Dec 05, 2019

Senior Director, Financial Communications

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Deerfield, IL, USA
Full-Time Accounting

Job Description



Job Summary:

The Senior Director, Financial Communications is a strategic and highly visible leadership role overseeing all reportable company financial information. This individual will work closely with the investor relations, corporate finance, disclosure, legal corporate strategy, and other teams. This role crafts and manages the communication of publicly reportable financial information including: company business ventures, partnerships and M&A, core earnings, and navigating the SEC regulatory environment. This individual will provide counsel and help prep senior leadership on how best to communicate, position, and frame the company's business and financial results externally and internally. The position requires an individual with an advisory mindset, strong communication skills, and the ability to work in a transforming organization.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead significant communications functions, develop and execute strategic communications plans, effectively convey company positions and growth strategies in the market and before key audiences, work with broad enterprise team to defend and advance the company's reputation and lead strategic business communication support.
  • Working closely with the investor relations, corporate finance, disclosure, legal corporate strategy and other teams, this role crafts, coordinates and manages the communication of publicly reportable financial information for the Company. Provides strategic communications counsel and helps prep senior leadership on how best to communicate, position and frame the company's business and financial results externally and internally.
  • Leads communications strategy and execution for significant company business ventures, partnerships and M&A. Manages internal communications of the Company's financial and business performance, including across global internal leadership forums and venues.
  • Shapes messages for the media team to use for financial performance and strategic enterprise initiative topics.
  • Leads all internal and external communications support for Investor Relations and Finance Departments. Develops and executes overall communication and engagement activities in support of the company's business strategies and programs.
  • Manages communications around corporate governance issues and provides communications support for all investor and shareholder engagement, including investor conferences, annual shareholder meeting and annual reports to shareholders.
  • Provides communications support for Company Directors, as needed.
  • May cultivate professional relationships with other organizations through which WBA can benchmark and improve the practice of communications.
  • Encourages best-practice sharing with colleagues.
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.



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