Director, Activity Planning

Director, Activity Planning

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD13345

What you'll do at

Directs activity planning for strategic business units by approving project scope for a large-scale, highly complex strategic department or area; ensuring alignment across internal and external resources; removing project obstacles; and evaluating, advising, and influencing senior leadership in area of responsibility on operational feedback and correction of errors on events, programs, and processes with necessary improvements, enhancements, or future strategy considerations. Directs activity planning content for specific business units by understanding and determining how to deliver content for events, programs, and processes to store operations; providing input to the construction of multi-year fiscal year look-ahead program calendar; providing visibility to senior leadership on content creation for planned activities and identifying potential risks to delivering initiatives balanced against store operations activities; assisting in influencing and positioning content to support initiatives for success while minimizing disruption to the business or store operations; driving creation and alignment to the content development, prioritization and execution of key business strategies. Provides visibility to business partners on content creation for planned activities and identifying potential risks to delivering merchandising initiatives balanced against store operations activities. Guides the development of best practices and strategies by leading a strategy team; partnering with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders on strategic initiatives; assessing key opportunities; developing and aligning strategic plans and timelines with business objectives and resources; and reporting results to stakeholders and executives and influencing decision makers across the organization. Drives change initiatives from concept to implementation by managing technology solutions; prioritizing change to meet business plans; recommending technical and conceptual ideas to establish understanding and acceptance; assessing readiness; managing expectations; adjusting approaches when necessary; managing project plans; and implementing sustainable processes. Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field and 4 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or a related area OR 6 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or a related area. 1 year’s supervisory experience. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Leadership of cross-functional task forces or projects, Programming Language - VBA, Project Management, Statistical Programming Language - Structured Query Language (SQL) Project Management - Project Management Professional - Certification, Six Sigma Black Belt - Certification, Six Sigma Green Belt - Certification

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field and 4 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or a related area OR 6 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or a related area. 1 year’s supervisory experience.

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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