McKesson IBP and Supply Planning Solutions Architect in Irving, Texas

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, 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. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson 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.

Current Need:

We are seeking a IBP and Supply Planning Solutions Architect who will be responsible for designing IT solutions for demand planning, replenishment, and inventory optimization for our business partners. A solid business understanding of supply planning processes combined with hands-on SAP configuration experience is necessary. Understanding of integration points and dependencies between the SAP planning components and other SAP modules is required.

Position Description:

  • Partner with business partners across various McKesson business units and understand their current and future business needs

  • Evaluate various COTS products and fit against business needs. Drive strategy to enable an enterprise wide platform for demand planning, replenishment, inventory management and optimization

  • Influence design discussions around meeting those business needs in a standard manner, fully leveraging SAP product capabilities or other COTS products

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and ability to configure and understand the core supply planning processes, specifically: demand planning, inventory replenishment, S&OP, supply planning etc.

  • Convert requirements into program specifications and necessary system documentation

  • Partner with enterprise architecture and cross-functional delivery teams to develop service/application roadmaps and demonstrate forward thinking, maintaining a short and long-range plan for IT application lifecycle management

Minimum Requirements:

Typically has 10 years relevant experience. Relevant Masters or Doctorate qualifications may be considered in lieu of the relevant working experience.

Critical Skills :

  • Knowledge and understanding of the following end-to-end business process: demand planning, S&OP, inventory allocation and optimization, supply and response planning, replenishment planning in a consumer products or distribution type of business

  • Experience that spans architecture, design, build and test, including hands-on implementation and configuration experience

  • Demonstrated prior experience effectively collaborating with customers and cross functional teams to deliver superior business outcomes, and influencing stakeholders through fact-based analysis

  • Skilled at clear and confident presentation and communications with key stakeholders including C-level leadership and external customers

Additional Knowledge & Skills:

  • Exposure to multiple COTS products: SAP IBP, MRP, SAP APO, SAP F&R, or other non-SAP COTS products for demand planning, replenishment, inventory optimization like JDA, Manhattan Associates etc.

  • Multiple full cycle Implementation experience (S/4 Hana), APO, IBP is preferred

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment (e.g. ability to assess a specific business scenario and develop an appropriate technical approach to support the desired business outcomes)

  • Excellent relationship management skills demonstrating mature confidence and integrity

  • Proven track record building and maintaining productive customer relationships

  • Superior collaboration and communication (oral and written) skills, as well as excellent influencing skills

  • Project management skills and results orientation, including the ability to clearly demonstrate successful delivery of initiatives over time

  • Demonstrated business process knowledge including experience in business process modeling, improvement and change impact analysis, e.g. Six Sigma or BPML

  • Expert experience in understanding and documenting customer requirements and to refine to user stories and acceptance criteria

Education:

4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent 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: Technology

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: IBP and Supply Planning Solutions Architect

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18002455

Other Locations: United States-Arizona-Scottsdale, United States-Georgia-Alpharetta, United States-California-San Francisco