Marketing Specialist
Carrollton , Texas
January 12, 2017

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Current Need- Marketing Specialist 

Position Description

This position will support the private brand team in the determination of product assortment, merchandising, promotions, customer service, and pricing of the assigned categories and suppliers. The focus of this position is on the enhanced business results which continually improve the profitability for both McKesson and our customers. This role will also support the private brand team with the products and programs managed by the Consumer Products Group while providing superior customer service to both internal and external customers. 

  • Strategic thinker that embraces/ values change
  • Assists Segment Leader with category management which includes item maintenance, loads, pricing, supplier promotions, and supplier relations.
  • Interfaces with internal stakeholders to create process synergies and efficiencies which will ultimately create a more enjoyable experience for our customers.
  • Supports the entire CPG team with the individual marketing platforms offered to the suppliers with the majority of the focus being on the plan-o-grams for the independent segment.
  • Provides Segment Leader with special reports as needed to aid in the evaluation of categories, inventory, and sales.
  • Supports segment team culture of constant innovation, freshness, and improvement: embrace, develop, and drive new items and thinking including enchantments to process, communication, tools, systems, items, and programs.
  • Effectively communicate cross-functionally, especially with sales, marketing, finance, data, and replenishment team members, in order to drive results.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships to effectively address escalated issues related to McKesson and customer replenishment issue in a timely manner.
  • Supports government pricing formularies and industry data bases for drug compendia publishers



Minimum Requirements
  • 2+ years experience in marketing

Critical Skills
  • Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Working knowledge of Netezza or SQL is desir

Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • Working knowledge of company products, company functions, marketing and/or service policies and procedures; excellent communication skills

  • 4-year degree in Marketing, Business or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements
  • General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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