Director, Product Management

  • Walmart
  • Bentonville, AR, United States
  • 08/19/2021

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

This position is responsible for the operation of a department. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or necessary.

About Data Ventures:   

Data Ventures exists to unlock the full value of Walmart’s data by developing and productizing B2B data initiatives that empower merchants and suppliers to make better, faster decisions for the business.  As part of this transformation, we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals to help drive data productization from concept to deployment.  

Essential Functions
An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Defines long-term vision and product strategy for multiple product families by collaborating to develop long-term corporate financial plans; developing and delivering on the financial plan for area of responsibility; capitalizing on domain expertise; leveraging internal and external best practices and standards to drive decision making; identifying and anticipating market opportunities based on an in-depth understanding of the market and competition; overseeing the execution of competitive assessments, driving innovation; approving business cases; prioritizing and allocating resources; and approving objectives and key performance indicators.

  • Develops and enhances multiple product families by identifying and adopting emerging technology; collaborating with senior leadership to ensure alignment between roadmap and business strategies; developing and managing roadmaps across product areas; navigating ambiguous business challenges; identifying high impact and return on investment opportunities; turning customer insights into actionable priorities and initiatives; drawing insights from benchmark studies and industry leaders to inform roadmaps and strategies; overseeing the development of user and business acceptance criteria and product roll out strategy; managing risks and dependencies; and prioritizing product backlog.

  • Builds and fosters collaborative relationships with key partners (for example, business leaders, User Experience, Engineering, Analytics) by driving priorities across business pillars and role modeling transparency; communicating product roadmaps and priorities; collaborating across product areas for roadmap prioritization; engaging with key partners to determine the best product and business strategies; and gaining buy-in from executive-level leadership.

  • Provides overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting resource requirements; evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; promoting a customer environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.

  • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.

  • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.

  • Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals by sponsoring and leading key community outreach and involvement initiatives; engaging key stakeholders in the development, execution, and evaluation of appropriate business plans and initiatives; and supporting associate efforts in these areas.


An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.


  • Make Sound Judgments - Uses objective financial and business analyses to evaluate the returns and risks of business choices.

  • Analyzes and integrates trends and patterns to determine the root causes of problems and identify solutions.

  • Evaluates short- and long-term implications of decisions. Accurately forecasts growth, costs, and business challenges.

  • Customer/Member Centered: Promote a Customer/Member-Focused Environment - Creates and maintains an environment that provides customers/members with desired products, services, and experiences.

  • Combines experience, insight, and data to determine how to best exceed customer/member needs.

  • Develops and implements initiatives, practices, and plans to capitalize on customer/member-focused growth and improvement opportunities.

  • Ensures the removal of barriers to delivering exceptional customer/member value, service, and support.

Execution and Results:

  • Optimize Execution and Results - Uses the advantage of company size, internal and external resources, and talent to achieve success.

  • Creates an environment where associates are held accountable for achieving goals and results.

  • Applies broad, cross-functional knowledge and resources to produce results that best fit the company strategy.

  • Prioritizes and balances time, actions, resources, and initiatives to ensure accomplishment of critical results.

  • Makes sure desired change initiatives and priorities are implemented appropriately.

  • Planning and Improvement: Advocate Planning and Continuous Improvement - Sets and communicates clear and aligned goals, monitors progress, and ensures leaders in own organization do the same.

  • Develops and implements plans and practices to ensure others have the information, resources, implementation time, and talent needed to succeed.

  • Develops and upgrades work assignments and processes to accomplish goals across functions, organizations, and geographies, where appropriate.

  • Sponsors continuous improvement and elimination of non-value-added work.

  • Embraces, values, and implements diverse perspectives and ideas.

Influence and Communicate:

  • Inspire Commitment - Develops and communicates logical, convincing justifications, including lessons learned, that build commitment and support for one's perspectives and initiatives.
  • Builds diverse, high-performing teams that accomplish organizational changes, goals, and priorities.
  • Ensures strategies, change initiatives, and competitive information are communicated in clear and compelling ways.
  • Listens to, leverages, and promotes the diverse ideas, perspectives, and contributions of others across the business.

Ethics and Compliance:

  • Promote Ethics and Compliance - Builds and sustains an environment where adherence to and reinforcement of the highest standards of integrity and ethics are the norm.

  • Identifies opportunities and takes action to enhance compliance.

  • Ensures associates receive the communication and instruction needed to act in accordance with policies and procedures.


  • Demonstrate Adaptability - Demonstrates resourcefulness and resilience in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities.

  • Updates knowledge and skills to handle new complexities, challenges, and responsibilities (for example, seeking out training, learning from experience, researching best practices). Seeks exposure to new ideas and perspectives. Sponsors programs and

  • initiatives to improve adaptability and continuous learning capabilities in own organization.


  • Think and Act Strategically - Creates strategies for own organization that align with the company's strategies and lead to the achievement of business priorities.

  • Pursues initiatives, investments, and opportunities that fit with and support company strategies. Assesses deliverables against leading industry practices and implements plans that leverage company advantages.

  • Works through different strategic options and determines their intended and unintended implications, and applies to business planning.

Social Responsibility and Reputation:

  • Promote Reputation and Social Responsibility - Proactively leads volunteer activities, programs, and initiatives in order to improve the community.

  • Seeks and maintains external relationships and alliances, strengthening the company's impact on and reputation in the community.

  • Serves as a credible spokesperson, representative, and sponsor of the company to the public and the community.


  • Assess and Improve Talent - Develops talent and replacement plans for own organization that increase effectiveness, build diversity, and enhance bench strength.

  • Identifies, utilizes, and integrates associates' strengths to produce improved results.

  • Creates an environment where people processes (for example, performance management, development) are used effectively to improve associate performance and achieve desired results throughout own organization.

  • Mentors, guides, and sponsors the development of key talent.

Build Relationships:

  • Build Internal and External Relationships - Builds and sustains trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances across functional, organizational, and geographical boundaries to achieve goals.

  • Sponsors initiatives and programs that promote respect for, interest in, and support of associates. Ensures associates are treated in an accepting, respectful manner.

Physical Activities:

The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

  • Observes associate, customer, or supplier behavior.

  • Enters and locates information on computer.

  • Presents information to small or large groups and individuals.

  • Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.

  • Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer.

  • Visually verifies information, often in small print.

  • Reads information, often in small print.


  • Traveling is necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

  • Travels internationally to and from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring extended overnight stays.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Communications, or related field and 6 years’ experience in​ product management or related field OR 8 years’ experience in product management or related field.

  • 2 years' experience building and leading high performing teams.

  • 4 years' experience leading cross-functional teams.

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

  • 10 years’ experience in leading product or solution development.

  • 10 years’ experience gathering, identifying, defining, and communicating requirements.

  • 8 years’ experience consulting and advising business partners utilizing detailed analysis.

  • 4 years' experience building and leading high performing teams.

  • Proven track record of successful product creation with measurable and significant business impact.

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 Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Communications, or related field and 6 years’ experience in
product management or related field OR 8 years’ experience in product management or related field.
2 years' experience building and leading high performing teams.
4 years' 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.

Building and leading high performing teams, Consulting and advising business partners utilizing detailed analysis, Gathering, identifying, defining, and communicating requirements., Leading product or solution development, Proven track record of successful product creation with measurable and significant business impact

Masters: Business Administration, Masters: Computer Engineering, Masters: Computer Science

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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