(CAN) Director, Ecommerce Strategic Initiatives - (HHC-950)

(CAN) Director, Ecommerce Strategic Initiatives - (HHC-950)

08 Oct
Walmart Canada

08 Oct

Walmart Canada


Position Summary...The Director, Ecommerce Strategic Initiatives sits within Walmart Canada’s (WMC) Ecommerce team, partnering with cross-functional Ecommerce executives in setting and driving the Ecommerce strategic agenda. This role involves collaborating with Ecommerce leaders across the entire organization to lead and drive the Ecommerce 5-year roadmap forward as well as top-priority Ecommerce strategic projects. This role ensures all Ecommerce priorities in the Ecommerce strategic roadmap are well designed and governed to achieve desired performance against WMC’s Ecommerce financial and strategic objectives. This role is an agent of change, helping to shape WMC’s exciting and transformative Ecommerce business.

This is a high-visibility role that requires exceptional stakeholder engagement and critical thinking skills; there are significant independent responsibilities and excellent prospects for career growth.

What you'll do...

• Partner with the SVP, eCommerce to provide thought leadership, articulate and drive the overall Ecommerce business forward through strong cross-functional relationship building to become a trusted partner of the Ecommerce executive team

• Seamless execution of 1-2 of the key strategic Ecommerce cross-functional projects

• Partner with the SVP, Ecommerce to ensure the smooth day-to-day functioning of the Ecommerce team, from managing full Ecommerce Leadership team meetings to driving our internal/external speaker series

• Stay abreast of Ecommerce innovation from around-the-world and help drive WMC to be a global leader in Ecommerce innovation

• Provide exceptional program/project management support of the long-range Ecommerce strategic roadmap & planning process as well as corporate governance approach

-Partner with senior leaders to ensure the most critical initiatives are prioritized and resourced for success to deliver on our Ecommerce strategic aspirations (incl. taking on a position of ‘activist’ project support at times)

-Collaborate with several active project teams to ensure work is designed and executed to deliver on Objectives and Key Results targets (incl. supporting monitoring/tracking against milestones, metrics, deliverables, decisions, customer/associate outcomes, budget expenditure, etc.)

-Ensure a best-in-class process & governance is followed by the organization to achieve desired outcomes from projects; identify & escalate issues as needed

-Develop a deep understanding of active/backlog sprints and longer-term efforts in the Ecommerce roadmap, to help executive leadership and project teams manage key interdependencies, risks, sequencing, staffing, budgeting and other major program trade-offs

-Take on ownership of select workstreams in active strategic ‘project/program’ sprints, as needed

• Support the Ecommerce case for change through compelling collateral

-Build client-ready, compelling content for senior executive sessions related to our strategic Ecommerce objectives and milestones

-Maintain a deep understanding of the overall Ecommerce strategic aspirations

• Responsible for leading a team, associate engagement, development and ensuring associates (direct and indirect reports) have current development and succession plans in place


- Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline (Statistics, Operational Research, Economics, Finance, Business, Engineering, Technology, or related fields); MBA preferred

- 5 to 7 years; previous corporate transformation / mgmt. consulting / retail experience considered an asset

- Exceptional PPT, storytelling, and communication skills (incl. facilitation in remote/virtual models)

- Experience building & validating compelling (XLS) models and business cases

- Experience managing large-scale strategic program elements (interdependency models; risk registers; detailed OKR/metric tracking; detailed capex/opex tracking, etc.)

- Ability to quickly build credibility and influence senior stakeholders

- Ability to articulate simple messages & develop actionable hypotheses, by distilling complex issues & data

- Knowledge of Canadian/International retail and adjacent sectors

- Great communication and interpersonal skills

- Problem solver with ability to prioritize effectively

- Independent self-starter; owner’s / servant leader’s mindset

- Thrives in a fast-moving environment, with high tolerance for change and ability to adapt

- Passionate about the ongoing transformations/innovations unfolding in the domestic and global Ecommerce sector

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Age - 16 or older

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.

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