Senior Director II, Global Communications - Corpor...

Senior Director II, Global Communications - Corporate Affairs (Head of Event Solutions)

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Corporate Affairs and Communications
  • Job Function Corporate Affairs and Communications
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1655933

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

This highly visible global role at Walmart leads our best-in-class Event Solutions team, a broad group of event production experts and operational meeting planners responsible for developing and executing nearly 3,000 annual internal and external events and experiences for the largest company in the world. In this mission-critical role you’ll lead and inspire a large team; have strategic responsibility for our event planning, logistics and event production; oversee budgets, analytics, processes and tools; and work closely with third parties. The ideal candidate is a visionary, has proven Executive presence, is motivated by current and future technology trends, and masterful at managing multiple projects simultaneously with a calm demeanor.

Reporting to the VP of Corporate Communications, this role will partner with members of the C-suite, senior business and marketing leaders, communications and brand team, and other stakeholders to define and deliver world-class events and tailored experiences for our target audiences while also living our values. At Walmart, we aim to build a better world — helping people save money, live better and renew the planet while building thriving, resilient communities.

The Senior Director of Event Solutions will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our company's show programming (including event curation, talent, client engagement), event planning (including travel, registrations, invitations, sourcing) and production (including in-house and vendor and agency management). The successful candidate will be a creative and strategic thinker who can lead and manage a talented team of event professionals, is highly collaborative and builds excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and implement strategies to grow and enhance our meeting and events portfolio, ensuring alignment with company goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and evaluation of all events, including budgets, timelines, staffing, logistics, and overall production quality.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key industry partners, clients, suppliers, and talent.
  • Lead, manage, and mentor a high-performing team of event professionals, ensuring all team members are motivated, engaged, and working efficiently toward common goals.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and departments to ensure successful promotion, sponsorship, and financial viability of all events.
  • Continuously monitor trends, competitor activity, and audience preferences to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation.
  • Oversee event budgets and annual forecasting, and the RFP vendor process to ensure we have the right partners.
  • Set benchmarks and key performance indicators for event success, evaluating results, and implementing improvements as needed.
  • Serve as a company ambassador, representing the company at industry events, conferences, and trade shows.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of industry best practices, constantly driving for innovation and excellence.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Being a great people leader in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
  • Bringing and implementing best-in-class ideas that take our events and experiences to the next level
  • Strategically engaging cross-functionally with a winning mindset
  • Maintaining robust timelines and planning calendars to ensure flawless event execution
  • Communicating all status updates, changes and pertinent details to cross-functional business partners
  • Thinking of creative solutions for engaging and dynamic on-stage and on-screen presentations
  • Managing all event assets and content (graphics, scripts, videos, etc.) through an organized approach of naming conventions and version control
  • Facilitating on-site rehearsals, including suggested content edits, speaker presentation feedback and in-the-moment ideation
  • Implementing, monitoring and enforcing pre-established event production budgets, making adjustments as needed and ensuring invoices are paid on time


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in event management or production, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven track record of planning and executing large-scale, high-quality shows and events with complex budgets.
  • Exceptional people leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate, collaborate and develop talent.
  • Strong negotiation and relationship-building skills, with experience working with key industry stakeholders, partners, and suppliers.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and leverage resources
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the year
  • Gracefulness under pressure and deadlines; must be able to manage multiple projects at once
  • Analytical and creative mindset

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.   

Benefits and Perks:    

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.    

Equal Opportunity Employer    

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, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.    

Who WeAre  

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275million 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 

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 Communications, Public Relations, Political Science, or related field and 6 years’ experience in public relations, managing projects or campaigns in politics, or related field OR 8 years’ experience in public relations, managing projects or campaigns in politics, or related field. 3 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Managing A/B testing program, Media Relations, Retail Industry

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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