Around the world, Walmart International helps families save money so they can live better. Using their size and scale to provide access to high-quality goods and fresh, nutritious food at everyday low prices – while creating opportunities for Walmart International associates and small and medium-sized global suppliers. Walmart International has more than 5,900 retail units operating outside the United States with 55 banners in 26 countries with more than 700,000 associates serving more than 100 million customers every week. Walmart International has operations in Africa; Argentina; Canada; Central America; Chile; China; India; Japan; Mexico and the United Kingdom.
This position is responsible for providing subject matter expertise and ongoing management of the legal affairs of Walmart’s international segment (Walmart International); identifying and mitigating legal risk; and helping facilitate enterprise, segment and market level business objectives and strategic initiatives. This position will lead a team of 275+ lawyers (350+ total) across ten markets and 26 countries outside the U.S. to ensure Walmart International’s business operations conform to all applicable local, U.S. and International laws and regulations.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 15+ years post qualification experience in applicable legal and leadership roles, including working in-house for a multinational corporation. S/he will be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction and will possess strong leadership skills, executive presence and management experience in supervising lawyers in multiple countries.
TO COMPLETE SUBMISSION CANDIDATES MUST ANSWER THESE FOUR YES/NO PRE-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONS: 1) Have you managed a team of at least 45 attorneys? 2) Are you willing and able to move to Bentonville, Arkansas by January 2020 3) Are you an active member in good standing of at least one U.S. Bar? 4) Do you have international experience?
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