Senior Manager, Healthcare Compliance

Job Summary

Implements the enterprise-wide healthcare compliance strategy, centering on the areas with greatest risk to the company. Collaborates with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines. Provides broad scale compliance expertise to the business teams and works with all levels in the Walgreens Compliance Department, Legal Department, and other functional areas.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads a comprehensive approach to identify healthcare compliance issues and executes compliance activities that evaluate and provide assurance to management that objects are being met. Identifies and implements strategies to resolve problems or barriers that could hinder successful implementation of healthcare compliance activities.
  • Serving as a standing or ad hoc member of business or leadership teams, provides compliance input and expertise into business decisions, including the development of solutions-oriented risk mitigation strategies.
  • Engages business segment leaders in the healthcare compliance process to ensure strategic objectives are well understood in order to deliver anticipated results.
  • Reviews business materials requiring compliance input and advising internal partners and stakeholders on compliant strategies, plans and tactics
  • Identifies specific compliance risk areas to incorporate into the company compliance plan
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and networks with departments that interact with the Compliance Department. Works collaboratively with members of the Compliance Department, the Legal Department, and other functional areas within the Company to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to implement strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Actively identifies, monitors and remediates issues and provides independent review and evaluation to ensure healthcare compliance issues/concerns within the organization are appropriately resolved.
  • Conducts and manages compliance investigations regarding allegations of compliance and/or ethical policy deviations as well as the resulting corrective action plans, as needed
  • Partners with functional areas as needed to enhance policies and system controls. Develops reports, projects, and assessment tools to verify compliance.
  • Where applicable, manages outside vendors to ensure on-time, on-target and within-budget deliverables
  • 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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through 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 one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and well-being 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.
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.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in compliance OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in compliance
  • Experience working with federal and state healthcare regulatory laws, including Stark, Civil Monetary Penalties, and False Claims Act.
  • Experience evaluating and implementing the elements of an effective ethics and compliance program.
  • Experience evaluating information to determine compliance with standards, laws, and regulations.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with senior management and individuals at all other levels of the organization and interacting with diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience leading change efforts through effective communication and persuasion.
  • Experience diagnosing legal and compliance issues and presenting solutions and alternatives for management.
  • At least 2 years of experience in indirect leadership of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a complex, matrixed organization.
  • Juris Doctorate or PharmD
  • Experience in the Healthcare or Pharmaceutical industry


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