McKesson Operations Manager in Aurora, Colorado

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.

Position Description

As an Operations Manager on our team, you’ll be helping to keep our distribution center operating smoothly. From training to problem solving to maintaining equipment, your work will help save lives. The Operations Manager is responsible for the operational activities of a variety of functional departments within the distribution center on the day shift.

Duties include:

  • Plans, organizes, anddirects warehouse and selected office functions to ensure orderfulfillment with 100% customer satisfaction.

  • Development ofsupervisory team

  • Leads warehouse employeesand supervisors

  • Maintain a positivemorale, work standards and developing teams

  • Trains and managesperformance of supervisors and other direct reports.

  • Assertively seekssolutions at the root level of problems.

  • Builds teamwork among DCmanagement team, sales team, and employees.

  • Ensures warehouseoperations comply with federal, state, local and company policies.

  • Controls expenses

  • Ensures warehouse andequipment are well maintained and that housekeeping meets company and FDAstandards.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist team withplanning, organizing and directing warehouse activities to ensuresuccessful day shift operations.

  • Effectively lead workersand Lead persons.

  • Reducing employeeturnover/overtime working hours

Minimum Requirements

  • 7 years operational experience including 4 years managerial experience

Critical Skills

  • Experience managing,leading and developing supervisors; this is a hands on manager role withmost time being spent on the floor

  • Management skills – coaching and development of supervisors

  • Demonstrated employeeengagement skills

  • Strong communications skills – open, honest verbal andwritten communications; ability to communicate and collaborate effectivelyat all levels and across all functional areas

  • Computer proficiency inMS Office

  • Very thorough knowledge of Operations Management

  • Adept at strategic thinking and strategic businessplanning

  • A Bachelor’s degree andexperience in operations, distribution or supply chain management.

  • Must be open to flexible dayhours, Monday through Friday, with a typical start time of 8AM; must alsobe open to overtime as needed and adjusting shift based on businessrequirements

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Follow up and follow through

  • Experience managing budgets and expenses

  • Warehouse management systems experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Adept at interpreting and analyzing data

  • Six Sigma training or experience


  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

  • High energy distribution center environment

  • May be required to work various shifts, includingnights and days

  • Some overtime required

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: Distribution Operations

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Operations Manager

Location: Colorado-Aurora

Requisition ID: 18002317