Director, Advanced Analytics, New Business Development

Wal-Mart Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Walmart is currently seeking a Director, Advanced Analytics to play a unique role supporting a new business-spanning business, demand, customer, site, assortment, and pricing analytics. The position will be deeply engaged in the development of our business strategy; they will ensure both that our decisions are data driven, and that we architect our products to gather (the right) data throughout the customer journey. The person who fulfills this role will be integral to and visible as a core member of the team.

As the Director, Advanced Analytics, you will help us frame and answer fundamental business and strategy questions, from understanding our existing B2B buyers to evolving our SKU assortment over time to optimizing our site experience and marketing. Collectively, we will create new revenue streams that have the potential for meaningful P&L contribution, and design our business to eventually integrate into Walmart's ecosystem.

The individual in this capacity will have top notch data and analytical skills, an ability to see the big picture, a strong relationship orientation, and proven business partnership skills. This person will be a self-starter who is passionate about discovering and solving complicated problems, learning complex systems, working with numbers, and organizing and communicating data and reports. The individual in this capacity will operate at multiple levels-contributing to conceptual strategy development, and getting into the details of the analytics. They will be energized by doing something new and difficult, and have the creativity and resilience to see it through.

You'll sweep us off our feet if

  • You operate with customer centricity at the forefront and inspire others to do the same.

  • You have experience working in multiple business areas / functions / segments at Walmart and understand Walmart's data infrastructure and data products.

  • You have a strong understanding of statistics and advanced analytics with applied experience on analyzing large data sets.

  • You have strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • You have sound knowledge of managing data for experiments (sampling, labelling, EDA, etc.)

  • You have experience with experimental design and A/B testing

  • You have strong skills in Python, SQL and Hive queries

  • You have experience with data visualization and reporting using Tableau and d3.js

  • You have strong people and communication skills to connect authentically with internal stakeholders, including data scientists and data engineers.

  • You have excellent judgment and the ability to interface with and influence senior executives.

  • You are curious, proactive and comfortable working in unstructured environments.

You'll make an impact by:

  • Working effectively with our Business, Product, Design, Technology, and Data teams to understand our strategy and operating model and translate that into the right analytic approaches, data requirements and data models.

  • Bringing data to inform our decision making.

  • Driving complex data and trend analyses to root cause issues and propose improvements.

  • Designing and conducting A/B and multi-variate tests by developing test plans, defining success metrics, analyzing and transforming data into actionable insights.

  • Defining, developing and communicating key metrics and business trends.

  • Helping us to architect our experiences to collect the right data to strengthen our business.

  • Operating with agility while effectively leveraging corporate structure to achieve goals.

  • Gaining support from the broader Walmart enterprise by engaging with cross-functional teams, leadership, and key stakeholders.

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.

About The Team

While it is important that Walmart continues to drive the day-to-day business and focuses on serving our customers today, it is also critical we are looking ahead to the customer and business needs of tomorrow. The New Business Development team is a newly created group designed to do just that. This venture is a multi-billion-dollar opportunity rooted in leveraging existing Walmart assets, building new capabilities, and laying the groundwork for a sizable new business serving businesses and eventually governments.

This team is being stood up now, and you can be a founding member to set the strategy, culture and working norms. It's a unique chance to be an intrapreneur-building something new from the ground up, while backed by the strength of Walmart and leveraging the assets of the world's largest omnichannel retailer.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, or related field and 5 years' experience in data analytics or related field OR 7 years'

experience in data analytics or related field.

4 years' supervisory experience OR experience leading cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Cluster analysis techniques, simulation, inferential statistics, neural networks, or data mining techniques

Masters: Business Administration, Masters: Information Systems, Masters: Statistics

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

"At Walmart, we get the opportunity to grow professionally and personally-all while improving how we work and what we deliver to consumers." - Lola, Project Analyst

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Crystal Bridges Museum

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  • Culture

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  • Education

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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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