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Job Title: Senior Manager, Merchandise Planning
Company Name: WALGREENS
Location: Northbrook, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/14/2018
Expire Date: 03/27/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Other, Retail/Wholesale, Sales, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Senior Manager, Merchandise Planning
Job Summary
Manages team(s) responsible for developing and implementing process and reporting that guide operational decisions and support optimal P&L decisions for the Merchandising Organization. The Sr. Manager, Planning works closely with the Divisional Merchandising Managers to deliver on the business strategy by focusing on annual and weekly financial planning, creating a total business forecast, and evaluating potential pricing decisions and promotional plans. Accountable for delivering ongoing financial plans by providing data-driven recommendations and creation of the demand plan. Works highly collaboratively within a matrix organization to optimize sales and profit growth while aligning to the category portfolio strategy.

Job Responsibilities
  • Accountable for the management of the daily activities that develop and implement multiple components / processes for Merchandise Planning. Leads the development of strategic recommendations to support stakeholder expectations for assigned area.
  • Develops strategies for area of specified responsibility and works cross-functionally to create actionable goals to be implemented accordingly for expected/anticipated results. Performs as subject matter advisor to functional area and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems highly complex in nature. Advises and makes actionable recommendations to stakeholders on strategic initiatives related to area of expertise.
  • Helps to define and translate business goals into viable short and long-range plans with actionable goals. Develops protocols to support improved or recommended processes. Oversees team(s) project assignments and deliverables; ensures successful completion of project goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally and shares information necessary to improve workflow and deliver end to end approach. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to share information and improve cross-departmental processes.
  • Makes recommendations for specified area of responsibility regarding the operating plans of the functional unit, then, based on prevailing conditions may realign the daily operations of assigned functional area.
  • Develops budget for functional area. Accountable for area budget and delivering against business goals/objectives.
  • Reviews reports and metrics and identifies opportunities to optimize pricing and promotional plans. Reviews marketplace data and provides recommendations. Delivers sound analysis to drive performance and ensures alignment across category team and cross functional partners through a standardized process. Provides post mortem analysis of merchandise categories to identify trends and make recommendations to maximize business results.
  • Manages managers, supervisors and individual contributors. Allocates available resources to meet operating objectives. 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.

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.

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