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Walgreens Associate Product Manager in CHICAGO, Illinois

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Job Summary

Responsible for supporting product management activities for one or more products. May have full product management accountability for smaller products or product enhancements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting product management activities for one or more products. May have full product management accountability for smaller products or product enhancements.

  • Coordinates the work of cross-functional teams and tracks project budgets, schedules and milestones. Conducts technical and market research to support product managers.

  • Responsible for analyzing complex new product design drawings and specifications and translating them into finished high quality commercialized goods that provide the company with a competitive advantage in its product portfolio.

  • Assess business and technical requirements from various entities and synthesize requirements into a consolidated roadmap.

  • Applies technical or product based knowledge to multiple aspects of the product development lifecycle, including planning, costing, engineering, prototyping, testing and commercialization.

  • Creates prototypes and tooling models to verify functionality and implement product designs and may transfer approved specifications in house or contract manufacturers or other final producers

  • May recommend new product development and enhancements.

  • May evaluate multiple materials, forms, etc. to develop an interim or finished product and utilizes costing models and other techniques to evaluate scaled production costs.

  • After product launch, this role may coordinate and manage product enhancements and migrations to new production processes. Works closely with third parties, vendors, licensors and internal teams to deploy and support products

  • Partners closely with other team members and stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle, from collecting user and consumer feedback, helping understand user needs and shaping priorities, authoring of user stories, defining data contracts, product roadmap development and maintenance, to feature acceptance testing and ensuring a smooth rollout.

  • Communicates product status and roadmap evolution to management.

  • Leads the development and product release process working closely with cross-functional teams

  • Drives efficient and customer intuitive experiences by exploring what is possible with evolving technologies and tools.

  • May evaluate production risks, product integrity issues and regulatory risks.

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, 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 the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. WBA is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing 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.

Including through its equity method investments, WBA:

  • is present in more than 25* countries

  • employs more than 440,000* people

  • has more than 18,750* stores in 11* countries

  • has one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 400* distribution centers delivering to more than 240,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20 countries.

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.

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The Company is proud to be a force for good through its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. Our businesses have been recognized for their Corporate Social Responsibility. Walgreens was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list and Boots UK was recognized as Responsible Business of the Year 2019-2020 by Business in the Community.

The Company is included in FORTUNE's 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies and ranked first in the food and drugstore category. This is the 26th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list. An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Job ID: 471512BR

Title: Associate Product Manager

Company Indicator: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Employment Type:

Job Function: Merchandising/Procurement

Full Store Address: 433 W VAN BUREN STREET,CHICAGO,IL 60607

Full District Office Address: 433 W VAN BUREN STREET,CHICAGO,IL,60607-00433-04579-2

External Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience in Product Management, Technical Product Management and/or operational experience in at least one function within the Healthcare Sector OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 5 years of experience in Product Management, Technical Product Management and/or operational experience in at least one function within the Healthcare Sector

  • Experience in all forms of technical delivery, such as Agile

  • Experience working with advanced process design & product management/development principles

  • Experience working independently on complicated projects involving multiple partner teams.

  • Experience speaking with passion and credibility when speaking with stakeholders about a product

  • Experience demonstrating knowledge of specific product specialism

  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master’s Degree

  • At least one year of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership.

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