Director, Technology Portfolio Management

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Responsible for portfolio management, improving the investment processes and workflows, and working across the technology teams to deliver healthcare, retail or consumer goods services within Walgreens. Collaborates with Company leadership to align project goals with business strategy and long-term planning. Actively manages all facets of the daily operations of the identified portfolio.
Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for aligning the technology portfolio of work to the business strategy.
  • Provides leadership in the strategic planning process - giving guidance, advice and input into the organization's ability to realize the strategies through investment appraisals, prioritization and resource planning.
  • Provides leadership to portfolio managers; builds, mentors, convenes and coordinates the activities of a high-performing team
  • Application of best practices for portfolio execution and management
  • Thought leader and change agent in the establishment of enterprise wide strategy for unified portfolio, program and project management.
  • Collaborates with company leadership, business owners, and other stakeholders, (e.g., operations, engineering teams) to refine goals, and then to define approaches to achieve them. Defines the business case and ensures alignment with the business vision and strategy.
  • Oversee the management of the entire technology portfolio including monitoring performance, identifying risks, and developing investment strategies
  • Provides regular updates on portfolio performance and value delivery
  • Analyze and evaluate potential risks associated with portfolio decisions, developing and implementing risk management strategies
  • Continuously improve portfolio processes and systems to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
  • Manages large, complex initiatives in a results driven environment. Ensures alignment and understanding of decision- impact across teams. Leverages relationships and insights to reduce ambiguity in order to drive for results. Clearly articulates goals, communicates and defends (or redefines) the value proposition.
  • Hires, leads, manages, coaches, develops and evaluates direct and indirect reports.

About Walgreens and WBA
Walgreens ( is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA's purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 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, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation's medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.
Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of experience performing Portfolio / Program / Project Management
  • At least 3 years' experience in quantitative portfolio management; leading and managing largescale programs and knowledgeable of agile models.
  • At least 3 years managing 10+ person teams
  • At least 2 years of experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices, resolving service issues and reconciling differences
  • Experience developing strategic initiatives that align with business goals and budget.
  • Experience in the identification, assessment and contingency planning for risk factors
  • Experience developing, implementing, managing and improving complex operational workflows with an emphasis on scalability and value delivery
  • Experience working with technology organization - including teams in software development, infrastructure, digital, data management, and others
  • Experience with MS Office Suite.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with stakeholders at the most senior levels of an organization.
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to/at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience managing the launch of new products and services, large-scale application development, systems integration, system enhancements, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering
  • Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices, resolving service issues and reconciling differences.
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP) as granted by PMI preferred
  • Experience implementing business process, protocols and best practices.
  • Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at various levels of the organization, such as peers, internal/external stakeholders, business partners, senior level managers, executives.
  • Experience influencing stakeholders at all levels of an organization.


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