McKesson Business Development Advisor Cosmetics (Uniprix) in Quebec, Canada

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Canada, we touch the lives of 12 million Canadians every day. We carry more than 35,000 products in 17 distribution centers and ultimately provide distribution to 6,300 retail pharmacies, 1,350 hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics and institutions all over Canada. But we're so much more than a distribution company. We've automated 2,500 retail pharmacies and dispense over 100 million doses a year through our automation solutions. Manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients count on us for a full range of services that contribute to the quality and safety of care for us all.

At McKesson Canada, you’ll 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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for market development and cosmetic advisor team training in their territory. The Business Development Advisor will ensure compliance with operational standards and a standardized corporate image. Using the management and communication tools, the incumbent will help the branches meet set objectives and ensure that quality customer service is provided in their territory.


  • Oversee a territory of branches, see to the business development and make sure the beauty advisors provide quality customer service.

  • Develop the management and sales skills of the beauty advisors in charge of the cosmetics departments.

  • Ensure cosmetic business practice compliance and protect the value of the Uniprix brand.

  • Introduce new work and advising methods to develop the beauty advisors’ sales skills and knowledge.

  • Monitor the use of management tools and the achievement of weekly sales targets.

  • Propose the necessary action plans to ensure cosmetic department profitability.

  • Make the necessary recommendations to maintain optimal inventory levels.

  • Ensure onboarding and training of new lead beauty advisors.

  • Help implement special programs with assigned companies.

  • Maximize merchandising and sales strategies.

  • Promote promotional and seasonal merchandising strategies.

  • Advise members on the optimal use of their cosmetic sales space based on market trends and target clientele.

  • Provide in-branch coaching training for the advisor teams.


  • A university degree or college diploma in administration or marketing, or solid industry experience

  • At least five (5) years’ experience as a representative in the cosmetics industry and expertise in training beauty advisor teams

  • Valid driver's licence and available for frequent travel

  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Familiar with cosmetic product merchandising and promotions

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Functional English and excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to handle multiple files at the same time, within tight deadlines

  • Good sense of organization and planning

  • Professional attitude with a customer-oriented approach

  • Dynamic and able to anticipate customer needs

  • Capable of working with other departments

  • Able to work with little supervision

  • Capable of expressing ideas persuasively

Note: this is a temporary position

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.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

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Job: Sales/Client Management

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Business Development Advisor Cosmetics (Uniprix)

Location: Canada-Quebec-Montreal

Requisition ID: 18003046