McKesson Senior Specialist, Organizational Development and Engagement in Quebec, 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.


Under the direction of the Manager, OD, Change and Training, the Advisor, Talent Management and Development’s primary focus is to provide leaders with the tools and training needed to achieve organizational objectives and continuously improve performance and employee engagement. The incumbent is in charge of planning, organizing, facilitating and managing activities related to cultivating talent, allowing for opportunities for growth and development within the organization.

More specifically, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the deployment of Talent initiatives, including communications, materials, program evaluations and necessary follow-ups for all programs and activities under his /her responsibility. He/she must ensure that all programs are aligned with the McKesson Canada Strategy and the People Strategy.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Contributes to identifying, planning and coordinating the deployment of national organizational development (OD) initiatives, including the development of tools and support materials.

  • Manages the employee engagement survey and develops the required tools to ensure ownership of results and the development of impactful action plans throughout the organization.

  • Works closely with all internal stakeholders, especially the HRBP’s, to implement our new Employee Engagement survey and support internal stakeholders in that change effort.

  • Contributes to reviewing our current onboarding process and develops the required tools and support materials in order to create an engaging employee experience.

  • Contributes to developing McKesson Canada’s diversity and inclusion strategy and ensure alignment to McKesson’s Corporation Diversity & Inclusion (“D&I”) Strategy and Initiatives.

  • Contributes to the enhancement of our McKesson Culture, including our philosophy on Talent, Diversity & Inclusion and our ILEAD leadership model and our ICARE values. Integrates these components in all OD and Talent initiatives.

  • Ensures McKesson’s compliance with the employment equity standards, AODA and other relevant legislations.

  • Supports, in collaboration with the Manager, OD, training and Diversity, organizational and HR change initiatives, including M&A activities, by working closely with all stakeholders and developing the required methodology and tools to support the change.

  • Continually analyzes the current environment and emerging knowledge needs to provide informed recommendations on tools or process changes that will positively affect the company, internal teams, and ultimately customers.

General Responsibilities

  • Establish positive relationships internally and externally, particularly with internal leaders, HR Business Partners, and team members; interact autonomously with external contactors.

  • Ensure compliance with and adherence to company policies and procedures.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Business, Education or a related field; Master Degree is an asset

  • 5-7 years of experience as a Talent advisor

  • Experience working with Workday is preferred

  • Experience working with Senior Leadership teams

  • Proven ability to interact and appropriately influence at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (bilingualism is mandatory)

  • Autonomous, proven organizational skills and ability to take initiative

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)

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: Human Resources

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Senior Specialist, Organizational Development and Engagement

Location: Canada-Quebec-Saint-Laurent

Requisition ID: 17008274