SAP Delivery Lead

Walgreens • Deerfield, IL 60015

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Job Summary

The Delivery Lead is accountable for the end to end delivery of a portfolio of work. This includes requirements identification, design, development, testing, release and deployment and early life support. Where third parties are involved in delivery, this will include significant supplier management. This role requires advanced skills and knowledge, usually leading a team or being a highly skilled technical specialist leading complex projects.

Provides leadership and manages team(s) responsible for developing and implementing protocols that impact the daily operational activities of the specified area of IT. Accountable for the management of multiple sections of work, multiple teams or a major section of work within IT. Identifies, evaluates and resolves business issues. Works to resolve high-level, abstract problems across areas within specified area of expertise. Possesses extensive technical breadth.

Accountable for the management of multiple sections of work, multiple teams or a major section of work within the Commerce IT operation. Outcomes managed have a moderate impact on the short - and mid-term goals of the specified area of responsibility. Outcomes managed have a moderate impact on the short - and mid-term goals of the specified area of responsibility.

Job Responsibilities

* Manages efforts of others in the achievement of the strategic and operational objectives for the specified area of responsibility. Leads the specified area of responsibility to ensure performance standards are conducive to company standards and all goals and objectives are met in a timely and organized fashion.

* Shares information cross-functionally to improve workflow processes. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to share information and improve cross-departmental processes. Manages problems and issues pro-actively, including timely resolution and the identification of remediation opportunities. Identifies and resolve systemic issues to prevent them from repeating.

* Oversees the development of technical/business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools. Defines and implements consistent key IT key performance indicators in order to enhance the operational focus of the IT department.

* Responsible for executing on functional and business goals for the group. Anticipates process-centric, people-centric, and operations-centric ideas, issues and opportunities to move the business forward.

* May develop budget for functional area. Manages budget to plan and is responsible for meeting/delivering against budgetary goals and objectives.

* Researches and recommends new and emerging technologies and services within set budget that will enhance Company's overall business performance.

* Makes recommendations for specified area of responsibility regarding the operating plans for specified area of responsibility, then, based on prevailing conditions may realign the daily operations of assigned area.

* Influences individuals within and outside the IT department. Prepares and presents reports to all levels of leadership and staff.

* Stays abreast of industry leading best practices and brings them to the attention of the leadership team for innovative application. Develops and leverages partnerships (and relationships) with internal and external stakeholders to meet business needs.

* Oversees and manages managers, supervisors and individual contributors. Allocates available resources to meet operating objectives. Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports. Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.


Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 years of experience in IT, Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Strategy and/or Analytics OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 10 years of experience in IT, Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Strategy and/or Analytics.

* Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, including the executive level.

* Experience diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems

* Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.

* Experience leading cross-functional teams.

* Experience interacting at the executive level.

* At least 3 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.

* At least 3 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work

* Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in IT, IS, Mathematics.

* Master's Degree OR MBA.

* Significant experience of managing end to end delivery in an SAP environment, preferably in a large retail organization

* Experience of leading delivery teams

* Expertise in multiple IT project delivery methodologies and processes

* Strong commercial and supplier management skills

* Experience of influencing senior stakeholders

* Understanding of the retail environment

* First hand experience of a matrix management organization

* Experience of working in an outsourced environment

* Recognized Project Management qualification

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