Manager Supply Chain - Solution Architect for DC Planning

at Walgreens in DEERFIELD, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Manager Supply Chain – Solution Architect for Distribution Center Planning and Allocation Application serves as the subject matter expert and single point of contact for both internal and external demand and supply planning teams. This includes internal Walgreens team members, external off-site business support team members, and external vendor joint business partners representing some of Walgreens’ largest suppliers. The manager must demonstrate excellent communication skills and a solid foundation in end-to-end supply chain processes, systems, and technologies, covering consumer products and owned brand manufacturing, distribution center and store planning and execution, and retail store operations.

The role is responsible for supporting daily operations by working closely with planners and managers who are reviewing and releasing orders, acting as liaison to IT application support teams in order to mitigate, troubleshoot and prioritize resolutions to critical systems issues and to minimize impact to business performance. The manager must have exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills to perform the root cause analysis required to identify current issues and prevent future issues.

The role will provide requirements to the IT application development teams for system and process enhancements that will drive future improved business effectiveness. The role champions solutions that address business needs, prioritizes and manages project backlogs, and incorporates feedback from business team members to guide continuous improvement in processes and solutions. The role will facilitate the development and translation of high-level business requirements into detailed functional requirements, assist in solution design, and develop and execute comprehensive user acceptance testing, documentation, training, and communications of new and improved solution capabilities.

Job Responsibilities:

+ Manages day-to-day activities of a group of employees. Assigns, monitors and reviews progress and accuracy of work, direct efforts and provide technical guidance on more complex issues. Oversees and initiates the hiring, firing, and performance review processes.

+ Provides management to the team to meet objectives, improve processes and improve stakeholder’s satisfaction. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may add to costs and may impact the short-term goals of the department/company.

+ Interacts and works collaboratively with peers within and outside of the department, normally involving matters within the department, with other departments or across the company. May lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.

+ Managers and works on issues of a diverse scope, where analysis of the situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Provides advanced expertise and knowledge in complex area of specialization.

+ Accepts responsibility for delegated decision-making and reinforces and influences others to demonstrate the same support for empowered decision-making. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.

+ Provides guidance to departmental employees working within the latitude of established policies. Develops procedures that affect the area under management.

+ Outlines specific objectives and processes that are focused on generating innovative solutions to business problems.

+ Develops and submits ideas which support the achievement of innovative goals. Implements innovative processes or changes that support the goals of the function or department.

+ Manages, develops and controls departmental expenditures against the expense budget.

+ 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.

About Walgreens and WBA

Walgreens ( is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170 year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high quality products and services in communities nationwide.

The actual salary an employee can expect to receive, plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan if applicable, will depend on experience, seniority, geographic location, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please visit

“An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans”.


Job ID: 1393356BR

Title: Manager Supply Chain – Solution Architect for DC Planning

Company Indicator: Walgreens

Employment Type:

Job Function: Supply Chain/Distribution

Full Store Address: 304 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL 60015

Full District Office Address: 304 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-04614-00004-2

External Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of experience in a supply chain or business role OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 5 years of experience in a supply chain or business role.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience in a supply chain or business role OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in a supply chain or business role

+ Strong working knowledge of JDA / BlueYonder Fulfillment and Order Optimization and Dynamic Allocation applications (or equivalent)

+ Demonstrated skill in data analysis and SQL query tools optimized for aggregating and dissecting large datasets

+ Project management and multiple full lifecycle systems implementations experience

+ Team player, organized, self-motivated, and capable of independent work

+ MBA/Master’s Degree

+ APICS CSCP Certification



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Job Posting: JC259325188

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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