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Regional Director, Continuous Improvement & Engineering

Brampton, Canada Job ID JR0111157 Category Field Operations Post Date May. 08, 2024

McKesson is an impact-driven, Fortune 10 company that touches virtually every aspect of healthcare. We are known for delivering insights, products, and services that make quality care more accessible and affordable. Here, we focus on the health, happiness, and well-being of you and those we serve – we care. What you do at McKesson matters. We foster a culture where you can grow, make an impact, and are empowered to bring new ideas. Together, we thrive as we shape the future of health for patients, our communities, and our people. If you want to be part of tomorrow’s health today, we want to hear from you.

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 12 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.

Job Summary

The Regional Director, Continuous Improvement & Engineering leads a team that drives continuous improvement in all areas of operations. The Director works with multiple departments to develop, implement, and deploy operational processes and best practices in facilities across the Region. This position will assist the Operations Team, National Engineering Team, IT and Quality departments in special reengineering or new projects, as necessary.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities

Process Improvement

  • Drives operational process improvements to achieve dramatic improvement in key business metrics of safety, customer experience, compliance, productivity, cost and employee development / engagement

  • Works with DCs leadership Team to conduct assessments of critical site and business needs. Actively partners with process owners to ensure results delivered / future state achieved and ability to connect the dots in the Operations function and ensures business priorities come first.

  • Leads regular DC Management Review meetings and provides regular reports of data, metrics and actions to measure progress against the DCs objectives.

  • Develops a thorough effective and timely continuous improvement plan to address top business needs.

  • Identifies innovative solutions to solve operational inefficiencies

  • Applies company methodologies and engineering methodologies/tools such as product slotting, studying labor standards (time studies), layouts and optimization of flow, data profiling and analysis, and resource modeling to improve DC operations.

  • Develops Work Measurement standards and analyzes data to determine required and optimal resources and / or MHE based on volume and standards.

  • Provides continuous improvement expertise across the network and implement industry best practices (Value Stream Maps, DMAIC workshops, Kaizen events, 5S, Lean)

  • Identifies risks and opportunities for improvement by monitoring DCs’ performance

  • Develops, owns, and communicates the Distribution Center (DC) Industrial Engineering KPIs and project roadmap.

  • Leads and drives programs and projects to improve operational effectiveness and financial performance including lean and operational excellence initiatives.

  • Identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns and problematic areas using statistical techniques and suggest improvements in complex data sets for the Region or a specific DC.

Engineering projects

  • DC Design – provides detailed DC design including requirements for retrofit, racking layout and elevation, office locations, data drops, MHE selection, parking

  • Analyzes data to determine required / optimal storage environment / design / layout

  • Channel and DC alignment support for DC start-up; works cross functionally to ensure that items are aligned appropriately to DCs and/or Channels based on throughput, SKU and storage capacities.

  • Analyzes facility capacity and utilization trends for future planning needs.

  • Ensures projects are executed effectively with the appropriate buy-in from all levels of management and team members. Identify and quantify cost savings to all continuous improvement

  • Performs financial analysis to assemble business cases, cost justifications and requests.

  • Engages with McKesson Canada and US networks to share best practices.

Section B – Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (operations, logistics, supply chain)

  • Experience in a similar position

  • Project management experience

  • Understanding and experience in warehousing and distribution – key asset

  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification – preferred

  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects (properly allocate resources, manage cost, set strategies, and deliver according to timelines)

  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; proactive nature and willingness to challenge existing processes and propose new solutions

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively source information, obtain approvals, build relationships, and provide sufficient influence to achieve success

  • Able to work under minimum supervision and act as a team player

  • Knowledge and understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

  • Fluent in French or English. Bilingualism - an asset

  • Ability to work on various shifts to accommodate distribution center needs

  • Travel within the region required -approximately 30% of the time.

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At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$115,100 - $191,900

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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