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Pharmaceutical Network Contract Manager - OptumRX - Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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Pharmaceutical Network Contract Manager - OptumRX - Irvine, CA(Job Number:724118)

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? Apply 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.


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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