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Snapdeal ropes in Walmart's Saurabh Bansal as chief merchandising officer

Snapdeal ropes in Walmart's Saurabh Bansal as chief merchandising officer
Saurabh Bansal
6 Jul, 2021

Online ecommerce marketplace Snapdeal has announced the appointment of Saurabh Bansal as its chief merchandising officer.  

Bansal rejoins Snapdeal after nearly 4 years, where he spent more than three years (2014-17) building, growing, and managing various categories.  

In his second stint, he will be responsible for the entire category management, including merchandise and assortment planning, the company said in a statement.

He will also lead the management of the entire seller ecosystem, including seller excellence initiatives.

Bansal most recently served as the senior vice president at Walmart where he had built and grew various categories including home care, personal care, processed foods, beverages, staples, kitchen and home appliances, stationery and general merchandise.  

Prior to Walmart, Bansal was part of the leadership team at Lenskart.

“I am excited to be back at Snapdeal. Over the years Snapdeal has grown into a leading value commerce platform, serving the needs of Indian consumers in a way they best understand - lots of affordable choices of everyday products with good quality. I look forward to further contributing towards Snapdeal’s mission to serve millions of customers across India,” Bansal said.

This is Snapdeal’s second senior appointment in a month. In June, Snapdeal appointed Girish Koppad as the company’s vice president & head of technology, who had joined the company from Samsung.