McKesson Project Manager, London in England, United Kingdom

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson delivers supply, technology and care management solutions to over 120,000 retail and health system pharmacies. We work hard so that pharmacists can spend their time supporting patients - not focused on completing paperwork. Our Center for Financial Services plays a critical role in ensuring that hospitals, pharmacies and retail chains receive pharmaceutical products quickly - usually within 24 hours. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

McKesson Global Sourcing UK Ltd (MGSUK) was established in 2017 to support with the global expansion and ongoing development of the private label sourcing strategy for the organization. MGSUK is a fully owned legal entity of McKesson Corporation that is responsible for private label sourcing including generics, OTC and medical surgical and well as clinical trial comparator sourcing.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Global Sourcing Category Manager Vitamins and OTC the Project Manager will manage and coordinate launches of NorthStar UK generic pharmaceutical products, launches of globally sourced medical surgical and para pharmaceuticals for the European affiliates and well as ad hoc project management activities for the broader team.

The Project Manager will be required to foster close working relationships with multiple departments at both local, pan-European and global levels. In addition, they may be required to provide support to the commercial leads engaging with contract manufacturers and supplier partners to ensure products are launched on time and within budget. The role involves managing multiple projects at any one time in order to support with the evolution and expansion of the global sourcing operations. The position requires strong project management, client management, interpersonal and relationship management skills, as well as the ability to influence stakeholders at multiple levels and ensure individuals are accountable for the tasks at hand.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the introduction and the launch of new products as well as supplier switches

  • Develop detailed product launch plans through Microsoft Project and identify critical milestones

  • Establish and lead product launch teams comprising of multiple stakeholders including Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Product Quality groups and Commercial and Business Development leads to ensure alignment towards target launch dates and to ensure that project deliverables are achieved on time

  • Lead meetings, follow-up on action items, generate and distribute meeting minutes to all relevant stakeholders to ensure alignment

  • Anticipate, identify, report and highlight any potential risks, issues and challenges to the project stakeholders

  • Recommend and implement adjustments/solutions where required

  • Set clear priorities to the Product Launch Teams

  • Establish and report metrics on progress versus targets for launch activities

  • Communicate project progress and metrics on product launch activities to the project stakeholders and Senior Management

  • Maintain accurate product pipeline database detailing anticipated launch dates

  • Conduct post launch project review sessions to identify key lessons learned and improvement opportunities for the launch of future products

  • Build/maintain effective working relationships with business stakeholders to ensure successful roll out of new products

  • Coordinate/support other site strategic initiatives as required

  • Lead continuous improvement projects

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ work experience within project management roles ideally within the healthcare, medical or pharmaceutical manufacturing industries or relevant industry experience

  • Experience in supplier and/or customer relationship management

  • Analytical and conceptual thinking skills

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple supplier relationships

  • Ability to build trustful relationships internally and externally using influential skills to manage expectations

  • Experience in managing cross functional teams

  • Fact based, clear, logical communication skills with a track record of success in developing relationships

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellentorganisational and time management skills

  • Strong communication, presentation, written and interpersonal skills

Educational Experience

Educated to degree level

Flexible for global travel (expected to be approximately 15%)

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.

Job: Research and Development

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Project Manager, London

Location: GBR-England-London

Requisition ID: 18008417