Manager, Market Research & Insights, Voice of the Customer at Walgreens

| North Suburbs
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Job Summary:

Designs, implements and analyzes world class research and recommends solutions to support and uphold the corporate vision of “improving our communities’ health and wellbeing”. Creates actionable insights based on data and sound analysis; Acts as a key team member to ensure the customer voice is represented. Leverages work to uncover insights, and collaborates with key cross-functional partners in Merchandising, Marketing and Pharmacy to guide strategy. Recommends communications, programs and services to improve business initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

Partners with cross-functional partners and is the main point of contact on project teams in supporting business initiatives.

  • Designs learning plans to strengthen consumer-led insights and innovation for all divisions by leveraging comprehensive suite of resources.
  • Partners with Insights team to provide comprehensive view into customers.
  • As a thought leader, consults on strategic initiatives through holistic application of insights.

Leads consumer insights to encourage growth.

  • Manages consistent and quality deliverables of market research leveraging a wide range of methods and appropriate sampling techniques.
  • Manages custom research with external vendors on projects such as Brand Positioning and Messaging, Concept, Product testing and Pilot Evaluations.

Synthesizes multiple sources and disparate data points to provide an actionable and integrated consumer story for key stakeholders.

Shares and embeds understanding of consumer within Marketing, Merchant and Operation teams, up through management levels by turning complex data into actionable insights, making strong recommendations to guide interpretation of results and ensuring learnings are leveraged throughout the planning and execution phases.

Provides high quality support to business partners by guiding interpretation of market research results and advocating for the customer as action plans are designed.

Develops and strengthens existing vendor partnerships, and continually explores new partnerships and methods to stay on cutting edge of research.

Provides guidance, direction, coaching, and counseling to a team of researchers. Allocates available resources to meet operating objectives. 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens ( is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Research, Analytics, Business or related field with two years of experience in market research, OR a High School diploma with five years of experience in market research.
  • Experience leading a variety of quantitative and qualitative market research methods such as A&U, Segmentation, conjoint, focus groups, shop-alongs, ethnographic work, Brand Health Tracking and Voice of the Customer programs.
  • Experience integrating insights from multiple data sources and weave into an integrated insights story.
  • Experience extracting insights from secondary data sources such as Mintel, Euromonitor, etc. and integrating into primary research.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with all levels of the business, both by formal and informal communication.
  • At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 5% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or MBA.
  • Five years experience with market research.
  • Healthcare or Retail experience.
  • Experience with Digital Research.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, multi-disciplined environment juggling multiple projects with different priorities.
  • Some experience with media research preferred (e.g., marketing mix, media measurement and testing, ad/creative development, messaging testing, positioning research).
  • Strong sense of curiosity coupled with exceptional sense of inititative and drive to get things done with excellence.
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