Senior Director II, Finance – Retail Operations an...

Senior Director II, Finance – Retail Operations and Strategy

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Accounting and Finance
  • Job Function Accounting and Finance
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1503636

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Join Walmart as a Senior Director II, Finance – Retail Operations and Strategy and your work could help over 295 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement.  From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life. 

Want to use your leadership and financial skills to help the company deliver on their key strategic goals and initiatives to enable acceleration of Walmart US growth? The Senior Director II, Retail Operations Finance and Strategy is a strategic thought-leadership role that requires strong financial acumen and analytical capabilities to drive sizable, complex, cross functional results.

The ability to challenge all aspects of the business in delivering improved performance while maintaining strong working relationships is key to success in this role. Additionally, the ability to understand business trends, foresee financial opportunities / risks, generate actionable insights and effectively influence business results is an important part of the everyday. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations Finance and Strategy, you’ll lead the business support to one of the Supercenter BUs in strategic execution, financial planning and end to end connectivity.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if:

  • You are curious and relentlessly ask questions

  • You can manage the interconnectivities of business units

  • You drive results with strong financial acumen and technical/analytical capabilities

  • You’re familiar with digital/tech product finance or asset management

  • You’re skilled at diplomacy and aligning stakeholders with competing priorities, including senior leaders

  • You’re a story teller - a master at making complex subjects easily understood through compelling stories and visuals

  • You have high standards and can hold business partners accountable

  • You’re stimulated by challenges and are ready to engage at Fortune 1 scale

You’ll make an impact by:

Delivering Business Planning – Chart path to exceed plan expectations – driving accountability / overperformance, stair-stepping path to strategic objectives & long range planning.

Developing Actionable Insights – Structured approach to solving business problems, identifying geographic opportunities, assessing upside potential and taking actions

Advising Ops Leadership – supporting priorities, top-of-mind, helping connect the dots and providing a forward looking lens for the business

Identifying Business Growth Ideas – Generate ideas to growing the business demand, understanding the connectivity of business ideas, and creating risk mitigation plans to maximize business strategies

Enable Strategic Initiatives – Thought leadership & support for cross-functional initiatives – facilitating collaboration/alignment to accelerate market share gain and customer share of wallet

Building Relationships – Maximize relationships areas to collaborate on choices, expediate business decisions, and quickly action when needed  

Transforming Ways of Working – Partner across company to influence and transform the  finance teams into leveraging and adopting new technologies, processes, and ideation approaches

Communications and Presentations – Set an example in delivering excellence, preparing presentations, other supporting materials for recommendations and presenting at all levels

Talent and Leadership – Develop and implement strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.  Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all programs and practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and 7 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related area OR 9 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related area. 

  • MBA highly preferred

  • 7+ years of Finance, Planning, Business Management experience

  • 4+ years of experience leading and completing cross-functional projects                                             

  • 4+ years of team leadership experience                           

  • Experience working in a large, complex, matrixed organization                                           

  • Experience in Retail, Merchandising Planning and / or Finance

  • Experience working in Fortune 100 finance

  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines

  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills

  • Detail and results-oriented with sense of urgency

  • Comfort with ambiguity

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 Finance, Accounting, or related field and 7 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related area OR 9 years’ experience
i n accounting, finance, or related area.
4 years’ supervisory experience.
4 years’ experience leading and completing cross-functional projects

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Strategic Planning, Working in a large, complex, matrixed organization

Masters: Business Administration

Financial & Insurance - Certified Public Accountant - Certification

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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