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Talent Management Lead - McKesson Technology

Irving, Texas Job ID JR0114412 Category Organizational Development Post Date Jul. 10, 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.

Talent Management Lead – MT

About Us

Established in 1833, McKesson is a Fortune 10 global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology, and specialty care. We partner with life sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments, and other healthcare organizations to help provide the right medicines, medical products, and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost effectively.  Our enterprise consists of the following businesses: 

  • Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services (PSaS)

  • Medical Surgical Solutions (MMS)

  • CoverMyMeds (CMM)

  • McKesson International (Europe and Canada) 

McKesson draws upon its rich and nearly 200-year history to serve as the central nervous system of healthcare, touching nearly 1/3 of all pharmaceuticals used each day in North America, leading as the 4th largest pharmacy chain, and serving as the #1 distributor in Oncology and key specialties.  Most recently, McKesson has been awarded the honor and public health responsibility of serving as the centralized distributor of the COVID 19 vaccine(s) and all associated ancillary products and supplies. 

We deliver careers with purpose and potential. Our focus on better health starts with creating an inclusive environment with strong values where you can build a fulfilling career. You can count on us to provide you with resources and opportunities to grow and be your best, while contributing to our pursuit of improving lives. 

What sets McKesson apart as an exceptional place is our people. Our employees understand that together, unified by our global i²care values, we fulfill our mission and uphold our reputation as a trusted partner to our customers and their patients. Our i²care values are foundational to all that we do, and who we are as a company. 

Integrity – We do what’s right 

Inclusion – We embrace and respect each other as we are 

Customer First – We succeed when our customers succeed 

Accountability – We take personal responsibility for our actions and our work 

Respect – We treat people with dignity and respect 

Excellence – We insist upon quality

The Role

It’s an exciting time to join the Global Talent Management Organization!  As the Talent Management Lead (Talent Partner) for the McKesson Technology business, you will be responsible for leading the strategy and efforts through this dynamic organization by driving the McKesson talent strategy through practical talent solutions.  The Talent Partner will partner with Executive Talent Acquisition, Talent Planning/Succession and Assessment,  the business HRBPs, and senior McKesson leadership to drive talent strategies and programs, and retention through accurate identification of high potential talent, partnership in the selection and onboarding process, coaching, development of talent, and succession planning.

The Talent Partner will know the business or function well and have a clear point of view on talent strategies needed to enable business results based on the relationships nurtured with the EVP, CIO & CTO and his leadership team. They will deeply understand aspirations, capabilities, and development actions of top talent and influence key talent decisions through trust and credibility with HRBP leaders and the Executive Leadership team.  This Talent Partner reports to the VP Talent Partner for the corporate functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as Business Unit talent strategist and expert on talent with a focus on building a diverse pipeline.

    • Leverage talent data and insights to build BU talent strategy in alignment with enterprise business and talent needs.

    • Partner with SVP, HR for MT and Sr. HRBPs to build local strategies to solve talent gaps and ensure the organization culture will engage and retain top talent.

    • Act as subject matter expert, thought leader, and advisor to Executive Leaders on the talent needs of their top high potential leaders to ensure alignment with organizational and talent strategies.

    • Partner with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to build diverse pipelines and partner on innovative solutions for infusing diversity in leadership. Collaborate on selection for diversity programs and initiatives for director and above employees.

  • Utilize assessment outcomes to coach and develop direct reports to the Business President’s, VPs, High Potentials and leaders of growth areas through identified assessment processes and custom individual development plans focused on future role readiness. Partner with President and Executive Leadership Team members to follow-up on development plan progress and success. This role also acts as a member of the Enterprise-wide assessment/coaching and development planning pool for cross-organizational high-potential leader cohorts. 

  • Lead (plan and facilitate) BU President and direct report to President talent review and succession planning processes ensuring inclusive processes. Manage roll-up and next steps for director level talent. During these processes, build capability for HRBPs and Leaders to enable accurate high potential assessment and successor identification, resulting in best-in-class execution of talent strategies and discussions, and imbedding of talent philosophies into our work environment.

  • Ensure best-in-class BU executive experience through onboarding and assimilation activities for Executive and VP external hires and internal promotions.

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition at the Executive, Enterprise, and local level, to contribute to diverse executive selection approach for BU President and direct report to BU President talent through internal and external strategic pipelining, exploration of diversity pipelines, success profile/interview design, and selection assessment.

  • Review selections made by Leadership to identify and aggregate BU nominees for HiPo programs, assessment cohorts, and other development opportunities(M4+). Partner with Enterprise Talent Management to manage requests for external coaching for HiPos within the BUs.


Key Capabilities

  • Business Expert and Talent Strategist: Knows business well and has a clear point of view on talent strategies to include career framework needed to enable business results.

  • Talent Authority: Deeply understands aspirations, capabilities, and development actions of top talent.

  • Trusted Advisor and Advocate: Influences key talent decisions through trust and credibility with HRBPs and Executive Team.

  • Experience leveraging proven talent identification processes such as learning agility identification.

  • Experience coaching, onboarding, assimilation and team building of senior leaders.

  • Experience with organization transformation and the resulting culture development and team building work that is required

  • Experience developing and implementing a skills framework

Critical Skills

  • Accurate Assessor of Talent:

    • Ability to accurately assess talent and potential of leaders using validated tools and consistent talent philosophy.

  • Collaboration and Influence:

    • Ability to partner with and influence colleagues in TMD, Executive Talent Acquisition, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and create accountability with different communities across the organization (HRBPs, HR Leaders, BU President, and Executive Leadership team members).

    • Ability to influence in a highly matrix organizational structure.

  • Strategic Mindset:

    • Ability to develop talent strategies to support and drive business priorities.

    • Thought leader in high potential and growth area leader development for the Business unit.

    • Ability to learn and partner on solutions for business priorities and talent challenges.

    • Ability to navigate within high ambiguity and strategic work, with the ability to effectively translate strategic priorities and intent into practical talent solutions.

  • Coaching:

    • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, ability to assess needs, collaborate, and build practical solutions that drive talent results.

    • Strong grasp of how to coach a variety of high potential individuals.

    • Proven track record of coaching leadership teams through transformations and org designs

  • Communication:

    • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

    • Executive presence

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills:

    • Ability to accurately distill complex information and communicate the information in a concise and understandable manner.

  • Highly experienced at handling sensitive issues and situations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within a complex and high-growth organization.

  • 10 years of experience in Human Resources and/or Talent Management with at least 5 years’ experience in Talent Management, leadership coaching, and high potential development in a large organization.

  • Prior experience developing Talent Management strategies connected to business priorities to solve for diverse high potential leadership talent sourcing, development, and retention.

  • Consulting experience and/or experience as a leader of a Talent Management organization is a plus.


  • Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, HR, OD, or similar field.

  • Preferred:

    • Master’s degree in Business, HR, OD, or similar field.

    • Leadership coaching certification in Hogan assessment or other related assessments.


  • Dallas, TX

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. 

Join us at McKesson!

We are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson as part of our Total Rewards. 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. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, please click here.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$126,000 - $210,000

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

McKesson provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age or genetic information. For additional information on McKesson’s full Equal Employment Opportunity policies, visit our Equal Employment Opportunity page.

Join us at McKesson!

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