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Optimization (Continuous Improvement) Specialist

Fort Worth, Texas Job ID JR0108762 Category General Project Management Post Date Apr. 01, 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.

Reporting to the Senior Manager Optimization, the Optimization (Continuous Improvement) Specialist plays a critical role in driving process efficiencies and productivity improvements across CxO business. 

The Specialist identifies opportunities and makes process recommendations through partnership with the business.

The Specialist also fosters and develops effective relationships with BU segment leaders and functions across the supply chain.

Partners with stakeholders to identify, define, prioritize, and execute process efficiency and productivity initiatives.  The Specialist needs to have a passion for improving the status quo and can act on the conveyed sense of urgency.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, waste removal, and cost reduction

  • Clearly define project scope, objectives, benefits, plan, and key milestones

  • Establish a clear and well-articulated project plan

  • Conduct detailed analysis of the current situation that accurately describes the issues

  • Ability to process map current- and future-state using industry methodologies (Six Sigma, Lean, etc.)

  • Ability to engage a cross-functional team towards a desired outcome

  • Superior communication skills to effectively engage and promote collaboration

Minimum Requirements

Degree or equivalent and typically requires 2+ years of relevant experience

Critical Skills

  • 2 + years of experience driving process improvement, efficiencies, and productivity in an operational environment

  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills

  • Proven problem-solving skills, detailed oriented, good decision-making, and relationship building skills

  • Process mapping experience

Additional Knowledge & Skills:

  • Six Sigma Black or Green belt

  • Healthcare industry-related experience preferred

  • Inquisitive nature

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • MUST be a self-starter; ability to work mostly independently

  • Change-leadership experience


BA or BS degree or equivalent experience

Working Conditions:

  • Environment (Office) – currently in ‘Office as a Destination’ hybrid conditions

  • Physical Requirements – General Office Demands

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

$64,900 - $108,100

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 the internal career site.

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