About Store No8
Store N°8 is the incubation arm of Walmart focused on emerging trends and technologies. We pursue opportunities where transformational impact is found and our name pays homage to Walmart’s eighth store where founder Sam Walton was known to experiment. Our goal? Enable Walmart's business and help make the lives of customers and associates better, one leapfrog capability at a time.
This stealth team within Store Nº8 is paving the way for extended reality applications in the retail space creating productive and entertaining immersive shopping experiences.
About the Role
This is the opportunity to get in early with a stealth project currently developing in Walmart's Store No8 incubator. At Store No8, the team will discover and deliver capabilities for the future of how we engage with technology and people, through the unparalleled scale of Walmart’s platform.
Top reasons to work with us:
This is a rare opportunity – you will help shape the growth of a stealth project from the ground up, ultimately helping Walmart’s customer of tomorrow to live better every day.
Start-up energy, Walmart backing – you will move at the speed of a start-up with the backing and of an established company.
Long term vision – we are focused on transforming the way people engage and connect with technology and each other.
What You’ll Do
As Principal Technical Program Manager (Chief of Staff, Extended Reality) you play a critical role in bringing this initiative into existence. You will support and drive the operational activities required for project growth, operations, and strategy. You will manage small and medium sized strategic initiatives and support procurement, resourcing, strategy and execution. Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will partner with several functional business partners including tech, engineering, product, and legal teams. You will need to be a self-starter with bias for action and excellent communication skills.
Scope and lead small to medium size projects to help our stealth project achieve their business goals; projects may include product strategy and development, organizational design and gap assessments.
Actively monitor project risks, scope, and dependencies, and help remove identified barriers
Communicate important project findings to senior leadership
Support partner teams on regular strategic planning, forecasting and performance management processes, including definition of critical metrics and development of dashboards to track business performance; report findings to team leadership to inform strategy and decision-making
Monitor operating plans, ensure timely reporting to leadership, support budget development and develop forecasts
Support the development of tactical and operational cadence in goal setting, roles and responsibilities, processes.
Who will love this job
A project management master – you build consensus around clear goals (e.g., financial, talent, and operating) and define a game plan to achieve them; you communicate crisply around progress and barriers, and hold the team and your stakeholders to account
A creator and a doer – you identify a problem, envision a solution, and take a hands-on approach towards building it.
An entrepreneurial teammate – you love working together to build new things and have an entrepreneurial mindset that sees opportunity where others find only barriers
A story-teller – you love crafting narratives that help explain complex ideas and making sense of chaos and complexity
What You’ll Need
6+ years of experience in a Strategy & Operations and/or strategy consulting role
Background in software Product Ops a plus
Experience managing relationships and working directly with executive leadership
Background in project management, including large-scale implementations incorporating input from numerous stakeholders at all levels
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to create and deliver compelling presentations to senior business audiences
Strong positive, results-oriented mindset and willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to succeed in any task
Self-motivated, creative, confident, and energetic personality with strong organizational skills and the ability to think strategically
Experience managing cross-functional projects, and familiarity interfacing with software development teams
Leadership, team management, relationship building, organization, and planning
BS degree is preferred
Perks and Benefits
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.
As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Operations , or related field and 3 years’ experience in operations, project management, or related area OR 5 years’ experience in operations, project management, or related area. 1 year’s supervisory experience.
Leadership of cross-functional task forces or projectsMasters, Masters: Operations ManagementProject Management - Project Management Professional - Certification
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