Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Walmart Stores SAN BRUNO, CA

About the Job

Position Description

You will need to develop innovative sourcing strategies for a specific categories within retail to attract and retain world class talent. You will accomplish this by
• Collaborate and align with talent acquisition managers on delivering strategic sourcing programs that meet hiring goals
• Operating as a trusted partner and building a reputation as a strategic partner to stakeholders
• Proactively consulting and influencing stakeholders on sourcing strategies and best programs
• Assisting in the development of recruiting and branding story that will attract top talent
• Communicating the value proposition in a clear and easily understandable manner
• Define individual and team metrics and goals
You will need to lead a high-powered sourcing team that delivers measurable results for the business. You will accomplish this by
• Having an open-door policy that is constructive and shows you can truly grow our talent
• Driving performance management conversations and measuring your team collectively through the lens of our performance-driven culture
• Providing oversight and advice on hard to fill searches, pulling in yourself when needed to drive results for the business
• Identifying and delivering learning and development opportunities you can share with both your team and others in Talent

You will need to foster a high performance, client-focused, collaborative, relationship-oriented working environment while providing an elevated experience for stakeholders (candidates, hiring managers, etc.). You will achieve this by
• Working collaboratively with various stakeholders (for example, business leaders, human resource partners, and vendors) to translate business strategies and priorities into recruiting and sourcing actions and initiatives
• Leading and growing a high performing team to over deliver on business needs
• Demonstrating and teaching others the art and science of sourcing talent
• Driving continuous learning, development, and mentoring on processes, best practices, and technology for acquiring qualified and diverse talent and developing supporting educational materials
• Holding associates and stakeholder accountable to key metrics and commitments
You will need to provide and find innovative, scalable solutions that change how we work to drive incremental and dramatic improvements. You will accomplish this by
• Constantly evaluating processes and practices to ensure we are up to date with industry trend and maximizing efficiencies
• Benchmarking against industry experts to provide recommendations on new and innovative processes and technology ahead of industry trends
• Improving processes and practices in collaboration with stakeholders
• Developing and leading initiatives that will drive candidates with state of the art skills to the appropriate roles to improve the quality of new hires
• Demonstrating the value of process and practice changes
• Encouraging others to pursue innovation
You will need to utilize different approaches and methodology to gather market intelligence, perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and ensure analytical precision to drive business decisions and strategies. You will accomplish this by
• Providing guidance on and selecting the best analytical methodologies to support business needs
• Conducting benchmarking exercises to gather information on industry trends, acquisition processes and practices, and identify the needed skills to meet business needs
• Analyzing trends and patterns to determine root cause of business obstacles, derive solutions, evaluate business risks and returns, and support business decisions (for example, vendor selection, change initiatives, process improvements)
• Determining and managing key metrics to better measure the efficiency and effectiveness of acquisition culture and programs and the impact on stakeholder satisfaction
• Sharing reports on progress against plan with stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Human Resources, or related field and 6 years’ experience in talent acquisition, recruiting, talent sourcing, or related field OR 8 years’ experience in talent acquisition, recruiting, talent sourcing, consulting, sales, or related field
• 2 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• 5 years’ experience in talent sourcing, or related field in a high volume environment across varying functional groups and career levels
• Experience in developing and leading talent acquisition teams
• Demonstrated success in developing and executing creative and cost effective sourcing strategies and programs

Company Summary

The Walmart 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 technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

Position Summary

This is that place where Retail meets Tech. The growing, everchanging world of eCommerce is at an inflection point and our talent is driving our business to change how the world shops. This is that place where you grow with the recruiting team you manage every day, with each and every new and sometimes unexpected challenge. You thrive in a world of constant change and push yourself and your team to solve problems creatively while keeping the larger enterprise, one of the most storied businesses in the world, top of mind alongside our number one priority – our Customer. This is that place where you live and breathe our values in all you do. Trust, Transparency and Fairness mean something to you and you will coach a best-in-class team of recruiters with a do as I do approach. This is your place to make a change, to grow a team and to impact an industry.
As the Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing of Talent Acquisition, you will lead strategic sourcing initiatives tied directly to executives in our eCommerce Retail team with whom we expect you to foster a relationship that will help us anticipate business needs before they arise and to find and place top talent for critical searches. You will lead a team of talented sourcers in creatively identifying and engaging top talent, while improving and contributing to our employer brand, and scaling our recruiting practice as we grow as an organization. You will partner with our talent partners including Talent Acquisition Operations, Campus Recruitment, Talent Experience, and others to help us find the best talent in the marketplace.

You will have the opportunity to drive and execute the sourcing strategy for our Talent Acquisition retail team, tied directly to our key initiative to hire Category Specialists for our retail group in various US locations.
It is expected you will drive relationships that drive trust in Talent Acquisition by executing sourcing plans that allow us to meet business objectives while managing the day to day activities of the sourcing team.