McKesson Sr. HR Business Partner in Richmond, Virginia

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

The McKesson Human Resources team is looking for a HR Business Partner to provide a broad range of strategic HR services to McKesson’s Distribution Centers in the Northeast Region of the US.

The HRBP will work closely with management in the implementation of corporate policies related to human resources, organizational and employee development at the business unit or division level. Consults with employees and managers to address root causes of human resources issues, attempting to resolve employee relations issues with a systematic approach. Participates in company-wide programs and initiatives (e.g., salary review, stock renewal, workforce planning, and organizational change). Assists senior management in the development of solutions through organizational development and cultural and process-oriented perspectives.

The individual must operate as a strong team player, leveraging relationship skills and business expertise. The HRBP will develop strong working relationships, take a consultative approach and act as a key advisor to members of leadership.

* This position will support the following locations: Northeast Region from VA to Buffalo NY.*

Position Description

The HRBP consults with leaders to provide customized and practical HR solutions to challenges across a range of HR functions including talent management (workforce planning, development, retention, assessment, career architecting and succession), organization design and effectiveness, engagement and culture, diversity and compensation.

  • Coaches managers to enhance leadership abilities, relationships among teams/individuals, interpersonal communications and performance management.

  • Provides/delivers innovative and integrated HR practices around critical business issues

  • Drives talent review processes and succession planning as key strategic lever for meeting the business’ strategic agenda

  • Ensures the organization is able to take advantage of its organizational design and its talent to accelerate its strategic agenda

  • Aligns the right structure, cultural context, and practices to drive employee performance

  • Researches best practices and provides strategic recommendations based on data analysis and incorporation of metrics to measure outcomes.

  • Optimizes human capital through uses of workforce planning and analytics

  • Develops organization capacity for change and translate that into change processes and structures

  • Effectively initiates and sustains critical business change into the organization

  • Partners with appropriate centers of excellence to provide a full range of HR services in the areas of staffing, employee relations, compensation, and leadership and employee development.

  • Ensures the consistent application of HR policies, processes and systems within the groups they support.

Minimum Requirements

8 years HR experience.

Critical Skills

  • 8 years’ experience in large corporate environments, supporting multiple business units (supply chain distribution and/or call center experience a plus)

  • Strong ability to tailor his/her communication style to work well with stakeholders at all levels in the organization; effective at influencing, consulting, facilitating, and problem solving

  • 1 year(s) of people management experience

  • Ability to travel up to 40%

  • Labor Relations experience

  • Business and strategic planning skills

  • Strong developer of organizational talent

  • Extensive Employee Engagement abilities

  • Demonstrated Change Management experience

  • Ability to uses data driven business information (analytics), to extract insight from analysis and translate the impact of HR solutions via measurable results.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to develop relationships, understand the needs of the business and develop successful solutions

  • Strong business acumen, understanding the business and financial conditions, link HR and business strategy, and identify ways to improve business performance

  • Skilled at identifying and assessing current organizational capabilities, building what’s required, shaping and supporting culture, and aligning organizational programs to reinforce culture

  • Excellent management and communication skills

  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to Human Resources

  • Ability to work in warehouse setting

  • Distribution or Manufacturing or similar setting experience preferred

  • Experience working in a field HR position with multi-state based clients preferred


4-year degree in business 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: Human Resources

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Sr. HR Business Partner

Location: Virginia-Richmond

Requisition ID: 18004432

Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Robbinsville, United States-New York-New York, United States-New York-Buffalo, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-District of Columbia-Washington, United States-Pennsylvania-King of Prussia