McKesson Planning Manager-Robbinsville, NJ in Robbinsville, New Jersey

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.

Position Description

The Planning Manager will have the overall responsibility for the production scheduling, labor management analysis, slot optimization, transportation management, training & development and workforce management systems. In this role, the Planning Manager is responsible for production schedule and balancing to meet daily service throughput and productivity objectives utilizing software and automation solutions to achieve goals.

The Planning Manager will communicate daily with Operations Management to ensure specific needs are addressed.


  • Develop short and long-range staffing plans based on productivity objectives and forecasted volume requirements.

  • Develop, manage and monitor performance reporting on quality productivity and cost.

  • Develop, analyze and recommend strategic and tactical operational and systemic improvements to meet current and future service, throughput and cost objectives.

  • Monitor DC’s performance to schedule and forecast to actual and report to management team for continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Maintain systems and databases in an accurate and timely manner as well as track activities and generate metrics to manage the process.

  • Training & development of warehouse associates

Minimum Requirements

3 years product control experience and demonstrated leadership skills

Critical Skills

5 years operational experience including; 3 years managerial experience.

Industrial Engineering/Six Sigma – base knowledge

Extensive knowledge of data mining with multiple platforms (SAP, iSeries & AS400)

Expert user of Excel/Access/PowerPoint

Communications skills

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Very thorough knowledge of Operations Management

Interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational skills

Extensive knowledge of product flow through distribution center and impact of bottlenecks

Experienced in a high transaction customer sensitive environment

Ability to coordinate with multiple functional departments

Analytical skills


4-year degree in related field or equivalent experience

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: Distribution Operations

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Planning Manager-Robbinsville, NJ

Location: New Jersey-Robbinsville

Requisition ID: 18005072