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.
The Director of Operations will be responsible for achieving challenging business objectives, delivering high levels of customer satisfaction, always ensuring compliance with Health Canada rules and GMP guidelines and fostering strong and pro-active management of the Distribution Centre. The Director of Operations plans, directs and coordinates all distribution activities and will ensure to keep up to date with competitive activity, risks and opportunities. The Director of Operations will always act upon opportunities to add value and profitability by using initiative and seeking out innovative solutions or cost savings.
The tasks and duties of the afore mentioned position include:
Overall management and accountability of the Distribution Centre and the customers the DC serves
Develop, implement and ensure service and KPIs levels are met in compliance with signed manufacturer / customer agreements
Draw up, have approved, and administer the budget for the DC. Develop and implement operational tactics for controlling operating costs and improving efficiencies at the Distribution Center. Foster a culture of continuous improvement
Monitor inventory and complete forensic inventory analyses to ensure inventory accuracy
Participate in strategic development and planning activities, as well as in the implementation of activities and programs. In conjunction with other departments respond to RFI, RFP, RFT or RFQ and ensure solutions are developed and implemented to achieve the McKesson Specialized Distribution (MSD) strategy
Anticipate and respond quickly to customers' needs and changes - proactively seeking out information from the customer to ensure the Specialty division stays ahead
Responsible for ensuring that the information technology available is used properly and for identifying opportunities for IT developments
Ensure all requirements relating to security, safety & health, environment and quality are being fully implemented and are consistently respected at the Distribution Center
Responsible for ensuring that SOPs reflect the operational reality across the Distribution Center and are in accordance with manufacturer SOPs or work procedures, as required. These may mean managing different sets of SOPs based on the distribution model chosen by the client (3PL, Consignment, or Wholesale)
Responsible for ensuring that Health Canada rules and GMP guidelines are implemented and respected (warehouse, transportation), and that all employees in the Distribution Center are trained.
Responsible for ensuring that Business Continuity Plans are developed, tested, continuously updated and that employees are trained
Promote the company's vision and values, leading the way in demonstrating McKesson's people culture, to ensure that the team feels valued, listened to and appreciated
Ensure that staff members have the tools and training they need to do their jobs well. Develop and implement professional development and succession planning programs. Ensure cross-trained personnel and a polyvalent work force
Being consistently visible within the facility - provide an approachable and open-minded style, in order to allow people to feel "in touch" with the DO and his / her plan, be an enabler of the Culture of Excellence
Ensure that the entire team at the Distribution Centre has clear and realistic targets and SLAs
Create and cultivate good business relationships with customers and other industry players
Oversee import/export brokerage relationships and process.
Promote and maintain employee engagement: Develop action plan to address survey outcomes
Plan the activities of staff reporting to him or her, evaluate results, and take appropriate steps to improve individual performance
Identify the human resources needed to do the work, delegate appropriate responsibilities and authority to employees reporting to him or her, and recommend organizational changes as needed
Manage the activities of staff under his or her responsibility, and coordinate with other groups and departments
Train employees, evaluate their performance, and encourage and support their professional development
Authorize requests, expenses and other financial transactions under his or her responsibility and protect the company's profits and assets from loss and waste
Ensure that company policies are respected.
University degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or a related Supply Chain Management program;
10+ years of pertinent operational experience with a proven track record;
Recognized knowledge of 3PL models, distribution, transportation, logistics information systems and their applications in a Pharmaceutical environment;
Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze results and respond effectively and efficiently;
Very strong communication and presentation skills;
A professional, confident, and strategic relationship builder;
Strong leadership and mentorship skills; self-starter, decisive and results oriented.
Strong interpersonal skills; highly people oriented; excels in a team environment;
Strong executive presence, ability to deal with senior executives and manage their accounts;
Accountable and results oriented;
Collaborative and capable of functioning with confidence and credibility at the senior level of the client organization;
Excellent knowledge of MS Office; Word, Excel;
Knowledge of GIP, GMP and GDP will be considered an asset.
McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.
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About McKesson Corporation
We deliver careers with purpose and potential. Our focus on better health starts with creating an inclusive environment with strong values where you can build a fulfilling career. You can count on us to provide you with resources and opportunities to grow and be your best, while contributing to our pursuit of improving lives. Every day, McKesson’s employees deliver products to healthcare providers that make a difference in the care and life of a patient. We work to distribute medical supplies, bandages, syringes, vials of flu vaccine, and pharmaceutical drugs to help real patients like Jack, an eight-year-old boy battling cancer. We take that job seriously. Together, the work we do is shaping the future of healthcare. If you are passionate about combining a meaningful career with a balanced life, join us on this journey and apply for a job with McKesson today. Every day, McKesson’s employees deliver products to healthcare providers that make a difference in the care and life of a patient.