Director Generics Product Management
McKesson - San Francisco, CA

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Saving lives starts with you. 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 supply, technology and care management solutions to over 26,000 retail and 5,000 health system pharmacies nationwide. Our company includes three segments: Our domestic network of distribution centers ensures that our customers - and their patients - receive the right medicines and medical supplies at the right time. Our IT segment provides service and support for more than 2,400 systems in independent, chain, hospital, clinic and nursing-home pharmacies across the country. We work hard so that pharmacists can spend their time on patients - not 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.

We are currently seeking a Director to oversee the relationships with 30-50 manufacturers/supplier. Incumbant works with program management to ensure that the right generic products are brought in house and availabe for product launches in adequate supply and at proper pricing. Will need to stay on top of market trends to know which products to source and when, which branded drugs are coming off patent, etc. Will be responsible for generic pharmaceutical sourcing, pricing and analytics, inventory management, and overall supplier relations.


Responsible for generic pharmaceutical sourcing, pricing and analytics, inventory management, service level and overall supplier relations. This role is expected to support in excess of $10 billion in sales revenue and over $2.2 billion in gross profit (FY13).

The Director, Generics Product Management plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of Product Management. The Director is instrumental in the planning and implementing of product launches, negotiating and executing profitable sourcing contracts, overseeing tactical price management strategies, coordinating and deciding on appropriate product / formulary switches, managing supplier service levels, and overall supplier relations.

Expected outcomes include:
  • Optimize supplier economics through RFP and ongoing competitive pricing
  • Achieve preferred status with suppliers
  • Increase compliance in proprietary programs
  • Established market/industry presence

Responsible for the development for specific marketing plans and activities for specific product(s) or product line(s) to establish, enhance or distinguish product placement within the competitive arena. Develops business plans and product positioning in the marketplace. Oversees market research, monitors competitive activity, and identifies customer needs. Establishes pricing strategies. Interfaces with engineering, manufacturing, and sales to develop new products or enhance existing product(s) or product lines(s).

10+ years of experience in product marketing

Knowledge and skills critical to the success of this opening include:
  • 10+ years experience in procurement, purchasing or sourcing
  • Ability to multitask and manage 30-50 supplier relationships
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Process Improvement mindset
  • Prior management experience and ability to develop a small staff

MBA preferred in Marketing, Business or related field or equivalent experience

General Office Demands

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 Pharmaceutical, 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.

As an equal opportunity employer, McKesson Corporation unites the talents and contributions of all to advance the power of healthcare. Learn more about our opportunities at

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McKesson moves medicine. As a top pharmaceuticals distributor in North America, McKesson delivers prescription and generic drugs, as well as...