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Director, WBA Environment, Social & Governance Communications - Remote

Address: 108 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-05145-01108-2

Job ID 1048344BR
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Job Summary

At Walgreens Boots Alliance, our commitment to corporate citizenship and social responsibility is central to who we are and how we bring our purpose - more joyful lives through better health - to life. The WBA Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Communications leads U.S. internal and external enterprise-wide communications and reporting for WBA sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI); executive communications for WBA's SVP, ESG and Chief DEI Officer, U.S.; and is responsible for the development and execution of the company's annual global ESG report and launch.

The Director works cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and a range of external partners, utilizing owned media channels, storytelling, team member activations and earned and paid media opportunities to raise awareness for social causes and issues supported by WBA and to elevate the voices of our team members, communicating the company's long-standing, deep commitment to health equity, sustainability and DEI.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads the design, as well as the development and execution of complex communications strategies, plans and messaging that supports the Company’s programs and leaders.
  • Responsible for integrated external and internal/leader communications, internal relationship management of Walgreens executives as well as external relationship management with communications executives and leaders from external partners and alliances.
  • Manages top tier national and trade media relationships.
  • Provides strategic communications regarding initiatives that drive performance in the company and its critical functions.
  • Designs, develops and deploys creative communication. Identifies target audience and develops communication that will engage and create interest with the audience, and deliver messages that will support and build the business and create goodwill with customers and/or employees.
  • Maintains a knowledge of company and external events or issues. Ensures that the company’s communication places the organization in the best possible position with key stakeholders, customers and employees.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an annual strategy and plan for the area of responsibility that is integrated with and supports key activities of the company and business objectives.
  • Develops and implements communications strategies on complex, key business initiatives and events, including outlining objectives and strategies, creating appropriate messaging, managing timelines and project deadlines and managing contributions and expectations.
  • Acts as a representative for Communications to effectively communicate company positions, corporate goals and objectives to all audiences. Identifies target audiences for messaging and designs communications that engages the reader.
  • Masters relevant industry and business unit information.
  • Responsible for coaching, managing, mentoring and developing direct reports. Collaborates with leaders to identify engaging stories and messages pertaining to business objectives, employee profiles and company activities that present Walgreens as an employer of choice and a best-in-class employer.
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.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience developing, executing and integrating communications plans OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience developing. Executing and integrating communications plans.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience providing counsel, influence and challenge to the thinking of business leaders.
  • Experience writing and editing in AP style.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience leading and completing multiple projects on deadline.
  • Experience working with change management methodologies
  • At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • At least 3 years of experience with direct leadership and/or cross functional team leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications and/or English.
  • Experience supporting leadership communications and working directly with senior executives.

An employee in this position can expect a salary between $130,800 and $222,500 plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan if applicable. The actual salary will depend on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please click here jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

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