Planning Manager

  • Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois
  • Posted: November 10, 2016
  • Reference ID: 16007194-en-us

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

This position will have the overall responsibility for the production scheduling, labor management analysis, slot information, strategic planning/forecasting and workforce management systems.  In this role, the Planning Manager is responsible for production schedule and balancing to meet daily service throughput and productivity objectives utilizing software and automation solutions to achieve goals.

The position will communicate daily with Operations Management to ensure specific needs are addressed.

  • Lead, direct, and coordinate activities in support of a 7 day a week operation for the DC 
  • Communicate daily with the DC management team to ensure specific needs are addressed
  • Responsibility for accuracy and timelines of daily/weekly/monthly planning reporting and forecasting
  • Using data analysis and research provide timely solutions and recommendations for improving DC operations


Minimum Requirements
3+ years product control experience and demonstrated leadership skills

Critical Skills
  • 5 + years operational experience including; 3+ years managerial experience. 
  • Advanced level skills in MS Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Adept at data analysis
  • Excellent ability to communicate and collaborate cross functionally and at all levels and maintain strong business relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Extensive knowledge of product flow through distribution center and impact of bottlenecks
  • Must be open to flexible day hours Monday through Friday with flexibility for overtime based on business needs

Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • 4 year degree preferred
  • Six Sigma – base knowledge
  • Very thorough knowledge of Operations Management
  • Experienced in a high transaction customer sensitive environment

4-year degree in 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

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