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Vice President BriovaRx Specialty Contracting - Irvine, CA or Schaumburg, IL

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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730706 Director Network Contracting Schaumburg IL

Vice President BriovaRx Specialty Contracting - Irvine, CA or Schaumburg, IL (730706)

Position Description

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)


The Vice President, BriovaRx Specialty Contracting  develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, ancillary groups & facilities, etc.) yielding a geographically competitive, broad access, stable network that achieves objectives for unit cost performance and trend management, and produces an affordable and predictable product for customers and business partners. The Vice President will evaluate and negotiate contracts in compliance with company contract templates, reimbursement structure standards, and other key process controls. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with Hospital, Physician, Pharmacy, or Ancillary providers, and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, translate and execute strategies or functional / operational objectives for a region, line of business, or major portion of a business segment functional area

  • network configuration and incentive-based payment models as appropriate to improve quality and efficiency

  • Direct others to resolve highly complex or unusual business problems that affect major functions or disciplines

  • Drive programs that impact markets of customers and consumers

  • Developing and managing pharmaceutical manufacturer relationships for specialty products

  • Evaluating, negotiating, and managing various manufacturer contracts (e.g. discounts, fee-for-service programs, data arrangements, limited distribution access)

  • Managing a cross-functional team that supports all aspects of specialty contract initiation, administration, and pull through

  • Provide collaborative and strategic insight and direction for specialty product launches, pipeline products, and patient care services across the UHG organization

  • In collaboration with key internal stakeholders, provide insight into specialty financial forecasting, pricing, and other financial initiatives across the UHG organization

  • Serve as a specialty subject matter expert as needed

  • Develop, translate and execute specialty strategies and functional / operational objectives for OptumRx, BriovaRx, and BriovaRx Infusion Services as related to specialty contracting

  • Drive specialty strategies to advance patient care, improve access to specialty products, and enhance the organization-s overall financial performance

  • Meet and/or exceed assigned departmental goals

  • Direct and mentor a cross-functional team and cultivate employee growth and development



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a clinical discipline (Pharmacist or Nurse) or graduate degree with relevant healthcare experience

  • 15+ years’ experience in the health care industry

  • 10+ years’ experience in a specialty-related role managing complex manufacturer contracts and relationships with accountability for business results

  • 10+ years’ experience with developing and managing pharmaceutical manufacturer relationships or working in the pharmaceutical industry

  • 10+ years of people management experience

  • 10+ years’ experience with financial planning and forecasting

  • Expert level of knowledge of specialty pharmacy and US healthcare issues

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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: Director, Network Contracting, management, health care, financial planning, pharmacy, Schaumburg, IL, Illinois


Job Details

  • Contest Number730706
  • Job TitleVice President BriovaRx Specialty Contracting - Irvine, CA or Schaumburg, IL
  • Job FamilyNetwork Contracting and Pricing
  • Business SegmentOptumRx

Job Location Information

  • Irvine, CA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsSchaumburg, IL

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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