McKesson Specialist, Executive Communications - San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California

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

The Corporate Communications team supports McKesson’s Executive Committee members’ communications and manages the company’s public relations efforts. In today’s evolving healthcare environment and the ongoing change within McKesson, the need for clear, coordinated and consistent executive communication is more important than ever. Employee feedback from the 2016 Employee Opinion Survey underscored the need for regular executive communication on the company’s strategy and future as well as career development and opportunities.

What makes a successful candidate for this role? You are passionate about clear and human communications, think creatively about how to help our EC members communicate their priorities and company strategy to the employee population and work well with other teams, including other corporate communication teams, creative services and investor relations. You are a strong writer who can craft communications that clearly communicate complicated business issues – making them digestible and interesting to the general employee population. You know when to inject humor and when to stick to business in your writing. You are results driven and take pride in executing flawlessly on projects small and large. Finally, you are a team player – focusing more on “us” than “me.”

Position Description

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, 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. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson 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.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

  • Executive Communications Support

  • Executive written communication and distribution

  • Events planning and execution (all-hands meetings)

  • Presentations

  • Communications Community Coordination

  • Provide support to MCK communications community

  • Plan and coordinate monthly calls

  • Oversee and market shared resources

  • Serve as a point of contact for comms community

  • Project Management Services

  • Serve as a project manager on annual and special projects

  • Annual projects: Year-End Communications, Investors Day

  • Special projects: M&A and others as needed

Minimum Requirements

5 years communications experience

Critical Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience writing and proofreading Press Releases / OpEd / Speech Writing

  • 2-4 years of experience writing for social media

  • Strategic thinking/planning

  • Attention to detail

  • Familiarity with distribution lists and mass emails

  • Ability to interact with executives and maintain discretion with confidential information

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time

  • Team player (works well with comms colleagues and clients)

Please include writing samples or a link to your online portfolio with your application

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Writing Executive Correspondence

  • McKesson knowledge is a plus

Education

4-year degree in journalism, communications, business or 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.

Job: Public Affairs

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Specialist, Executive Communications - San Francisco, CA

Location: California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 17006111