Director, Product Management, Search (2024)

Director, Product Management, Search

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Product Management
  • Job Function Product Management
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1870837

What you'll do at Director, Product Management, Search (1)

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Walmart's Product team places customers and associates are at the heart of everything we build. We're a curious bunch. We dream big, but we also hold ourselves accountable for reaching our goals. We get to apply our product management expertise on the world's biggest stage.

We are at the forefront of innovation. We partner with technologists and scientists who fall in love with the problems and collaborate across teams to create inclusive, award-winning products.

About the Team

As a part of Walmart’s eCommerce Product team, you’ll be the voice of our customer. Walmart was founded with the belief that the customer is #1. It’s not just a belief, but our way of doing business. With the customer at the forefront, we can help deliver save both time and money for our customers no matter how they shop with us and reach them in new, exciting ways. 

The Search Product team within eCommerce is responsible for delivering the platform that helps our customers discover the right products and services that Walmart has to offer. Search is the primary channel for customers to interact with the site and to find the things they want to buy. The team leverages sophisticated machine learning, data science and big data technologies to understand customers’ intent, provide relevant product and services through the best possible experience. The team also provides tools to our internal stakeholders to help promote and discover new items and experiences, our associates to fulfill our customers’ needs, and provide feedback to our merchants on products, customers need. We serve millions of queries every single day, use the most cutting-edge technologies to drive discoverability at scale and help our customers navigate our assortment seamlessly.

As the Director of Product for Search, you will lead the vision and charter to drive the vertical strategy, roadmap, and execution within the Search ecosystem. Your team will improve the searching experience customized to user journey for our millions of customers. This leader will drive a team of smart, passionate PMs working with engineering, data science and design to build the best-in-class Search platform to elevate and grow specific verticals (For example, Fashion, Electronics, Auto etc..).

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Reimagining the largest Omni Search platform with a group of talented product managers, platform engineers, data scientists and business.
  • Building a culture of end-to-end ownership, efficient operating reviews, data driven decision-making, strong partnerships, and willingness to take controlled risks to achieve results.
  • Defining product vision and strategies for Search - Vertical experience across various capabilities (e.g., intent understanding, retrieval, ranking), modalities (e.g., text, image, voice) across multiple user journeys (e.g., marketplace, category, fulfillment)
  • Developing and implementing strategies to attract, retain and grow the great product talent
  • Having fun!

We’re looking for a dynamic leader who is…

  • Customer Obsessed – you will always start with customer’s needs first and obsess over every aspect of her experience. You will work to reduce customer effort and aim to delight her with best possible search and discovery platform. Never fail a customer!
  • Creative & Innovative - you are an innovative thinker and able to synthesize data from multiple sources (including analytics, user research, and design) to identify key unmet needs and solutions that can address the needs. You relish in solving problem in simplest possible way!
  • Collaborative & Influential - youhave the ability toinfluence executive and work collaboratively with large number of teams to make the vision of the product successful. You build bridges!
  • Curious & Data-driven – you are comfortable with big data technologies and ML tools. You consider yourself analytical and draw insights from new & varied information and inputs. You are always learning!
  • Strategic - youare able totranslate product strategy into detailed specifications, making functional and user interface design tradeoffs, managing product launches and owning the product successes post-launch. You solve for long term while delivering results now.
  • A Product Leader - you lead and inspire teams, evangelize product strategy and vision and develop a talented team.You are empathetic leader who draws the best from all.
  • Using data metrics to improve performance
  • Solving complex challenges
  • Customer-centric spirit
  • Operating like a startup at scale! Our speed of execution is one of the best in the industry.
  • Influencing others, leading teams, managing stakeholders, and communicating clearly
  • Experimenting, Testing and learning

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.

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.

#AB testing, #User Experience, #Product roadmap, #Product vision, #Product strategy, #Product execution, #Product launch, #Data analysis, #Market research, #experimentation, #mobile app products, #ecommerce, #data-driven decision-making, #go-to-market Strategy

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus 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 reimbursem*nt, 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

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.

Hoboken, New Jersey US-10649:The annual salary range for this position is $156,000.00-$312,000.00

Sunnyvale, California US-08479/San Bruno, California US-08848:The annual salary range for this position is $169,000.00-$338,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

- Stock

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 11 years’ experience in product management. Option 2: 13 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 10 years’ experience as a product manager, ideally working on consumer-facing, large-scale, highly complex B2B/C products, Supervisory experience, We value candidates with a background in creating inclusive digital experiences, demonstrating knowledge in implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA standards, assistive technologies, and integrating digital accessibility seamlessly. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of accessibility best practices and join us as we continue to create accessible products and services following Walmart’s accessibility standards and guidelines for supporting an inclusive culture.

Masters: Business Administration, Masters: Computer Engineering, Masters: Computer Science

Primary Location...

640 W California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4828, 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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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

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 specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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