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Technology Platform Product Manager

Job ID 331313BR Location 433 W VAN BUREN STREET , CHICAGO, IL
Summary
Implements the software platform product strategy and ensuring the priorities of the work products are accomplished accordingly. Responsible for maintaining the platform and roadmap that has been created and prioritized with various types of stakeholders. While general product management skills are a plus, emphasis is on platform, technology and architecture expertise is key for this role.


Responsibilities
  • Implements the software platform product strategy and ensures the priorities of the work products are accomplished accordingly.
  • Understands the strategic direction and big picture.
  • Recommends short and long term trade-offs across different products.
  • Works with different types of stakeholders, including but not limited to customer solutions product managers, business owners, architects, engineers, and core systems owners.
  • Understands and factors in the goals of the customers and customers of their customers
  • Maintains the platform and the multiyear predictable technology roadmap that has been created and prioritized to set expectations with all stakeholders and to develop scalable, reliable, maintainable platforms.
  • Communicates the specific platform internally and externally with customers, and partners.
  • Collaborates to align on prioritization and timing of product capabilities that enable business solutions serving the specific customer segment(s). Creates partnerships with Customer Solutions product managers and solution architects.
Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience in technical product management, engineering, architecture and/or computer science OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in in technical product management, engineering, architecture and/or computer science
  • Experience working in an agile software development environment
  • Experience with software engineering, technical architecture and/or computer science
  • Experience with prioritization and complex dependency administration
  • Experience with APIs and Services
  • Experience motivating clarity and closure
  • Experience with Stakeholder Management
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle
  • Knowledge of platform technology and architecture
  • At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • At least 2 years’ experience of direct 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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science strongly preferred
  • MBA or other advanced degree or CPM certification a plus

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