Global Brands is a cross divisional organization of Walgreens Boots Alliance that aims to give WBA retail businesses as well as global partners a sustainable competitive advantage by combining great brands and innovative products with unparalleled commercial expertise and consumer insight. Products in the Global Brands portfolio include No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek, Botanics, YourGoodSkin, and the Boots and Walgreens own label brands.Overview of the roleReporting into the Head of IT Service & Delivery, and supporting the Global Brands IT Business Partners, you will act in a project management capacity supporting the delivery and successful rollout of Management Information and Analytics systems – understanding the vision and working with them to deliver projects across this portfolio including: Management Information and Reporting; Analytical Capabilities; and Data as a Service for other applications.Your Responsibilities• Management of Global Brands IT projects with a significant strategic importance• Involvement in the investigation phase / raising of Business Cases if needed (jointly with IT Business Partners)• Planning and assigning resources for projects• Managing resources (internal and external) and budget for the duration of the project• Project planning and management of execution of the project against agreed timescales and budget• Status reporting and Escalation when/if needed of project issues• Will ensure the proper project methodology is followed for the project.• Jointly leads the project board with the business project manager, where applicable• Will participate in the project review sessionsKey Skills RequiredSuccessful candidates will be able to demonstrate flexibility in approach to delivery, innovative thinking, strong ability to work in a matrix environment, and the ability to challenge and relate concepts or ideas to key stakeholders.In addition;• Accredited project management expertise - Prince 2, Agile, or equivalent• Experience in leading agile projects is essential• Project and process planning – working on multi million pound projects• Recent experience of delivering large scale Management Information and Analytics solutions is essential, together with a background in the Consumer Product Goods industry• Experience of working with cloud-enabled platforms is desirable• Excellent senior/exec stakeholder management skills – must be very comfortable communicating, and presenting to, senior stakeholdersA bit about us…
At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.
What we can offer you:
We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:
• Competitive Salary• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave• Annual discretionary bonus plan• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses• Competitive company pension scheme• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependents, at times of financial hardship
If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact Kishan.Gokani@boots.co.uk.
Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/.