Senior Manager, Category Format Strategy

WALGREENS - Deerfield, IL3.7

Job Summary

Manages team(s) responsible for developing and operationalizing a customer-led and data-driven approach to category at strategy that supports and drives the Retail Products strategy. Accountable for the management of multiple sections of work, multiple teams or a major section of work within the Category/Format Strategy division. Outcomes managed will have significant impact in tailoring category and/or format approach.

Job Responsibilities
Accountable for the management of the daily activities to develop and inform Retail Products strategy. The Sr. Manager will partner cross-functionally with teams such as Merchandising, Finance, Pricing & Promotions, Insights, Consumer Research, Operations and Supply Chain to drive relevancy of Retail Products offerings. Leads the development of strategic recommendations to support targeted business growth.
Works cross-functionally to develop sustainable, strategic category at goals & acts as a resource for relevant information to achieve projected results. May become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems highly complex in nature. Advises and makes actionable recommendations to stakeholders on strategic category at priorities.
Defines and translates business goals into actionable roadmaps. Develops protocols to support improved or recommended strategies. Oversees and / or collaborates with team(s) assigned to projects.
Collaborates cross-functionally and shares information relevant to strategic business improvement opportunities. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to share information and improve cross-departmental processes.
Oversees the development of technical/business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
Develops and informs Retail Products Category and Format strategy.
Manages managers, and/or individual contributors and / or cross-functional partners. Allocates available resources to meet operating objectives. Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports. Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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 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 and at least 4 years of experience in promotions, marketing, retail, analytics, pricing, consumer packaged goods, consumer research, insights, vendor collaboration, inventory, category management and/or business analysis OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in promotions, marketing, retail, analytics, pricing, consumer packaged goods, consumer research, insights, vendor collaboration, inventory, category management and/or business analysis.
Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, including the executive level.
Experience analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
Experience leading cross-functional teams.
Experience influencing stakeholders within an organization.
Experience in collaborating with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.
At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
At least 2 years experience of direct leadership and/or cross functional team leadership.
Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Master's Degree OR MBA.