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Director, Strategic Initiatives - Corporate Affairs - ESG Strategy & Engagement



Full Time

On Site


Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

In addition to base salary, Walmart total compensation may also include bonus incentives, stock options, and more.

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Walmart seeks to lead on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practices, disclosures and outcomes, building a stronger and more resilient business, creating shared value, and supporting Walmart's goal to become a regenerative company.

The Director, Strategic Initiatives - Corporate Affairs - ESG Strategy & Engagement is responsible for leading a defined set of priority ESG issues, including shaping Walmart's ESG agenda; elevating Walmart's ESG disclosures, practices and ratings; building corresponding institutional capability across the enterprise; and helping to advance the field of ESG externally with respect to that issue set.

This position will lead an issue set centered on Walmart's Human Capital and Equity & Inclusion strategies.

An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

You'll make an impact by:

  • Defining and driving Walmart's ESG agenda for a defined set of priority ESG issues. Engage in strategic planning and collaborate with relevant subject-matter experts to define Walmart's aspiration; key goals and metrics; ESG approach; policies, practices, and disclosures; and challenges for each issue you oversee.
  • Being Walmart's ESG subject matter expert for a defined set of priority ESG issues. Stay abreast of the latest developments on the topic and own policies, programs, processes, and projects related to ESG aspects of your issues. Maintain a robust network of peers and collaborators across the company and engage with external peers and experts on your issues to bring leading thinking back to Walmart.
  • Leading cross-functional workstreams designed to achieve certain policy, practice, and disclosure outcomes within your defined set of priority ESG issues, including deeper analyses to improve the company's understanding of the issue, risks, performance, etc.
  • Shaping disclosures and reporting on a defined set of priority ESG issues for investor and other stakeholder audiences. Develop ESG messaging and work with other members of the ESG team, Investor Relations, and Corporate Communications on the strategy to reach target audiences, including through the ESG Report, direct investor and other stakeholder engagement, and other channels.
  • Helping to advance the ESG disclosure and assessment sector within your defined set of priority ESG issues, including advocating for ESG frameworks, standards and assessments that foster long-termism, creation of shared value ("stakeholder capitalism"), and the transformation of societal systems for social and environmental sustainability. Identify and speak at external ESG events to highlight Walmart's shared value strategy as well as share perspectives on best practice for a defined set of priority ESG issues.
  • Improving Walmart's performance on priority external ESG assessments. Identify opportunities to improve performance with respect to company practices, policies, and disclosures and understand trends in ESG disclosures and implications for Walmart ESG disclosures.
  • Managing multiple large, complex projects, processes, and programs that include dependencies across multiple groups, including internal and external stakeholders to identify goals, success criteria assumptions, and risks.
  • Driving 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.
  • Managing the measurement and reporting of company strategic initiative outcomes.

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.

You'll sweep us off our feet if...
  • You are a visionary thinker backed by a strong strategic and analytical framing
  • You are an innovator and provide creative solutions to complex problems
  • You can influence executive leadership and align various stakeholders, sometimes with diverging opinions
  • You are a strong team player with an orientation towards operating without external control or intervention
  • You are a strong project manager
  • You pick up on new concepts quickly, synthesize information, and generate insights
  • You can influence perspectives through strong oral and written communication
  • You have a demonstrated ability to continuously improve performance by leading cross-functional teams through influence
  • You have experience in and familiarity with one or more of Walmart's ESG priority issue areas
  • You are familiar with major institutional investors' and other stakeholders' expectations regarding ESG practices and disclosures
  • You have experience working with retail operations, merchandising, sourcing, and/or experience in sustainability programs

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

Walmart Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions - while being inclusive of all people.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 240 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you'll quickly find we're a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world's most complex challenges meet shared value. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in opportunity, sustainability, community, and ethics & integrity. From day one, you'll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Social Science, Communications, or related field and 5 years' experience managing cross-functional projects for governmental or non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, or corporations OR 7 years' experience managing cross-functional projects for governmental or non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, or corporations.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Consulting, Preparing and executing budgets, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Sustainability - Environmental, Sustainability - Social, Working in a matrixed organization

Masters: International Studies

Primary Location...
702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America