At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make and drives us to create the future of retail. We can’t do that without the best talent – the talent that is innovative, curious, and driven to create exceptional experiences for our customers.
If you love enabling data solutions that can scale, have a strong customer mindset, love taking ownership to solve business challenges, enjoy continually learning and working in a cross functional collaborative environment, we would love to have you on our team.
The Data Steward will function as part of the Walmart US Merchandising team. As a domain expert and a solution consultant in Merchandising, you will understand the business concepts, identify data assets, develop business glossaries, and help Merchants to unlock insights from data.
As a member of the Walmart Data Governance Community, you are responsible for managing and cataloging Walmart data assets such as KPIs, Reports Applications, Business glossaries and partnering with business and technical stakeholders to onboard business and technical metadata to our Data Governance Center (DGC - Collibra) using established tools and processes and ensuring the overall fitness of our data.
Quickly develop the business knowledge required to support Merchandising function and governance activities
Partner with business, product to define metrics and KPI’s that drive business results
Work with the business, product, engineers, and the data stewards from other areas to ensure data best practices are designed and implemented proactively
Support the creation of resilient and sustainable data analysis process and data quality rules.
Follow guidelines and protocols that govern the proliferation of data to ensure that data controls are enforced
Support activities to ensure the highest quality of data is maintained through the data lifecycle
Develop a deep understanding and alignment to the Data Governance program and policy requirements
Hands on development of data assets in the enterprise data catalog
Be part of a team that works with data stewards across the organization to ensure data best practices are being leveraged and enforced.
Data Source Identification: Understands the appropriate dataset required to develop data models. Supports the identification of the most suitable source for data with awareness for data quality.
Problem Formulation: Identifies possible options to address the business problems within one’s discipline through relevant analytical methodologies. Demonstrated understanding of use cases and desired outcomes.
Data Strategy: Understands, articulates, interprets, and applies the principles of the defined strategy to business problems that involve one function or domain.
Data Governance: Supports the documentation of data governance processes and the implementation of data governance practices.
Applied Business Acumen: Supports the development of business cases and recommendations. Drives delivery of project activity and tasks as assigned. Supports process updates and changes. Supports under guidance in solving business issues.
Master Data and Metadata Management: Supports master data management solutions and metadata environment. Revises data rules under guidance of others. Documents changes and revisions to metadata and data hierarchy under guidance. Supports new data sources and metadata integration. Learns master data and metadata managements processes, practices, policies and guidelines.
Data Quality Management: Promotes data quality awareness. Profiles, analyzes, and assesses data quality. Tests and validates data quality requirements under supervision. Executes operational Data Quality Management procedures. Conducts data cleaning activities. Grants users access to data. Learns company and regulatory policies on data. Learns data governance processes, practices, policies and guidelines.
You’ll sweep us off our feet if…
You are passionate about data, merchandising and retail.
You are a team player with the courage to drive change through disruption while maintaining respect for the team.
You are inquisitive, focused, organized, and an abstract thinker.
Data Quality is an essence of your work culture.
Exhibit excellent ability to understand business concepts very quickly.
You have experience working in Walmart Merchandising Teams or serving in Walmart’s vendor community.
You have a demonstrated track record and hands-on experience in data management/data stewardship areas, including use of Collibra or other data profiling and curation tools
You understand data concepts, including data design and modelling, as well as SQL, BI tools (Excel, Tableau, Looker, or Power BI) and Big data.
Working knowledge of Python, R, or VBA is a plus.
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.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Data Architecture, or related field and 2 years' experience in data stewardship, data management, database administration, data analytics, or related field.
Must be able to work effectively both on teams as well as be self-motivated, task oriented, and organized.
Strong customer focus and obsession with quality
Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile development environment
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
Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Business, Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Data Architecture, or related field and 2 years' experience in data stewardship, data management, database administration, data analytics, or related field. Option 2: 4 years experience in data stewardship, data management, database administration, data analytics, or related field. Option 3: Master's degree in Business, Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Data Architecture, or related field.
Data Management certification (for example, Certified Data Management Professional), Driving taxonomy development and application particularly with large and complex sets of information, Industry experience (for example, retail, supply chain, eCommerce, healthcare)
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