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Director, Global Communications (Finance)



Marketing & Communications, Accounting & Finance
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Corporate Affairs and Communications
  • Job Function Communications
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1777399

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The Director, Finance Communications is an action-oriented, results-driven communicator adept at crafting a financial strategy narrative that positions the company as an attractive public market investment. The ideal candidate approaches communications strategically and enjoys finding innovative ways to communicate that reinforce our business objectives and priorities. This role will partner with members of the IR team, senior business leaders, communications colleagues, and other stakeholders to lead strategic earnings and financial communications, develop narratives that reinforce Walmart’s business strategy and potential, build and foster relationships with financial media, and oversee analytics, processes and reporting.

The Director for Financial Communications lead Walmart’s financial communications, including developing and directing communications strategies that include internal, external, social media, issues management and more. The successful candidate will be a strategic and creative thinker who can envision the full picture, has an ability to manage multiple projects end to end, and is partnership minded.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive integrated communication strategies (including executive positioning, media relations, internal, stakeholder and social/digital) designed to reach key audiences, including financial press, and ultimately the investor and analyst community.
  • Serve as a thought partner and counselor to Investor Relations team and senior leaders across the organization on quarterly earnings, M&A and related opportunities.
  • Develop impactful messages and continuously innovate into new ways to express them.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders in the development, execution, and evaluation of plans and initiatives.
  • Serve as a company spokesperson, building and maintaining relationships with national, local, and online journalists in the financial industry.
  • Continuously monitor trends, competitor activity, and audience preferences to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bringing your competence working with top-tier and financial media.
  • Leveraging your understanding of major institutional investors’ expectations.
  • Using data and landscape insights to inform communications strategies that break through the noise and resonate with target audiences.
  • Being a strategic and enthusiastic business partner who knows how to collaborate to achieve shared goals.
  • Influencing others with your commanding and engaging executive presence.
  • Being an expert storyteller and making complex subjects easily understood through words and visuals.
  • Leveraging AI and other tools to add value to communications efforts.
  • Bringing your organization, discipline, and ability to manage multiple projects and budgets simultaneously.
  • Exercise exceptional judgement.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in communications.
  • Proven track record of developing and leading impactful communications strategies.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, with experience working with top-tier media.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Gracefulness under pressure and deadlines; must be able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Analytical and creative mindset.
  • Willing to travel, as need.

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.

Benefits & Perks:

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include full relocation, bonus, stock, 401(k) match, associate stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, paid time off, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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. careers.walmart.com

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 Communications, Public Relations, Business, or related field and 5 years’ experience in public relations, communications, or relevant area OR 7 years’ experience in public relations, communications, or relevant area. 2 years’ supervisory experience or experience leading cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Government Relations, Media Relations, Retail Industry

Primary Location...

2501 Se J St, Ste A, Bentonville, AR 72716-3724, 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.