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Director, Corporate Strategy

Rogers, AR

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Join Walmart as a Director, Corporate Strategy and your work could help over 240 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 Director, Corporate Strategy is a mission-critical role responsible for delivering support to the Walmart CEO as well as the company's Segment and Functional Leaders on global market performance, competitor analysis, and other strategic initiatives. This individual and their team will shape the strategic agenda, support development of business and financial plans, and develop and execute a comprehensive strategy that aligns with business and functional strategies across functions and business segments deemed critical to the success of Walmart long-term business objectives. Additionally, this team will provide consulting and program management for specific strategic and change initiatives across the business.

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The team manages intake of new opportunities and drives build/buy/partner assessments for enterprise-wide initiatives in partnership with Segment, Function and Global Tech teams; and drives the overall strategic planning process and related Board of Directors reporting.

You'll sweep us off our feet if you:

  • Work collaboratively with business partners to drive strategy execution for high priority, high impact initiatives by reporting on key financial and strategic KPIs, managing the progress of cross-functional initiatives, and breaking down barriers to accelerate pace
  • Shape development of executive leadership content for high profile meetings (e.g., Board of Directors, Executive Council, investment community)
  • Drive prioritization and tradeoffs across strategic portfolio of initiatives, products, and services with business, product, and technology leaders
  • Frame and develop complex analysis to drive business case development for key strategic focus areas
  • Perform capability assessments and synergy analysis to support M&A activity and strategic partnership discussions
  • Develop strategic fact bases and benchmarking, considering disruptive/ emerging technologies, business models, and macro issues to inform Executive level prioritization and decision making
  • Cultivate an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics

You'll make an impact by:

  • Establish strategic clarity and communicate the Enterprise Strategy
  • Make connections between dispersed initiatives from the business to ensure synergies, reduce duplication, and improve information flow
  • Organizing the flow of initiatives across leadership team meetings, track actionable follow-ups, and drive accountability to deliver objectives
  • Build strong rapport with stakeholders across the business who you will work with to drive strategy execution
  • Hold business leaders accountable to deploy strategic advancements on time, on budget while achieving measurable milestones, this includes helping run various leadership meetings to drive accountability
  • Prepare presentations and other supporting materials for recommendations; participating in business case presentations to executive management
  • Drive the development of long-term strategic financial planning and support annual operating planning across the business by partnering with different segments and markets to understand macro impacts, surface strategic initiatives, and assess overall enterprise goals
  • Work across the enterprise to identify and create input and output metrics to measure strategy execution and detect anomalies
  • Collaborate with leadership to plan and analyze business performance by identifying gaps between business goals and corporate objectives
  • Provide strategic input for business decisions by overseeing the production of complex financial models that incorporate assumptions, expectations, and known risks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business intelligence, strategy, data science, finance, or related area and 7 years' experience in strategic finance, competitive intelligence, consulting, market research, data analytics, or related area in a high-growth technology sector. OR 9 years' experience in strategic finance, corporate finance, competitive intelligence, consulting, market research, data analytics, or related field in a high growth technology sector.
  • MBA highly preferred
  • 4+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams
  • 4+ years of experience of strategic long term forecasting and reporting
  • 4+ years of experience analyzing data and interpreting results
  • Experience working in a large, complex, matrixed organization
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Retail, Merchandising Planning and / or Finance
  • Experience working in Fortune 100 finance
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Detail and results-oriented with sense of urgency
  • Comfort with ambiguity

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 or related area and 7 years' experience in consulting, corporate strategy, business development, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Leading strategy teams

Masters: Business

Primary Location...
702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

Client-provided location(s): Bentonville, AR, USA
Job ID: Walmart-8261_R-1754046
Employment Type: Other