Skip to main content

Sr. Manager, Government Relations

Apply Job ID JR0075633 Date posted 10/05/2022

McKesson requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests.

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful - all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

We are seeking a Senior Manager, Government Relations to represent Network practices on the west coast.

Ideal candidates will reside in TX,CO, AZ, CA, MN, NV.

This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary of $110,000 with benefits. McKesson offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Holidays and PTO.

This position will work from home with up to 60% travel.

Position Summary
The SeniorManager of Government Relations will lead the western region state policy and regulatory strategy for The US Oncology Network on behalf of the Government Relations & Public Policy team. The position will be remote., working in multiple business and public policy issue areas, including responsibility for state policy initiatives, Medicaid reimbursement, regulations, and supporting the federal team when needed. This individual will act as an organization expert on state legislation, policy research, analysis and forecasting. The Senior Manager of Government Relations will also be responsible for crafting, messaging, and executing state legislative and regulatory strategies through leadership roles with allied associations and industry trade groups. This role is also responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive plan to increase Network practice participation in the legislative process through site visits, townhall meetings, and political events. The individual will manage multiple outside consultants to accomplish the above goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for researching, analyzing, and forecasting Network-specific implications of state policy legislation and regulatory proposals

  • Advances Network priorities through engagement with state policymakers, and regulators

  • Direct management of outside consultants and lobbyists through Network contracts

  • Develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with allied industry organizations to assist in achieving public policy goals; serves as a liaison between The Network and industry group

  • Develops and maintains trusted advisor relationship with Network physicians and practice management

  • Strengthens physician relationships with key government policymakers to ensure effective advocacy, including all necessary mobilization tactics to ensure that Network physicians are able to participate in meetings with relevant organizations and elected-officials

  • Supports the federal government relations team as needed and as federal legislative priorities arise when most state legislative sessions are adjourned

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 year degree in public policy, political science, or equivalent experience

  • Typically has 4+ years public affairs experience

  • Thorough knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory, and related public affairs processes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Requirements

  • Professional experience working in a state legislature on health policy or in a health policy capacity at a corporation or advocacy organization preferred

  • Ability to master complex issues and simplify them to educate and persuade policymakers

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to juggle multiple issues simultaneously and prioritize accordingly

  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively

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

We take pride in our culture of connection and believe in a workplace where everyone can be their full, authentic self. We welcome and encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities and others with diverse perspectives to join our growing team. Your unique perspective and experience are valuable assets that can translate into a rewarding career path with us. Apply to join our team and help shape the future of healthcare!

McKesson Total Rewards

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 and benefits programs to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population. For more information regarding McKesson Benefits, please click here.

A competitive salary is determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as alignment with market data. Subject to eligibility, other compensation, such as an annual performance bonus opportunity or long term incentive, may be offered.

Our Pay Range for this position:

$89,200 - $148,600

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!