McKesson Vice President - Pharmacy Operations - 3 locations in Cary, North Carolina

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product life cycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support, and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.

We have a vision —that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise.Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. 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

Vice President - Pharmacy Operations - 3 locations

* This position to be based in either one of the following locations and responsible for all 3 sites: Raleigh, NC, Louisville, KY and Irving, TX *

Position Description

McKesson Specialty Pharmacy Solutions provides commercial and non-commercial pharmacy solutions through an innovative centers of excellence model allowing McKesson to provide patients in all fifty states and Puerto Rico with access to life-saving, complex or chronic condition therapies. With pharmacy locations in Cary, NC, Irving, TX and Louisville, KY, MSPS works with biopharmaceutical, payer and provider partners to ensure that patients can access the drugs they need regardless of cost or other barriers while receiving excellent clinical care regardless of whether they are receiving their treatment in or out of a physician’s office.

Position Overview

The Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Operations provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the business segment has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Drawing on clinical experience, this position collaborates with our healthcare partners to streamline the path to adoption and product access; supporting patients on their path to better health. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by business objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives through Operational Excellence.

  • Relentless in continuous improvement methodologies and practices that improve the efficiency and harmonization of all pharmacy operations.

  • Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes internal and external. Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the business segment.

  • Operationalize the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.

  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of our organization.

  • Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the senior operations team; provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.

  • Assist, as required, from acquisition due diligence through complete organization integration meeting and exceeding all operational goals.

  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.

  • Represent the segment with internal and external clients, and colleagues from across the McKesson Enterprise.


  • Leadership

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Results Driven

  • Business Acumen

  • Decision Making

  • Financial Management

Minimum Requirements

Typically requires 15 years of professional experience and 10 years of diversified leadership, planning, communication, organization, and people motivation skills (or equivalent experience).

Critical Skills

  • Pharmacy leadership

  • Experience leading multiple sites

  • Experience in Specialty & Mail Order Pharmacy Operations


Up to 60% travel to three core pharmacy operations sites (North Carolina, Irving, Louisville)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field.

  • At least eight years of strong operational experience with an additional 5 years in a Sr. management role.

  • Six Sigma or process improvement experience a plus

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in related field

  • Pharmacy management background

Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing multi-function organization.

  • Skilled in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning.

  • Proven people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.

  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to corporate mission.

  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

Physical Requirements

Typical office environment

Benefits and 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 Specialty Health

Title: Vice President - Pharmacy Operations - 3 locations

Location: North Carolina-Cary

Requisition ID: 18005351

Other Locations: United States-Texas-Irving, United States-Kentucky-Louisville