Walgreens Analyst, Merchandising in DEERFIELD, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Summary

Responsible for executing merchandising and/or purchasing strategies pertaining to one of more of the following: space management, format/category strategy, merchandise planning, format design and planning, visual merchandising, merchandising process design, merchandising analytics, merchandising systems, fixture planning and management, merchandising operations, or other merchandising/purchasing projects as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with other Retail Products departments to execute merchandising strategies that are aligned with Company goals and are focused on delivering value to the customer.

  • Communicates with and supports the stores regarding merchandising programs and policies. Works with the field to ensure execution of merchandising programs that drive return and enhance the customer experience.

  • Performs and coordinates day-to-day activities to meet departmental objectives. Develops mastery in one area of specialization and generalist knowledge of a broader functional area.

  • Collaborates and communicates with other areas of Retail Products, vendors, suppliers, contractors, and internal, cross-functional project teams.

  • Works with analytical tools to deliver data analysis to develop, enhance and maintain merchandising programs to the stores.

  • Contributes to, participates in, and supports continuous improvements and advancement efforts for merchandising programs.

  • Develops an understanding of the systems, tools and processes used in the Merchandising organization. Utilizes this knowledge to develop and execute merchandising programs to the stores.

  • Develops an understanding of store KPI and targeted merchandising strategies that will drive store results.

  • Creates deep dive analysis to study key area trends.

  • Participates in the development of new programs and enhances current programs to meet performance objectives.

  • Evaluates key area trends and develops/implements innovative programs/improvements.

  • Runs ad-hoc analyses to identify and recommend innovative options to drive business strategy.

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 Walgreens.com. 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.

Job ID: 171946BR

Title: Analyst, Merchandising

Company Indicator: Walgreens

Employment Type:

Job Function: Merchandising/Procurement

Full Store Address: 106 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL 60015

Full District Office Address: 106 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-5123-01106-2

External Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 3 years of experience in two or more of the following: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, vendor relations, or retail marketing.

  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.

  • 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 Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns)

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 2 years of experience in one or more of the following: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, vendor relations, or retail marketing.

  • Retail experience.