Senior Transportation Finance Manager

Senior Transportation Finance Manager

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Team Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition 835469BR

What you'll do at

The role of the Senior Transportation Finance Manager focuses is to lead and coordinate key planning, forecasting and reporting processes and analyze operational and financial metrics to identify opportunities/risks and to drive business results. Candidates will be expected to utilize their accounting and financial background to provide financial advice to respective business partners. Candidates should possess the interpersonal skills necessary to function effectively as an ambassador and service provider while maintain fiduciary responsibilities.

As a whole,’s goal is to provide the best possible customer experience while leveraging expenses in order to deliver additional value in the form of lower prices for our consumers. The Transportation team executes to that goal each and every day.

Core responsibilities of the Senior Transportation Finance Manager will include:

1. Forecasting & Planning (40%)
• Develop and execute financial planning processes for the Transportation area by partnering with Operations leaders to develop and communicate budgets and forecasts.
• Manage and conducts budget review meetings.
• Quantify and articulate risks and opportunities in achieving forecasts and prepare monthly “cause of change” reports related to these forecasts .
• Understand the key tools available for research and reporting and actively incorporate them into tracking and forecasting process. Learn reporting databases and become self-sufficient in data pulls.
• Lead automation of models and processes which result in streamlining forecasting, month-end and other on-going reporting needs.

2. Analysis (40%)
• Provide input for business decisions by producing detailed financial models and P&Ls incorporating assumptions, expectations, and known risks.
• Prepare presentations and other supporting materials for recommendations; participate in business case presentations to senior and executive management; clearly articulate merits of case under consideration.
• Analyze operational and financial Transportation metrics to provide a deeper understanding of key expense drivers. Provide analyses and recommendations to drive toward improved customer experience and expense leverage.
• Proactively identify opportunities to improve efficiency in core Finance processes, to analyze the business from new value-added perspectives, and to enhance the strategic role of Finance in the organization.

3. Leadership (20%)
• Manage a team of 3-5 Walmart associates who support financial forecasting and reconciliation. Support their professional development through training and providing increasing responsibilities.
• Foster a team based working environment. Be seen as a leader in thought process and collaboration. Develop solid working relationships with business partners. Ability to influence and clear/succinct communication are key skill sets for the role.
• Promote and support Company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy.
• Be seen as a high potential leader who can increase capacity and take on larger roles within the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

Five or more years’ experience in a position requiring financial forecasting, cost modeling, and spend management. Prior P&L management responsibilities are a significant plus.
• Proficiency with SQL, Excel, Access, Essbase, and other relevant query and analysis tools.
• Deep understanding of supply chain operations and finance, preferably in an eCommerce environment.
• Undergraduate degree in business, economics, or a related field. Masters in Business Administration or a related field is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with software and database engineering teams to develop tools designed to drive scalable improvement.
• Experience with freight and parcel expense management, in particular invoicing and audit procedures.

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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