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Senior Director, Portfolio Integration Strategy and Planning

Address: 200 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-04620-00001-2

Job ID 908421BR
Job Summary

The Senior Director, Portfolio Integration Strategy & Planning works with a cross-functional team in a dynamic, high growth environment to lead the organization through major transforms (internal and external integrations) and help maximize value capture by driving the strategy formulation and planning for future integrations. This role will report to the VP of Partnerships & Integration, and will collaborate closely with key stakeholders from both within and outside the organization. This role is pivotal to realizing value from integrations and has high visibility at the Executive and Board level.

The Partnerships & Integration team combines portfolio and initiative strategy, and project management expertise with deep knowledge across the full spectrum of the deal life-cycle from pre-deal diligence, operational interdependencies, synergy reviews, 'Day 1' readiness planning, and post close implementation. The role will also work closely with the transformation office on integration opportunities that impact multiple internal capabilities and value capture opportunities across entities.

Job Responsibilities
  • Defines strategic integration priorities to ensure a successful integration that achieves expected synergies and goals
  • Supports standup of transformation and integration function, including further development and execution of integration approaches and strategies for future deals/projects
  • Defines plan for the initial integration of External / WBA assets, including people, systems, and assets while working with functional leadership
  • Allocates and manages resourcing for initiatives that support corporate integration objectives
  • Prioritizes Lighthouse initiatives to maximize value capture
  • Establishes the governance framework, and works with cross functional teams
  • Leads program and change management initiatives, including integration communication strategy, risk management, and status reporting
  • Communicates goals and objectives to all stakeholders across all levels in the organization, including senior leadership
  • Supports corporate knowledge management through continued buildout of integration playbook and associated artifacts
  • Motivates workstream leads and team throughout the duration of the integration to ensure all goals are achieved
  • Ensures robust Performance Tracking & Reporting mechanisms
  • Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities; develop and maintain employee morale and motivation; ensure the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; foster a diverse and inclusive organization
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.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or economics.
  • Experience leading or supporting the integration and / or stand up efforts of a finance function
  • Functional expertise in at least one or more of the following: Healthcare, Commercial/Sales & Marketing, Product and Experience Design, Information Technology, Finance & Accounting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to influence both internal and external relationships
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills that can be utilized to translate disparate data into meaningful insights for our clients
  • 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 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Consulting top firm/industry experience
  • IMO / SMO experience
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty in the details of a project while simultaneously seeing the whole picture
  • Comfort managing projects with multiple complex workstreams while also focused on your single workstream (you are managing and doing)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and comfort in a fluid, flat organization
  • Private industry experience
  • Prior experience serving interim or permanent finance roles (i.e. VP Finance, Controller or CFO)
  • MBA


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