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Senior Manager I, Business Strategy



Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023

Senior Manager I, Business Strategy

Senior Manager I, Business Strategy

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1417187

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Walmart US Product Organization

  • Our Mission: Deliver seamless experiences that drive customer loyalty, associate retention, first place wallet share, and lifetime value, enabling the Walmart enterprise strategy.

  • What We Do: We translate the business strategy and customer needs into a product strategy and architecture. We use our thorough understanding of the business strategy and customer needs, clear view of product capabilities, work in progress, and tech and design resourcing to prioritize work. ​

  • How We Do It: While maintaining a product mindset, we drive communication and collaboration across Business, Technology, and Design to deliver frictionless experiences across the Walmart ecosystem.​

  • Product Mindset: The mentality that equips us to execute digital transformation swiftly. The mindset is focused on:​ understanding the customer journey​; identifying the pain points and problems that need solving within that journey​; and building, collecting feedback, iterating, and enhancing the solutions to those problems​.

The Senior Manager I will deliver effective product portfolio management to a product portfolio within the Walmart US Product organization. The Associate will be responsible for advising their leader and respective portfolio team on alignment to enterprise strategy, creation and support of product strategy, championing and implementing product ways of working, developing materials for key stakeholder meetings, leading cyclical planning activities, and advocating for best practices in product management. The Associate will liaise with the Product Support Services team on new initiatives, ensuring the portfolio leader, Director, and team are actioning new requirements effectively and timely. The Associate may represent the leader and/or the team in critical meetings with key product partners, including business, technology/engineering, design, finance, and human resources.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Director on providing guidance on product management initiatives, including but not limited to strategy development and execution, product portfolio planning, product reviews and roadmaps, cyclical planning activities (e.g., annual budgeting and operating plan), and cross-functional collaboration with product groups

  • Champion and implement efficient and disciplined product ways of working, methodologies, frameworks, and best practices to product portfolio(s) under remit. Be a change agent and advocate for sustainable operating rhythms

  • Develop and execute portfolio-level Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) and quarterly OKR review process for product portfolio leader and team

  • Collaborate with the Director on supporting all product alignment meetings and forums with stakeholders, including but not limited to recommending the agenda, developing executive-level presentations and tracking outcomes, in concert with product portfolio leader and portfolio teams

  • Support governance processes across products and capabilities, facilitating necessary conversations with intersecting portfolios

  • Act as strategic advisor to the product portfolio leader and Director, sharing insights and recommendations based on observations of the team and other product groups

  • Collaborate with the Director to drive effective decision-making, prioritization, and alignment across the portfolio, and support the same between portfolios

  • Provide strategic advice and counsel to portfolio leader and team on opportunities to mature, advance, and improve internal ways of working

  • Manage product portfolio reporting, including product summaries, monthly OKR status, and quarterly business reviews

  • Work in concert with the Director to strategically align with the Product Support Services team on best practice approaches, providing feedback and identifying opportunities to further collaborate across the portfolios across the entire Product organization.

Key Attributes & Skills:

  • Conscientious self-starter, with a work attitude that exhibits flexibility, initiative, strong judgment, and dependability

  • An Associate with a strong learning agility who isn’t afraid to jump into a new, ambiguous challenge and is able to bring structure and simplicity to an otherwise complicated process

  • Executive presence and strong communication skills, both written and verbal, enabling effective communication at all levels of the organization

  • Collaborative Associate, who excels at building relationships and consensus across all levels and cross-functionally

  • Proactive problem solver, who resolves issues effectively and creatively while maintaining a high degree of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism.

Perks and Benefits

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.

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

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.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

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, Statistics, Social Science, Communications, or related field and 3 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or relevant area OR 5 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Supervising Associates, Working on cross-functional teams or projects

Primary Location...

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

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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