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Director of Industry Relations - Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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Director of Industry Relations - Irvine, CA(Job Number:716197)

Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)


What makes your career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Growth opportunities among the variety of product lines and making an impact on the healthcare system ensures it will always be challenging and exciting. The Director of Industry Relations negotiates with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for rebate discounts while working with a cross functional internal teams (Finance/Accounting, Clinical, Legal, Contract Specialist, Client Management) to assure that OptumRx is managing Therapeutic Classes to the lowest net cost for our clients, following clinical guidelines, and executing contracts that are in compliance with  business goals and objectives.  The Director of Industry Relations responsibilities may also include client facing responsibilities.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, recommend, and execute contracting strategies in a timely manner that meet both short term and long term objectives and the needs of clients with membership in the Commercial, Medicare, and Managed Medicaid lines of business
  • Direct others to resolve business problems that affect multiple functional area
  • Have the ability to work on multiple projects or contracts simultaneously and meet business timelines
  • Evaluate, interpret, negotiate, and update language for those contracts under responsibility.

This Director position will also require the understanding of the following:

  • Financial modeling analytics for contract assessment
  • The understanding of the OptumRx client mix
  • Mail order capabilities
  • Client RFP process
  • Formulary utilization management tools


Job Provider Contracting & Network Development
Primary Location US-CA-Irvine
Other Location 
Organization OptumRx Industry Reltn & Trade
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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