Introducing Bill Jackson, Rite Aid Senior Vice President of Supply Chain
Bill Jackson, a 38-year Rite Aid veteran with extensive operational experience, is now leading Rite Aid’s supply chain team in supporting a great shopping experience at Rite Aid stores.
As SVP of Supply Chain, Bill—who most recently served as senior vice president of store operations for Division 5—is responsible for all aspects of Rite Aid’s supply chain. He reports directly to Tony Montini, Rite Aid’s executive vice president of merchandising and distribution.
“Bill’s extensive operational experience makes him uniquely qualified to ensure that our supply chain supports an outstanding Rite Aid experience in our stores,” Montini said.
Originally from Kentucky, Bill grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began working part-time as a cashier for Reed’s Drug Store in Baltimore in 1979, just prior to Reed’s acquisition by Rite Aid.
Bill held various store management positions with Rite Aid before being promoted to district manager in 1985. After becoming a field leader, he served in numerous senior leadership roles in human resources, corporate support and field operations.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to lead our talented supply chain team in making sure we provide excellent service to our stores,” Bill said. “I also look forward to working with our corporate and field leaders to ensure that we continue to achieve the company’s business objectives while also meeting the needs of our valued customers and supplier partners.”
According to Bill, his top priority is ensuring that Rite Aid’s Supply Chain operations are firmly based on the Rite Aid Experience Service Standards of Safety, Care, Presentation and Efficiency. “These service standards are key to delivering an exceptional associate and customer experience,” he said.
Bill and his wife, Lisa, have recently relocated from Atlanta to the Harrisburg area—a move that will put them closer to his three daughters, who live in Maryland and Virginia, and Lisa’s family in Pittsburgh. The couple enjoy boating, watersports, golf and riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle. Bill is also a long-time fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.