Full Job Description
Responsible for managing revenue and overall profits and losses (P&L). Manages ongoing business through insight-led decision making, assortment optimization, category marketing, visual merchandising, and vendor management to optimize ROIC.
Plans, develops, and is accountable for sales, gross-profit level, inventory control, and merchandise-turnover objectives for the assigned department(s) and item(s).
Develops and determines merchandising, display, advertising, distribution, packaging and sales plans and programs for assigned items and merchandise departments.
Negotiates buying contracts and obtains most advantageous pricing. Manages day-to-day vendor relationships and growth opportunities.
Uses market, competitive, and customer perceptions analyses to set and adjust item price levels.
Aggressively manages category performance by establishing category goals and building financial models to predict ROIC.
Demonstrates category ownership by creating and defending all planogram category strategies and decisions with sound analytics. Delegates analytical tasks to key support functions and synthesizes results.
Provides Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) with business case for promotions/ROTO spots, including promotional productivity forecast and product performance sensitivity analyses.
Manages the translation of marketing and consumer insights into assortment merchandising decisions. Champions the weekly category meetings with merchant support to manage category performance.
Maintains an understanding of Walgreens and WBA private brands, including assortment and projected sales forecasts, gross-profit level, and merchandising and promotional programs. Works with the DMM to project sales forecasts and gross-profit levels within the assigned categories.
Cultivates team morale, motivation, and loyalty through continuous training and mentorship, setting obtainable performance goals and provides clear communication and constructive feedback.
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 omnichannel 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 and at least 4 years of experience in two or more of the following categories: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, vendor relations, pharmacy operations, or retail marketing OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in two or more of the following categories: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, vendor relations, pharmacy operations, or retail marketing.
At least 2 years of experience working with P&L concepts – revenue, COGS, gross-profit margin, operating expense and income
Knowledge of customer centric retailing principles and the analytics of customer purchase behavior.
At least 4 years of experience developing strategic programs in merchandising, vendor relations, and marketing in the retail business.
Knowledge of retail business financial concepts, to include penny-profit market, mark-up percent, turns and ROI.
Experience collaborating on analysis for market-potential evaluation, pricing, and promotions.
Knowledge of marketing and promotional strategies and methods.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Basic skill level in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: inserting, rearranging, hiding and deleting slides, navigating between slides, increasing list level, adding, centering and editing text, changing views, inserting a table or a note, moving objects, printing outline view and/or running a slide show).
Basic level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: opening a document, cutting, pasting and aligning text, selecting font type and size, changing margins and column width, sorting, inserting bullets, pictures and dates, using find and replace, undo, spell check, track changes, review pane and/or print functions).
At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expenses.
At least 2 years of experience of cross-functional team leadership.
Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Project management experience.
At least 2 years of experience in negotiating deals.