Wal-Mart is well known for promoting from within and regularly shaking up the management mix to give its rising stars opportunities. Under the direction of new CEO Doug McMillon the retailer has again been stirring the pot.
Most recently, several new appointments were made in its merchandising division, a segment near and dear to McMillon, a self-proclaimed merchandiser himself. Among those appointed were Scott Huff, who was elevated to executive vice president overseeing merchandising operations for the U.S. Huff most recently oversaw consumables for Walmart U.S.
Michelle Gloeckler was elevated to executive vice president of consumables and U.S. manufacturing. She has led the home division for Walmart U.S. for the past five years and worked closely in the company’s effort help restore more product manufacturing in the U.S.
John Aden is stepping into a new role as executive vice president of innovation for Walmart U.S. He previously oversaw the merchandise services for the retailer, which included small format stores.
McMillon has said multiple times this year that Wal-Mart must focus on driving more sales through better merchandising that meets ever-changing customer demands to win going forward.