This position will Lead the US research agenda. Position manages a team of direct and indirect reports to drive development plans, including ensuring the teams are commercially and market savvy. This role will establish trusted relationships with country stakeholders and own the plan for development and agreement for the U.S. in partnership with stakeholders and the global research lead. Identify growth/optimization opportunities through clearn vision of customer needs and motivations. De-risk initiatives to optimize for success and to maximize resources. We are seeking advanced technical research skills including quantitative (questionnaire design, data spec, analysis, interpretation, data visualization. Ability to lead complex research projects and multi-faceted pieces of work. Strong stakeholder management and relationship building skills. Job Responsibilities Builds the formal frameworks and methodologies for approaching major strategic issues both leveraging existing resources and creating new innovative concepts across the Company for area of expertise. Ensures process and structural fit with key stakeholders. Performs as a focal point for cross-functional teams and liaison to stakeholders in developing and implementing frameworks. Develops effective working relationships with stakeholders to achieve targeted goals and/or solutions. Counsels key stakeholders on areas of expertise. Partners cross-functionally to translate and define business needs for area of responsibility to execute against. Strategically partners cross-functionally to develop the strategies and actionable roadmap to meet goals. Develops short- and long-range strategies, plans and actionable goals. Oversees implementation of procedures, processes, and policies that have significant impact upon the organization. Makes recommendations for the formulation of the strategies and operating plans of the specified area of responsibility, then, based on prevailing conditions executes or adjusts the operating plans of the business unit directed. Shares complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts. Sets financial, operational and quality objectives and develops/oversees operating plans for the area of responsibility. Ensures growth and optimization of consumer awareness, market share and/or specified initiatives. . Reviews the competitive marketplace and makes recommendations for adjustments to operational activities based upon identified information. May develops budget for specified area of responsibility and delivers against business goals/objectives. Analyzes performance drivers, proactively determines actionable strategy, and then contributes to identifying solutions for mitigation and/or optimization to achieve overall business goals. Directs teams accountable for daily operations. Oversees and directs the work of managers, senior managers and their subordinates. Obtains and allocates resources to meet operating plans. 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 Walgreens.com. 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. #LI-GB1 Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree and at least 8 years of experience in promotions, marketing, retail, analytics, pricing, consumer packaged goods, insights, consumer research, vendor collaboration, inventory, category management and/or business analysis. Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, including the executive level. Experience developing strategic initiatives which align with business goals and budget. Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems. Experience leading cross-functional teams. Experience interacting at the executive level. Experience managing client-facing programs. 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. Search for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click \"Add\" to create your job alert. Diversity and inclusion is at the center of everything we do. Walgreens is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. 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