Sr Director, Strategic Initiatives , McKesson Global Procurement and Sourcing
As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson delivers supply, technology and care management solutions to over 120,000 retail and health system pharmacies. We work hard so that pharmacists can spend their time supporting patients - not focused on completing paperwork. Our Center for Financial Services plays a critical role in ensuring that hospitals, pharmacies and retail chains receive pharmaceutical products quickly - usually within 24 hours. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.
In 2014 McKesson acquired Celesio, a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler and retailer operating in 14 countries across Europe and delivering more than 8.5 million products per day to pharmacies and hospitals. McKesson Global Procurement & Sourcing Ltd (MGPS) was established to achieve purchasing synergies by capitalizing on the global scale and capabilities of both McKesson and Celesio as well as develop and drive the private label sourcing strategy for the organization. MGPS is a fully owned legal entity of McKesson Corporation that is responsible for negotiating global agreements and developing strategic partnerships with the industry's leading pharmaceutical and non Rx suppliers, supporting the development of the commercial category strategies for Gx, Bx, Non Rx and parallel trade across Europe, as well as oversee the group's private label sourcing including generics, OTC and medical surgical/para pharmaceuticals.
The Sr Director, Strategic Initiatives will be responsible for delivering strategic initiatives by setting up value targets, outlining the roadmap for execution, proving the concept and embedding the concept into overall business.
In this role, the individual will lead and support high priority and value projects related to company's sourcing model, market analysis, emerging industry trends, portfolio analysis, and identification of strategic and enterprise needs.
The Sr Director, Strategic Initiatives will partner closely with the Business Intelligence team(s) and the broader business to shape the pipeline of the highest value initiatives and use cases.
The role is based in London, UK, and reports to the VP of Strategic Initiatives and Business Intelligence.
Partner with the Strategy team and the business to translate vision into strategic initiatives
Partner with Strategy, Finance and Analytics to develop targets for strategic initiatives
Develop robust tracking mechanism to regularly report on the progress of all initiatives
Develop robust understanding of the current state, including key value drivers
Articulate areas of opportunity and improvement, detailing out the future state
Develop business case for change, aligning the leadership team on the future vision
Work with finance and analytics to establish analytical frameworks and conduct
complex business analyses
Partner with and guide Analytics team to develop the tools for sizing the prize and for tracking results delivery
Partner with Analytics team to identify, scope and prioritise high value use cases, providing strategic and delivery support
Develop project structure and roadmap to execution
Deliver effective project management with regular and timely reporting of results
Develop and deliver Proof of Concept (POC) to validate future state and business case
Develop and build capabilities and organization to deliver vision and targeted results
Partner with the business stakeholder to execute and operationalize the projects to deliver financial value to McKesson
Facilitate business problem solving through structured hypotheses, detailed analyses, and synthesized insights leading to recommendations to senior management
Conduct external research / data gathering and analysis
Support the MGPS leadership to help them achieve long term goals and project objectives
Create high-quality presentations / deliverables for various internal and external audiences
Build trust and productive relationships with team members and stakeholders across the organization, as well as influences and gains acceptance of others to one's ideas through effective communication, relevant and insightful analyses, and creative thinking
Proactively identify continuous improvement and value generation opportunities
Provide effective coaching and guidance to direct report and extended teams for successful completion of the project
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
10+ years' work experience ideally within management consulting, business development or strategy preferably within the healthcare or consumer industries or relevant industry experience
Strategic Thinking : evaluating industry trends, developing long-term implications and recommending pragmatic strategies for new business opportunities
Analytical Rigor: ability to bring structure to ill-defined problems and intellectual leadership to problem solving; synthesize insights from analysis and ensure credible, actionable recommendations
Project Management : ability to develop a roadmap for project execution and effectively manage key milestones, engaging the key stakeholders for successful project completion
Analytics Knowledge : understanding of Analytics tools, applications and processes; ability to translate business problems into analytics use cases
Financial Acumen: understanding of financial modeling and experience with financial planning, budgeting and capital allocation in the context of strategic planning to maximize shareholder value
Communications Skills: ability to develop rapport and credibility across the organization, promote ideas and proposals persuasively
Healthcare Knowledge : knowledge of stakeholders, trends, economic drivers and policy across healthcare
Bachelors' degree, or equivalent experience. MBA preferred, but not essential
Flexible for global travel
BENEFITS & COMPANY STATEMENT
We believe you should be rewarded for the important work you do. For that reason, you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package when you join our team. It starts with you. That's a simple sentence, but it says a lot. It reminds each one of us that what we do matters. 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. By connecting and improving the business of healthcare, we're helping to ensure that millions of patients get the treatment they need. And by choosing a career with McKesson, you'll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives and advance healthcare. At McKesson, we believe we can empower healthcare. And it all starts with you. McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer - minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities
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