McKesson Manager, Specialty/Expert Category in Toronto, 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 VP, Professional Services, the Manager - Specialty/ Expert Category, Professional Services, is responsible for understanding the specialty market in different provinces and be the subject matter expert in providing banner members with unique professional programs and tools to help patient acquisition and physician outreach in targeted therapeutic areas.This role will require the individual to have a strong understanding of the pharmacy landscape across the country and provincial legislations and reimbursement models of specialty prescriptions. It will require the individual to partner with healthcare providers/ physician network in different markets promote banner members providing specialty care, including doctor detailing of the specialty care offerings by the banner member. This individual will need to have a strong understanding of the third party payers and opportunities for a preferred provider network. This role also requires the individual to be an expert in specific disease states and be able to develop programs and content for training in these expert categories. Explore opportunities to maximize revenue by partnering with category management team with respect to product selection/ mix.This role must work closely with the Pharmacy Services and Retail Operations team to train, develop, and deploy fully integrated specialty/ expert category solutions.Specific Responsibilities• Subject matter expert on specialty products, disease states, treatments.• Develop specialty programs around various disease state collaborating with vendors. Explore opportunities for a revenue based model. • Have affiliations with associations to remain current in professional practice.• Build relationships with vendors, business partners, governments, third parties, professional associations, pharmacy regulatory bodies and other key industry stakeholders to aid in promoting, developing and supporting McKesson Canada’s retail banners’ offering as it relates to Specialty programs.• Lead educational programs in expert categories and work in conjunction with the training department.• Plan , design and implementation of strategic projects that optimize McKesson’s competitive position in the Speciality space.• Acts as thought leader and participates in strategic discussions on Specialty.• Defines approach and delivers insights on programs after synthesizing the industry needs.• Create measurement tools to measure/ monitor success of programs.• Expand and develop the specialty healthcare provider network and work in collaboration with the Specialty group and their physician network. • Own the expert category development for the pharmacies (pain, skin, digestive health etc.) including training, product mix/ selection and product development.• Partner with category management team to explore opportunities to develop Atoma products for these categories. Qualifications
Key Requirements • Specialty pharmacy/ products subject matter expert with an excellent understanding of retail pharmacy business in Canada• Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or PharmD or MD• 10 years + experience in expert categories/ disease states and product knowledge• Develop specialty program and build training content. • Deliver training to key audience.• Able to liaise with other healthcare providers to help drive the specialty business • Strong pharmacy business acumen and have a good understanding of the independent pharmacy model.• Experience with setting strategy and tactical execution• Strong leadership and mentorship skills• Strong analytical and research skills• Well-refined interpersonal skills, able to work effectively in a cross-functional environment• Superior communication skills both verbal and written• Travel will be required

Supervision and Communications • Supervision – will have multiple direct reports• Internal Communication – liaising with various internal departments leads such as Category Management, Operations across the various banners.• External Communication – liaising with pharmacies, physicians, banner members, healthcare provider network, healthcare providers, government, third parties, professional associations and key industry stakeholders.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. The materials on this site are provided without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties regarding the completeness of information contained on this site or in any referenced links. While McKesson Canada attempts to update this site on a timely basis, the information is effective only as of the time and date of posting. By providing your application to McKesson Canada you hereby consent to McKesson Canada obtaining personal information regarding you that is related to the position applied for. You also consent to McKesson Canada transferring your application details to our recruitment partners for their review and assistance. You also consent to McKesson Canada keeping your application on file. McKesson Canada is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. The information on this site is for information purpose only and is not intended to be relied upon with legal consequence.Category: Medical