McKesson Sr. Data Science Associate in Irving, Texas

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

This person will be the analytics resource to support the development of solutions for sell side activities across the Generics, Brand and Specialty Drug Categories. This person will help set priorities, manage projects and build cross functional support with various key stakeholders for the development and execution of department specific initiatives.

This position has primary responsibility for tracking and modeling of strategic programs that will support and expand sell-side value across all Pharmaceutical Categories.

This position will work closely with leaders across the organization in Program, Sourcing, Brand Management, Pricing, Data Science and IT. The objective of the strategy is to effectively develop new tools and bring data from information to insights in order to enhance McKesson’s participation in sell side margin expansion opportunities, sustain and enhance customer compliance and growth and bring synergies between various teams.

Position Description

  • Support Stakeholders in identifying key initiatives and building cross functional business use cases.

  • Translate the use case into executable business/technology designs and manage an agile process to build consensus for executing across teams.

  • Manage a portfolio of projects across various stakeholders. Develop timelines, manage priorities, communicate updates, build executive updates on value creation support product formulary decisions based on demand, service level, profitability, customer preference, etc.

  • Partner with high-performance teams; provide guidance and direction, with an emphasis on execution, innovation and operational excellence.

  • Develop and maintain long- term stakeholder relationships and networks.

Minimum Requirements

5 years of analytics experience

Critical Skills

  • Understanding of generic pharmaceutical industry, regulatory, marketing and business development dynamics

  • Strong working knowledge of relational databases (i.e. MS Access and SQL)

  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheets, financial modeling and reporting

  • Proven abilities to procure data, report information and interpret results to varying levels of management and functional groups.

  • Understanding of business management including profit, terms, finance and return on investment elements.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Analysis/Process Thinking

  • Oral and written communication

  • Strong working knowledge of relational databases (i.e. MS Access and SQL)

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree highly preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of master file/legacy information systems, supplier and customer contract management systems (i.e. SAP, DCON/CMS, DITM, GxDataMart, BI/BW)

  • Knowledge of modeling using Python, Scikit-learn is highly desired


BA or BS degree or equivalent experience required.

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

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.

Job: Project Management

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Sr. Data Science Associate

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18002757