Director of Competitive Intelligence

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Requisition GH1524091

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Director – Competitive Intelligence

About Walmart eCommerce

Walmart eCommerce is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. With some of the brightest minds in product, technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission. Backed by the world’s largest retailer, Walmart eCommerce is a growing family of brands including Walmart, Jet, Hayneedle, Moosejaw, Shoes.com, and more. And we’re just getting started.

About the Role

The Competitive Intelligence team is responsible for ensuring Walmart delivers best in class prices and online shopping experiences. In this position, you will lead a team of product managers, analysts, and engineers in shaping the future of Walmart e-commerce.  You’ll use a blend of technical and business skills to navigate a fast-moving environment and deliver results.

This role will work across the broader Walmart eCommerce portfolio focusing on Walmart.com, with some limited exposure to Jet.com.

You will:

  • Set the Competitive Intelligence team vision and product roadmap
  • Build and manage a team of 5-7 associates in Hoboken, NJ, with a dotted line from 2-3 product managers in Bangalore, India. Majority of associates are not in place today, so hiring will be an important early priority
  • Design and evolve a framework to define objectives and measure success
  • Collaborate with Engineering to build new algorithms and features
  • Build a best in class competitive intelligence and analytics team to identify actionable opportunities and provide senior leadership with key insights into the competitive landscape
  • Broaden scope of competitive intelligence to encompass additional areas of competitive intelligence (assortment, search, marketplace, etc.), finding connection points into other functional areas of the merchandising team
  • Manage all Pricing and Competitive Intelligence reporting, dashboards, and communications
  • Design, launch, and own all Pricing and Competitive Intelligence data tables, acting as “Data Steward” interaction point for GDAP (Global Data team)
  • Develop team-members as they work through various workstreams including supporting the product life-cycle, building and monitoring reports, conducting in-depth analyses, and stewarding cross-functional initiatives
  • Interface with and advise multiple teams including Retail, Catalog, and Marketing

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a highly analytical role, OR 5+ years in a product management role
  • A rigorous course of undergraduate study with a preference towards computer science, engineering, business, economics, natural sciences, or mathematics. MBA or an advanced technical degree is preferred
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects and manage teams with time-sensitive deliverables and shifting priorities
  • Sufficient mastery of technical concepts to participate in design discussions and materially contribute to building and maintaining complex technical systems
  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability to influence without direct authority
  • Excellent analytical skills with experience teasing actionable insights from large datasets
  • Knowledge of SQL or other relational database query languages is preferred

 

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