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Product Manager III - Data Steward



Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Product Management
  • Job Function Product Management
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1701982

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The Data Steward will function as part of the Finance Data Factory. As a domain expert and a solution consultant in Finance, you will understand the business concepts, identify data assets, develop business glossaries, and help enterprise associates to unlock insights from finance data.

As a member of the Walmart Data Governance Community, you are responsible for managing and cataloging Walmart data assets such as KPIs, Reports Applications, Business glossaries and partnering with business and technical stakeholders to onboard business and technical metadata to our Data Governance Center (DGC - Collibra) using established tools and processes and -ensuring the overall fitness of our data.

Who will love this job:

  • A data enthusiast – you understand the complexity of data as it exists in different forms and from different sources, and you enjoy sourcing, evaluating, and appropriately using new data sets to create value
  • A data whisperer – you are someone that can anticipate data needs and listen to the voice our customers to help unlock new potential to enhance our products and offerings
  • A clear communicator – you break down complex concepts and make them easy to understand
  • A generous collaborator – you enjoy building expertise, insights, and solutions to collaborative teams and can thrive with cross-functional and matrixed teams
  • A governance aficionado – you know how to build and maintain processes, policies, standards and roles to enable both data and people to thrive

Key Responsibilities

  • Support defining clear business requirements that can be translated into a technical design​
  • Identify and/or discover proper data sources and understanding of upstream lineage​
  • Support defining clear value which drives prioritization decisions​
  • Help guide architecture and data models to ensure logical consistency which promotes transparency and literacy​
  • Ensure proper access and security is defined ​
  • Define requirements for data quality management​
  • Ensure SOX compliance / governance / controls requirements are considered and met ​

You’ll sweep us off our feet if… 

  • You are passionate about data, merchandising and retail.
  • You are a team player with the courage to drive change through disruption while maintaining respect for the team.
  • You are inquisitive, focused, organized, and an abstract thinker.
  • Data Quality is an essence of your work culture.
  • You are familiar with data governance concepts and have been involved in data governance roll-outs in the past
  • Exhibit excellent ability to understand business concepts very quickly.
  • You have experience working in Finance (general ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable) and/or Tax domains 
  • You have a demonstrated track record and hands-on experience in data management/data stewardship areas, including use of Collibra or other data profiling and curation tools
  • You understand data concepts, including data design and modelling, as well as SQL, BI tools (Excel, Tableau, Looker, or Power BI) and Big data.
  • Working knowledge of Python, R, or VBA is a plus.

Job Competencies

Data Source Identification: Supports the understanding of the priority order of requirements and service level agreements. Helps identify the most suitable source for data that is fit for purpose. Performs initial data quality checks on extracted data.

Tech Problem Formulation: Identifies possible options to address the business problems within one's discipline through analytics, big data analytics, and automation. Demonstrates understanding of use cases and desired outcomes

Data Strategy: Translates business strategy into data requirements and data governance while taking into consideration the necessary enablers like technology and skills to deliver short and long-term adoption and implementation of data initiatives.

Data Governance: Establishes, modifies, and documents data governance strategies and initiatives. Provides guidance to business stakeholders, peers, and junior associates on the implementation of data governance practices. Helps business leaders understand and interpret company and regulatory policies around data. Determines data governance processes, practices, policies, and guidelines. Drives the successful adoption of organizational data utilization. Educates others on roles and accountability for data management. Actively participates in external communities to grow and develop deeper understanding of policy and regulatory changes that may happen from a data perspective.

Master Data and Metadata Management: Understands business domain master integration and meta data requirements. Implements master data management solutions and manage metadata environment. Manages and maintains metadata standards and data rules. Manages and maintains "golden" records. Leads changes and revisions to master data, metadata, and data hierarchies and affiliations within given guidelines. Implements integration of new data sources and metadata. Replicates and distributes master data. Distributes and delivers metadata. Queries, reports, and analyzes metadata. Educates others on master data and metadata management processes, practices, policies, and guidelines.

Data Quality Management: Promotes and educates others on data quality awareness. Profiles, analyzes, and assesses data quality. Tests and validates data quality requirements. Continuously measures and monitors data quality. Delivers against data quality service level agreements. Manages operational Data Quality Management procedures. Manages data quality issues and leads data cleansing activities to remove data quality defects, improve data quality, and eliminate unused data. Determines user accessibility and removes or restricts user access as needed. Interprets company and regulatory policies on data. Educates others on data governance processes, practices, policies, and guidelines.

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.

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 275 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 a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement.  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.

Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related area and 3 years’ experience in product management. Option 2: 5 years’ experience in product management or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or related area and 2 years’ experience as a product manager, ideally working on consumer-facing, large-scale, highly complex B2B/C products Masters: Business Administration, Masters: Computer Engineering, Masters: Computer Science

Primary Location...

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

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?

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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.