Director, Technology Operations – Enterprise Data ...

Director, Technology Operations – Enterprise Data Strategy

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Information Technology
  • Job Function Technology Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1723420

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Join Walmart as Director, Technology Operations – Enterprise Data Strategy and your work could help over 240 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. 

The Director, Enterprise Data Strategy is a critical role responsible for defining the enterprise data strategy and providing the operational leadership for execution.  This individual and their team will shape the enterprise data strategy, define, design, and implement the operating framework ensuring progress through adoption.

This leader will define a cohesive data strategy that aligns with business and functional strategies deemed critical to the success of Walmart’s long-term business objectives. They will build and manage relationships across the organization providing expertise on best practices, as well as ensuring adherence to the data strategy framework.  They are a seasoned leader with a demonstrated track record of articulating and implementing data strategy while building strong cross-functional teams and partnerships.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative, data-driven, strategic, and results-oriented leader with a strong passion for data.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an enterprise data strategy, roadmap, and execution plan

  • Design and implement a federated operating model incorporating data governance, data management, data quality, data security, and data privacy ensuring effective data management across the organization.

  • Develop reporting KPIs and monitor them to assess progress on implementation of data strategy.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders to identify and prioritize data initiatives with alignment to the enterprise data strategy supporting opportunities for growth through data value creation.

  • Serves as chair/leads coordination of data strategy forums.

  • Conduct industry and market research to inform data strategy, identify trends that align with Walmart data strategy, identify gaps and opportunities to support an ever-advancing data strategy and roadmap.

  • Develop business case studies and prioritize investments that further the enterprise data strategy and roadmap. 

You’ll sweep us off our fee if you have:

  • Deep understanding of data governance principles and practices including knowledge of data stewardship, data quality management, metadata management and data lifecycle management

  • Experience leading strategy planning, delivery, and governance activities for enterprise data with speed and excellence

  • Strong understanding of data technologies, tools, and platforms

  • Knowledge of privacy and regulatory compliance requirements

  • Strong leadership, influence and consensus building skills

  • Ability to manage and lead large scale projects with multiple cross functional partners. 

  • Strategic thought leader that can operate at the intersection of business and technology.

  • Strong influence and communication skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Strong leadership philosophies and qualities

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to effectively navigate ambiguity, simplify the complex and develop practice solutions to real problems

  • Ability to lever trust and empathy and drive outcomes without formal authority

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Management and 6 years of related Data experience

  • Deep experience in Enterprise Data Management, Data Strategy, Data Literacy, Data Quality and Data Governance

  • 2 years of experience leading and completing cross-functional projects

  • Data Product experience | background

  • 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.

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, industrial engineering, engineering management, business,information systems, project/program management, information technology, finance, management, or related area and 6 years’ experience inproject management, program management, program operations, or related area.Option 2: 8 years’ experience in project management, program management, program operations, or related area.
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.

Master’s degree in computer science, management information systems, industrial engineering, engineering management, business, information systems, project/program management, information technology, finance, management, or related area and 5 years' experience in project management, program management, program operations, or related area.

Primary Location...

PHYLLIS ST. N OF HWY 102, WEST SIDE OF STREET, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, 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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