Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary:

This position supports the Company’s growth through managing complex acquisitions and divestitures. It will oversee the analysis of potential acquisition candidates, oversee complex financial modeling, and coordinate the negotiation and execution of selected transactions. In addition, the position partners with Senior Leaders to execute negotiation strategies and support activities.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides functional and industry expertise to review corporate development opportunities and to execute the inorganic growth strategy.
  • Oversees, conducts and reviews the design, build, execution and explanation of complex financial models and other analytical work projects. Makes recommendations based upon these analyses.
  • Contributes to all aspects of strategic acquisitions, from inception through due diligence, valuation, negotiation, closing and integration, and coordinates internal approval and communication processes for completion of a transaction.
  • Monitors industry activities and develops recommendations of potential M&A opportunities to Senior Leadership.
  • Understands and monitors acquisition performance to create a cycle of continuous learning, and coordinate with due diligence and integration teams to ensure successful acquisitions
  • Partners with business owners and coordinates cross-functional teams necessary for successful due diligence review
  • Collaborates within M&A to identify opportunities for cross-functional synergies and strategic initiatives
  • Collaborates with Business Services to enable seamless integration from strategy formulation to execution
  • Leads work streams and virtual teams.
  • Presents findings and recommendations up through Executive Committee level.
WBA Disclaimer
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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management, or M&A – or - High School Diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management, or M&A
  • Experience collaborating with both internal resources, external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Experience presenting recommendations to the Executive Committee.
  • At least 5 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 3 years of experience of direct leadership and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • CPA, CFA, or other designation
  • At least 5 years of experience in M&A analysis, business analysis and project management

Chicago, Illinois

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.

Walgreens is the the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), and WBA is currently ranked No. 1 in the Food and Drug Industry list of Fortune's World Most Admired Companies (2019), and has been included on this list as WBA (or previously as Walgreen Co.) for the past 26 consecutive years.

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