Marketing & Merchandising Development Program Analyst

WALGREENS - Deerfield, IL (30+ days ago)3.7


Job Summary

The Merchandising and marketing Development Program offers retail professionals the opportunity for broad exposure and experience within the Merchandising and Marketing division. Merchandising and Marketing Development Program Analysts will rotate six months at a time through Walgreens Category Management, Merchandise Planning, Space Management, Ecommerce, Marketing, Pricing and Promotions, and Global insights teams. The rotations will allow analysts to learn new skills in each area while contributing through their projects.
The rotations will be a valuable opportunity to build a solid foundation within Merchandising and Marketing, and sets the stage for advancement throughout the organization. Upon completion of the two year rotational program, analysts will be prepared to take on positions of increasing responsibility and accountability within the organization at a Senior Analyst or Associate Manager level. Analysts will have exposure to professional development support throughout the program.

Job Responsibilities
Merchandising and Marketing Development Program Analyst: Acting as a primary business intelligence partner in the Category Manager's strategy development process; collaborating with cross functional partners example: Marketing, Pricing , Merchandise Planning, Promotions, Customer Insights, Owned Brands, Space Management, Finance, and Supply Chain functions to develop historical, competitive and future-looking analyses - focusing on assortment selection, financial planning, forecast accuracy and vendor profitability.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.

Bachelor’s Degree completed by June of program year and GPA of 3.0 or above.
Communication skills such as writing reports and presenting the information to key stakeholders.
Relationship building skills ability to work in matrixed environment, collaborating with multiple teams and levels in the organization.
Experience analyzing data.
Experience using financial modeling skills such as business analytics, and problem solving.
Experience collaborating with teams.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using Vlookups, SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Willing to travel up 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
At least 2 years of experience in one or more of the following: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, or vendor relations.
Retail experience