Senior Project Manager at Walgreens

| North Suburbs
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Job Summary:
The Horizon 3 program is a rapidly growing start-up within the broader Walgreens organization. Its goal is to build a new consumer-centric, technology-enabled healthcare business, enabling consumers to find, get, and manage their care, when, where, and how they want to. This role is responsible for providing program management support for the Horizon 3 (H3) program. This includes defining, implementing, and supporting program management processes and reporting. Provides program management support from conception and planning through implementation, launch, and post-launch support. Ensures objectives are clearly defined and aligned across the programs being supported, in accordance with program budgets and schedules. Implements performance management cadence and tracking tools to increase program transparency, ensure accountability and discipline, and highlight and resolve key risks and blockers. Supports governance meetings with key internal and external stakeholders. Provides business strategy and operations support and guidance to team members to achieve complex goals. Supports the team to achieve performance objectives for the program on schedule and within budget. Captures and tracks program risks, and works with the organization to develop mitigations for the most critical risks. Communicates program milestones, schedules, and risks to the business, product, and technical teams and to the broader organization. Capable of wearing multiple hats within an agile and dynamic start-up environment
Job Responsibilities:
•Provides program management support in any area of the Horizon 3 organization
•Guides multi-disciplinary project teams in the achievement of project targets for larger more complex, or more strategic, projects or programs.
•Facilitates team information and work flow. Participates in removing barriers to timely and cost effective project completion.
•Develops and documents project schedules, milestones and budgets for team. Typically shares budget, schedule, milestone and cost / benefit decision-making responsibilities, but not accountability, with executives and managers.
•Communicates project status to stakeholders.
•Coordinates and tracks project resources, staff, assets and schedules to ensure timely project outcomes. Assists team members and leaders in making cost / benefit decisions.
•Leads project meetings.
•Participates in developing business approaches and new or enhanced approaches and/or resources.
•Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions. Presents issues to and works with management to resolve critical resource conflicts.
•Mentors less experienced members of the team. Serves as a resource to other project managers to resolve complex problems. May lead other project managers on large projects.
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 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 2 years of project/program management experience OR a High School Diploma / GED and at least 5 years of project/program management experience.
  • Experience working with matrix teams including teams in different time zones.
  • Experience prioritizing and performing multiple tasks in time-critical situations.
  • Experience developing new business models and opportunities; defining, developing, and documenting business requirements and functional specifications.
  • Experience planning, developing, and managing budgets for projects.
  • Experience managing project risks.
  • At least 1 year of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with project management tools (e.g. MS Project, Atlassian tools, etc.).
  • Experience managing software development projects.
  • Experience working in a healthcare company.
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