McKesson Associate Replenishment Buyer in Irving, Texas

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.

Current Need

McKesson is seeking an Associate Replenishment Buyer to join their team in Las Colinas, TX.

Position Summary:

Associate Replenishment Buyers are responsible for the achieving optimal inventory for the assigned products/accounts and also manages any/all assigned external/external customer relationships. Associate Replenishment Buyers will also be required to problem solve, forecast, and analyze data to fulfill inventory needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inventory replenishment duties for designated accounts/distribution center(s) to include inventory management, adherence to McKesson’s SLA goals, and the management and analytics of forecasting trends (demand forecasting and lead time forecasting).

  • Establish, maintain, and expand regular communication with external customers (suppliers, vendors, etc.) and internal stakeholders (distribution center managers, purchasing team, etc.), ensuring quick response times and satisfactory problem resolution and developing strong customer partnerships to ensure the success of McKesson’s buying programs. (35%)

  • Responsible for maintaining an adequate in-stock position of inventory, ensuring that inventory is turned consistently to maximize sales while minimizing loss in shrink. (10%)

  • Collaborate with Purchasing Manager and Business Analysts to make recommendations on improvements to internal processes. (10%)

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management. (10%)

Minimum Requirements

2 years purchasing experience

Critical Skills

  • 2 years of replenishment buyer experience (preferably within the Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry) and basic understanding of demand forecasting and/or supply chain

  • Able to develop and maintain effective, positive internal/external working relationships with a diverse group of individuals; excellent relationship management skills.

  • Excellent negotiation abilities with strong math skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office suite, to include Excel, Word and Outlook.

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment; ability to prioritize and plan work activities, using time efficiently. Able to execute without direct supervision

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, accomplish team objectives, and resolve issues appropriately independently, in a timely manner.

  • Able to work well under pressure; strong sense of urgency.

  • Solid decision and resolution management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications.

  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills with exposure to process improvement and project management.

  • Readily able to learn and adapt to new computer applications, system upgrades and other technology as necessary.

  • Must be open to feedback and have the ability to be flexible and adaptable.


Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in Supply Chain Management, Distribution or Operations) or combination of education and relevant work experience.

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: Purchasing

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Associate Replenishment Buyer

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18004246