Warehouse Manager

  • Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Location: McCalla, Alabama
  • Posted: January 06, 2017
  • Reference ID: 16010566-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

The Warehouse Manager reports to the Operations Manager and is responsible for motivating and developing a team of exempt direct report and non-exempt direct reports in the process of order selection, shipping, replenishment and other logistics related functions.  The manager will ensure all Standard Operating Procedures are followed and Business Operating Metrics are exceeded on a daily, monthly and annual basis.  The Warehouse Manager provides direction and leadership to ensure execution of distribution center's strategy, employee engagement, development, and customer satisfaction.  This person will contribute to the development of the distribution center's strategy and tactics while ensuring compliance with company and regulatory policies and requirements. 

  • Ensure the safety and security of all human capital and material goods. 
  • Evaluate current procedures and practices for accomplishing department objectives. 
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in all Distribution Operations training programs and functions.
  • Focus on process improvements for all warehouse functions. 
  • Give work direction, resolve problems, and set deadlines to ensure timely completion of all work. 
  • Maintain the integrity of the Engineered Standards program.
  • Complete performance evaluations on direct reports and ensures timely completion of non-exempt performance evaluations.  
  • Develop a strong team of leaders providing coaching and appropriate development opportunities for direct reports.
  • Ensure high quality employee attraction, engagement and development at all levels.  
  • Assess existing staff needs and work with managers to identify opportunities. 
  • Meet regularly with team members collectively, as well as on an individual basis to monitor progress toward meeting objectives, track performance, coach and counsel if necessary; as well as recognizing team and individual successes.  
  • Alerts the OM and DCM of any critical or potentially critical issues. 
  • Delegate tasks with discretion while maintaining personal responsibility and accountability for follow through on such tasks.
  • Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints. 


Minimum Requirements
  • 4+ Years of Operations experience including 3+ years of Supervisor experience.

Critical Skills
  • Management skills – coaching and development of supervisors
  • Demonstrated employee engagement skills
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Strong communication skills – open, honest verbal and written communications
  • Very thorough knowledge of Operations Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Must be open to flexible day hours, Monday through Friday, with a start time of between 6AM and 8AM. 

Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Follow up and follow through
  • Experience managing budgets and expenses
  • WMS experience                                         
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma training or experience

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements
  • High energy distribution center environment
  • May be required to work various shifts, including nights and days.
  • Some overtime required

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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