Pharma Rotational Development Program (PRDP) Intern
Memphis , Tennessee
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 Intern

Position Description

Interns will work with a project leader and an executive sponsor to research a key business issue within the company, benchmark best practices, complete competitive analysis and craft a solution oriented strategy to create added economic value for the company or our customers. Internship locations may include (but are not limited to) San Francisco, CA, Irving, TX (Dallas), Murfreesboro, TN, Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS.  MBA interns may be involved in:

  • Identification of facts and issues surrounding key healthcare trends and business topics
  • Research of best practices, emerging business trends and positions of competitors
  • Design of competitive strategy and offerings to achieve value-added, cost-effective business solutions
  • Identification of performance opportunities
  • Exposure to various Pharma segments including Sales/Marketing, Product Management, Operations and Small BU
  • Development and delivery of an executive presentation
 Potential projects may include:
  • Development of centralization strategy and processes for components of McKesson’s operations functions
  • Project related to strategies focusing on specific current customer relations, growth, forecasting and analysis. Working with Marketing and other functions on plan proposal.
  • Analysis of trends in the pharmacy industry, both at the macro and prescription level, leading to development pricing strategies that address customer pain points.  
  • Assess and develop program strategies to capitalize on emerging customer segments. 
  • Development and support of new brand growth opportunities, strategic planning on infrastructure, resources and processes.  


Minimum Requirements
3 years work experience

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Candidates should possess:

  • Undergraduate degree in supply chain, operations, finance or other analytical functions is preferred
  • Demonstrate strategic and analytical thinking; demonstrate sound judgment and a willingness to resolve 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
  • Have completed their first year studies in an MBA program
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience (service-related company is preferred)

Must have completed first year studies in an MBA program, and held a leadership position during college

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:
You’re mission driven and so are we. Your military experience aligns to open jobs at McKesson, and we need you to help deliver our mission of helping millions of people get more from their healthcare.

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