McKesson Distribution Center Manager – Vancouver in British Columbia, 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

Plans, directs and coordinates distribution center operations in order to support sales and profitability objectives and to maintain excellent trade and employee/ labour relations in the area. Ensures that goods are efficiently received, verified, stored, processed and delivered to customers and ensures that distribution centre operations meet all relevant local, provincial and federal requirements. Responsible for developing and maintaining good trade relations with retailers, hospitals, government agencies, suppliers and community representatives. Keep up-to-date on competitive activity, risks and opportunities.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the enforcement of Security, Regulatory and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) laws, regulations, policies and programs. The ultimate goal in applying these policies and programs is to take a leadership position in safeguarding the health of the patients as well as ensuring the proper storage and distribution of medicine, medical devices and active pharmaceutical products in a safe and secure environment for our employees.

  • Responsible for preparing and submitting the expense and capital expenditure budgets for the distribution centre. Operates within approved budget parameters

  • Ensures that all vehicles, equipment, buildings and property are maintained in accordance with Company standards.

  • Responsible for maintaining inventories at levels that maximize both service levels and turns.

  • Ensures that Distribution Centre security standards are followed.

  • Develop a health, safety and environment program. Ensure that health and safety practices are followed within the workplace d through on-going monitoring of health and safety programs and audits; provision of all equipment, material and protective devices; appointing / ensuring managers are competent in Health and Safety.

  • Is accountable for ensuring proper review, update and audit of Security, Regulatory and GMP policies and programs to ensure compliance. Take appropriate and timely actions to close any gaps.

  • Advises the Marketplace IT Manager of local issues and opportunities as they arise. Recommends changes/improvements for local IT requirements to the Manager IT.

  • Supports and coordinates the local activities required for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

  • Actively analyze on-going expenses within the DC to ensure that budgets are met and take corrective action where variances occur.

  • Analyzes operating and delivery procedures, systems and schedules and all other distribution centre activities to identify potential efficiency improvements and cost-savings. Recommends changes to the Director of Operations. Implements approved changes.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities cont…

  • Supports and coordinates implementation of marketplace and corporate programs in sales, marketing, finance, human resources and information services.

  • Ensures that responsibilities are defined and assigned to supervisors and employees so as to maximize efficiency and productivity.

  • Ensures policies and practices are respected related to employee/labour relations and promotes efforts to build strong employee engagement.

  • Maintains appropriate communications with all levels of the organization and ensures that distribution centre employees are aware of company's progress and direction.

  • Monitors, maintains and identifies opportunities to improve customer service levels for all customers

  • Actively encourage the Six Sigma program of continuous improvement by identifying cost reduction or quality improvement initiatives and sponsoring those initiatives as a process owner. (if appropriate)

  • Administers policies and practices related to employee /labour relations (Bargaining, Union-Management Committees and Grievances hearing) in conjunction with Human Resources.If applicable, participates in the negotiation of the collective agreement(s).

  • Supports and executes performance reviews for DC Leadership team, initiating development plans and actively coaching areas of opportunity

Section B – Position Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary degree or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in distribution, transportation or related fields.

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry an asset.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Leadership capacity

  • Strong communication and analytical skills (Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Ability to establish and analyze business metrics to effectively set targets and standards of performance

  • Strong organization and tactical planning skills

  • Ability to take initiative, strong work ethic, behave with a sense of urgency

  • Strong problem solving & decision making capabilities

  • Ability to adapt quickly to new situations, as well as new and changing processes, programs and services

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.

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Job: Distribution Operations

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Distribution Center Manager – Vancouver

Location: Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Requisition ID: 17008167