McKesson Category Manager in Markham, 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.Job SummaryReporting to the National Director of Category Management, the Category Manager will support the development and implementation of category strategies to drive sales and profit growth as defined by senior management as most critical to achieving the annual financial and merchandising objectives for the organization The Category Manager will be responsible for achieving and delivering complete P&L budgeted results for a business unit. Financial: Managing Annual Purchases with a financial impact of $50-75 millionProduct Categories TBD ResponsibilitiesBudgets• Review category budgets on a period basis and report back to management remedial action required to achieve budget• Manage the profitability of category sales• Liaise with all internal departments on pricing and vendor or store invoicing issues • Work with all National Brand Vendors to ensure the appropriate level of investment occurs within the category portfolio• Negotiate the annual trade agreements with all assigned vendors to maximize all revenue streams including over/above promotional activitiesStrategic Category Plans• Develop and monitor category strategies and plans for all elements of the merchandising mix, i.e. product mix, pricing strategies, promotional mix, promotional events, corporate brand strategies • Provide service and expertise to the program stores across the organization• Review market pricing across the category and establish recommended pricing strategies• Research, determine and maintain optimal product mix for Planograms, i.e. core retail listings within portfolio• Generate and monitor micro strategy data and disseminate information to pertinent staff• Liaise with key departments to ensure all products and pricing arrangements are accurate• Facilitate listings of new products and communicate product changes• Schedule and contribute to periodic business reviews with pertinent vendors to monitor and track performance to date.• Prepare and deliver business updates to senior management • Generate revenues for co-op advertising, including promotional flyers, proprietary magazines, special eventsPromotional Management• Analyze AC Nielsen market data and home scan data to measure category trends to leverage opportunities • Review and interpret vendor sponsored market research information. • Develop and execute planograms as per schedule• Constantly review and follow critical path schedules for promotional flyers and special event programs• Manage promotional activities for flyers, in-store promotions and special events, in accordance with set schedules• Oversee editing of promotional flyers and make appropriate changes• Negotiate vendor participation at annual retail eventsAdministration / Miscellaneous• Oversee communications to participating stores on all functional issues including planogram changes• Respond promptly and efficiently to all stakeholder inquires to address any issues• Perform other duties as assignedPeople Development• Provide leadership, coaching and development to direct reports.• Develop and coach support team to ensure job incumbent is ready to further develop into the next job level within 2-3 years.QualificationsKnowledge, skills and experience:• University Degree in relevant discipline• 2 years relevant department management experience• 5+ years experience managing relevant product category• Strong business acumen, ability to see big picture while juggling details• Exceptional problem solving skills• Excellent communication both written and verbal• Superior organizational skills• Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills• Excellent strategic planning and negotiation skills• Ability to effectively liaise with key stakeholders, DT staff and DT/McKesson Senior Management, Tier 1 vendors • Financial analysis and planning skillsContext and Environment: Supporting the National Director of Category Management, and working collectively with the Category Team to develop and implement category strategies that drive sales and profit growth. The ability to perform in a fast paced, complex business while keeping all key stakeholders informed, including Senior Management. Attention to detail and ability to successfully work on a number of different assignments at the same time are critical to achieving desired results. All aspects of the job require a high degree of confidentiality.Internal Communications: • Operations, Store Planning, Merchandising and Pharmacy• Senior Management• Finance External Communications:• Vendor Community Benefits & Company StatementMcKesson 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.Agency StatementNo agencies please.Recruiting Disclaimer The material contained herein is provided for informational purpose only. All open jobs offered by McKesson Canada on this recruitment system are subject to specific job skill requirements. The job skill requirements, qualifications, and preferred experience are determined by a subsidiary, office or department within the company which is offering the position, and all positions are subject to local prevailing employment laws and restrictions. This would include immigration laws pertaining to work authorization requirements and any other applicable government permissions or compliance. 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