Senior Manager II, Finance - Business Strategy Pla...

Senior Manager II, Finance - Business Strategy Planning

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Accounting and Finance
  • Job Function Accounting and Finance
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1640677

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

AboutWalmart Energy Transformation


Senior Manager II – Finance, Business Strategy & Planning is a critical role within the Energy Transformation Organization that will be responsible for designing, improving, and maintaining the Energy Transformation team’s management reporting and business planning processesYou will be a key member of the Business Strategy team that drives finance and operational activities of the Energy Transformation organization including forecasting & reporting, business planning, strategic assessments, project valuation, data analysis cross-functional coordination with technology and engineering partners, review of energy innovation opportunities, and works closely with the leadership team to set the strategic direction for the organization. 

The Walmart Energy Transformation team is a newly reimagined energy team that was created to ensure the team has the resources and internal positioning to deliver on Walmart’s energy-related regenerative goals.  The team now reports directly to the COO of Walmart US and the Chief Sustainability Officer.  

This new organization is responsible for: 

Ensuring energy security and reliability through purchasing energy and optimizing for the lowest cost in regulated and wholesale markets. Building value enhancing clean energy businesses around our unique asset base. Meeting our renewable’s goal of 100% renewables by 2030. Increasing the energy efficiency and reducing emissions across our facilities, and Meeting our 2040 Zero Emissions goal, including transitioning our fleet to zero emissions vehicles.  

We are a team of seasoned energy veterans dedicated to realizing Walmart’s regenerative commitments and leveraging Walmart’s platform to support the decarbonization of our customers, associates, communities and suppliers.  Because energy touches everything, we work across Walmart, particularly real estate, facilities, supply chain, network design, transportation and customer experience. We have come from across Walmart, utilities, developers, banking, clean energy consulting and environmental NGOs. We are innovators and change agents determined to make an impact.  We are analytical and entrepreneurial; thoughtful and practical. 


You’ll sweep us off our feet if… 

  • You are excited to transform Walmart’s energy business, enable our path to decarbonization, meet our regenerative commitments and create a best-in-class organization 

  • You are savvy with financial reporting best practices and are eager to implement these skills to deepening insights for our financial reporting processes (in partnership with our Finance organization) 

  • You enjoy strategic business planning and working with constituents across business, finance, cross-functional partners to build annual and long-range plans 

  • You are eager to utilize your finance background and acumen to accelerate business strategy & operations in a central business strategy role 

  • You work with urgency and are comfortable in gray spaces and enjoy working cross-functionally 


What you’ll bring…  

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field  

  • Experience leading and completing cross-functional projects 

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

  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills 

  • You’re a storyteller, a visionary, and a strategic thinker 

  • You know financial planning inside and out 

  • Youre familiar with design thinking and building financial models 

  • You have a great eye for detail and can articulate points in a simplistic approach 

  • You make complex subjects easily understood through visuals 

  • Work collaboratively with business partners and corporate support teams to drive strategy execution for high priority, high profile initiatives, owning development and reporting of key financial KPIs to ensure total company objectivity and maximize customer experience and shareholder return 

  • Shape and support development of executive leadership content for high profile meetings (e.g., Board of Director, Executive Council, investment community) 

  • Youre stimulated by challenges and are ready to engage at Fortune 1 scale 

  • Detail and results-oriented with sense of urgency 


You’ll make an impact by…  

  • Providing input to the financial planning process by preparing financial analysis and modeling; recommending future expense targets; and planning and analyzing business performance in partnership with cross-functional areas. 

  • Managing complex control structures to mitigate risk of financial misstatement by examining and monitoring at different stages; guiding cross-functional teams to develop new processes; ensuring proper controls are present in new and existing financial functions; and working to enhance reporting transparency of company financial systems. 

  • Communicating with functional areas to understand significant variations; documenting and preparing results for presentation; and providing follow-up or answering any questions regarding financial issues. 

  • Providing input for business decisions by producing complex financial models that incorporate assumptions, expectations, and known risks; preparing presentations and other supporting materials for recommendations; participating in business case presentations to senior and executive management; and communicating forecasts, assumptions, and variances to senior management. 

  • Driving the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning. 

  • Providing supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness. 

  • Promoting and supports 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. 

  • Ensuring business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events. 


Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and 4 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related area OR 6 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related area.
1 year’s experience leading and completing cross-functional projects.
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.

Analyzing data and interpreting results, Microsoft Office, Working in a large, complex, matrixed organization

Masters: Business Administration

Primary Location...

2001 SE 10th St, Bentonville, AR 72716-3724, 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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