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Communications Director - Human Resources

Irving, Texas Numéro du poste JR0109578 Catégorie Communications Date de publication Apr. 11, 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.

Communications Director - Human Resources

About Us

Established in 1833, McKesson is a Fortune 10 diversified healthcare services leader dedicated to advancing health outcomes for patients everywhere. Our teams partner with biopharma companies, care providers, pharmacies, manufacturers, governments, and others to deliver insights, products and services to help make quality care more accessible and affordable. 

Across our business segments, we help our partners to deliver insights, products and services, ultimately enabling customers to spend more time focused on patient care: 

  • U.S. Pharmaceutical

  • Medical-Surgical Solutions 

  • Prescription Technology Solutions

  • McKesson International 

Working together, we navigate today’s evolving healthcare landscape and drive business performance.The four priorities of our enterprise strategy are to focus on our people and culture, expand oncology and biopharma services, drive sustainable core growth for our distribution and pharmacy businesses, and evolve our full portfolio of businesses. 

McKesson draws upon its rich and nearly 200-year history to serve as the central nervous system of healthcare, supporting 1/3 of all medicine distribution in America, treating ~15% of all new cancer patients and making over 31.7 million patient home deliveries.

We offercareers 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 purpose of Advancing Health Outcomes for All®.

What sets McKesson apart as an exceptional place to work is our people. Our employees understand that together, unified by our 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
We are looking for a talented Communications Director - Human Resources to join our team. This person will play a pivotal role in developing and executing strategic communications initiatives to engage, inform and align employees with our organization’s HR policies, programs and initiatives

The successful candidate should have a track record of serving as a trusted communications advisor to senior leaders and various stakeholders. This individual also must have a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across the company and work collaboratively with people at all levels.

This role reports to the Vice President, Executive Communications, who is part of McKesson’s Brand, Marketing and Communications leadership team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy aligned with Human Resources’ goals and objectives. Workclosely with HR clients to build clear communication channels,identify communication priorities and establishstrong messaging frameworks. Designated areas of support includeTalent Management & Development, Total Rewards (Benefits & Compensation), HR Shared Services and other HR teams.

  • Leadership Communications and Counsel: Provide strategic counsel to HR leadership on effective communication strategies to foster trust among employees, strengthen McKesson’s culture and advance our enterprise priorities. 

  • Content Development: Oversee the creation of engaging written, visual and multimedia content for HR communications, including newsletters, presentations, videos, digital signage and more. 

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other communications leaders and colleagues to ensure alignment and consistency in messaging and the proper integration of HR communications with broader organizational communications strategies. Foster a culture of knowledge sharing and the ability to embrace the latest technologies and best practices to amplify our team’s efforts. 

  • Measurement and Analysis:Establish metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of HR communication initiatives. Conduct regularassessments and analyze feedback to continuously improve communications strategies. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.

  • 9+ years professional experience in communications, public relations or related fields.

  • 2+ years of managerial experience (direct or virtual teams).

Critical Skills

  • Executive presenceand the ability to inspire confidence among leaders and stakeholders.

  • Strong communications background with experience supporting C-suite leaders.

  • Experienced working with a larger organization in a matrixed environment.

  • Working knowledge of the healthcare industryand experience supporting HR Communications is preferred. 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Organized, confident, professional, focused and not easily distracted or rattled. Strong emotional intelligence is imperative.

  • Outstanding judgment, intuition, self-starter/strong initiative and quick learner.

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to anticipate company and team needs.

  • Excellent organization and project management skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects to budget and schedule.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong partnerships with all facets of the organization to develop and execute plans, leveraging various teams across the organization.


Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, mass media, information technology and/or communications is ideal; graduate degree preferred.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • General office demands

  • Must have the ability to travel up to 10-20% of the time.

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!

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

$125,300 - $208,800

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.

Join us at McKesson!

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