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.
Lead, research and develop a broad data landscape for Merchandising use
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
Create resilient and sustainable data analysis process and data quality rules.
Establish guidelines and protocols that govern the proliferation of data to ensure that data controls are enforced
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: Supports the understanding of the priority order of requirements and service level agreements. Helps identify the most suitable source for data that is fit for purpose. Performs initial data quality checks on extracted data.
Problem Formulation: Translates business problems within one's discipline to data related or mathematical solutions. Identifies what methods (for example, analytics, big data analytics, automation) would provide a solution for the problem. Shares use cases and gives examples to demonstrate how the method would solve the business problem.
Data Strategy: Understands, articulates, interprets, and applies the principles of the defined strategy to unique, moderately complex business problems that may span one or main functions or domains.
Data Governance: Establishes, modifies, and documents data governance strategies and initiatives. Provides guidance to business stakeholders, peers, and junior associates on the implementation of data governance practices. Helps business leaders understand and interpret company and regulatory policies around data. Determines data governance processes, practices, policies, and guidelines. Drives the successful adoption of organizational data utilization. Educates others on roles and accountability for data management. Actively participates in external communities to grow and develop deeper understanding of policy and regulatory changes that may happen from a data perspective.
Applied Business Acumen: Provides recommendations to business stakeholders to solve complex business issues. Develops business cases for projects with a projected return on investment or cost savings. Translates business requirements into projects, activities, and tasks and aligns to overall business strategy. Serves as an interpreter and conduit to connect business needs with tangible solutions and results. Recommends new processes and ways of working.
Master Data and Metadata Management: Understands business domain master integration and meta data requirements. Implements master data management solutions and manage metadata environment. Manages and maintains metadata standards and data rules. Manages and maintains "golden" records. Leads changes and revisions to master data, metadata, and data hierarchies and affiliations within given guidelines. Implements integration of new data sources and metadata. Replicates and distributes master data. Distributes and delivers metadata. Queries, reports, and analyzes metadata. Educates others on master data and metadata management processes, practices, policies, and guidelines.
Data Quality Management: Promotes and educates others on data quality awareness. Profiles, analyzes, and assesses data quality. Tests and validates data quality requirements. Continuously measures and monitors data quality. Delivers against data quality service level agreements. Manages operational Data Quality Management procedures. Manages data quality issues and leads data cleansing activities to remove data quality defects, improve data quality, and eliminate unused data. Determines user accessibility and removes or restricts user access as needed. Interprets company and regulatory policies on data. Educates others on 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 or Master’s degree in Business, Analytics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field and 6 years’ experience in data analytics, project management, business, or related area
Experience with data analysis, data documentation, data quality monitoring and improvement.
Strong understanding of organization’s needs and ability to drive change
Strong leadership and communication skills as well as the ability to influence key decision-makers and understand their points of view
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
Who We Are
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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., Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Business, Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Data Architecture, or related field and 4 years' experience in
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