McKesson Sr. Manager, Portfolio Strategy in Irving, 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

McKesson is seeking a Sr. Manager, Portfolio Strategy to join the Marketing team in the new Las Colinas office in the Dallas, TX area.

Position Description

• Assess and develop market, customer and product needs for programs and services for pharmacies that may reside in hospitals and health systems, retail, long term care, infusion, specialty or others.

• Oversee product portfolio, portfolio roadmap and product life cycle (from concept to sunset)

• Analyze market size/ opportunity and assess competitive landscape

• Build and implement strategies for customer targeting and increasing market share

• Build business strategies, business cases and roadmaps for products, programs and services

• Develop and utilize channels for engaging customers’ feedback in development of product, programs and advisory services

• Serve as subject matter expert for field sales team and customers

Minimum Requirements

5 years of marketing experience including 2 years managerial experience

Critical Skills

5 years of portfolio strategy and product lifecycle management experience.

• Must have Upstream Marketing experience.

• Exceptional ability to develop product strategies/business plans and turn that vision into reality

• Strong ability to size up market opportunity and give a market assessment based on customer product requirements

• Experience in product concept development and commercialization

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Consumer Packaging Goods experience preferred

Pharmacy background a plus

• Creative problem solver who can deliver mutual wins

• Ability to drive a long-term strategy based on competition, market dynamics and emerging technologies

• Extraordinary written and oral communication skills

• Ability to present to and influence customers

• Passion for taking on complex product areas with multi-faceted competitive industry landscape

• Proficient at managing multiple projects with tight and often competing deadlines


4-year degree in Marketing, 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.

Job Specifics

Grade: 108

Job Family Title: Marketing Management 3

Job: Marketing/Communications

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Sr. Manager, Portfolio Strategy

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18005710