Analyst Senior Commodity & Pricing

| North Suburbs


Responsible for acting as the primary commodity pricing and cost modelling partner for Retail Products across the National Brand and Owned Brand portfolio. Contributes to cost management strategies across the business; collaborates with Category and Sourcing Managers, Supply Chain, Private Brands, external Suppliers and forecasting functions to develop historical, passionate and future-looking commodity cost trend analysis; standard cost models including “should cost” analysis; centers on supporting negotiation strategies that mitigate price increase pressures from National Brands and Owned Brand vendors; supports pro-active price decrease initiatives where commodity price trends reveal price reduction opportunities.

Job Responsibilities
• Supports Category and Sourcing Manager clients by collating multiple commodity data feeds and creating actionable business insights through rigorous trend analysis. Briefs and supports deployment of cost trend analysis to Category and Sourcing teams. Works with Sourcing Managers and vendors in order to build standard cost models for key products and leverages commodity trend analysis to provide dynamic outputs that can be leveraged in vendor cost negotiations.
• Develops prioritized cost reduction recommendations that contribute to improved category margin Performance.
• Manages deep dive analysis of key commodities to address strategic business questions such as implications of currency exchange, commodity pricing, labor rates, etc.
• Collaborates locally and globally across Global Sourcing & Supply in order to leverage knowledge of product cost structures, supply market economics, value chain structures, supplier and category expertise in order to provide commercial insights, accelerate opportunity identification and strengthen negotiation strategies.
• Coaches and develops peers and others (at all levels) on data gathering and critical thinking techniques.
• Collaborates closely with relevant functions (e.g. Insights, Finance) to access critical data, ensure aligned reporting definitions and drive operational performance against plan. Identifies key factors that drive cost price pressures and advise on where take corrective action.
• Leads complex analyses on behalf of cross-functional teams including challenging the thinking and points of view of team members when the data does not support the arguments being made. Will be expected to present analysis finding and recommendations to senior leaders.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) 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 finance, statistics, mathematics, business management, quantitative analysis or economics and at least 1 years’ experience in the WAG MARP program or internally at WAG OR Bachelor’s degree in finance, marketing/sales, statistics, mathematics, business management, quantitative analysis or economics and at least 1 years’ experience in Sales, Finance, Marketing, Insights & Analytics or Category Management with focus on analyzing financial, customer, and/or assortment data, OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years’ experience in Sales, Finance, Marketing Insights & Analytics
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • At least 1 years of experience translating complex data sets, analyzing commercial information and evaluating results to solve problems and make recommendations to management.
  • Well developed written and verbal communications skills combined with a high degree of business acumen that has resulted in executable recommendations generating tangible business benefits.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table) and other analytical tools and database applications (e.g. Business Objects).
  • Advanced 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).
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Analytical experience in commodities, category management, retail, buying and/or other category/marketing- related functions.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: modifying default field properties, creating a sub form, adding a control button, modifying query criteria and query totals, using conditional formatting and/or viewing data relationships).
  • Advanced level skill in reporting and executive level communication platforms.
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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.
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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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