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Pharmaceutical Network Contract Manager - OptumRx - Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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736062 Pharmaceutical Network Contract Manager OptumRx Irvine CA

Pharmaceutical Network Contract Manager - OptumRx - Irvine, CA (736062)

Position Description

Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) 


We are searching for a confident, creative professional to join our Irvine, CA, team in an independent and challenging role. As a Contracts Manager, you will oversee and participate in negotiations with our pharmaceutical partners as you build strong industry relationships. We are proud to offer a cutting-edge work environment, talented staff and all the perks that come with working for an industry leader. Ready to take the next step? today.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy distributors in compliance with contract templates, standard checklists, and other key process controls
  • Review and if necessary, revise contracts
  • Anticipate and resolve contract language issues
  • Provide explanation and interpretation of contracts to internal and external customers
  • Work closely with legal and business teams to ensure contract language accurately conveys intent
  • Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
  • Establish and maintain strong business relationships with pharmaceutical companies
  • Participate in additional projects as needed 
  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Identify solutions to non standard requests and problems
  • Solve moderately complex problems and/or conduct moderately complex analyses
  • Work with minimal guidance; seek guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Translate concepts into practice

Our company is an empowering place for people with the flexibility to help create change. Innovation is part of the job description. New ideas are welcome. And passion for improving the lives of our customers is a motivating factor in everything that happens.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience in healthcare network contract management (ideally in pharmaceutical contracts handling complex rebate and procurement agreements with accountability for business results), or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Master's degree
  • Retail pharmacy or Pharmacy Benefit Management knowledge
  • Experience working in Industry Relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information from others
  • Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong negotiation skills

Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing 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, Contracting, Account Manager, Negotiation, Business Development, Manager, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacy, Paralegal, Irvine, CA, California, Contract, Pharma, redline, negotiate

Job Details

  • Contest Number736062
  • Job TitlePharmaceutical Network Contract Manager - OptumRx - Irvine, CA
  • Job FamilyNetwork Contracting and Pricing
  • Business SegmentOptumRx

Job Location Information

  • Irvine, CA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • 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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