WALGREENS | Director, Data Product Delivery | Chicago, IL | United States | BigDataKB.com | 17 Oct 2022

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Job Location: Chicago, IL

Job Summary

Walgreens processes hundreds of millions of prescription dispenses a year across nearly 9,000 stores, and each transaction has hundreds of associated data points. Our data platform processes data to
create valuable insights, not only for the pharmacy team members, who are serving customers, but also for operations and analytics teams across the company. Access to rich transactional data and insights, whether generated 10 seconds ago or 10 years ago, is changing the way we serve our customers and make decisions.

We are looking for a product expert to lead the strategy and execution of our data platform and data/decision products with an opportunity to impact all other products and teams within and
associated with the platform and deliver value to our customers and team members.

Job Responsibilities

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  • Leads product strategy, direction and delivery for the data platform and data/decision products, overseeing ideation, planning, development, launch, and maintenance across the portfolio in close partnership with engineering and advanced analytics teams. Develops and oversees the implementation of processes, and policies that have significant impact upon the organization.
  • Develops short- and long-range product and service strategies and plans.
  • Works cross functionally with all business groups to understand emerging customer and business trends that required enhancements or new product features to be developed
  • Defines and prioritizes the data platform development roadmap for the division and company, with a strong product portfolio management analytical approach. Develops budget for specified business unit/product line and is accountable for delivering against business goals/objectives.
  • Makes recommendations for the formulation of the strategies and operating plans of the specified area of responsibility, then, based on prevailing conditions executes or adjusts the operating plans. Brings a strong financial and business discipline to roadmap prioritization and perform pre/post launch analysis of each product and drives team financial accountability for results. Sets financial, operational and quality objectives for the unit or product line and develops master operational plans.
  • Leads execution (scope, requirements definition and delivery) of top strategic product initiatives
  • Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
  • Evangelizes product benefits and drive adoption across the company to foster a data-driven culture that facilitates collaboration and accelerates innovation
  • Oversees and directs the work of a high performing team of product managers and analysts. Obtains and allocates resources to meet operating plans. Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports. Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.


An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.
Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and at least 8 years OR High School/GED and at least 11 years Experience of product management in technology, retail and/or healthcare industry, directly or through consulting engagements
  • At least 4 years’ product leadership experience in data platforms and/or data products
  • Experience with product development lifecycle and agile methodology & tools
  • Advanced level skill with relational databases, operational data stores, and data lakes.
  • At least 5 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 5 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to/at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as physics, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience hiring, managing, coaching, and growing a team of product managers.
  • Experience with BI / data visualization tools such as Power BI and Tableau
  • Experience leading delivery teams to deploy large scale AI/ML & large scale optimization products
  • Experience leading large scale delivery of cloud data products
  • Intermediate level skill with SQL




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