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.
Reporting 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.
Review and manage category budgets and report back to Senior Management corrective action required to achieve budget monthly.
Manage the profitability of category sales through planogram selection and vendor negotiations.
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 activities
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.
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 monthly.
Generate revenues for co-op advertising, including promotional flyers, proprietary magazines, special events 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 events.
Administration / 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 assigned.
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.
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, staff and RBG/McKesson Senior Management, Tier 1 vendors
Financial analysis and planning skills
Context 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.
Operations, Store Planning, Merchandising and Pharmacy
Career Level M2
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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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.