Retail giant Walmart seeks leader for digital currency strategy

Charlie Taylor

The retail chain Walmart, one of the largest in the world, is looking for a product leader with experience in cryptocurrencies, blockchain and with a history of leadership and business expansion to work at the unit in Bentonville, city in the state of Arkansas (USA) . According to the retailer's careers page, the new employee will drive the institution's digital currency strategy. To apply for the position, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree and have at least 10 years of experience in product management related to technology and knowledge of cryptocurrencies and related technologies; Having an MBA will be a differential, as well as a Master's degree or higher in Business. Except for these conditions, Walmart states that the minimum qualification to compete for the vacancy, the interested party must be a bachelor in Business, engineer or related areas and at least 7 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, business development or related areas. As described on the page, Walmart says that the leader should draw up the product roadmap and its resource roadmaps, in addition to identifying technology trends, as well as potential customers, and the investments needed to develop these trends. Salary and working hours were not disclosed by Walmart's Human Resources team.

Digital currency leader at Amazon

Last month, e-commerce giant Amazon also posted a job for a product leader with experience in digital currency and blockchain technology for Seattle, Washington (USA). At the time, the company said that the employee would work in the payments and customer experience sector, and that his role would be to develop a new product, draw up its roadmap and lead a launch strategy. In May of this year, another giant, Apple, announced a cryptocurrency specialist position to lead its alternative payments partnership program. However, the job offer was then taken down but can be viewed on the Web Archive. At the time of publication, the position was announced for ‘Business Development Manager — Alternative Payments’, to be held in the marketing sector of the Apple unit in the Santa Clara Valley, in the United States. The first signs that the company would engage with the blockchain, however, occurred more than two years ago, when in February 2019 a document entitled 'Summary of Apple's Commitment to Responsible Sourcing' was sent to the US Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC). In it, Apple highlighted its participation in the elaboration of an action of the Responsible Business Alliance's (RBA), which, in turn, is a foundation that aims at responsible mining, however, of the actual activity, that is, of minerals.

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