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Senior Manager, Centralized Services Portfolio Management

Location: Deerfield
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Oversees the management and delivery of strategic project portfolios. Projects may involve participation from and have impact on multiple functions within or across divisions and have a substantial impact on the corporation/division. Budget responsibilities are based on project requirements. Responsible for developing processes to support quality and compliance while ensuring the organization's ability to deliver against strategic plans. Collaborates with stakeholders to establish consensus on project goals, objectives, schedules, and deliverables.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides consultation and manages complex or executive level projects. Prepares ad hoc analysis, progress, and results to leadership teams.
  • Oversees the management and reporting of a portfolio of programs and projects within Centralized Services; provides insights to management regarding program progress, resource needs, and risks to assist with long-range planning efforts.
  • Manages the scope and impact of various project requirements in the team to ensure realistic expectations for the team and stakeholders.
  • Manages a project plan that involves a large number (more than 20) of team members.
  • Advises on escalated problems/needs and provide solutions involving substantial latitude (judgement/decision making skills) in course of action.
  • Directs the activities of project teams through other project and/or program managers. Organizes project teams by identifying areas of needed expertise and required skills. Directs the activities of Centralized Services' project teams to ensure quality and timeliness of project completion.
  • Prioritizes various project requests. Identifies and includes internal and external stakeholder's necessary for project completion.
  • Designs presentations and dashboards and communicates project progress to various audiences and facilitate project-related meetings including executive management.
  • Leads the planning, design and implementation of the Portfolio management process and tools. May contribute to performance management of a matrixed team.An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

    About Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers' and patients' needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

    Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

    WBA's purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

    WBA is included in FORTUNE's 2021 list of the World's Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

    More company information is available at

    Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree and at least 4 years of project management experience OR High School/GED and at least 7 years of project management experience
    • Experience applying / executing project management methodologies and practices including developing a project plan, charter, scope, project management approach and management plans, such as the statement of work, cost estimates, schedule, etc.
    • Experience working on cross-functional teams and indirectly managing teams across business units.
    • Experience with portfolio and demand management.
    • Experience utilizing project management software and other standard project management scheduling tools, such as MS Project and Planview, etc.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
    • At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
    • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Certified in Project Management (PMP) as granted by PMI.
      • Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices, resolving service issues and reconciling differences.
      • Experience driving resolution of project conflicts within a team.
      • Knowledge of business practices as related to project specialty area, such as IT, HR, eCommerce, etc.
      • Knowledge of project management financials.
      • Experience working with strategic planning initiatives.

Keywords: WALGREENS, Arlington Heights , Senior Manager, Centralized Services Portfolio Management, Executive , Deerfield, Illinois

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