Inventory Lead 

  • Mckesson
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Mar 09, 2020
Full time Admin-Clerical Health Care

Job Description

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

Position Description

Provides direction and leadership supporting the Inventory Manager to ensure proper inventory levels are maintained to fulfill service level agreements. Inspire clear and consistent communication to assist management, customers and employees; and proposing recommendations for improving current inventory processes when appropriate.  Maintain continuous, consistent work flow, with ability to be self directed.  Provide assistance with training inventory clerks, and performing inventory audits. Will be called upon to provide backup assistance for technical issues as necessary. Receives and stores incoming supplies. Counts stock and enters data in compute to maintain inventory records. Processes records of medication and equipment dispensed to hospital patient, compute charges, and enters data in computer. Prepares IV (intravenous) packs, using sterile technique, under supervision of hospital pharmacist. Cleans equipment and sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods. Types and files reports, and completes formed as directed. Assists in stocking shelves, checking prices and maintaining inventory. Higher level technicians may have the following additional duties: May work closely with drug wholesalers and directly with manufacturers to ensure the uninterrupted provision of medications for our patients and ensure the Robot completes the daily assignments on time and with accuracy.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions 

  • Create and direct scheduled cycle counts, researching discrepancies utilizing SAP reports and logs for final review by management
  • Proactively communicate stock level issues with customer and suppliers to ensure seamless NDC transitions
  • Oversight of formulary changes initiating drug location moves
  • Reconciling tote receiving/put away variances, reporting overage/shortage issues to the DC and Finance
  • Processing Drug Recalls and Quarantines
  • Oversight of quarterly drug expiration sweeps, processing returns of outdated product
  • Assistance with drug slotting and bin changes based on velocity




Minimum Requirements
2+ years of pharmacy operations experience (Please note that specific business units minimum years of experience may be different, and may require pharmacy certification depending on state law)

Critical Skills

Additional Knowledge & Skills
Thorough knowledge of pharmacy operations; good communication and computer skills.

HS Diploma or Equivalent or Pharmacy Technician certification


Physical Requirements
General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement
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 program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that 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.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.