Head of Brand and Thought Leadership

Head of Brand and Thought Leadership

What you'll do at

Store No 8 was founded on the belief that the future of commerce is being shaped today. Powered by the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, we identify and invest in trends and technologies reshaping the shopping experience.
We are hiring an experienced professional to join our collaborative team. In this highly visible role, the ideal candidate will work across teams to develop and execute strategies that establish Store No 8 as the thought leader in the retail innovation space.
This dynamic role was created with a multi-hyphenate talent in mind, and the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of both supporting high-profile external relationships and event efforts in an energetic, fast-paced atmosphere. This candidate will serve as an ambassador for Store No 8 and constantly deliver high-caliber work, often under intense time constraints.

• Develop strategy for partnerships, including fostering leadership-level relationships with VCs, incubation groups, and academic institutions
• Be an enthusiastic ambassador for Store No 8 at industry events and in meetings with external partners
• Manage & develop an ever-evolving calendar of content, events, and launch announcements for Store No 8 and key executives
• Work extremely closely and collaboratively with external public relations firm to lead strategy and content development for brand-owned editorial and social outlets
• Develop and train internal spokespeople, and manage speaking engagements for executives
• Serve as point-of-contact liaison between Store No 8 and Walmart team
• Prepare presentations and collateral for events, panels, fireside chats, and speaking opportunities
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including facilities, external vendors, networking, technical support and PR agency to manage event production
• Build relationships with thought leaders
• Create and execute both annual and special events, source speaking opportunities, and prepare spokespeople

Minimum Qualifications

• BA/BS degree or equivalent professional experience
• A combination of 5+ years of experience in marketing and communications, preferably in the tech and retail space
• Experience managing enterprise-wide communications initiatives for leadership
• Direct experience in live events in a strategic, planning or operations role
• Ability to manage stakeholder expectations for both internal team and key external partners
• Willingness to travel and be available on evenings and weekends, as needed
• Experience in technology writing and executive communication strategy is a major plus

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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