MSO Communications Manager

McKesson   •  

Scottsdale, AZ

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 105 days ago

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McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product life cycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support, and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.

We have a vision —that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise.Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. 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
MSO Communication Manager

Position Description

The Communications Manager is responsible for developing, driving and executing strategic communication plans that support and the business objectives of the Manufacturer Solutions segment in McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Health. Key audiences include biopharma manufacturers, executives, employees, physician practices and patients. 

  The candidate must possess strong marketing communications skills, including: communications strategy and plan development, message development, ability to succinctly formulate/communicate stories, writing and copy editing through digital and traditional platforms, integrated marketing communications, and superior project management skills.   This role partners with key stakeholders across McKesson, to ensure sound alignment between the enterprise, business unit and segment objectives.   The Communications Manager functions in a highly matrixed organization and will require expertise in team building and collaboration, the ability to be flexible will be key as we operate in a fast-paced environment where informed but quick decisions may be needed timely manner, using strong judgment and extreme attention to detail.   At McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Health, we’re all working to move healthcare forward, together and we hope you’ll join the team!   Key Responsibilities:      1. Create, drive and execute Manufacturer Solutions communications strategy, planning, writing and execution of communications campaigns, industry event presence, thought leadership, etc.2. Support executive communications needs for internal and external audiences, including leadership content development, talking points/FAQs, event scripts, presentations and presentation coaching.3. Support general marketing communications needs to ensure alignment across other segments and the overall business.4. Create, organize, coordinate, track and communicate projects, timelines and approvals in conjunction with all necessary stakeholders.5. Other duties as assigned.         



Minimum Requirements
8+ years communications experience

4-year degree in journalism, communications, business or related field or equivalent experience

Critical Skills

  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, in storytelling and creating communications materials for both online and offline environments
  • Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare industry
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities in a fast-paced marketing environment, constantly striving for excellence
  • Ability to work with a variety of customers, varying in seniority and work experiences, including executives, designers, writers, legal, IR, production vendors, and other marketing professionals

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare industry
  • Executive Presence
  • Experience providing design guidance/recommendations for presentations and other communication materials
  • Advanced user in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Experience with survey tools (e.g. Survey Gizmo)
  • Vendor resource management experience 
  • Budget management experience

Personal Characteristics

• Highly organized

• Business maturity, with the ability to maintain composure in difficult situations

• Effectively leads through influence

• Takes initiative to drive and shape projects

• Customer-focused

• Sense of humor and ability to manage flexibly in a fast-paced, dynamic organization

Working Conditions: Environment (Office, warehouse, travel, etc.) Some travel may be required up to 15%