Information Session: Walmart (Head office)

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Walmart began as one man’s dream –Sam Walton’s –and is now a Fortune One retailer that has the size and scope to allow millions of others to achieve their own dreams. At Walmart Canada we are looking for the next generation of Sam Waltons, the future movers and shakers of the retail landscape, and we think it might be you! Interested in gaining cross-functional experience while receiving executive level mentorship? Curious about what it’s like to personally manage millions of dollars while leading your own team? Come learn more about our DARE (Developing Accelerated Retail Experience) graduate programs which include: DARE 1, a one year rotational leadership development program based in home office, and DARE 3, a three year leadership development program in which candidates gain operational and management expertise in the field prior to entering a strategic role within Home Office.

Where to Start?

Our Developing Accelerated Retail Experience (DARE) leadership programs are training paths for creating the future leaders of Walmart.

Programs include:

  • Merchandising Leadership Program
  • Operations Leadership Program

So, what does it take to be a Walmart Leader?

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Agility to Learn
  • Passion & Potential
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Aspiration to Achieve
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

DARE 1 - Merchnadising Leadership Program

Is a one-year, Home Office placement where participants rotate through cross-functional areas to experience first hand how those teams support the business. The program starts in store Operations, Merchandising & Ecommerce and then continues with elective rotations of the participant’s choice which may include a stint in strategy, supply chain, private label and strategic sourcing or marketing.

DARE 3 - Operations Leadership Program

Is a three-year program providing a foundational understanding of operational process and procedures, combined with change leadership. Participants in this stream spend a year learning store operations, a year in a role leading operations, followed by a final rotation in the Home Office where participants leverage their operational learning’s.

DARE students will be tasked with solving a real world Walmart business case and will present their recommendations to the executive team. The program also has a strong mentorship component where each DARE associate is partnered with cross-functional mentors at different levels of the organization for continuous development.

To be eligible for the DARE program you must be a fourth year student graduating December 2016 OR Spring 2017 with a history of giving back to the community and a passion for changing the future of retail.

Job Posting: The Developing Accelerated Retail Experience (DARE1)

Job Posting: Strategic Operations Leadership Program (DARE3)?

Thursday, September 22, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4101
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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Target Audience:
Telfer 4th-year students in Marketing, Management, Human Resources, E-Business, International Management, Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems.
Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering 4th-year students.
MBA students.
Event Language:
Offered only in English
Dress Code:
Professional attire
RSVP deadline:
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 2:30 a.m.

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