Sr. Director, Software Sourcing & Category Management

McKesson   •  

Scottsdale, AZ

Industry: Healthcare


15+ years

Posted 35 days ago

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Senior Director, Software & Business Solutions

Sourcing & Category Management

As McKesson continues to leverage spend on an enterprise-wide scale, strategic sourcing and category/supplier management are critical aspects of the corporate strategy.? McKesson has launched the Sourcing & Procurement organization to drive world-class results.? The Senior Director of Software & Business Solutions will report directly into the VP of Sourcing & Category Management, and will lead multiple teams to develop category strategies, design sourcing plans, oversee negotiations, implement contracts, and drive successful supplier relationships.? This leader will work with the VP of Sourcing & Category Management to build a high performing team that can execute on those strategies.? This leader is also responsible for ensuring strong alignment with, and becoming a trusted advisor to, key functional, IT and BU leaders.? This leader will also partner with business and sourcing leadership across all geographies, including in McKesson?s international business units, to drive global value.

Position Description

  • Together with US and international business unit and function leadership, define and implement the long-term vision and near-term strategy for employee goods and services
  • Develop risk- and probability-adjusted multi-year savings forecasts and annual savings goals
  • Lead teams in developing category strategies based on sourcing profession best practices, including supply market analyses, Porter?s Five Forces, should-cost models, process and domain expertise
  • Leverage internal and external resources, as part of the operating model, to deliver results in the most effective and efficient way
  • Implement staff training and development programs to enhance general leadership skills, sourcing expertise, and domain knowledge
  • Oversee analysis of qualitative and quantitative supplier characteristics, including supplier capabilities, supplier goals and objectives, risk profile, and supplier's financial position for requisite categories
  • Implement a supplier segmentation program that differentiates the sourcing/management model for different supply categories and suppliers
  • Oversee development of multi-year sourcing pipelines that drive total value, including cost savings and supplier innovation, for McKesson
  • Develop programs to achieve corporate supplier diversity objectives
  • Manage and lead team through all sourcing activities, including RFI/RFP development and implementation
  • Work collaboratively with the Project Management Office for multi-business unit project implementations
  • Drive corporate compliance to the preferred-supplier program via end-user change management and communications programs
  • Oversee staff who manage day-to-day operational support for select programs and categories
  • Work closely with Procurement Operations and Corporate Payables to ensure a seamless end-to-end experience for employees
  • Develop trusted advisor relationships with key executive leaders as advocates; work with those leaders to identify initiatives and team resources and structures to execute those initiatives and to generate support and advocacy for the sourcing programs
  • Drive change and behavior through influence, not mandate
  • Develop and implement leading sourcing practices for environmental sustainability and supplier code of conduct
  • Mitigate legal and commercial for McKesson
  • Demonstrate impeccable ethics and fully support McKesson?s ICARE and ILEAD principles
  • Participate in profession and industry forums to benchmark with other leading firms, and to enhance McKesson?s visibility and recruiting capability

Minimum Requirements

15+ years of sourcing experience and 5+ years experience in software space

Critical Skills

  • Experience with all aspects of IT Sourcing and Category Management, including software, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Cloud, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier diversity, supplier code of conduct, environmental concerns, and US/international regulatory requirements
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including assertiveness, courage, and the ability to influence others
  • Excellent relationship management skills, demonstrating mature confidence and integrity
  • Business analysis skills to drive and implement sourcing programs and services aligned with business partners strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, both as a lead and as a part of a team
  • Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities of business partners in a complex, multi-business unit environment
  • Demonstrated experience in defining the vision, mission, strategy and tactics for the areas of responsibility

Additional Skills

  • Expertise in eRFX, contract and analytics tools
  • Business case development and project management
  • Experience in Healthcare a benefit, particularly in Provider & Manufacturer Solutions, Retail, Data & Analytics, Pharma, and Specialty
  • SAP SRM, Ariba, or similar technology solution experience preferred
  • Analytical, planning and strategic skills
  • Proven project management, conflict management, and presentation skills
  • International experience is a plus


  • BS/BA required, MBA preferred

Physical Requirements

  • General office demands

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 Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.Current employees must apply through internal career site.Join us at McKesson!