Director, WBA Environment, Social & Governance Communications - Hybrid
Job ID: 67293
Job Views: 292
Location: Deerfield, Illinois, United States
Postal Code: 60015
Job Category: Other
Employment Type: Full time
At Walgreens Boots Alliance, our commitment to corporate citizenship and social responsibility is central to who we are and how we bring our purpose to life. The WBA Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Communications leads enterprise communications and reporting regarding WBA sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) for a wide range of external and internal audiences. The Director works cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and a range of external partners, utilizing owned media channels, storytelling, earned and paid media opportunities to raise awareness for social causes and issues supported by WBA and to elevate the voices of our team members, communicating WBA’s deep commitment to health equity, sustainability and DE&I. This position, which reports to the Vice President of WBA Corporate Communications, is also responsible for the development and execution of a cohesive enterprise ESG communications plan and annual ESG and DEI reports to advance and protect company reputation, effectively communicating WBA’s purpose of “More joyful lives through better health”. Job Responsibilities Leads the design, as well as the development and execution of complex communications strategies, plans and messaging that supports the Company’s programs and leaders. Responsible for integrated external and internal/leader communications, internal relationship management of Walgreens executives as well as external relationship management with communications executives and leaders from external partners and alliances. Manages top tier national and trade media relationships. Provides strategic communications regarding initiatives that drive performance in the company and its critical functions. Designs, develops and deploys creative communication. Identifies target audience and develops communication that will engage and create interest with the audience, and deliver messages that will support and build the business and create goodwill with customers and/or employees. Maintains a knowledge of company and external events or issues. Ensures that the company’s communication places the organization in the best possible position with key stakeholders, customers and employees. Collaborates in the development and implementation of an annual strategy and plan for the area of responsibility that is integrated with and supports key activities of the company and business objectives. Develops and implements communications strategies on complex, key business initiatives and events, including outlining objectives and strategies, creating appropriate messaging, managing timelines and project deadlines and managing contributions and expectations. Acts as a representative for Communications to effectively communicate company positions, corporate goals and objectives to all audiences. Identifies target audiences for messaging and designs communications that engages the reader. Masters relevant industry and business unit information. Responsible for coaching, managing, mentoring and developing direct reports. Collaborates with leaders to identify engaging stories and messages pertaining to business objectives, employee profiles and company activities that present Walgreens as an employer of choice and a best-in-class employer.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience developing, executing and integrating communications plans OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience developing. Executing and integrating communications plans. 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. Experience working with change management methodologies At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets. At least 3 years of experience with direct leadership and/or cross functional team leadership Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications and/or English.