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Associate Manager, Owned Brand Commercialization

Job ID 278747BR Location 200 WILMOT RD , DEERFIELD, IL
Job Summary
Provides support to manager for end-to-end customer-led strategic owned brand new product development process inclusive of product knowledge, financial business case viability and category collaboration. Tracks and identifies product optimization based on consumer response and performance. This associate manager is expected to demonstrate strategic creative thinking, be able to thrive in the ambiguity of innovation while inspiring teams to deliver results through commercialization with an overall optimistic and “can do” attitude.

Job Responsibilities
  • Supports the Owned Brand Commercialization Manager in administering an assigned set of Owned Brands within a broad range of categories. Provides support to manager for end-to-end customer led strategic new product development process inclusive of innovation identification, product business viability and product specification creation.
  • Works with cross functional team to help achieve product quality excellence, which meets or exceeds customer expectations, validating through testing and communication with key stakeholders.
  • Tracks productivity targets and recommends product assortment optimization.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining detailed product specifications. Create detailed inputs for cross functional product briefing.
  • Provides thorough inputs for integrated activity plan.
  • Maintains category trend information to assist with new product development process.
  • Familiarity with how to forecast demand for both short term and long term sales; basic understanding of logistics and the effect on store and warehouse fill rates, inventory, and shelf life, and the results these areas have on Company profitability.
  • Collaborates with regulatory/legal department to ensure all products have appropriate claim substantiation.
  • Follows brand guardrails in identifying appropriate product specifications.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of experience in buying, product development or purchasing in a retail/CPG environment OR High School diploma/GED and 4 years of experience in Merchandising, Product Development or Marketing.
  • Experience in financial planning & analysis.
  • Knowledge of logistics.
  • Experience analyzing retail data such as Nielsen or IRI.
  • Experience in forecasting long-term opportunities, including product development.
  • Knowledge of retail business financial concepts, to include: penny profit market, mark-up percent's, turns and ROI.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (within state, out of state, and internationally).

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge and experience in private brands, CPG, or retail.
  • At least 1 year experience of cross functional team leadership.

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