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(USA) Senior Manager II, Technical Program Managem...

Company: Walmart
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

(USA) Senior Manager II, Technical Program Managem... Job Function Project and Program Management – Technology

Employment Type Regular/Permanent

Requisition R-279590

What you'll do Develops project management practices by adhering to the principals of the Walmart Global eCommerce project management methodologies (for example, Agile); promoting the principals and business value of project methodologies throughout the organization; leading and contributing to the development and continuous improvement of the Walmart Global eCommerce project management best practices; acting as a change agent for process and/or business improvements; and building and maintaining partnerships with the software engineering managers, architects, product managers, business, and vendors.Ensures project manager and senior project manager development and continued successful performance by providing mentoring; monitoring program and individual project progress; providing guidance regarding project methodologies and best practices; providing periodic project status reports and executive summaries to stakeholders and management; developing new project managers to ensure skills are aligned with established Project Management Organization (PMO) standards; and providing mentorship and guidance to peers and management on methodology and practice.Manages a large portfolio of projects through their lifecycle phases to successful completion by serving as the project lead (for example, scrum master) for multiple projects; collaborating with project stakeholders to develop project strategy and overall goals; developing overall program roadmap and schedule; assigning team roles and responsibilities; identifying and managing critical path workflows and cross-functional dependencies; collecting and analyzing project metrics to manage initiatives and drive accountability for the accomplishment of overall project objectives; identifying and procuring resources from resource managers; preparing and maintaining a project risk assessment; developing and executing plans for managing risk; escalating and communicating program related issues; and presenting project status updates to senior leadership and key stakeholders.Manages geographically distributed teams, off-shore development teams and third-party vendors (for example, software vendors, hardware vendors, photo vendors, content providers) by coordinating internal and vendor schedules and priorities; integrating teams and vendors into project strategy; communicating progress status; evaluating system capabilities and ensuring sustainable functionality; ensuring delivery of proper functionality; and managing communications from vendors to internal stakeholders.Leads the development of eCommerce programs by determining business readiness; forecasting projected expenses; developing and managing program budget; establishing metrics to ensure adherence to established expectations; developing capital and resource plans; developing project timelines and deliverables; ensuring successful delivery; and providing feedback regarding project success. Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning. Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness. Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy. Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.Position Description:As part of the newly created Data Strategy and Enablement Team (DS&E), this role will be an enabler of our journey to be the world’s leading data-driven retailer. As part of this transformation, we are seeking an individual who will play the role of implementing & operationalizing the technical metadata strategy for Walmart.We are looking for a highly motivated, resourceful, team-oriented individual to support the acquisition process. This role requires great organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and knowledge of contracting processes. The successful candidate will be able to complete complex tasks and proejcts quickly with little to no guidance, react with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround and take effective action as required. About the Data Strategy and Enablement Organization:Our organization focuses on managing and delivering world-class data assets, including creating and maintaining data standards, driving policy compliance, creating partnerships, and developing pipelines and self-service tools. We empower our business to leverage data to fuel growth, driving revenue in our core and building new business model opportunities. We protect customer, associate, and partner data, ensuring privacy and security when collectingSpecific Responsibilities:• Contribute to the development and maintenance of technical metadata strategy and standards. • Facilitate consistent adoption of metadata standards across the enterprise, demonstrating the value added by adoption.• Manage new demand for technical metadata and data lineage• Lead the implementation & rollout of metadata platform (MITI , Collibra and others)• Collaborate with business & technical stakeholders on maintaining metadata repository.• Support metadata distribution & usage across the enterprise.• Maintain high level of knowledge and expertise related to metadata• Develop key indicators to manage the Metadata Management process at Walmart. • Assist on research, development & implementation of special projects, as needed.• Advocate data use and protection practices, including consent and identity management. Receiving, tracking, and taking action on requests to and from stakeholders concerning policies and procedures, e.g., regulatory inquiries, audits, data advisory board reviews, consent management, incident response, and business continuityWho you are:• You have excellent analysis and critical reasoning skills with a strong focus on execution• You are a proactive problem solver who operates effectively and independently, even in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity• You are a team player, with the courage to drive change through disruption while maintaining a respect for the team• You possess strong collaboration skills and approach problems with positive intent while driving towards resolution• You have the ability to simplify strategy into simple actions• You empower and inspire your colleagues and team mates to take action and embrace the mindset that, "Everything can be made better”• You are curious, and are not afraid to dig deep and look in places that others ignoreQualifications:• Minimum of 5+ years of related experience in data-driven and Governance-focused business.• Bachelor's degree preferred with master’s or equivalent experience• Data Governance experience• Data management experience• Experience working and managing Metadata• Collibra expertise to not only continue to plan current/future Metadata Management state, but to also hands-on deploy the continued DG development and org adherence• Has Agile (SCRUM) experience preferred • Proven ability to drive results, especially in a matrixed or influence based environment.• Strong relationship building skills, coupled with high business acumen. • Demonstrate a passion for driving frictionless use of data through the application of thoughtful, business focused governance. • Highly accurate and detail-oriented• Excellent organization and time management skills• Strong written and verbal communication skills• Project management skills• Ability to work well under pressure; manage tight deadlines and situations where conflicting priorities ariseMinimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science and 6 years' technical program management experience OR 10 years' technical program management experience.Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science and 6 years' technical program management experience OR 10 years' technical program management experience.

About Walmart At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

All the benefits you need for you and your family Multiple health plan options

Associate discounts in-store and online

Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more

Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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