Strategic Retail Operations and Store Development Leader at Walmart (Remote Eligible)

General Mills

1 General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426

Job Description


The National Retail Organization (NRO) is seeking a Walmart Retail Operations & Store Development Lead to join the team. We are looking for an Engaging Leader who is adaptable, has a growth mindset, and can develop winning plans and strategies. The ideal candidate will have a positive impact on the team and enjoy the work. This role is focused on the Walmart retail business and is responsible for delivering competitively advantaged results by partnering with key stakeholders, including NRO Management, Operating Unit/customer teams, and vendors. The role involves leading the building of robust plans and executions against programs sold across the NRO, with an emphasis on communication and subject matter expertise. The Lead will work with and through others to achieve results and will be responsible for developing people management skills, with direct responsibility for 3 Retail Operations Analysts (ROAs) to support the plans and executions.

This role is remote eligible. Relocation assistance will not be provided as this role can be done from any location in the United States.

Key Accountabilities

Executional Excellence

  • Lead planning details, selling materials, and tools development for Retail Programs (Selling & Display)
  • Partner and collaborate with OU/Customer Teams to understand key needs and business context
  • Partner and influence NRO Retail Sales Leads, Retail Area Managers, and Retail Customer Managers to understand key needs and opportunities
  • Deliver clear and streamlined communication at all levels to drive seamless planning and execution
  • Take personal accountability and ownership for results, deeply understand consumers, deliver market-leading innovation, and prioritize what’s important

Problem Solving & Analytics

  • Gather and analyze syndicated data (e.g., from Nielsen, NRO, consumers, and/or customers) to identify opportunities to drive sales volume through the implementation of retail strategies
  • Lead the development of analytics and reporting to support the cadence of accountability in partnership with NRO Data & Analytics Manager
  • Responsible for post-sale analytics and sharing learnings across all stakeholders

Engaging Leader

  • Model Engaging Leader behaviors to foster an inclusive environment, embrace a learning mindset, and demonstrate personal accountability
  • Development of onboarding and training curriculum for Retail Operations Analysts (ROAs)
  • Actively coach the upskilling of capabilities for Retail Operations Analysts (ROAs)
  • Manage and develop three direct reports – Retail Operations Analysts (ROAs)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant industry experience in Sales, Account Management, Trade Marketing, Category Management, Operations, or other relevant retail experience
  • 2+ years of people management experience. This role will manage 3 direct reports
  • Successful demonstration of analytical skills using various data sources (e.g., Nielsen, IRI, Customer and/or Consumer data)
  • Must be highly skilled in software packages (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Walmart retail experience

Additional Considerations

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with General Mills (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

International relocation or international remote working arrangements (outside of the US) will not be considered.

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