(USA) Director, Contracting

What you’ll do at

Position Summary…

What you’ll do…
Oversees the vendor selection process to develop the reporting strategy by

  • working with sourcing managers to determine project requirements
  • creating cost models of different contract variables to assist with vendor negotiation
  • generating various scenarios to determine business benefits
  • assessing range of negotiation outcomes
  • assisting in the negotiations of vendor data terms
  • executing defined negotiation strategies to ensure business needs are met and strategies are aligned
  • monitoring vendor performance to ensure compliance with expectations.

Oversees multiple complex reporting project initiatives by

  • working with sourcing managers to determine resource constraints
  • assisting in the review and revision of existing reporting metric standards
  • assisting with the incorporation of industry and company standards, reporting innovations, and best practices for demonstrating program value into reporting process
  • assisting with the development of localized reports to incorporate various types of data
  • ensuring proper process documentation for data comparisons by region
  • managing reporting strategy cadence based on events and audience
  • addressing issues as they arise
  • communicating updates and results to senior management.

Directs continuous improvement in vendor management and analyzes travel spending patterns for assigned category by

  • partnering with sourcing managers to develop sourcing plans
  • determining vendor implications based on strategy and initiatives
  • researching industry trends
  • benchmarking with industry leaders and competitors
  • utilizing product expertise to recognize industry trends and innovations
  • analyzing existing contracts and capabilities to determine areas of opportunity
  • developing solutions based on financial modeling to drive cost savings and efficiencies
  • making recommendations to sourcing managers
  • working with internal teams to develop business cases for new or enhanced vendor relationships
  • working with vendors to identify and promote service and product improvements
  • participating in the development of recommendations for changes to vendor agreements.

Defines and communicates national, regional, and state commercial program implementation initiatives, required training, or operational changes by

  • collaborating with key stakeholders to define initiatives, training, or changes
  • communicating and presenting information.

Serves as the primary liaison between regulatory agencies and business teams to determine what disclosures are required to participate in plans by

  • reviewing contracts and disclosures
  • interpreting contract language to identify changes
  • negotiating with agencies to ensure disclosures meet requirements
  • ensuring contracts comply with corporate and regulatory requirements to mitigate risks
  • ensuring operational procedures are compatible with contracting language
  • ensuring electronic data retention practices comply with company standards and requirements and agency regulations
  • ensuring contracts are fully executed
  • providing stores with enrollment information.

Provides overall direction by

  • analyzing business objectives and customer needs
  • developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing business strategies, plans, and practices
  • analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans
  • determining and supporting resource requirements
  • evaluating operational processes
  • measuring outcomes to ensure desired results
  • identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities
  • promoting a customer environment
  • demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.

Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by

  • diagnosing capability gaps
  • recruiting, selecting, and developing talent
  • supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning
  • leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.

Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by

  • integrating these values into all programs and practices
  • developing consequences for violations or non-compliance
  • supporting the Open Door Policy.

Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals by

  • sponsoring and leading key community outreach and involvement initiatives
  • engaging key stakeholders in the development, execution, and evaluation of appropriate business plans and initiatives
  • supporting associate efforts in these areas.


Live our Values

Culture Champion

  • Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.

Servant Leadership

  • Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.

Embrace Change

Curiosity & Courage

  • Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.

Digital Transformation & Change

  • Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.

Deliver for the Customer

Customer Focus

  • Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans.

Strategic Thinking

  • Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.

Focus on our Associates

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.

Collaboration & Influence

  • Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.

Talent Management

  • Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based incentive awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable. For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices .

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor’s degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart at https://bit.ly/3iOOb1J .

The annual salary range for this position is $105,000.00-$223,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance incentives.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

– Regional Pay Zone (RPZ) (based on location)

– Stock equity incentives

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, Accounting, Economics, or related field and 5 years’ experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, contract management, or related area OR 7 years’ experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, contract management, or related area. 1 year’s supervisory experience.

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

Insurance, Medicare, Medicade, or other government funded health care program


Primary Location… 2608 Se J St, 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.

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