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Associate Director of Pharmacy Strategy Development - Minnetonka, MN or Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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751200 Associate Director of Pharmacy Strategy Development Minnetonka MN or Irvine CA

Associate Director of Pharmacy Strategy Development - Minnetonka, MN or Irvine, CA (751200)

Position Description

It's a big step forward when you realize that you've earned the trust to lead a team. Now, let's determine just how big that step can be. Take on this managerial role with UnitedHealth Group and you'll be part of a team that's reshaping how health care works for millions. We're driving ever higher levels of sophistication in how provider networks are composed and compensated. Your expertise in provider networks can help us build in the next phase of evolution. In this managerial role, you'll use your knowledge and analytical skills to help determine how clinical providers group up by specialty and service line. As you do, you'll discover the resources, backing and opportunities that you'd expect from a Fortune 6 leader.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of strategic initiatives aimed at improving the access and affordability of healthcare, specifically pharmaceutical products related to prescription drug list and drug distribution channel strategies
  • Development of Excel-based analytic models to evaluate financial impact of various drug management strategies
  • Compare and value different strategies based on generated data
  •  Maintain positive relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers and develop pricing that supports management initiatives 
  • Present potential strategies to internal stakeholders in a clear and concise manner including key senior leaders within UHC
  • Drive ideas forward and obtain cross functional buy - in based on the analysis of effectiveness of drugs, drug cost, and drug market share

Be prepared to be challenged. This is a fast-paced, intense and performance focused environment where you'll need to juggle competing priorities, present complex information and work with senior level leadership from all lines of the business. This position will serve as a program lead and performance manager across Provider Experience & Network services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required but Master's Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of analytical experience in financial analysis, healthcare pricing, network management, healthcare economics, or related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience with provider payment methodologies and healthcare products
  • At least an intermediate level of proficiency in performing financial impact analysis, risk management, and data manipulation
  • 2+ years of experience in creating and using financial modeling tools, spreadsheets, and information acquisition tools including experience in interpreting and reviewing financial modeling results to evaluate the financial impact of contract changes and develop forecasts
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert level proficiency in MS Excel

Building diverse, high quality provider networks is creating greater access to health care and improving the lives of millions. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work.SM

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


Job Keywords: Healthcare, Managed Care, Prescription, Prescription Drug, PBM, Pharmacy Benefit Management; pharmacy management strategies; pharmaceutical; PharmD, Pharm-D, network strategy, prescription drug list, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, Irvine, CA, California

Job Details

  • Contest Number751200
  • Job TitleAssociate Director of Pharmacy Strategy Development - Minnetonka, MN or Irvine, CA
  • Job FamilyNetwork Management
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Networks

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsIrvine, CA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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