McKesson Associate Risk Manager in The Woodlands, Texas

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

Risk Manager

Position Description

Key member of the Global Risk Management team, responsible for risk management support of McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology Network operations. Addresses business unit risk management needs to support insurance placement, loss mitigation, contractual risk transfer and claims management. This role has high visibility to business and physician practice group leadership and will be expected to exhibit technical acumen, cultural adeptness and a proactive customer-focused approach.

Serve as key business partner in proactively addressing inquiries from McKesson Specialty Health (MSH) and US Oncology Network (USON) leadership and staff.

  • Serving as primary liaison to the affiliated physician practice groups and participating on the USON clinical advisory committee

  • Providing risk identification and mitigation guidance for non-clinical matters and general risk guidance on the development of new clinical standards

  • Delivering consistently prompt responses to inquiries from the Network staff, particularly in the areas of workers compensation and variance reporting.

  • Facilitating USON physician practice group insurance renewals, such as medical malpractice or directors and officers liability, as requested by practice management.

Support MSH and USON insurance program needs.

  • Managing all aspects of the MSH/USON insurance programs, incident management and claim reporting

  • Assisting with insurance placements, including collection, review, assessment and validation of the operational exposure information, as well as preparation of the underwriter submission and presentation material.

Leads data tracking, payment processing, invoice review, cost allocations.

  • Responsible for all aspects of the accounting allocations that are pushed to 500 locations, including validation of the metrics and methodology, as well as managing accounting and business partner messaging.

  • Responsible for ensuring billing statements for MSH/ USON insurance programs, defense invoices, etc. are accurate and valid and processed in a timely fashion.

Supports affiliation and disaffiliation process for MSH, with responsibility for risk &insurance due diligence on practices looking to affiliate into the Network, analyzing exposures, quantifying the exposure basis for brokers and insurers, and ensuring new practices are appropriately integrated into USON portfolio programs. For disaffiliations, responsibility includes providing required information to the potential sellers, supporting divestiture planning, and addressing legacy liability risk.

Supports contract risk transfer by reviewing and issuing customized review recommendations for business agreements, including pharmaceutical distribution, lease, marketing services, service vendors, etc. Leads contract review streamlining initiatives for MSH and USON business units by developing new standard requirements and templates, as necessary.

Responsibility for maintaining the Risk Management intranet for the USO Network, RMIS system, and associated reporting, as well as general administrative duties and appropriate backup of others in the department as necessary.

Act as the key liaison between the business units and the risk management group by promoting a positive environment of collaboration and excellent customer service. Provide support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the organization.

Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of 5 years of progressive insurance industry experience. Healthcare, pharma and/or distribution industry risk management experience a plus.

Critical Skills

  • Strong experience in incident reporting and claims management

  • Experience with contract review; effective drafting and negotiation skills.

  • Strong communicator (both verbal and written)

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong Microsoft Office

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience in supporting insurance and loss control programs.

  • Experience in M&A risk management due diligence and program integration a plus.

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Adaptable to a changing and dynamic environment.

  • Motivated and customer-oriented self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Effective communicator (both verbal and written) with ability to direct, influence and motivate others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a strong preference in clinical, Risk Management, Finance or other applicable field.


Physical Requirements

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: Treasury

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Associate Risk Manager

Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Requisition ID: 17004991