Senior Manager I, Innovations

Senior Manager I, Innovations

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD58868

What you'll do at

Manages the development of innovation designs and solutions by collaborating with senior leadership to determine new business initiatives; evaluating current state of the business and capabilities; identifying, researching, and determining opportunities and recommending various solutions; leading the design and development of solutions; researching and providing guidance on best practices to ensure future initiatives are optimized; leading the analysis of initiative results and providing recommendations; presenting recommendations to senior leadership; and leading the implementation of designs and solutions. Develops innovation concept tests by identifying opportunities for innovative business improvements; determining the best approach for proof of concept; developing the testing architecture; determining testing requirements, attributes, and selection; overseeing the training of store associates; analyzing the results; and determining scalability of new initiatives. Leads small to medium-scale innovation projects or project work-streams by collecting and determining requirements of projects and innovation opportunities; determining deliverable needs; gaining buy-in on deliverable requirements; ensuring deliverables are completed and meet project requirements; reviewing and analyzing key performance indicators; gathering input from project teams and senior management; identifying risks and communicating risks to the project team and leadership; and consolidating project information and providing an overview to leadership. Consults with internal organizations on strategic initiatives by developing high-level project plans to achieve strategic goals; prioritizing and executing work streams within corporate strategies; integrating and prioritizing timelines, tasks, analysis, and team assignments; and ensuring proper planning, testing, and delivery of high-level strategic initiatives. Manages, evaluates, and provides tactical solutions by leveraging cross-functional team processes to maximize results of current systems and processes; recommending, developing, testing, and modifying current processes; and implementing new procedures and systems. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Science, or related field and 3 years’ experience in program management, operations management, design innovation, financial analysis, or related area OR 5 years’ experience in program management, operations management, design innovation, financial analysis, or related area. 1 year’s experience using Microsoft Office. 1 year’s supervisory experience. Self-starter takes ownership communicated well.  Strong understanding of financials to help communicate (tell a story) and present via MS Power Point. Problem Solving mind-set with the ability to influence and persuade – sell your ideas.  Knowledge of Marketing; understanding what the needs are and the ability to sell it. Work well with others, including stakeholders. Natural curiosity to make things better. A background in Industrial Engineering and Process Design from a Front End retail setting is preferred. Travel once a month (locations throughout the US.) 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 Business, Finance, Science, or related field and 3 years’ experience in program management, operations management, design innovation, financial analysis, or related area OR 5 years’ experience in program management, operations management, design innovation, financial analysis, or related area. 1 year’s experience using Microsoft Office. 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. Business Analytics, Product Management, Project Management Masters: Science

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Science, or related field and 3 years’ experience in program management, operations management, design innovation, financial analysis, or related area OR 5 years’ experience in program management, operations management, design innovation, financial analysis, or related area. 1 year’s experience using Microsoft Office. 1 year’s supervisory experience.

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?
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"I have switched careers twice within Walmart and each time my leadership supported me in learning an entirely different business. "
— Scott, Senior Manager

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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