Senior Counsel, Walmart Sourcing, Walmart Internat...

Senior Counsel, Walmart Sourcing, Walmart International

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Legal
  • Job Function Legal
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1710306

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

***This role is located in Bentonville, AR. This is not a remote or hybrid role***

Join the Legal Team as Senior Counsel – Walmart Sourcing supporting Walmart International! 

What is Walmart Sourcing?  Walmart Sourcing is part of Walmart International, the world’s largest international omnichannel retailer. Walmart Sourcing works closely with carefully selected partners around the world that meet our high standards for quality, act with integrity, and respect their people around the world to supply products for the private brands we market globally.  Walmart Sourcing is instrumental in developing suppliers, planning long-term relationships, and forecasting upstream commodities in advance.

If you thrive in a fast-paced international environment, enjoy solving problems and working collaboratively toward a solution, you’ll find that being a part of our team is a move that brings with it tremendous growth potential and exciting new challenges.    

What you’ll do…

  • Prove strategic legal advice and practical solutions to the Sourcing organization on a wide range of commercial legal and compliance matters while partnering with internal and external legal partners across the globe
  • Provide timely and effective legal advice and counsel to a broad assortment of clients on a variety of topics with a particular emphasis on commercial agreements, competitive bidding and contracting processes
  • Provide strategic legal advice and practical solutions for new business and contracting models; commercial sourcing services; diversity of sourcing (e.g., country of origin); organizational structures and related corporate governance
  • Identify the need for legal support within business transactions and projects
  • Structure, draft, negotiate and drive to completion domestic and international transactions ranging from intercompany agreements to transactions covering vendor agreements, multi-country master purchase, global framework agreements, master service agreements, and statements of work
  • Draft and negotiate complex commercial contracts with little escalation including identifying issues and risks (e.g., indemnification, limitation of liability) and coordinating where necessary with subject matter experts on topics such as IP, tax, finance, data protection, data privacy, etc.
  • Bring structure, consistency, and efficiency to the legal department’s operations and support across the international sourcing operations
  • Develop best practices and procedures that will mitigate the company’s risk
  • Work independently with minimal guidance from Lead and Managing Counsels

What you’ll bring… 

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams and collaborating with legal and business stakeholders in multiple countries to move projects forward by gaining support needed
  • Extensive years of experience in commercial and international business law experience at a large law firm or corporate legal department, including complex multi-country agreements and cross-border transactions, preferably in a sourcing/supply chain/retail context
  • Experience advising global teams in broad range of procurement activity across the full contract lifecycle, from bid solicitation, competitive bidding, vendor selection, to contract negotiation, administration, and claim evaluation
  • Familiar with merchandising, product development, quality, packaging, labelling, logistics, supplier development, competitive bidding, supply chain visibility, compliance, international trade, and ESG issues
  • Experience with corporate and shareholder/board governance and procedures
  • Proven track record of risk identification, assessment, and mitigation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and can translate complex legal issues into readily understandable and actionable recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to work practically and quickly to evaluate risk, solve problems, and make decisions that balance risk, opportunity, and business objectives

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 & 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 We Are: Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 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.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Law degree from an accredited law school and 5 years’ experience in law.
License to practice law in at least one state.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Leading cross-functional teams

Primary Location...

1110 SE 10TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712-6470, 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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