Senior Manager, WBA Financial Communications & Media Relations at Walgreens

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Job Summary:

The Senior Manager of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Financial Communications and Media Relations is responsible for managing the communication of all reportable company financial information for publicly traded, Fortune 19 WBA. The Senior Manager will support the WBA brand and its reputation as a global force for good and as a leader in shaping the future of healthcare, wellbeing and retail, by telling the WBA growth story on our performance, innovation and progress on strategic priorities across key markets. The Senior Manager will ensure a regular cadence of outreach to media and influencers around key themes, company news and trends to showcase the WBA global brand. The Senior Manager will coordinate with colleagues across division communications teams, corporate newsroom, leadership communications and employee communications departments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with investor relations, corporate finance, disclosure, legal, corporate strategy and other teams, to craft, coordinate and manage the communication of publicly reportable financial information for WBA.
  • Provides strategic communications counsel and supports senior leadership on how best to communicate, position and frame the company’s business and financial results externally and internally.
  • Manages communications around corporate governance issues and provides communications support for all investor and shareholder engagement, including investor conferences, annual shareholder meeting and annual reports to shareholders.
  • Develops and executes media strategy and activities for generating news coverage on behalf of company strategic focus areas through the cultivation of media relationships and earned media.
  • Maintains a deep understanding of the external market and identifies issues developing both internally and externally that have the potential to generate public interest and affect the WBA reputation.
  • Manages communications strategy and execution for significant company business ventures, partnerships and strategic investments.
  • Supports internal communications of the company’s financial and business performance, including across global internal leadership forums and venues.
  • Manages internal and external communications support for various WBA Sr. executives, in partnership with WBA leadership communications department.
  • Leverages multimedia and social media content as an important component of news stories. Ensures news-related global content is appropriately reflected and integrated across digital channels.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience in media relations OR High School/GED and at least 7 years of experience in media relations.

Knowledge of media, reporting methods and public relations strategies / tactics.

Experience writing and editing using the Associated Press stylebook and transforming complex subject matter into influential/persuasive language.

Effectively lead the planning, development and implementation of financial communciations for publicly traded companies or for client companies.

Experience representing an organization as an official spokesperson and strong verbal and written communication skills.

At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.

Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (domestic and international).

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Political Science, Public Relations or related field and at least 5 years of experience in media relations.

Experience working across organizational boundaries.

Minimum of five years experience working in a press/media, public affairs, financial communications and/or political capacity

Media Relations experience in a healthcare or retail environment.

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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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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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