Corporate Strategy Manager

Corporate Strategy Manager

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Accounting and Finance
  • Job Function Finance and Corporate Strategy
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1205101BR

What you'll do at

About Corporate Strategy Group

The corporate strategy group works with the CEO and his direct reports to set the enterprise strategic agenda for Walmart. Given the turning point in Walmart’s strategy, this function is crucial. We are at the forefront of re-defining Walmart’s value proposition and core capabilities. We are looking to shape the future of Walmart – what Walmart should offer our customers 5 years and 10 years from now.

About the role

The corporate strategy manager has high visibility with access to senior leadership at Walmart. You should be:
• A team player with a strong work ethic – willing to roll up your sleeves regardless of how challenging the work or the situation is.
• Proactive with intellectual curiosity – always curious about how to develop hypotheses and methodologies to solve problems
• Professionally mature with great communication skills – highly thoughtful about listening, speaking, and building / managing relationships.
• Data-driven – know how to support hypotheses with data related to customer, competitor and macro economy
• An organizer – enjoys managing timelines / deliverables and bringing along stakeholders towards a project goal
• *2+ years of work experience in corporate strategy, management consulting, business strategy desired but not necessary

At a glance, this is how a day looks like for the corporate strategy manager:

1. At 8am, you get an email from the SVP re: her discussion with the CEO on market competition last night. An emerging competitor has the CEO’s attention and he wants to learn the latest about them. The SVP asks you for an overview on the company. The deadline is EOD tomorrow.
2. At 10am, you attend a working session with a top consulting firm that has been driving a project on a new business opportunity. The session includes stakeholders across the organization - the corporate strategy & development, business segments and functional teams to refine execution plans and build a business case. In 2 weeks, you will need to be in California to join field sessions there.
3. At noon, you and other team members attend a lunch & learn session with the supply chain SVP, who leads the entire ecommerce supply chain operations.
4. At 1pm, the senior director sends emails to internal stakeholders about upcoming Board meeting agendas, deadlines and their responsibilities, and copies you. You will need to support the senior director to ensure Board materials are gathered and completed properly on time. Recipients includes executives and heads of strategy from each business segment.
5. At 3pm, you and other team members have a brainstorming session with the SVP on one of growth initiatives that you and the director are leading together. You present your findings and the team discuss how to prepare a material for the upcoming meeting with the CEO and his direct reports.

Our group has a great culture – open, flat and collaborative. This position is an excellent way to join Walmart with immediate visibility into leadership’s priorities and strategy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field OR 3 years experience in finance or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

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?

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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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