(USA) Director, Product Management - Tech

  • Walmart
  • Bentonville, AR, United States
  • 09/16/2021

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

It’s exciting time to join our Walmart journey. We are seeking a Director, Product Management - Tech for a key position in Finance Technology supporting the Central Item Level Ledger (CILL) team.  CILL is being built to be the financial data backbone for all of Walmart, supporting all lines of business and every way we interact with customers from brick and mortar stores to our growing ecommerce business.  CILL is consolidating all finance information from hundreds of source systems, applying standardization, aggregation, and additional business logic to this information, and then presenting to downstream consuming applications to further process for both internal and external financial reporting.  This is a powerful initiative, we are decoupling financial systems that in some cases are 40+ years old and building on a new cloud-native environment build to scale and evolve.

This role will be principally responsible for the technology direction of the application, interfacing with our various constituents, and driving the roadmap for the engineering teams across multiple geographies.  A strong product mindset is required, and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.  If you have a product background, and are a storyteller at heart with the ability to shape the narrative and rally support behind a vision, this role might be the perfect fit.

About the Team

As a part of Walmart Finance Technology, you will work alongside a cutting-edge technology team building industry leading solutions to support Walmart’s financial systems’ needs.  We provide the systems that allow the Fortune 1 company to close the books each month and report financial statements externally each quarter.  More than $500 Billion in annual revenue flows through these systems, so you will be working with large data sets and large financials.  You will be in the unique position to be of service to both our customers and our associates as a member of this organization supporting all segments of Walmart. If you are the type of person who feels a personal stake in everything that you work on, has a strong sense of ownership, has a love for data, enjoys solving complex problems, has a passion for technology and likes to leverage new and creative solutions to solve our challenges, knows how to foster strong relationships and build trust, and works for the success of the entire team - then our Director Product Management – Tech position could be for you. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and a storyteller with a strong understanding of cloud technologies and open-stack solutions, as well as a passion for ensuring our customers obtain necessary data at the speed of business.  You’ll also need to have a passion for people and continuous learning.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…

  • You are a storyteller, visionary and innovator
  • You are passionate, driven and humble in your approach
  • You like digging into data and doing some analysis
  • You’re excited about solving complex challenges
  • You’re customer-centric in spirit and in execution
  • You thrive on both leveraging and leading the way
  • You’re comfortable influencing others, leading teams, managing stakeholders, getting buy-in from leadership, and communicating clearly
  • You have a test and learn mentality and an agile way of working to improve your team’s products
  • You are confident leading challenging conversations, and bringing consensus across technical thought leaders

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Bringing Passion to ideate, plan, and ensure proper design decisions and technology best practices are followed by the team each day.
  • Conducting industry and competitive analysis to benchmark against other industry Micro Services implementations.
  • Partnering with our Global Technology Platform team, Enterprise Architects, and Finance business partners to drive consistent behavior and align responsibilities.
  • Defining vision and strategies for the current day-to-day application support and future technology decisions that may be coming.
  • Building collaborative relationships with key partners by driving priorities aligned to business goals, communicating and prioritizing product roadmaps, and gaining buy-in from executive leadership
  • Providing overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs
  • Building a team environment by partnering to solve problems and staying focused till there is a solution

What you’ll do…

  • Set the long-term roadmap for CILL and the vision of the product
  • Partner actively with the Global Technology Platform (GTP) team and the Enterprise Architect (EA) team on future technology roadmap
  • Represent the product status / vision in various settings at various levels of the organization – become a spokesman/spokeswoman with a roadshow
  • Build a strong working relationship with our India based associates (~100) with daily collaboration for around the clock development/support, while supporting our US engineering team (~20) with regular direction
  • Guide our technology team through tactical review of current business needs and a strategic view of future technology changes that may be necessary
  • Align with other major programs for future integration
  • Establish an evolutionary journey for the application, understanding current technologies and what may cause changes in the future.
     

What you’ll bring…

  • 8+ years of Technical Product Management experience, with a track record of building and maintaining reliable & scalable applications
  • Direct team leadership is a plus
  • Reputation for leading in a remote, geographically distributed environment
  • Strong understanding of Software Development Lifecycle and SOLID engineering principles
  • Experience working with Open Stack cloud solutions, and subsequent integration layers with SAP

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science required/MBA or MIS is a huge plus!
  • 8+ years in product management, emerging technologies, ERP systems.
  • Two + years’ experience building and managing a team of high performing application development engineers.
  • Quantitative or engineering background is preferred.
  • Platform experience is highly desirable.
  • Sound business judgment as well as ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize.
  • Must be able and willing to think and act strategically and tactically.

Benefits & 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. 

Who We Are?

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 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. careers.walmart.com

About Global Tech

Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people and put a smile on their face. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of 15,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service or some code, but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. Being human-led is our true disruption.

We’re virtual

Working virtually this year has helped us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team, be more flexible in our personal lives and spend less time commuting.  Today, we are reimagining the tech workplace of the future by making a permanent transition to virtual work for most of our team. Of course, being together in person is an important part of our culture and shared success. We’ll collaborate in person at a regular cadence and with purpose.

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 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...

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

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