McKesson Category Manager in Richmond, Virginia

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Medical-Surgical provides medical-surgical supplies and equipment to physicians' offices, home care agencies, long-term care facilities and surgery centers. Our catalog includes more than 150,000 national brand products from bandages to exam tables, plus McKesson's own line of high-quality medical-surgical products. We're proud to be the only national distributor serving the entire continuum of healthcare.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Medical-Surgical you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. 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.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

Position Description

Responsible for the development and execution of product category strategies focused on revenue and margin growth for assigned product category portfolios. Manages vendor/supplier relationships. Assesses financial state, supplier performance, product mix, and market growth opportunities of categories to formulate overall strategic plan of action. Clearly communicates category strategy within organization with intent of influencing and gaining agreement among key constituents. Develops tactical plans to execute on strategy and manages projects as needed to deliver intended results. Conducts negotiations with vendors to form contract terms and conditions that align to long-range category strategy. Builds and leverages relationships with external suppliers as well as private brand, marketing and sales, legal/pricing/contracts, and inventory management teams. Work involves significant analysis to identify financial profit levers for long-range product category growth.

Minimum Requirements

8 years experience in areas such as product management, purchasing, marketing/sales, and or finance

Critical Skills

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Solid knowledge of company's products/services, excellent interpersonal skills, written/verbal skills, ability to collect and analyze data. Thorough understanding of supply chain operations and financial profitability levers. Manage multiple projects requiring frequent comm, organ, time management, and problem solving. Financial acumen and analytics. Marketing analytics/supply chain proj management. Planning, cost reduction, contract negotiations. Ability to translate strategic vision into tactical plans/influence adoption of prescribed actions. Strong interpersonal and influential skills; ability to interact at various levels of the organization. Building strategic relationships with suppliers. Influencing, Presentation, Relationship Management. Leadership in a matrix organization with the ability to communicate ideas to stakeholders and senior decision-makers. Visionary thinking to generate alternatives and innovative solutions; creation of risk/benefit analysis on formulated ideas.

Education

4-year degree in business, finance, marketing, or related field, or equivalent experience

Certifications/Licensure

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: Marketing/Communications

Organization: McKesson Medical Surgical

Title: Category Manager

Location: Virginia-Richmond

Requisition ID: 18007719

Other Locations: United States-Connecticut-Farmington, United States-Florida-Jacksonville