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Director of Strategy Execution

Deerfield, IL
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Director of Strategy Execution at WALGREENS

Director of Strategy Execution

Job ID 62646BR Location 108 Wilmot Rd , DEERFIELD, IL
Job Summary
Directly Reports into the Global Chief Innovation Officer.
  • Have direct contact with executive stakeholders (C-Suite) and a high degree of independence and executive presence
  • Conduct analyses, interview clients and their customers, plan and facilitate workshops, translate conclusions into recommendations and help design and implement large-scale organizational-change programs or initiatives
  • Gathering and analyzing data and contributing to the team’s recommendations, strategic innovative thinking skills, complex cross-functional project lead experience
  • The Director of Strategy will be responsible for corporate strategy formulation and execution in various areas of the business including Retail, Healthcare, and Pharmacy.
  • In collaboration with senior executives, other senior clients, and M&A team members, the Director of Strategy will be responsible for corporate development activity.
  • By monitoring, analyzing, and interpreting trends, become a source of insight with the ability to lead complex cross-functional projects, problem solve, and innovate.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads and/or works with multi-disciplinary teams (product management, product development, sales, customer solutions, corporation communications, and operations) to develop and implement strategic initiatives. Conducts strategic analyses, prepares business cases, and performs business intelligence research.
  • Contributes to business growth by developing organic and inorganic growth strategy.
  • Develops and drives strategic initiatives based on thought leadership of current trends and analysis relevant to the appropriate domain.
  • Effectively cascades and implements initiatives properly aligned with the enterprise-wide priorities.
  • Develops appropriate opportunities to implement strategic priorities and current development efforts.
  • Defines a robust stakeholder approach to engage the business for an effective end-to-end strategy delivery model.
  • Provides functional and industry expertise to support analysis and review of business development opportunities.
  • Collaborates within Strategy to identify opportunities for cross-functional synergies and strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates with Business Services to enable seamless integration from strategy formulation to execution.
  • Leads work streams and virtual teams.
  • Presents findings and recommendations up through Executive Committee level.

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.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience in strategy, management consulting, corporate development, or investment banking – or – High School Diploma/GED with at least 13 years of experience in strategy, management consulting, corporate development, or investment banking
  • Experience collaborating with both internal resources, external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Experience developing strategic initiatives which align with business goals and budget.
  • Experience presenting recommendations to the Executive Committee.
  • At least 5 years of experience of strategic analysis
  • At least 5 years of experience in business analysis and project management
  • At least 4 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • At least 4 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Management Consulting Firm with experience in Healthcare, Retail, or Pharmacy sectors


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