Walmart is the world’s largest retailer committed to helping people around the world save money and live better.
Walmart International operates in some of the world’s most dynamic markets across Asia, Africa, and North/South America – with the strategy of building
“Strong local businesses, powered by Walmart”
Walmart International has more than 5,900 retail units, operating outside the United States with 55 banners in 25 countries with more than 700,000 associates serving more than 100 million customers every week.
We are committed to sustainability (including Project Gigaton) and inclusion (recognized by Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, Disability Equality Index and Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index)
Around the world, we help families save money so they can live better. We use our size and scale to provide access to high-quality goods and fresh, nutritious food at everyday low prices—while creating opportunities for our associates and small and medium-sized global suppliers.
What Does the International Strategy Team Do?
An agile, high impact, and highly collaborative team working across a variety of topics, geographies and stakeholders.
Advise International Leadership & Market C-Suite (portfolio strategy, long-range planning, strategic choices for key priorities)
Develop strategic frameworks (standing up structured approaches to solve business problems, identify opportunities and optimize processes)
Support business development & partnership evaluation (discover key insights and provide a forward-looking outlook, frame strategic options for key stakeholders)
Lead special projects (business case development across a wide variety of topics and geographies covering our global businesses)
Create executive and strategic communications (internal and external communications including Board, Executive Committees, and Analyst Meetings)
Who We are Looking For
Strategic thinking with bias for action
Proficiency in researching and analyzing large amounts of data to create impactful customer centric business cases with clear priorities
Proactively analyze emerging trends, anticipate related organizational needs, develop strategies for meeting them and ensure planning process is integrated with the overall business plan
Oversee the implementation of strategic initiatives, including allocation of resources, while balancing long-term strategy and short-term objectives
Skilled in evaluating partnerships. Acquisitions & new business models
Comfort with ambiguity
Navigates ambiguity and simplifies the complex; draws out insights and develops practical solutions to real problems
Think critically and systematically about complex business problems and opportunities
Drive cross-functional projects; identify goals, success criteria, assumptions, own discovery of project requirements through deep subject matter expertise, resource requirements and timelines.
Manage and master agile methodology delivery for multiple/diverse large projects
Collaborative and also able to work with a high degree of autonomy
Relationship building and influence
Can build strong relationships with executive team and peers alike; leverages trust and empathy to influence and drive outcomes without formal authority
Collaborate with partners across multiple geographies to achieve beneficial working relationships and positive outcomes across international markets
Leverage fact-based data & analytics insights from multiple perspectives to build a cohesive narrative, form a perspective, organize thoughts and present in a clear, concise & meaningful way
Ability to storyline a message and to present to Senior executive audience
Coach others on how to communicate effectively using persuasion and consensus building techniques
Financial acumen and business judgment
Perfectly comfortable with analyzing financial statements; able to partner closely with finance, accounting and M&A teams
Able to understand key strategic decisions and connect with downstream effects to the broader business context
Leadership and influence
Coach and support associates and stakeholders to develop their understanding of business and performance to identify solutions to deliver improved services, solutions and relationships
Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs
Mentor others in the process of devising alternatives and assessing their impact
How Do We Work?
A close-knit team that supports and challenges each other, via:
Problem Solving - Handle difficult, unexpected or complex challenges by defining the problem using relevant information to evaluate options and implement effective solutions.
Learning Agility and Innovation - Curious, adaptive, continuously learning and committed to a growth mindset. Is creative, takes smart risks, moves with speed, develops new ideas and applies new concepts that improve the performance of the function.
Influential Communication - Listens, comprehends and conveys information through various forms of communication to influence stakeholders, enhance clarity, engage and inspire. Tailor’s messages to a wide variety of audiences and tell the story using facts, data and supporting anecdotes.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Statistics, Social Science, Communications, or related field and 5 years’ experience in management consulting, retail merchandising, operations management, or relevant area; or 7 years’ experience in retail merchandising, operations management, or related area.
Master's degree in Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Supply Chain, Transportation, or related field
4 years’ supervisory experience within an multinational organization
4 years’ experience leading cross-functional finance and/or strategy teams
Fifty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world's biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, we're reinventing the shopping experience and our associates are at the heart of it. You'll play a crucial role in shaping the future of retail, improving millions of lives around the world. This is that place where your passions meet purpose. Join our family and create a career you're proud of.