McKesson Counsel, Commercial Contracts in The Woodlands, Texas

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Through our exceptional leadership team that supports our vision — that the long term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of practices committed to clinical excellence and innovation – you can feel confident in our direction and your future

Current Need

McKesson’s highly regarded Corporate Legal Department is seeking an attorney to provide contracting legal support for the Provider Solutions portion of McKesson Specialty Health’s business.

Position Description

Primary responsibility will be providing legal support for customer facing contracts, customer oriented service agreements and other customer facing commercial arrangements. In addition, the attorney will provide a wide array of counseling and support to address the needs of McKesson Specialty Health, such as transaction development, operational efficiencies of internal contracting processes, legal risk mitigation, customer relationship management and retention, and strategic initiatives and service offerings. As a critical contributor to McKesson Specialty Health’s contracting process, the attorney will have frequent interactions with internal stakeholders across multiple function groups, such as sales, finance, and distribution operations. In addition, the attorney will be required to interact extensively with regulatory and compliance functions to ensure contractual arrangements are compliant and appropriately documented.

Minimum Requirements

  • Six (6) years of experience, including two (2) years ofexperience with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts

Critical Skills

  • Well-developed commercial contract drafting andnegotiation skills.

  • In-depth legal knowledge that allows forexpeditious problem identification and resolution

  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects in anefficient and timely manner associated with strong time management and mattermanagement skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communicationskills and attention to detail

  • Experience in the interpretation and applicationof complex statutory and regulatory standards to commercial transactions

  • Acumen dealing with risk management andorganizational savvy

  • Strong and adaptable interpersonal skills withan ability to provide sound, clear legal advice to clients

  • Aptitude to work well with a larger team inseeking efficiencies for legal support

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience with health care and the associatedlegal and regulatory environment is strongly preferred

  • Blend of law firm and in-house experience ispreferred


  • JurisDoctor degree with excellent academic credentials. Admission and good standing to practice law inone or more US jurisdictions is required.

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.

Job: Legal

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Counsel, Commercial Contracts

Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Requisition ID: 17002590