13 days old

Agile Product Owner, Business Systems Analyst

Deerfield, IL
Position Summary

Walgreens is looking for an Agile Product Owner, Business Systems Analysts to join one of the largest initiatives in our company, Pharmacy Renewal. The Walgreens Pharmacy Renewal efforts seek to design and build the largest, most advanced pharmacy infrastructure in the world from the ground up. Empowered to operate as an innovation center, this effort represents one of Walgreens most important programs at both global and local levels. US, UK and Italy based teams will be leveraging the most advanced and exciting technologies to build on Walgreens strategic vision to service the 13,100 plus pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retails stores Worldwide.

To be success this Agile Product Owner will need to be proficient in the following areas:
  • Strong understanding of the complete software development life-cycle
  • Hands-on experience in product management and business analysis
  • Experience in coordinating with UI and UX teams
  • Practical knowledge of Agile/Scrum
  • Requirement gathering and heavy time management experience is critical

Responsible for conducting complex and thorough research of existing processes, systems, systems logic, hardware deployment and desired objectives to develop detailed systems specifications to meet the objectives of the assigned projects. This position examines, in detail, existing manual and automated processes, documentation and training requirements, and the capacities and limitations of existing, or proposed hardware in order to develop comprehensive specifications in a formal and structured way. Implements activities that generally impact discrete components / processes of the work of own unit / team / projects. Receives work in the form of short-term assignments that often require the application of independent judgment. Operates within the context of defined procedures.

Job Responsibilities
  • Participates in gathering and analyzing of internal business requirements by means of interviews, workflow analyses and facilitated discussions with users.
  • Translates users' business requirements into detailed functional designs for development, testing and implementation.
  • Applies methodologies such as Unified Modeling Language ("UML") and Rational Unified Process ("RUP") and prepares detailed specifications using case statements and related documentation.
  • Identifies and communicates risks and issues impacting business rules, functional requirements and specifications.
  • Participates in managing the scope of applications and related changes.
  • Assists quality assurance with functional test case reviews.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on the evaluation of the feasibility, effort and costs to implement requirements.
  • Participates in the creation of training materials and may assist with user orientation and training.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and managers to exchange information related to areas of specialization. May serves as a liaison between engineering, quality assurance and non-technical stakeholders during the development and deployment process.
  • Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks before they occur.
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience in gathering/documenting requirements, modeling and providing general client/IT liaison support OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in gathering/ documenting requirements, modeling and providing general client /IT liaison support.
  • At least 2 years of experience with technical design process and models.
  • At least 2 years of experience with requirements specification and development, such as process/functional requirements definition methods, JAD/RAD sessions, use case development, process flow diagrams.
  • Experience with SDLC/SW development processes, such as Unified Modeling Language ("UML") and/or Rational Unified Process ("RUP"), Agile, Waterfall).
  • Experience using consulting skills and developing client relationships.
  • Experience using analytical skills, tools and techniques to investigate information and to draw conclusions.
  • Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in Product Management and Business Analysis
  • Practical knowledge of Agile/Scrum
  • Knowledge of Atlassian suite tools like JIRA and Confluence is ideal.
  • Experience in Offshore Development (involvement in all aspects of the development process, from creating an initial vision through deployment, till final post-production support)
  • Experience in coordinating with UI and UX teams
  • Experience in setting up project KPI’s and ensuring quality assurance for them (such as earned value, resources utilization, user and client satisfaction)
  • Experience in requirements analysis and elicitation, tying business cases to the system aspects and describing them formally as business requirements
  • Experience in release management, including feature management, creation of roadmaps and milestone markers
  • Experience in requirements gathering and management
  • Experience building communication pipelines with product owners, developers, quality assurance and other stakeholders
  • Team management skills with ability to mentor and motivate teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Mathematics
  • Master's Degree or MBA


  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Retail / Wholesale

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