McKesson Specialty Strategy Manager 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.

Current Need:

McKesson’s Corporate Strategy & Business Development team (CSBD) is responsible for developing and deploying strategies to protect and grow the enterprise. CSBD operates at the highest levels within the organization and, as such, is seeking a high-performing, results-driven Specialty Strategy Manager who will support the identification, evaluation, and communication of strategic opportunities across our specialty businesses.

Position Description

The Specialty Strategy Manager will be tasked with supporting CSBD and our specialty business unit teams in delivering high-priority strategic projects that advance McKesson’s competitive position in support of the enterprise mission to achieve better business health for the company and its customers.

Responsibilities for the Manager role may include:

  • Lead specialty pharma projects of diverse scope

  • Define customer requirements and preferences to determine overall strategy

  • Establish analytical frameworks and conduct complex business analyses

  • Manage projects independently, coordinating with business partners to ensure adherence to project timeline

  • Conduct external research / data gathering and analysis

  • Develop strategic insights to drive business leadership decisions

  • Engage directly and independently in high level communications with internal stakeholders in writing, on the phone and face to face

  • Support leadership to help them achieve project objectives

  • Create high-quality presentations / deliverables for various internal and external audiences

  • Add to CSBD’s knowledge base from specialty project experience

  • Contribute to the strength of CSBD’s team culture and community


Minimum Requirements

  • Strong understanding of the Canadian healthcare system, trends and growth drivers

  • 3 years of prior biopharmaceutical experience required

  • 5 years of prior biopharmaceutical industry experience preferred

  • 2 years of prior experience in retail sector preferred

In order to be successful in this challenging and high-impact role, the successful candidate will have a track record of:

  • Progressive experience within the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Quickly climbing the learning curve in new subject areas

  • Building a strong working knowledge of the stakeholders and dynamics in healthcare


  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or other relevant field

  • Masters of business administration (strongly preferred)

Physical Requirements

  • General office demands. Occasional travel (20%).

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

No agencies please.

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Job: Finance and Accounting

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Specialty Strategy Manager

Location: Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 18003739