Full Job Description
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 & 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.
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 (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omni-channel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.
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.