1+ months
2018-05-242018-07-22

Senior Analyst, M&A/Strategy

Walgreens
Deerfield, IL
Job Summary


This position is responsible for supporting a broad array of strategic initiatives and, analytical projects; as well as ad hoc analytic projects; interfacing with various business teams to achieve goals and desired outcome and developing thorough understanding of business needs and coordinating them with the overall strategy. This role works across the enterprise on impactful initiatives.

This work will involve analyzing complex data related to the US Healthcare market and supporting the development of the market, commercial, M&A, and operational strategies for the company through developing financial models, reports, and presentations. This will include research and analysis to support a broad range of topics including; market drivers and trends, historical and projected market size, pricing, customers, channels, product mix, competitive dynamics, M&A opportunities, and other topics



Job Responsibilities



  • In collaboration with the M&A team, supports all aspects of the strategic acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic investments from inception through due diligence, valuation, closing and integration for a transaction.


  • Analyzes potential acquisition and investment candidates, performs complex financial modeling and other analyses to support the negotiation of selected transactions.


  • Performs complex financial analyses including the identification of outliers and trends, etc.


  • Analyzes internal business metrics (current product mix, market share, distribution channels, pricing strategy, and other competitive factors) to enable strategic decision making.


  • Builds understanding of the specified area and performs as a SME to key stakeholders. Utilizes knowledge to assist business leaders in leveraging ways to grow their business. Maintains involvement at a tactical level throughout the year. Maintains knowledge of competitive/industry trends.


  • Develops, maintains and continuously improves tools used in the M&A and venture capital processes.



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

  • BachelorĂ¢€™s Degree and at least 3 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management or economics, or High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management or economics.
  • At least 2 years of experience performing business research such as analyzing financial statements/proxies and utilizing research databases (ie Lexis - Nexis).
  • At least 2 years of experience in understanding and analyzing financial modeling.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table).
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • At least 2 years of experience using financial metrics, ratios and calculations and public financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow).
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time for business purposes.


Preferred Qualifications

  • BachelorĂ¢€™s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • Experience in retail, pharmacy industry, or healthcare industry.
  • Experience interacting with staff/management across multiple departments and levels.
  • Experience working on projects requiring problem-solving, prioritization, and organizational skills.
  • Verbal and written communications skills including interpersonal communication skills to work across departments, present findings and status of projects, build relationships and garner information from various sources.
  • PC experience to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience conducting business analysis.



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