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 17 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.
The Director of Transportation, Western Canada is accountable to lead the regional team in balancing its objective of driving cost-to-serve efficiencies, while meeting regulatory compliance requirements and customer experience expectations. As a member of the National Transportation organization leadership team, you will contribute in defining the national delivery network, go-to market strategy and carrier strategies, as well as best-in-class processes in the areas of operational performance and regulatory compliance. You will partner with transportation carriers within the region and manage the regional transportation budget. You will be required to engage with and influence multiple key internal stakeholders such as Distribution, Operations, Customer Service, Regulatory/Quality, Strategic Sourcing, Human Resources, Legal and Finance, both at a regional and national level.
Section A - Specific Responsibilities
Ensures lowest transportation cost-to-serve by analyzing company and customer needs, researching transportation methods, best practices, network review and auditing fleet cost and carrier costs as well as performance
Interprets laws, rules and regulations regarding transportation and ensures compliance to such regulations in the region
Oversees maintenance and accuracy of information on routes, rates, and services
Oversees planning and coordination of fleet operations, selects, and negotiates contracts with and manages third-party transportation companies' performance
Engages with and influences multiple key internal stakeholders such as Distribution Operations, Customer Service, Regulatory/Quality, Human Resources, Legal and Finance, both at a regional and national level
Manages regional transportation activities through first level managers and specialist individual contributors
Assists with the development of National Transportation department strategies, objectives, and performance standards/metrics, accountable to implement and deploy in the region
Responsible for the regional transportation budget, drives financial performance by ensuring financial targets are met and identifies opportunities to drive cost-to-serve efficiencies
Ensures regional and/or national transportation related initiatives are delivered as per plan within the region and accountable to meet customers delivery expectations
Actively supports the transportation strategic priorities and LRP
Directly manages a team of managers and individual contributors and is accountable for the engagement level of all employees within span of control
Fosters a cohesive team unit and manages talent pipeline to enable organizational capabilities
Acts as the escalation point for regional decisions that will impact unit operations and may result in delays that could jeopardize overall business activities, add to cost-to-serve and may impact the medium-term goals of the organization
Resolve complex issues where analysis of situation requires a good understanding of organizational objectives
Integrates the activities of multiple workgroups and disciplines to obtain results
Frequently interacts with direct reports, customers, carrier partners, managers and/or peer group managers
Interacts with senior management on matters specific to scope of responsibility
Communicates organizational and functional strategies and translates it into functional goals for regional team.
Section B - Key Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management (operations, logistics, supply chain) or Engineering (industrial) or related field is required
Post-graduate degree or certification designation (CITT) is desirable
10+ years of progressive responsibilities in the areas of transportation, logistics or distribution, 5+ years in a management role
Experience in the pharmaceutical distribution industry or related regulated distribution industries and/or large-scale national distributor/last mile transportation operations is an asset
Experience in DSD (Direct to store delivery)
Leadership - demonstrated ability to lead teams in a complex organization and quickly establish credibility across the organization, to engage and influence others
Financial acumen - demonstrated proficiency in planning, managing an operations budget: identifying root causes to explain variances and elaborating targeted actions to met financial plans
Negotiation and contract management - demonstrated ability in negotiating transportation service and transportation equipment contracts and to manage strategic supplier relationships with national/regional partners
Operational performance - demonstrated ability to develop and deploy analytical models and KPIs related to total cost-to-serve and network performance
People Management - demonstrated ability to mobilize, coach and drive accountability with a diverse team, including individual contributors, managers of people and associates. Experience in a unionized environment is an asset
Communication - demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of the organization clearly and concisely and across functions to persuade and lead others in situations of challenge
Fleet Management - proven track record in optimizing efficiency of a private fleet of linehaul and last mile vehicles
Technology & Systems - demonstrated ability to work with different technology solutions such as Transportation Management System (TMS) and fleet management systems, routing optimization software and carrier sourcing platforms, experience with Oracle OTM an asset
Written and oral fluency in English is required
Availability to travel within the region (up to 20%) is required.
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