Sr. Project Manager, Business Initiatives

  • Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Posted: December 07, 2016
  • Reference ID: 16009216-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.

Current Need

Position Description
The Sr. Project Manager, Business Initiatives provides project management for a variety of initiatives across both Customer Care and Sales Effectiveness.  These projects will focus on strategic business process and program initiatives as well as various technology implementations. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Translate business unit needs into a comprehensive project plans to ensure project success. Possible components could include technology, training, communication, compensation, resource management, change management and operational integration.
  • Must understand business objectives as they relate to project goals.
  • Assist in implementing short and long-range departmental/BU goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
  • Track and develop reporting on the status of all initiatives and projects.
  • Develop and deliver presentations providing project goals and status to Customer Care and Sales Effectiveness leadership team.
  • Create appropriate metrics to track the activity and effectiveness of the project portfolio managed by this role.
  • Partner with dedicated resources supporting the organization including the Service Continuity Office, Six Sigma and McKesson IT.
  • Develop strong relationships across the organization to assist in successful project implementations.


Minimum Requirements
  • 5+ years experience in project management
Critical Skills
  • 3+ years experience managing projects ranging in size, complexity and impact; experience in all aspects of project management to ensure proper resource management/utilization, delivery against scheduled commitments, risk mitigation, issue management, and effective management of client expectations.
  • Experience using various project management tools
    • Projects, Smart Sheets, experience building a business case, problem statement, CNE matrix, force field analysis
  • Strong analytical background to understand how to leverage data to influence business decisions.
  • 3+ years experience facilitating meetings and delivering presentations to all levels of audiences from peers to CEOs and CFOs.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with a high attention to detail.
Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience working with multiple groups
  • Outstanding organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Six sigma training preferred
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Agile preferred
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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