The Communications Senior Manager develops and leads communications strategy, messaging development and planning/execution of high-visibility external and internal communications. Counsels and coaches senior leaders. Helps advance McKesson Medical-Surgical's communications through expertise in and focus on best practices, innovative approaches and continuous improvement.
Position Description Owns and directs the development of high-level internal and external communications. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications. Quickly learns our business and priorities. Forms strong relationships with and grows into a trusted advisor for key senior leaders. Supports leaders of market segments like Government and Consumer. Works regularly with other leaders and teams on Investor Relations and Public Relations. Manages cross-functional project teams. Visibly leads in the broader communications team.
Critical Behaviors for Success:
Be a strong member of a strong team: Bring your best and add strength to a results-oriented communications team.
Promote audience-based solutions : Be the workforce deep subject matter expert and employee advocate, translating employee needs for communications and aligning to impactful solutions.
Offer a consultative approach: Bring proven abilities and success in adding value with a client-focused approach. Use metrics and analysis to help leaders understand opportunities and continually improve their communications.
Provide communications coaching : Bring a proven communications expertise with the ability to clearly, constructively and confidently coach executives.
Foster two-way communications : Develop and foster two-way communications channels between leaders and their teams.
Conduct regular audience research : Gain a deep understanding of the information needs, wants and concerns of our varied employee segments - with a special focus on already-identified, in-need groups.
Manage and improve key communications vehicles: Improving and delivering input for corporate investor relations, leading select public relations efforts, planning messaging and content for all employee calls, and increasing the use of two-way employee communications.
Test and learn "New" channels & vehicles : Research best practices and communication developments to test and learn with "new" communications channels and vehicles to best reach employees where they are.
Education of leaders on communication tips and tools.
Critical supporting role for annual National Sales Conference and Leadership Meeting.
Leading and supporting role of cross-segment projects and cross business unit activities.
Being adaptable and flexible in shifting focus and efforts as required by the business.
5+ years of corporate/organizational communications experience including 2+ years managerial experience
Models exceptional communication skills - interpersonal, written and visual
Self-directed and able to operate and execute independently with minimal supervision
10+ years of internal or external communications experience for large organizations
10+ Experience managing multiple projects, leading cross-functionally and influencing stakeholders
Experience in setting strategy and developing leadership messaging
A/V experience and abilities to ensure successful meetings
Executive level presentation skills
Experience in Investor Relations and Public Relations
Strong project management skills
Vendor selection and management
Demonstrated data and analytical skills
Academic and practical experience with a wide range of communications and analytical methodologies
Large percent of time performing desk-based work (computer, telephone) is required
Travel less than 25%
McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.
McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to McKessonTalentAcquisition@mckesson.com . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.
Current employees must apply through the internal career site.
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Internal Number: JR0042682
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.