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Manager II, Sourcing Innovation



Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1545422

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The Manager II, Sourcing Innovation will serve as the program manager for the Sourcing Innovation team. This includes building of systems, tools, and processes for tracking, reporting, and communicating budgets, milestones, and strategies. This role will support a growing pipeline of innovative companies as well as multiple international innovation events that serve to foster forward-thinking investment and innovation.

About Walmart Sourcing Innovation:

Sourcing Innovation seeks to fundamentally disrupt how Walmart sources products from around the world by finding ways to improve trust, resiliency, and value to the customer. From leveraging artificial intelligence to reduce waste to advanced machinery that transforms the supply chain, Sourcing Innovation develops, tests, evaluates, and deploys a pipeline of innovative companies that position Walmart for future success. You will report to the Senior Director of Sourcing Innovation and the position is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

What you'll do:

  • Optimize a pipeline of innovative companies
  • Build reports, presentations, and other tracking/reporting tools to communicate business status and progress
  • Collaborate on strategies and process development
  • Make connections between critical stakeholder groups
  • Run project-based work independently
  • Develop relationships and build credibility
  • Analyze data and compile reports
  • Generate analysis and insights from complex data and trends
  • Influence peers and teams to create and maintain consistency and efficiency in ways of working
  • Present solutions that mitigate risk and improve process
  • Navigate ambiguity and foster entrepreneurship

You’ll Sweep Us off our Feet if you have….

  • Strategy development experience in corporate strategy, consulting, or elsewhere
  • Analytics and insights skills—data analytics, finance, or other technical discipline
  • Program/Project management skills—disciplined reporting and tracking of scope, schedule and budget
  • Executive presentation experience at the VP or above level
  • Knowledge working in the retail industry specifically in sourcing and merchandise

Desired Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, economics, related field. 3+ year’s experience in corporate strategy, consulting, merchandising, strategy & analytics, finance or sourcing industry. 7 or more year’s experience in corporate strategy, consulting, merchandising, strategy & analytics, finance or sourcing industry. A curious mindset and interest to solve problems.

Benefits & Perks:

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.

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 Business, Merchandising, Supply Chain or related area.
3 years’ experience in sourcing.
Bilingual in English and one or more language used to transact business in assigned country.
Project Management certification.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Experience in retail, manufacturing, or sourcing, Experience working for a retailer, or major brand, importer/agent serving a major retail customer

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.