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Associate Director Industry Relations - Telecommute - 933012

Irvine, CA 92606 Work Remotely
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    933012

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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The Associate Director of Industry Relations negotiates with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for rebate discounts while working with cross functional internal teams (Finance / Accounting, Clinical, Legal, Contract Specialist, Client Management) to assure that OptumRx is managing Therapeutic Classes, following clinical guidelines, to achieve the lowest net cost for our clients by executing contracts that are in compliance with business goals and objectives. This is a challenging, very visible individual contributor role where you can make an impact on healthcare costs. Ideally, candidates will be located at one of our UHG locations, though we may consider a telecommuting role for a stellar candidate.

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Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • 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
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  • Direct others to assist in resolution of business challenges associated with the prosecution and maintenance of formulary contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers
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  • Evaluate, interpret, negotiate, and update contract language associated with the agreements between OptumRx and pharmaceutical manufacturers
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  • Detailed clinical information associated with various disease states and contracted medications associated with a pharmaceutical company along with all medications that compete within the same category as the contracted medications
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  • Basic construct of various books of business and how each operate (e.g. Medicare, Commercial, Managed Medicaid)
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  • The use and differences among formulary utilization management tools
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  • Financial modeling and analytics associated with therapeutic class reviews and strategies aimed at achieving the lowest net cost for our clients
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You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Bachelor's Degree
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  • 4+ years of industry experience in pharmaceutical contracting negotiations, strategy development and contract redlining
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  • Excellent communication, time / project management, problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills
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  • Ability to work on multiple projects or contracts simultaneously while meeting business timelines
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  • Intermediate level of proficiency working with MS Office
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Advanced degree (MBA or PharmD)
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  • 4+ years of experience in managed health care or pharmacy benefit management
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  • Ability to work well and collaboratively, with multiple teams or departments for business growth or profitability goals
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  • Proven negotiations skills along with a proactive nature and comfort with accountability
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  • 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
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  • Proven interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others
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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 youll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, youre 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)

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.

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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.

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

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Job keywords: Associate Director Industry Relations, Industry Relations, Rebates, Pharmaceutical Contracting Negotiations, Strategy Development, Contract Redlining, Project Management, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote, WAH, Irvine, CA, California

Posted: 2021-06-02 Expires: 2021-08-29

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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