Pharma Rotational Development Program (PRDP) Associate
San Francisco , California
January 27, 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.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need
PRDP Associate

Position Description

The is an exciting two-year development program, designed to develop top MBA graduates into future leaders who will make an impact on the future Pharma business and the future of healthcare. 


Working in conjunction with the top Pharma leaders at McKesson, program associates will explore solutions to some of the fundamental, yet vexing problems of healthcare: increasing complexity, emerging customers, new categories and platforms, leaner and more efficient operations, and strategic sourcing.


Associates will gain an understanding of the broad scope of McKesson’s Pharmaceutical business through multiple business unit rotations and company locations. 


The program will enhance personal career development via formal and informal feedback, direct senior leadership engagement and formal training integrated with McKesson’s Center for Learning. Each rotation will culminate in an opportunity to present results to members of the Pharma leadership group.  Regular feedback sessions with rotation managers will allow for a two-way dialogue to maximize performance and growth opportunities.

Program Components:
  • Orientation program at McKesson headquarters in San Francisco, CA
  • Challenging assignments in a variety of Pharma functions, potentially including Marketing/Sales, Small Business Units (MacroHelix and SupplyLogix), Operations, and Product Management (Brand and Generics)
  • Exposure to and mentoring from the Pharma Leadership team, VP GMs, and VPs overseeing various Pharma functions.
  • End-of-rotation presentation to senior Pharma leaders from across the company
  • Bi-annual events designed to connect associates across different functional areas throughout McKesson
  • Formal leadership training integrated with McKesson’s Center for Learning - including Greenbelt training with McKesson’s Six Sigma Organization on a rotation need basis


Minimum Requirements
At least three years of professional experience

Additional Knowledge & Skills

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Prior work experience involving supply chain, operations, logistics, finance or other analytical functions
  • Flexibility to relocate as necessary during rotational program and/or for first job assignment at the completion of the program.  Rotation locations for the program may include San Francisco, CA, Irving (Dallas/Fort Worth), TX, Murfreesboro, TN, Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS.  Rotational assignments may include up to 50% travel.   First job assignment locations will be determined pending business needs. 
  • Strong interest and desire to build organizational talent
  • Demonstrate strategic and analytical thinking; demonstrate sound judgment and a willingness to result issues and problems in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate personal commitment and drive to set and then meet or exceed high standards and objectives
  • Act with integrity in all relationships and issues; understand impact of own behaviors on others
  • Possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to develop rapport and credibility across the organization, promote ideas and proposals persuasively
  • Be in their second year studies in an MBA program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, a lawful U.S. permanent resident, a refugee approved for entry into the U.S. or a person who has been granted asylum in the U.S.

MBA degree required

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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