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Synchrony VP, Health & Wellness Finance - Walgreens in CHICAGO, Illinois

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The VP, Finance - Walgreens will lead financial responsibilities for the Walgreens portfolio, part of the Health & Wellness platform of Synchrony. The role reports directly to CFO of Health & Wellness and will support the General Manager of the Walgreens portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • As part of the portfolio leadership team, drive growth initiatives, evaluate investment decisions and influence strategy to ensure portfolio profitability.

  • Manage financial models; financial statements for the portfolio. Measure results against operating plans and estimates

  • Drive financial planning processes for the Walgreens portfolio

  • Provide financial analysis and summary to CFO Health & Wellness and the General Manager of the portfolio, including identification of key drivers of the results, and areas of opportunity and risks

  • Provide reporting, trending, and analysis of products and results by segment

  • Partner with Growth, Credit and Risk teams to execute an evaluate growth and risk management items including execution of investment modeling

  • Ensure controllership in closing process, integrity of financial results, and proper execution of client settlement, retailer share arrangements and cost schedules

  • Partner with the General Manager on ensuring contractual compliance with the Program Agreement

  • Significant client interaction including the following: deliver & present client facing reporting, prepare ad-hoc and standard analysis, and forecast portfolio results.

  • Develop strong working relationship and foster an environment of transparency with the client leadership and finance team

  • Partner with the client to drive credit marketing programs as part of overall retailer strategy

  • Maintain proper funding and reporting of client promotional and marketing reserves

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Health & Wellness platform and the Walgreens portfolio

  • Perform various forms of ad-hoc analysis as requested

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field

  • 5+ years of progressive financial management experience at a large corporation; or minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in Synchrony;

  • In lieu of a degree 9+ years experience of progressive financial management experience at a large corporation; or minimum of 9+ years of progressive management experience in Synchrony;

Desired Characteristics:

  • Graduate from BLP or similar corporate leadership program, or hs obtained CPA, and worked at a Big 4 Public Accounting Firm

  • Demonstrated track record of execution, communication and technical finance skills

  • Strong analytical and process skills, experience with financial models, and experience manipulating data to provide meaningful results

  • Proven leadership abilities and the ability to lead/engage on cross-functional projects

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with staff (at all levels) and to develop a clear, concise message both externally and internally

  • Passionate, proactive, responsible, resourceful, detail- oriented, hard-working and willingness to learn

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 100,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 13

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