Military Leader Transition Program - NorthEast Region

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.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Position Description

Training Role in Military Leadership Transition Program (MLTP)

McKesson US Pharmaceutical continually seeks to develop future leadership talent for our organization.  The MLTP is designed to provide a rigorous, fast paced training program that offers high potential leaders exposure to our world class distribution practices.  The MLTP capitalizes on the core leadership and management skills you already posses, while helping you develop the functional competencies necessary to thrive as a leader in our organization.  Our MLTP program is highly selective and is considered the “gold standard” for developing operational leaders within the McKesson enterprise.

  • Training program length: 6-12 months (based on performance and mastery of core skills)
  • Six Sigma training
  • Both “Classroom” and hands on training rotations
  • Exposure to high level leaders throughout the organization
  • Rotational Learning Opportunities (Designed to develop multiple skill sets)
  • Quarterly Class Learning opportunities (off site travel with your MLTP class)

Upon Completion of the MLTP, graduates will most likely be placed into a high visibility role in one of the following positions:

  • Operations Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Inventory Manager

Other comparable positions may also be an option, depending upon availability,


Competitive compensation including sign on bonus and program completion bonus

Program Training Locations:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Ruther Glen, VA
  • Robbinsville, NJ
  • Washington Court House, OH
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Santa Fe Springs, CA

**As part of the selection process, McKesson US Pharmaceutical will only consider candidates for the MLTP who are geographical flexible to work anywhere within the United States upon program completion**

What are we looking for?
  • Transitioning Junior Military Officers with a history of excellence in performance
  • 3-5 years team leadership roles and Project management experience
  • Passion: For your work and our customers
  • Character: Leaders who embody our ICARE principles
  • Adaptability: Thrive in a fast paced, multifaceted organization
  • Process driven leaders with an analytical mindset
  • Drive:  Continually strive to improve as an individual and a leader


Minimum Requirements
  • 5+ years operational experience including 2+ years managerial experience

Critical Requirements

  • Military leadership experience plus 4 year degree
  • Experience managing, leading and developing staff
  • Demonstrated employee engagement skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office
  • Excellent and effective business communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Project management experience
  • Adaptability and ability to manage change
  • Must be process driven leader with strong analytical mindset
  • Continuous learner driven to improve as an individual and as a leader
  • Must be open to up to 20% travel during training program
  • Must be geographically flexible and open to various training locations during program and open to relocate across US once program is complete

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

  • High energy distribution center environment
  • May be required to work various shifts, including nights and days
  • Some overtime required
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.

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