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JobId: 900249
JobTitle: Senior Transportation Finance Manager
State: CA

Division Summary

The team is here to provide amazing digital and physical experiences for our customers – with seamless access to products and services they want. Marketplace allows us to present an even wider array of vendor products on and beyond. Behind the scenes, e-commerce experts are focused on category growth, program management, business development, and seller onboarding. We continuously strive to deliver incredible selection, ease, and e-commerce innovation to customers.

Department Summary

Ensuring our customers get the right product in the right place and at the right time is important to the Supply Chain & Logistics team. From supply planning and order management to fulfillment and transportation, our expanding omnichannel supply chain anticipates customers’ needs. We’re not just getting customers what they want today, we’re creating disruptive change with next generation tools and capabilities that will support their needs in the future, all while providing everyday low prices.

Position Summary

The role of the Senior Transportation Finance Manager focuses is to lead and coordinate key planning, forecasting and reporting processes and analyze operational and financial metrics to identify opportunities/risks and to drive business results. Candidates will be expected to utilize their accounting and financial background to provide financial advice to respective business partners. Candidates should possess the interpersonal skills necessary to function effectively as an ambassador and service provider while maintain fiduciary responsibilities.

As a whole,’s goal is to provide the best possible customer experience while leveraging expenses in order to deliver additional value in the form of lower prices for our consumers. The Transportation team executes to that goal each and every day.

Core responsibilities of the Senior Transportation Finance Manager will include:

1. Forecasting & Planning (40%)

  • Develop and execute financial planning processes for the Transportation area by partnering with Operations leaders to develop and communicate budgets and forecasts.

  • Manage and conducts budget review meetings.

  • Quantify and articulate risks and opportunities in achieving forecasts and prepare monthly “cause of change” reports related to these forecasts .

  • Understand the key tools available for research and reporting and actively incorporate them into tracking and forecasting process. Learn reporting databases and become self-sufficient in data pulls.

  • Lead automation of models and processes which result in streamlining forecasting, month-end and other on-going reporting needs.

    2. Analysis (40%)

  • Provide input for business decisions by producing detailed financial models and P&Ls incorporating assumptions, expectations, and known risks.

  • Prepare presentations and other supporting materials for recommendations; participate in business case presentations to senior and executive management; clearly articulate merits of case under consideration.

  • Analyze operational and financial Transportation metrics to provide a deeper understanding of key expense drivers. Provide analyses and recommendations to drive toward improved customer experience and expense leverage.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve efficiency in core Finance processes, to analyze the business from new value-added perspectives, and to enhance the strategic role of Finance in the organization.

    3. Leadership (20%)

  • Manage a team of 3-5 Walmart associates who support financial forecasting and reconciliation. Support their professional development through training and providing increasing responsibilities.

  • Foster a team based working environment. Be seen as a leader in thought process and collaboration. Develop solid working relationships with business partners. Ability to influence and clear/succinct communication are key skill sets for the role.

  • Promote and support 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.

  • Be seen as a high potential leader who can increase capacity and take on larger roles within the organization.

Position Description

  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Operations

  • Ensures business needs are being met

  • Implements operations strategies for specific functions

  • Oversees Operations financial and customer experience management for specific functions

  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates


Minimum Qualifications

Five or more years’ experience in a position requiring financial forecasting, cost modeling, and spend management. Prior P&L management responsibilities are a significant plus.

  • Proficiency with SQL, Excel, Access, Essbase, and other relevant query and analysis tools.

  • Deep understanding of supply chain operations and finance, preferably in an eCommerce environment.

  • Undergraduate degree in business, economics, or a related field. Masters in Business Administration or a related field is a plus.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with software and database engineering teams to develop tools designed to drive scalable improvement.

  • Experience with freight and parcel expense management, in particular invoicing and audit procedures.

Company Summary

Walmart Global eCommerce is comprised of, VUDU,, and our technical powerhouse @WalmartLabs. Here, innovators incubate next gen e-commerce solutions in real-time. We integrate online, physical, and mobile shopping experiences for billions of customers around the globe. How do we do it? We continuously build and invest in new technology including open source tools and big data innovations. Data scientists, front and back-end engineers, product managers, and web and UX/UI teams collaborate alongside e-commerce experts to envision, prototype, and bring revolutionary ideas to life in a dynamic, flexible and fun work culture.

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