Sr. Manager - Forecasting, eCommerce Transportation

Sr. Manager - Forecasting, eCommerce Transportation

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Transportation
  • Team Transportation
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1528112

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Position Summary

The Senior Manager will lead Forecasting for the core eCommerce Transportation business. The Senior Manager will be primarily responsible for leading a team of analysts focused on advanced forecasting and carrier capacity management.  S/he will develop the Transportation team’s forecasts for Carriers and Fulfillment centers and will manage Carrier Capacity.

This role is part of the Walmart eCommerce Transportation Analytics team – a future-focused, action-biased, data-driven team chartered with defining the next generation transportation network by leveraging big data. This is a high-impact and high-visibility role within the organization with expectations to deliver immediate results. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop transportation forecasts with a high degree of granularity and accuracy, and align across multiple partners including Carriers and Fulfillment centers
  • Partner with Carriers, and with Operations and Procurement teams to ensure sufficient carrier capacity is available
  • Build tools and monitor order flow in real time to ensure capacity is being utilized appropriately 
  • Partner with Product teams to develop features to manage carrier capacity
  • Direct efforts of team members and manage multiple projects at once while ensuring deadlines are met and data output is accurate and appropriate for the business.
  • Must also be able to deal with ambiguity and make independent decisions about what data and approach is best for the task at hand.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters in Operations Research, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management
  • 3+ years of post-graduate work experience, including demonstrated success in leading forecasting projects to achieve business-impacting results
  • Experience with forecasting tools and techniques
  • Experienced people manager
  • Expert in MS-Excel and SQL
  • Competent in MS-PowerPoint and comfortable building presentation materials to tell a clear story
  • Ability to foster successful partnerships within cross-functional teams
  • Effective communication skills at multiple levels of the organization, including senior management
  • Ability to champion ideas and influence the organization with fact-driven recommendations
  • Strong follow-through skills and acute attention to detail
  • Foster and maintain Wal-Mart's four core values:
  • Act with Integrity
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Service to our Customers
  • Strive for Excellence

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Operations Research, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management
  • Retail e-commerce industry experience



The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

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