Associate Manager GNFR Programs – Logistics at Walgreens

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Job Summary
This position is responsible for directing and managing the day to day logistics operations for the Walgreens remodel programs that involve GNFR items. Identifies and partners with different carriers and warehouses throughout the country, manages material safety stock, collaborates with different business partners on logistics requirements. Works to improve the efficiency of the overall distribution of non-merchandise items to Walgreens new, remodel, and project stores while meeting program deadlines.
 
Job Responsibilities
•Manages the work of coordinators and consultants; allocates resources to meet operating plans, including forecasting, hiring, and reduction of consultant labor based on project demands and knowledge of NMSC requirements.
•Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports. Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; creates and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.
•Assists in the management and oversight of the take-off and ordering process for new stores, remodels, and other special projects. Proactively meets with business owners and design partners to document ordering criteria for every area of the store. Responsible for keeping all information up-to-date and sharing with the larger NMSC team.
•Manages the escalation of store specific ordering issues between NMSC, design partners, business owners, and the execution team. Ensures the team works proactively to avoid any material defects.
•Partners with group procurement to determine the best logistics strategy for each program. Participates in the RFP and bidding process. Creates communication processes and required reporting for transportation carriers, warehouses, and other logistics stakeholders.
•Attends program level meetings for all projects to represent Non-Merchandise Supply Chain. Over sees teams’ assembly of status updates and presents to the larger group. Brings key issues back to the group for resolution.
•Assists in the management and oversight of the accuracy and completion of data validation checks, PO checklists, and other data reports. Responsible for management of the obtaining, cleaning, and importing of purchase order data from purchasing sources daily. Holds team members accountable for completing these reports in a timely and accurate manner.
•Supervises all vendor communication for new stores, remodels, and other special projects. Proactively meets with group procurement and vendors to document ordering processes and resolve any gaps.
•Accountable for the resolution of material issues within the team’s SLA for all new store and remodel programs; including phone calls, emails, deliveries, etc. Enforces quality and customer service standards and directs team leads in identifying trends and recommending system improvements.
•Resolves escalated issues from team members in a timely and organized manner; including but not limited to issues with purchasing, warehousing, vendors, and business owners. Responsible for leading the team to identify cost savings and efficiencies around all material issues.
•Assists in the management and oversight of the team member’s reallocation of previously purchased items that are held in non-Walgreens warehouses; including working with business owners to identify need for items and informing other NMSC of plans for reuse.
•Ensures the overall accuracy and validity of ordering, tracking, and communication regarding non-merchandise orders to field teams and management; anticipates and escalates issues to management in a timely and organized manner.
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 and at least 2 years of experience in retail OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 5 years of experience in retail.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Office; including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Visio
  • Experience supervising and managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, such as peers, superiors, internal/external stakeholders and business partners. Ability to hold other departments accountable for responsibilities and timelines that directly affect the projects.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience in indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with carrier management / warehousing
  • Vendor and inventory management
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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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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

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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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