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(USA) Senior Manager, Procurement



Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About the Team:

The Technology Procurement Team is a dynamic and skilled group of professionals dedicated to managing all strategic and operational aspects of Technology procurement including category management of Hardware, Software, Cloud, Telecom and Professional Services for all of Walmart. Committed to driving efficiency, innovation, and cost-effectiveness, this team plays a crucial role in ensuring that our technology investments align with business objectives while maximizing value. The Technology procurement team manages a global spend of ~$6.0B+.

About the Position:

We are seeking a highly skilled and strategic individual to join our dynamic organization as the Manager of Tech Professional Services (PS) Procurement. As a key member of the team, you will play a pivotal role in executing our PS procurement strategy, fostering strong stakeholder alignment, optimizing costs, and ensuring that our technology investments align with our business objectives. The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of the PS landscape, a proven track record in negotiating complex contracts, and the ability to drive efficiency and innovation in our PS procurement processes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Spearhead initiatives to optimize PS-related expenses, redirecting resources towards high-impact projects and strategic initiatives.

  • Implement cost-effective procurement practices that contribute to bottom-line savings while maintaining a high standard of quality.

  • Analyze and optimize PS license agreements to reduce overall costs and maximize value.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive PS procurement strategy aligned with the organization's business goals.

  • Identify and evaluate emerging PS technologies to enhance organizational capabilities and competitiveness.

  • Improve cross-functional collaboration by facilitating communication between IT, legal, finance, and business units.

  • Implement transparent processes that enhance visibility into PS procurement decisions and their impact on various departments.

  • Continuously evaluate and improve PS procurement processes to enhance efficiency and reduce time-to-market.

  • Conduct regular vendor performance reviews to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and service level expectations.

  • Assess and mitigate risks associated with PS procurement, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Potentially lead a team and provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, IT, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree is a plus.

  • Proven experience PS procurement role, demonstrating a successful track record in strategic planning and execution.

  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in managing complex PS contracts.

  • In-depth knowledge of the PS industry, licensing models, and emerging technologies.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Exceptional leadership and communication abilities.

You’ll make an impact by: (the four bullets are an example – please use skillsets that will be important for your role:

As a senior manager, your role is not just about managing transactions; it's about creating a lasting and positive impact on our organization's trajectory. Through strategic thinking, innovation, and effective collaboration, you will be instrumental in shaping the future of our technology landscape and driving sustained success.

You will sweep us off our feet if

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving innovation through effective PS procurement, we invite you to apply for this challenging and rewarding position. Join us in shaping the future of our technology landscape and contributing to the success of our organization.

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 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, 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 youll quickly find were 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, youll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life. careers.walmart.com

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

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 a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

Sunnyvale, California US-08479:The annual salary range for this position is $117,000.00-$234,000.00

Bentonville, Arkansas US-09401:The annual salary range for this position is $90,000.00-$180,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

- Stock

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 business, supply chain, economics, technology, or related field and 5 years' experience in procurement strategy, contract management, analytics, or related field. Option 2: 6 years’ experience in procurement strategy, contract management, analytics, or related field and 2 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams/projects.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Certified Purchasing Manager or related purchasing manager certification, Experience with cross-functional teams, Master's degree in business or related field, Supervisory experience

Primary Location...

702 Sw 8Th St, Bentonville, AR 72716, United States of America