VP, Communications & Marketing Programs

McKesson Richmond, VA 2017-06-21
McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Medical-Surgical provides medical-surgical supplies and equipment to physicians' offices, home care agencies, long-term care facilities and surgery centers. Our catalog includes more than 150,000 national brand products from bandages to exam tables, plus McKesson's own line of high-quality medical-surgical products. We're proud to be the only national distributor serving the entire continuum of healthcare.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Medical-Surgical you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. 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.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need
McKesson is hiring a VP, Communications & Marketing Programs.

The VP of Communications and Marketing Programs is responsible for all McKesson Medical-Surgical communications functions: internal and external communications, marketing communications, and trade shows/events, as well as marketing programs. Marketing programs include sales facing initiatives to drive engagement and focus on key priorities among the sales representative population. Additionally, marketing programs encompasses customer facing programs to drive loyalty and an increase in McKesson’s share of the “customer wallet”.

The VP of Communications owns the McKesson Medical Surgical (MMS) annual and long-term strategy and plan for the communications functions and programs and is responsible for continuous improvement of the team. Directs and controls the activities of the team through several sub-department managers. Has responsibility for strategic planning, budget planning and adherence, employee development, executive communications, and plays a key role on the Marketing Leadership team.

Responsibilities
Refresh and execute a holistic communication strategy to include all integration, internal and external communications, marketing communications, and trade shows/events. Includes crafting key messages for events and providing guidance and coaching to executives delivering internal and external messages.
Drive enhancement of our strategies for sales and customer engagement to drive measurable, positive impact on key initiatives. Guide necessary investments and coordinate with key stakeholders across the organization.
Continue to develop digital strategy and platforms. Help execute the marketing plan and use various channels available to effectively communicate to internal employees, customers, and industry.
Work closely with McKesson corporate marketing on brand alignment and execution, digital tool development, and events to leverage the power of McKesson.
Continuously develop people and improve processes for these shared services

Position Description
Responsible for directing the development of company marketing programs. Responsible for assessment of existing and potential markets, product life-cycle planning, coordination of technical product development, development of product strategies, definition of promotional activities and product launch. Activities may include technical sales support, product advertising/promotion, planning, developing and implementing multiple channel programs, and directing the development of company market requirements for specific product(s) or product line(s).

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements

12+ years of marketing experience including 10+ years managerial experience
Critical Skills
Demonstrated experience leading large teams, with proven output
Demonstrated experience creating a communications strategy & managing marketing shared services
Experience working in a matrix environment
Proven leadership experience in overseeing various facets of communication (ie: Marketing, public relations etc)
Ability to build strong relationships across business lines
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Skills
Demonstrated ability to grow talent within team
Experience working in a healthcare, and large public company
Experience working with Sr Executives on various communication plans
Experience with digital and social media
Education

4-year degree in Marketing, Business or related field or equivalent experience
Physical Requirements

General Office Demands
Ability to operate and carry a laptop

Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson 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 – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

Primary Location
: United States-Virginia-Richmond
Job
: Marketing/Communications
Organization
: McKesson Medical Surgical
Schedule
: Regular
Shift
: Standard
Job Type
: Full-time
Day Job
Job Posting
: Jun 21, 2017