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Walgreen Company

Senior Director Procurement - Military veterans preferred

Walgreen Company - Deerfield, IL

Job SummaryResponsible for developing strategy, leading change management, and directing a team of Directors, Category Managers, and Category Specialists who specialize in one or more indirect spend categories; establishing objectives for a group of spend categories along with developing the strategy for the short term and long term sourcing plans; overseeing and adjusting the execution of sourcing and procurement strategies; leading the development and execution of reporting and tracking mechanisms; reporting on sourcing strategies and performance within areas of responsibility; driving cross-functional category teams in change management and business continuity; defining procurement requirements and operational needs; implementation of enterprise wide strategic sourcing tools including automated sourcing and requisitioning; participation and obtaining a leadership role in the development of Business Unit process, continuous improvements, and operational efficiencies. Direct management and administration of at least $1 to $2 Billion of Company resources.Job Responsibilities
Creates collaborative business plans with strategic vendors, develops negotiating strategies, and directs the execution of strategic programs. Provides direction and oversees that Directors and Category Managers develop and maintain positive vendor relationships. Approves Director and Category Manager vendor contract negotiations, guaranteeing the attainment of the most advantageous pricing, terms, discounts, allowances, quality, delivery, service and dating (where applicable). Ensures all goods and services meet established standards and legal requirements. Addresses business unit concerns / issues, requests, and questions and resolves within legal/tax and corporate guidelines. Establishes and maintains the sourcing strategy for the enterprise including supply chain strategies and metrics for indirect goods.
Directs and approves the planning process with Directors and Category Managers in developing and recommending sourcing solutions, channels for distribution, and execution of best practices for the assigned categories. Applies analytics to enable optimized cost savings and ensures an adequate supply chain supply. Establishes inventory/ replenishment metrics and builds logistical solutions for the deployment of indirect goods enterprise wide.
Plans, develops, directs, and implements complex business strategies through the establishment of short/long-range objectives, change management, performance goals, and metrics for each spend category. Collaborates with Operations, Legal, Supply Chain, Tax, Finance, the Business Units, and other customers as needed to champion enterprise wide cross-functional sourcing initiatives. Understands category specific details and store/pharmacy operational principles and produces analytics that contributes to the formation of budgets and effective P&L management by the business unit.
Directs and executes budgetary cost reduction programs and initiatives that facilitate business owners achieving their business unit goals and financial targets. Assures the appropriate use of capital and financial resources. Generates analytics to support these positions.
Directly manages complex negotiations with key suppliers that require a detailed strategic plan and that have a direct correlation with Corporate operational needs and/or goals. Decision maker and subject matter expert for risk management allowances, terms/conditions, pricing, transportation, pricing and quality control/acceptance.
Manages the development of policies/procedures to ensure goods and services are available to business units and maintains sufficient inventory levels and/or supply chain availability to support all events to avoid negative budgetary/ P&L impacts. Directs and leads the implementation, management, and development of consistent departmental sourcing activities and automated ordering systems. Develops risk mitigation strategies for key indirect goods.
Supports the talent development of inter-departmental team members and the overall development of cross-functional teams. Collaborates with Directors, Category Managers, and Associate Category Managers. Sets the example and conducts training sessions for negotiations, financial reviews, business analytics and general management. Establishes and trains staff on methodologies for change management, contract reviews and inventory control.
Provides continuous leadership to business units to assist in the achievement of their goals and the overall corporate strategies/targets. Consults and advises business unit senior leadership teams/executives on the impact of procurement activities on projects, budgets, and select sourced retail goods.
Assures proper analysis and application of internal and external industry specific research information, to determine Company direction in designated categories, reasons for pricing increases and/or decreases. Conducts benchmarking, financial and business analytics for long range pricing and buy rationalizations.
Collaborates with the departmental DVP for resource allocation, budgetary control, staff development and sets enterprise wide sourcing plans to effectively assist in the attainment of the company\u2019s P&L. Part of the DVPs senior leadership team and directs department in conjunction or absence of the departmental DVP.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make 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. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.#LI-MM2

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor\u2019s Degree and at least 10 years of experience in developing targets, leading change management and developing strategic sourcing strategies for more than one acquisition category for a retailer, wholesaler, or a services company with annual sales in excess of $5 billion.
Experiences in managing category spend in excess of $1B across multiple acquisition categories.
At least 10 years of experience applying procurement practices/strategies focused on meeting the business challenges, P&L needs, and the needs of the organization with a minimum of 7 years of experience developing and implementing requirements/change management methodologies to execute strategic sourcing activities.
At least 5 years of experience developing and implementing requirements to execute and enhance day to day sourcing activities. Must have budgetary management experience and/or P&L management experience.
Knowledge of the strategic sourcing procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices and methods.
Experience communicating both verbally (on phone, one-on-one, to groups) and in writing (emails, letters, reports, presentations) to various audiences (work group, team, company management, prospective acquisitions, external clients).
Experience interacting, collaborating and presenting to senior level executives.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Intermediate 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).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
At least 5 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
At least 7 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.
Willing to travel for business purposes (within state and out of state and internationally).

Preferred Qualifications

MBA or other advanced degree or CPM certification.
Experience in Walgreen Retail.

13 days 20 hours ago

Walgreen Company


Senior Director Procurement - Military veterans preferred Walgreen Company - Deerfield, IL, United States


Location: Deerfield, IL

Company Profile:
At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our over 7,800 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in our call centers, distribution centers, on-site clinics, specialty pharmacies and corporate offices. In fact, those daily demonstrations of our purpose have helped Walgreens become an industry leader and a household name. Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Here, you’ll find supportive co-workers, an innovative environment and the tools you need to grow your skills, help build healthy communities and advance your career.