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(USA) Senior Manager I, Finance - Merchandise Strategy



Accounting & Finance
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023

(USA) Senior Manager I, Finance – Merchandise Stra...

(USA) Senior Manager I, Finance – Merchandise Strategy

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1440648

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Join Walmart as a Senior Manager I, Finance – Merchandise Strategy and your work could help over 295 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.

The Senior Manager I, Finance is a critical role combining digital data literacy with trend analysis, budgeting, process controls, expense targeting and forecasting to optimize business performance across multiple core groups surrounding retail merchandising. The Retail Merchandising Strategy Group works to analyze and provide process improvements for multiple business units within the company’s retail sphere.

What You'll Do...

  • Provides direction to the financial planning process by preparing financial analysis and modeling; recommending future expense targets; and planning of business performance in partnership across multiple areas including Merchandising, Operations, eCommerce and Logistics

  • Offers decision support for domain groups by developing financial forecasts; assisting with business solutions; leading ad-hoc projects as requested by business domain groups; analyzing financial impact of technologies, systems, and processes and providing insights to senior management; and assisting in project implementation

  • Collaborates with management to plan and analyze business performance by identifying gaps between business goals and corporate objectives

  • Gives feedback to management regarding risks associated with financial projects; supporting the business unit budget process. Shares insight on relevant historical trends, expected future events, and retail trends

  • Manages complex control structures to mitigate risk of financial misstatement by examining and monitoring; guiding cross-functional teams to develop new processes; ensuring proper controls for new and existing financial functions

  • Develops and communicates business plans and priorities; identifying and removing barriers that impact performance

  • Conducts regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards as well as coaching for success

  • Promotes and ensures compliance with company policies, procedures, mission, values, and ethics standards through training and execution

  • Supports and participates in community outreach events

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…

  • You are a strategic systems thinker: you can think associatively and understand relationships in complex systems

  • You have a track record of coming up with inventive and sustainable solutions for big problems and opportunities

  • You showcase an ability to operate comfortably with ambiguity and lead the team through multiple complex initiatives simultaneously

  • You have shown an ability to build relationships and influence without authority, aligning stakeholders with competing priorities

  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate and communicate at the necessary level of detail depending on the audience, including senior executives

  • You are structured in your thought process and can break down large problems into smaller simpler problems

  • You are someone who can execute, with strong discipline and organization skills; someone who gets things done

  • You have strong analytical skills to interpret insights coming from various sources and have a mindset for continuous learning and improvement

  • You are stimulated by challenges and are ready to engage at Fortune 1 scale

You’ll make an impact by...

Executing Data-Driven, Fact-Based Strategic and Analytical Projects – identify, scope, pitch, execute, deliver, and celebrate solving meaningful business problem.

Strengthening The Strategy – Equip yourself with business and industry knowledge and insights, then translate them to help build a better strategy

Building Cross-Functional Relationships – Build and manage relationships with key partners to accelerate business improvements

Organizing The Team – Use your organizational skills to help the team rally around ideas and execute against complex initiatives more efficiently

Seeking Opportunities – Proactively seek out opportunities to propel the business forward and prepare for the next generation of customer services and experiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and 3 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or relevant area OR 6 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related area.

  • 1+ years of experience leading and completing cross-functional projects

  • 1+ years of senior leadership decision support and influencing experience

  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines

  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills

  • Detail and results-oriented with sense of urgency

  • Building, developing, and implementing quality programs/systems, Digital Data Literacy in SQL, RBI, Tableau with ability to code and write queries

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and 3 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or relevant area OR 5 years’ experience
in accounting, finance, or related area.
1 year’s experience leading and completing cross-functional projects.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Analyzing data and interpreting results, Microsoft Office, Supervisory experience Masters: Business Administration

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

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