Vendor Management Organization (VMO) Analyst

  • Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Location: Moon, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: December 15, 2016
  • Reference ID: 16010194-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, our Pharmacy Management Systems offer customer solutions through three technology systems: EnterpriseRx, PharmacyRx and Pharmaserv. We automate, streamline and centralize systems that conveniently convert data into information and services that help to provide better care, better business and better results.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. We understand the importance of a system that works together. You’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare.  Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

The Contract Management/Vendor Analyst will acts as a strategic advisor to the Director of the Vendor Management Organization (VMO), which supports the McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services (MPTS) division. Along with the Director of the VMO, the Analyst will provide an analysis of the vendor network P&L by vendors and product/service, as well as an analysis of the vendors performance metrics to ensure the VMO has actionable intelligence and understanding of the competitive landscape based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative information. The Vendor Analyst should be capable of utilizing and synthesize large amounts of data, including existing vendor data, outside market research, and competitive intelligence to provide an objective analysis and in-depth actionable insights related to the vendor network and the retail pharmacy technology market.

The Vendor Analyst monitors the retail pharmacy technology markets, new developments, and competitive forces on an ongoing basis, creating impact and change analysis reporting, leads ad hoc competitive intelligence projects, contributing to the development of a data-driven culture. The output from the Analyst’s vendor analysis and market assessment will help shape the strategic direction and actions planned to develop a world class vendor network for MPTS.

The Vendor Analyst will also be actively involved in monitoring contract performance, including reporting on vendor revenue and profit results, and the oversight and monitoring of all vendor AR/AP activities.  Sourcing and procurement experience is a plus.  Candidate should be comfortable reporting and presenting to senior level management and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position Description

Certain responsibilities and duties that are typically associated with the Vendor Analyst job include but are not limited to the following:

  • Contract compliance and management, drives and monitors accurate financial reporting for vendors, including tracking of: vendor revenue, vendor profitability, and customer account penetration by vendor product, technology, and/or service.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of regular vendor dashboards, vendor/market intelligence reports, identification of significant vendor changes, vendor/market opportunities, vendor risks analysis.  Deliver the above through clear and concise written reports, presentations, and briefing/recommendation documents.
  • Write and create analytics and competitive intelligence tracking systems. Build and maintain both internal and external networks to support intelligence and knowledge gathering.
  • Develop understanding of the key business and industry drivers for MPTS business units and conduct competitive assessments/market reports, identify important market changes and clearly communicate impact to stakeholders.
  • Influences by identifying conclusions and/or recommendations that combine multiple inputs, data points and facts (trends, internal and external insights, business context, legislative changes) and inspires change through the delivery of these insights in a simple, compelling manner.
  • Leads and facilitates special group projects, including but not limited to supporting sourcing and procurement activities.
  • Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Own and manage the vendor contract management SharePoint database.
    • Collect and update all vendor contacts details in SharePoint for all vendors of MPTS.
    • Track agreements for expiry and initiate renewal/termination process.
    • Assist finance department in tracking vendor performance trends in order to rationalize vendor portfolio.


Minimum Requirements
2+ years experience in product marketing

Critical Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a business intelligence, financial performance analysis, market analysis, strategy, sourcing/procurement and contract management, consulting or similar role, preferably in the healthcare sector
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong problems solving skills and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to collaborate with various levels of management and employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Attention to detail, whilst maintaining a strong sense of summary and ability to synthesize.
  • Manages very complex or multiple complex projects, on time, on budget and to specifications.
  • Solid experience working with senior management.
  • Ability to identify operational and strategic issues and proactively drive solutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills.
  • Excellent partnering skills and team player.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with all levels of management.
  • Ability to multi-task, working proactively and independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong coordination/collaboration skills necessary to gather additional insights from internal teams, industry partners and market data providers on a regular basis.
  • Customer service orientation with both internal and external customers. Meets internal customer needs based on effectively communicating with stakeholders.
  • Maintains strong research and analytical skills and the ability to generate and test hypotheses. 
  • Possesses, applies and demonstrates a diverse and comprehensive knowledge and experience of customer service & logical problem resolution principles.
  • Proficient in the use of PC based office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and strong technical skills, capable of learning new software quickly. Strong Excel skills are a must.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Intelligence, or Supply Chain preferred 
  • MBA preferred
  • Experience with pharmacy, healthcare data sets strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of retail pharmacy or healthcare industry business is preferred

4-year degree in Marketing, Business or related field or equivalent experience

Benefits & Company Statement
We believe you should be rewarded for the important work you do. For that reason, you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package when you join our team.

It starts with you. That's a simple sentence but it says a lot. It reminds each one of us that what we do matters. 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. By connecting and improving the business of healthcare, we're helping to ensure that millions of patients get the treatment they need. And by choosing a career with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, you'll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives and advance healthcare.

At McKesson, we believe we can empower healthcare. And it all starts with you.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer - minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.
Agency Statement
No agencies please.

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