Come be a part of an exciting new venture to lead healthcare transformation and improve the patient experience in communities across the nation. The Communications Manager for Walgreens Health will support the development of communications strategies and programs that drive understanding of the role Walgreens is aiming to play in transforming the healthcare experience for patients, partners and investors. This newly created role will support the execution of high-profile, integrated external and internal communications campaigns. Working closely with the broader Walgreens Health communications team and business partners, the Walgreens Health communications manager will help drive understanding of how Walgreens Health is delivering healthcare services through a consumer-centric, technology- enabled healthcare platform to improve health outcomes and lower costs of care. The ideal candidate is a self-starter accustomed to working with a cross-functional team to implement high-profile campaigns, generate robust media coverage and convey the impact of business goals and wins across internal audiences. Walgreens Health is a new business segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. developed as part of the company’s vision to be the leading partner in reimagining local healthcare and wellbeing for all. Walgreens Health is a technology-enabled care model powered by a nationally scaled, locally delivered healthcare platform that will bring equitable, personalized, whole-person healthcare to local communities across the United States. Job Responsibilities Provides strategic communications counsel to business unit leaders regarding initiatives that drive performance in the division and its critical functions. Supports the development and implementation of an annual communications strategy and plan for the business unit that is integrated with and supports key activities of the business unit leaders and their objectives. Develops and implements communications strategies on key business unit initiatives, including outlining objectives and strategies, creating appropriate messaging, managing timelines and project deadlines and managing client contributions and expectations. Coordinates with Corporate Communications and other key stakeholders to ensure communications planning, execution and messaging is integrated and linked with company positions and corporate goals. Work with Integrated Strategy and Planning Communications and Events team to identify, design and create materials and meetings/events that will deliver corporate and business unit messages to key audiences. Acts as a representative for Communications & Events team to effectively communicate company positions, corporate goals and objectives to the business unit, as well as key business unit initiatives and objectives back to Communications & Events team. Masters relevant industry and business unit information.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience developing, executing and integrating communications plans OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 5 years of experience developing, executing and integrating communications. 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. At least 1 year of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications and/or English. Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience developing, executing and integrating communications plans Experience in the healthcare industry Experience in the indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other members of a team.