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Senior Director I, Data Science - Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy | E2E Integrated SC Strategy



Sales & Business Development, Operations, Data Science
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Senior Director I, Data Science – Omnichannel Supp...

Senior Director I, Data Science – Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy | E2E Integrated SC Strategy

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1425169

Position Summary...

What you'll do...


Walmart’s CENTROID org is transforming the future of Walmart’s omnichannel supply chain strategy. Our team of industry-leading experts, consultants, and technologists combine exceptional strategic thinking with data science and advanced analytics to solve the world’s most complex supply chain challenges at Walmart’s scale.

Our mission is to design a supply chain that leverages Walmart’s unique advantages to provide a wide product assortment, offer the lowest costs, and build cutting-edge capabilities through transformative initiatives. We’re looking for extraordinary supply chain talent with top-notch quantitative abilities, critical thinking skills, and business acumen to propel Walmart through the next 50 years of excellence and innovation.

This team is well-positioned to reimagine our supply chain workflows and accelerate implementation of technology across the network.

You’ll really wow us if…

  • Your ability to rise above group thinking and see beyond the here and now is matched only by your intellectual curiosity.

  • You consider yourself to be a student of the world who thrives in an ever-changing environment that holds within it new challenges and chances to prove your expertise.

  • You level up when you teach others and empower those around you to excel.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Sr. Director I to lead a team that is focused on creating initiatives for future strategies across Walmart’s omnichannel supply chain. This is a high-impact, high-visibility role within the organization with expectations to deliver immediate results. In this role, you’ll primarily be responsible for creating a long-term strategy and transformative path for Walmart’s rapidly growing omnichannel business.


  • Lead, hire, and mentor a team of world-class supply chain strategists and highly analytical leaders while working in an agile, experimental environment.

  • Build and communicate a clear vision for one of our end-to-end businesses (e.g., perishable, ambient and bulky products).

  • Define strategic roadmap to include advanced analytics and models to support mid and long-term decisions of capital and technology.

  • Overall strategic omnichannel network design optimizing for assortment, channel, speed, cost, capacity, capability, and inventory.

  • Connect and design the overall Ecosystem.

  • Aid peer groups to enable cross-functional targets and metrics.

  • Help envision, design, and implement supporting systems.

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Excel in communicating with individuals and groups at all levels of an organization.

  • Bring a high degree of originality and creativity when developing solutions to improve existing business processes within the supply chain, utilizing methods such as statistical analysis, regression modeling, and optimization.

  • Are adept at dealing with ambiguity and making independent decisions about what data and approach is best for the task at hand.

  • 12 - 15 years of supply chain optimization models.

  • 10 - 12 years of supervisory experience.

Potential projects include:

  • Create models to analyze the Supply Chain network needed to support future sales growth with scenario modeling capabilities to understand the sensitivity to multiple variables; opening, closing, or repurposing distribution centers; conduct scenario analysis to evaluate multiple networks designs and impact to customer experience and cost to serve.

  • Develop Inventory Planning and Distribution strategy to optimize cost to serve and improve customer experience and stock availability with a tiered storage network and dynamic real-time distribution network.

  • Develop optimization logic and a tool to determine truckload lane strategy for outbound transportation, balancing cost and SLA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters: Business, Masters: Logistics, Masters: Supply Chain

  • Extensive experience in developing supply chain strategies for medium to large size omni-channel/eCommerce retailers

  • Extensive experience or knowledge of supply chain domains and related information systems — distribution/transportation, sourcing, planning, manufacturing, and inventory management

  • Innovative and disruptive thinking

  • Deep analytics and data science experience to lead the development of simulation and optimization models

  • Superior communication, presentation and influencing skills

  • Successful completion of one or more assessments in Python, Spark, Scala, or R

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 7
years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 2: Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science,
Information Technology or related field and 5 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 3: 9 years' experience in an analytics or related
3 years' supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Data science, machine learning, optimization models, PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Information Technology, Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics, Successful completion of one or more assessments in Python, Spark, Scala, or R, Supervisory experience, Using open source frameworks (for example, scikit learn, tensorflow, torch)

Primary Location...

601 N WALTON BLVD, 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

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