private Brands

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Senior Manager II, Sensory Science – Food

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make and drives us to create the future of retail. As a Senior Manager II, Sensory Science – Food, you’ll serve as an advocate for our customers. You’ll work closely with product developers, quality managers, and merchants to ensure our Private Brands items consistently offer great quality and value to our customers. You’ll guide the sensory learning agenda for your categories of responsibility and will effectively translate sensory insights to influence important decisions. Through the scale and access of the Walmart system, you’ll be able to truly impact the business and the lives of millions of customers worldwide. Along the way, you’ll be guided by our deep-rooted culture with the support and tools you need to do your best work.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if:
  • You have a passion for deeply knowing our customers and incorporating a deep understanding of key sensory attributes and drivers of liking into the creation of great products.
  • You are a strong influencer and problem solver who enjoys working with cross functional partners and internal clients.
  • You enjoy learning about new developments in Sensory Science and seek opportunities to apply new techniques and more effectively meet business needs.
  • You are data savvy and a strong communicator: you can analyze performance, identify statistically significant differences and patterns, and concisely translate results into clear product guidance.
  • You are tenacious, dedicated, and agile: you are willing to adapt approach if required and do whatever’s needed to finish while still ensuring sufficient sensory standards are maintained.


You’ll make an impact by:
  • Developing customer-winning products: you’ll design & execute sensory research plans, inclusive of both qualitative and quantitative methods, to effectively guide product development from conceptualization to successful launch.
  • Assuring in-market product quality: you’ll oversee and coordinate our Private Brand sensory quality monitoring program, identifying when products require corrective action.
  • Influencing decisions: you’ll leverage your knowledge and expertise and will regularly collaborate with product developers, merchants, and suppliers to answer key business questions.
  • Building relationships: you’ll work closely with 3rd party labs and other external partners to supplement our internally-executed programs.
  • Leading teams: you’ll supervise operation of our daily associate sensory panel including scheduling, staffing plans, ballot creation, sample reviews, analysis & reporting.


Benefits & Perks:

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life. careers.walmart.com

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Sensory Science, Food Science, Psychology or a related field AND 4 years’ experience in sensory research, consumer insights, product development, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Master’s or Doctoral degree in Sensory or related field.

Expertise in Statistical Analyses or Data Visualization.

Proficiency in Food Science

Relevant professional certifications (e.g. UC Davis Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program) or continued learning relevant to Sensory Research or Consumer Insights fields.

Experience in supervising Associates

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, or related field and 4 years’ experience in training, quality, product development, or related area OR 6 years’ experience in training, quality, product development, or related area .

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Customer Service, Supervising Associates, Training and Development

Masters: Business Administration

Six Sigma Black Belt - Certification, Six Sigma Green Belt - Certification

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

Bentonville, AR, United States

8261_R-632096