Analytics Project Manager
Northbrook , Illinois
March 14, 2017
Analytics Project Manager (Job Number: 023636)
Corporate Office - 4010 COMMERCIAL AVE

This is a very exciting time at Walgreens. We're taking our products and services to the four corners of the world as part of the Retail USA division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance was formed through the combination of Walgreens and Europe's Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services dating back more than 100 years each. 

Today, Walgreens is the neighborhood drugstore and retailer that makes health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And, we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Join us at Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

Job Summary
This role is seeking candidates looking to grow their career in Supply Chain, Analytics and Business Planning by supporting Walgreens' Supply Chain strategies through innovative analyses and process improvement.  You would be responsible for helping our team in analyzing big data sets and provide critical insights and visibility to the business through timely reporting, analysis of myriad opportunities of varying complexities and building relationships cross-functionally across the operational verticles of the business.  We would provide and expect you to take advantage of some of the leading technologies in the analytic space, e.g. Hadoop, SAS, R, Tableau, etc..., to drive results, identify opportunities and proactively provide solutions.  You will be challenged to solve problems through keen and creative applied mathematical analysis, continuous improvement methodologies and change management.  Finally, you will be expected to take advantage of our fantastic team's collaborative sharing environment to grow not only your current skill sets and those required for the role, but those skills you need for us to foster your career growth within the Walgreens family.  Likewise, we expect that you'd share your experiences with the team and help grow them as well.

Job Responsibilities 
  • Works on moderately complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.  May exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and  evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.  Acts as a specialist in the field, uses professional concepts in developing resolution to moderately complex issues.  Provides expertise and knowledge in a moderately complex area of specialization.   Identifies and researches somewhat unique customer opportunities, issues, and requests.
  • Establishes and maintains constructive working relationships and keeps stakeholders  informed of progress or status , addressing the underlying needs of the stakeholders.
  • Provides expertise and knowledge in a moderately complex area of specialization.  Outlines specific objectives and processes that are focused on generating innovative solutions to business problems.
  • Participates in functional and cross functional teams to meet objectives, improve processes, and improve stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Creates networks involving coordination among groups.
  • Outlines specific objectives and processes that are focused on generating innovative solutions to moderately complex business problems.
  • May implement innovative processes or changes that support the goals of the department.
  • May develop and submit ideas which support the achievement of innovative goals.
  • May exhibit leadership on projects and/or processes.

Basic Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of experience in a supply chain or business role OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 years of experience in a supply chain or business role.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Analytics, Applied Statistics, Econometrics
  • SAS Certification
  • Intermediate level skill in Tableau
  • Experience with Big Data environments and common languages utilized within (e.g. python, R, etc...)

Employment type Full-time

A little about us:
The training you received, the discipline you embraced, and the responsibilities you held in the military will serve you well at Walgreens.

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