Director, Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics

Director, Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Job Function Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1172353BR

What you'll do at

The Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics will lead various projects that deliver future operational strategies across Walmart’s Supply Chain. The Director will be primarily responsible for leading and driving our strategic plans, and creating and implementing strategic operational improvements to scale the business. This role is part of the US Strategy & Analytics team – a think tank focused on improving all aspects of supply chain from network design to inbound/outbound transportation and multi-channel initiatives by leveraging big data. This is a high impact and high visibility role within the organization with expectations to deliver immediate results. Responsibilities to include:

Manage and execute entire projects from start to finish including cross-functional project management, data gathering and manipulation, analysis and modeling, and communication of insights and recommendations.
• Demonstrate a high degree of originality and creativity when developing solutions to improve existing business processes within supply chain utilizing methods such as statistical analysis, multi-variant testing strategies and concepts, regression modeling and forecasting, and time series analysis.
• Work independently to manage multiple projects at once while ensuring deadlines are met and data output is accurate and appropriate for the business. Must also be able to deal with ambiguity and make independent decisions about what data and approach is best for the task at hand.
• Build scalable and complex supply chain models and processes to optimize supply chain strategies with goals to deliver excellent customer experience while balancing operating cost.
• Identify areas of opportunity and drive results partnering with cross functional partners
• Lead large cross-functional teams through end-to-end project lifecycle
• Develop relationships with Wal-Mart functional areas in San Bruno, CA, as well as in Bentonville, AR, to provide visibility to the business and to gather support for key initiatives
• Obtain alignment from relevant business partners and management support for projects and lead discussions to drive change
• Effectively organize, assemble, and use all available resources when given a project to ensure success.
• Communicates clearly and persuasively via email, verbally, and presentations. Tailor communications to the appropriate level audience and modify approach as needed for maximum impact. Excels in communicating with individuals and groups and to all levels in the organization.
• Support the Sr. Director to build and retain talent within the team


Minimum Qualifications

• 8+ years post Master’s of experience in supply chain, logistics, retail, consulting or in a strategic, business analyst capacity
• Experience with statistical analysis(using tools such as SAS, R), multi-variant testing strategies and concepts, regression modeling and forecasting, time series analysis, data mining, financial analysis, economic order quantity modeling, optimization modeling and game theory
• Experience with optimization techniques such as linear and mixed integer programming
• Expert in MS-Excel, MS-Access, VBA, and SQL
• Works effectively both independently and as a member of a cross functional team
• Proficient in MS-PowerPoint and comfortable building presentations to tell a clear story
• Capacity to communicate complex concepts in easy-to-understand terminology
• Effective communication skills at multiple levels of the organization, including management and cross-functional groups
• Strong follow-through skills and acute attention to detail
• Ability to champion ideas and influence the organization in order to ensure ideas are executed

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD a plus
• Six Sigma certified
• Experience with network modeling tools (e.g. Llamasoft, CAPS, IBM Logic Net Plus), network optimization and long range planning is a plus
• Proficient in MS-PowerPoint and comfortable building decks to tell a clear story
• Understanding of retail and e-commerce industry


The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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