McKesson Business Analyst, Merchandising in Ontario, 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

This position is responsible for short term and long term strategy planning with regards to Front Store Budgets, National Brand and Control Brand Financials and overall analytical expertise for the Retail Banner Services (RBS) business across all banners. The position provides analytics and insights on vendor profitability and performance to the Director of Category Management and Director of Control Brands to support executive decision making.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and generate business reports, including ad hoc reporting to support Category Management & Merchandising business decisions as well as highlighting opportunities on key business metrics to measure the performance and success of vendor agreements and key initiatives

  • Strategy planning and budget development with regards to Front Store Budgets

  • Anticipate issues utilizing a high level of innovation and creativity, and take charge to define and direct actions needed to ensure success. Initiate independent action and resolve issues with broad corporate impacts.

  • Provide analytical support and collaborate with other business units through ongoing tracking of rates and volumes of vendor purchases and reporting of these purchases on a timely basis

  • Responsible to amalgamate, process, analyze and extrapolate a large amount of complex data from multiple sources, including various internal and external databases to develop an understanding of business results.

  • Provide ongoing support to business strategic projects and/or initiatives by providing detailed “what if “ scenarios for potential new deals with vendors; and for the annual budgeting process

  • Evaluate gaps between business requirements and system functionality and recommend alternatives for gap resolution

  • Provide market research to assist in determining potential market share and profits within a category of products

  • Oversee the process with Finance and Category Management staff to ensure proper accounting of all vendors invoices

  • Develop and generate business reports, including ad hoc reporting to support key business unit decisions as well as develop reports on key business metrics to measure the performance and success of any key initiatives.

  • Provide recommended courses of action and solutions with vendors, based on an analysis of data within the business systems ensuring that the financial interests of the business are maintained

  • Support the overall pricing program as well as the analytics that are required in order to further develop and maintain zone pricing program

  • Collaborate on category management assortment decisions through planogram process in order to ensure all pricing, listing etc is complete in advance of planogram release/update

  • Recommend appropriate solutions or alternatives when supporting management in ad hoc financial analyses

Key Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a role requiring strong knowledge of data analysis and reporting tools; relevant experience in a retail environment would be an asset

  • University degree in Business related discipline (e.g. Commerce, Finance/Accounting, Analytics)

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Experience in Healthcare, Retail Operations or Retail Pharmacy is an asset

  • Exceptional skills in MS Office specifically Excel, Access, Visio and Word

  • Demonstrated presentation skills to key stakeholders and senior management; detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills

  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment requires little to no supervision

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Must be flexible and able to travel if required

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.

Agency Statement

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Job: Sales/Client Management

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Business Analyst, Merchandising

Location: Canada-Ontario-Markham

Requisition ID: 18005187