Senior Director, Business Architecture

| North Suburbs
  • Job Summary


This role is part of the OneIT global enterprise architecture team and is accountable for the overall business architecture practice. This role leads the practice by example by clarifying strategy and vision through the mastery of facilitation and business architecture methodologies to create an integration and alignment of business capabilities with IT services to position WBA to deliver against transformative business challenges. This architecture domain drives maturity assessments, roadmaps, investment decisions, portfolio alignment aligned to achieve business values and outcomes. This role forms and leads the business architecture community across all WBA divisions by encouraging engagement and mentoring architects and subject matter experts to leverage a matured practice methodology.
This role guides multiple enterprise strategic programs and initiatives while building strong trusted relationships across WBA with business and IT stakeholders. The Business Architecture leader also develops, guides and oversees the architecture governance processes in partnership with their practice leading peers, ensuring proposed recommendations adhere with business architecture principles, methodology and applicable strategy.

This role will embody the WBA ONE IT-vision and act in line with the vison of the global enterprise IT strategy.

The role reports to the VP OneIT Enterprise Architecture. Outcomes directed have a significant impact on the organization's short- and long-term results, specific customers and/or partners.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with IT leadership in the design and development of the strategic direction and vision for IT and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Develops and maintains the WBA enterprise architecture in alignment with the overall IT vision, supporting the strategic needs of the business and using business capabilities as anchors to articulate the path forward.
  • Creates and implements a high level roadmap to guide and shape the delivery of new IT assets and migration of existing assets towards the enterprise application architecture.
  • Creates a deep understanding of critical company strategies and execution models across the enterprise and acts as an internal business strategy consultant, offering services which compete with external consulting firms.
  • Develops and establishes standards and polices for IT business architecture assets such as the enterprise capability model, and collaborates with business and IT teams to inventory, classify and align existing IT assets.
  • Sponsors and directs architecture governance processes to enable Sr. IT leadership to direct investment towards strategically and financially appropriate activities.
  • Collaborates across business unit IT functions to identify opportunities to leverage common strategies, workstreams, solutions and to extend the adoption of standards.
  • Facilitates the communication of architecture best practices throughout the architecture community and the IT organization by participating in leadership forums, architecture councils.
  • Performs as an idea generator, working with others as a thought leader and subject- matter expert to help brainstorm new processes and solutions. Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives. Transfers knowledge and collaborates across functional lines and/or across departments. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
  • Sets financial, operational and quality objectives for projects and activities and develops master operational plans. Plans, develops and manages departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • Directs through directors and managers who mentor, coach and evaluate their responsive teams and develop employees 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
  • Uses technology and industry knowledge to anticipate and understand the implications of the latest technologies to communicate and evangelize them to appropriate audiences and to integrate these technologies appropriately into products and programs.
  • Engages staff and peers in the WBA company vision, Champions our Customers (internal as well as external as appropriate), Drives for results setting high personal standards and demanding the same of others. Demonstrates courage and willingness to anticipate and drive positive change. Has a restless desire to innovate and go further. Sets an example to others through actively demonstrating and living the WBA Vision, Purpose and Values.


An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products. The company has more than 100 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.

WBA is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and well-being products. The company’s size, scale and expertise will help position us to expand the supply of, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Bachelor’s Degree and at least 8 years of IT experience at a senior level OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 11 years of IT experience at a senior level.
Experience leading technology teams and setting technology direction.
At least 7 years of experience working in Enterprise Architecture in a corporate, international environment.
Experience managing and leading cross-functional teams.
Experience with change management though process engineering and/or participating in or leading large-scale IT change / transformation programs
Stakeholder management experience in a large matrix organization
Experience managing teams across wide geographies

Fiscal/Budget Requirements:
At least 5 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.

Management Requirements:
At least 5 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work

Travel Requirements: (if required)
Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle,
Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 8 years of IT experience at a senior level OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 11 years of IT experience at a senior level.
  • Experience leading technology teams and setting technology direction.
  • At least 7 years of experience working in Enterprise Architecture in a corporate, international environment.
  • Experience managing and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with change management though process engineering and/or participating in or leading large-scale IT change / transformation programs
  • Stakeholder management experience in a large matrix organization
  • Experience managing teams across wide geographies
  • At least 5 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • At least 5 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or MBA
  • International experience having lived and/or worked in at least two countries
  • Fluency in English with knowledge of at least one other European language
  • Experience in Retail and/or pharmaceutical wholesale or healthcare
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Developed and diverse suburb in N.Chicago. Opening our new Tech Office downtown at the Old Chicago Post Office in January 2020!

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

You can expect to be challenged, every day. You can also expect an extraordinarily diverse environment of collaborative professionals who are putting their talents together to fulfill the vision and mission. There are plenty of opportunities to make an impact, to grow and to learn with the team. The future of Technology is bright at Walgreens!

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What does your typical day look like?

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What makes someone successful on your team?

I think the most successful individuals are those who possess two key skills 1) the ability to quickly learn and synthesize information and 2) the ability to adapt to constantly changing challenges. Given the extremely complex nature of our industry,

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

In Rx Engineering, we are building the largest pharmacy software product suites in the industry. Innovation and quality is our DNA. We nurture through our “COOL” culture to build curiosity in new solution. We are challenged and fascinated with courage every day about this engineering journey which will change our customers’ life.

Ronnie

Director – Solution Engineering & QE

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are faced with a host of rapid changes occurring in the healthcare and retail landscapes.. To make the most of these changes, Walgreens is adapting to the fast moving technology world of today and is committed to deploying cutting edge solutions to support our business and customers.

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What are Walgreens Perks + Benefits

Walgreens Benefits Overview

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. In addition to company-paid life insurance and voluntary life & personal accident insurance, the benefits below are available to our team members. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Walgreens is proud to be a Corporate Social Responsibility leader, setting the pace on some of the most important issues of our day, and our IT and digital teams are no exception.
Partners with Nonprofits
Money raised through Red Nose Day supports programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/it-culture
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Every day, in a multitude of ways, the foundational principles of integrity, respect and fair dealing embraced by our founder Charles R. Walgreen inspire us.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Walgreens employees can contribute up to $500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 6 weeks at 100% base pay, 6 weeks at 50% base pay. 50% benefit may be supplemented by PTO, frozen sick, or frozen vacation.
Dental Benefits
For dental coverage, you may choose from four plan levels ranging from a basic-only option to those with orthodontia and other major service coverage.
Vision Benefits
There are three levels of benefits for vision coverage ranging from an exam-only discount option to an enhanced PPO with both in and out-of-network benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
You have access to competitive coverage options through the Benefits Support Center, which is the Walgreens private corporate exchange.
Life Insurance
Benefit-eligible team members are eligible for company-paid term life insurance at a benefit equal to: • 1.5 times annual base salary and $25,000 for all other hourly-paid team members
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Walgreens team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams like the JP Morgan Chase Run.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Walgreens provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan called the Walgreen Profit Sharing Plan. After completing one year, we match 4% of contributions $1 for $1.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
After 90 days of service and an average of 20 hours worked per week, you are eligible to purchase WBA stock at a 10% discount off market value.
Performance Bonus
You are eligible for a corporate bonus subject to approval by the Board of Directors (unless you are covered under another bonus program).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home. Work remotely 2 days per week and/or work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
The Transportation Benefit Plan allows you to save money by paying for your transportation and parking needs with before-tax dollars and payroll deductions.
Game Room
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Renewal host weekly Lunch and Learns on topics selected by our team.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

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