Mar 26, 2020

Senior Manager, Leadership Communications

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

Job Description


Job Summary

Walgreens Boots Alliance is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. At WBA, our leadership team comprises seasoned senior executives who are charged with propelling our company and the healthcare industry forward.

The Senior Manager, Leadership Communications is part of a team responsible for designing, developing and executing complex communications strategies, plans and messaging that supports the Company's programs and leaders. These communications can be broad-reaching with significant impact to customers, employees, and other key stakeholders.

We're looking for a candidate who will bring both tried-and-true examples and fresh ideas to help our executive team communicate about exciting changes across WBA and our divisions. This person will partner with a range of business leaders, functions and partners globally to create and execute plans that will support our executives with their internal and external communications goals.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides strategic communications regarding initiatives that drive performance in the company and its critical functions.
  • Designs, develops and deploys creative communication. Identifies target audience and develops communication that will engage and create interest with the audience, and deliver messages that will support and build our business and create goodwill with customers and employees.
  • Maintains a knowledge of company and external events or issues for which a Company position should be leveraged online. Ensures that the company's communication places Walgreens in the best possible position with key stakeholders, customers and employees.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an annual digital communications strategy and plan for the company that is integrated with and supports key activities of company and supports business objectives.
  • Develops and implements communications strategies on complex, key business initiatives and events, including outlining objectives and strategies, creating appropriate messaging, managing timelines and project deadlines and managing contributions and expectations.
  • Collaborates with all areas of Communications and other key stakeholders to ensure all digital communications planning, execution and messaging is integrated and linked with company positions and corporate goals. Collaborates with other Communications leaders to identify, design and create materials and events that will deliver company messages to key audiences.
  • Acts as a representative for Communications to effectively communicate company positions, corporate goals and objectives to digital audiences. Identifies target audiences for messaging and designs communications that engages the reader.
  • Masters relevant industry and business unit information.
  • Manages the design, development, and deployment of employee communication that will be delivered through digital channels to an internal audience. Collaborates with leaders throughout the company to identify engaging stories and messages pertaining to business objectives, employee profiles and company activities that present Walgreens as an employer of choice and a best-in-class employer.

Walgreens (, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine's 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience developing, executing and integrating communications plans.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience providing counsel, influence and challenge to the thinking of business leaders.
  • Experience writing and editing in AP style.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience leading and completing multiple projects on deadline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in speechwriting for senior leaders
  • Experience in developing presentations to effectively communicate complex ideas
  • Experience with multimedia production, including video, podcast, and intranet content



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