Job Description Do you want to make a large impact in your next role? Join CVS Health, a Fortune 4 company, as a Senior Advisor of Strategic Insights and Solutions! This role will support defining a dedicated Trade Operations team to support key negotiations, annual processes and define/execute new processes that drive value for CVS Healthâ™s Pharmaceutical Contracting and Purchasing department.
As a Senior Advisor of Strategic Insights and Solutions, you will assume a highly visible role on the Trade Operations team that drives strategic initiatives and operational execution in support of several cross-functional initiatives. As the pharmacy benefit landscape changes with new high-cost therapies, increasing pressure to reduce pharmacy costs and the evolving policy landscape, the right person for this role is a highly motivated, forward-thinker who can identify opportunities and sort out root causes of issues while leveraging matrix partners to develop and execute innovative strategies effectively and efficiently. Your strategic vision, critical thinking, and creativity will aid in your success. You will develop processes, project management status dashboards, and other tools to deliver actionable insights to Ops Leadership and the broader Trade organization. You will be responsible for working with cross-functional partners to manage identify areas of improvement across Trade and lead highly visible workstreams to optimize and build applications designed to streamline all areas of workflow. Key project leadership activities and workstreams include status tracking during annual processes, provide project leadership/management, and liaising with teams supporting reporting to deliver critical insights based on data and reports.
Examples of responsibilities include: â¢ Manage documentation of process maps, new guiding principles, options analyses as needed; consult on recommended tools to support process improvement initiatives â¢ Provide additional project management support for key projects/initiatives in each LOB as needed â¢ Support framing of decks/analyses for an executive-level audience, including managing working with cross-functional partners to identify any data needs â¢ Manage weekly/monthly status reports with cross-functional input, including high-visibility manufacturer disputes, contract status, and other critical status checks across the department
To be successful, you will utilize your ability to create and manage effective tools to drive efficient operations, as well as your experience coordinating across cross-functional teams with the ability to identify critical issues.
This is a fully remote position. Residence in the Woonsocket, RI are or in the Chicago area is preferred.
Join the company helping people on their path to better health! Our organization offers a competitive benefit package including vacation and holiday paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance, work/life balance, employee discounted stock purchase program, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and employee discounts at all CVS stores.
Required Qualifications â¢ 5-7 years of relevant work experience. â¢ 5+ years of experience leading large, cross-functional projects within healthcare/PBM, clinical account management, consulting services, or related industry â¢ Excellent project management skills with ability to lead and engage in multiple projects and initiatives and appropriately, prioritize her/his own time, and adjust priorities as needed to meet deadlines â¢ Strong functional capabilities using Microsoft applications of PowerPoint, Excel, and Word â¢ Mature decision-making, analytical, oral, and written communication, and presentation skills; advanced MS office skills â¢ Ability to elicit business needs and formulate, propose, and refine process solutions (especially as driven by regulatory changes), to meet the business needs and to drive efficiency, operational improvements, and business value â¢ Effectively conduct research and connect competitive market intel findings to specific opportunities and make appropriate recommendations that guide strategic decision making â¢ Keep current with external trends and market dynamics as they relate to high-cost specialty pharmaceuticals and biosimilars in the pipeline â¢ Knowledge of pharmacy drug pricing models and drug reimbursement methodologies including value-based contracting â¢ Highest level of attention to detail when working within legal and compliance regulations, while working with sensitive, confidential, proprietary, and protected information
COVID Requirements COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement CVS Health requires its Colleagues in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 30 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 60 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.
If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 30 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.
Preferred Qualifications â¢ Experience in managed care which may include PBM, Pharma, market access, account management, specialty pharmacy, or health plan experience. â¢ Experience using lean process tools and leading process improvement exercises â¢ Exposure and/or knowledge of the evolving regulatory environment â¢ Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturers, manufacturing processes, and pharmacy in general
Education â¢ Bachelorâ™s degree in finance, pharmacy, healthcare, business, or related field required â¢ MBA, Masterâ™s Degree, or PharmD preferred
Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.
We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.
Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.
At CVS Health, we work every day to help people on their path to better health. Never has it been more important for us to deliver on our purpose to our valued customers, patients, members, and employees. With a presence in communities across the country, CVS Health colleagues are and will continue to be a critical piece of the country’s health care solution. The health and safety of our employees, patients, customers, and members is our top priority as we face the impact of COVID-19 together. If you would like to learn about the actions we are taking as a company as we learn more about COVID-19 and its spread, we encourage you to visit our COVID-19 resource center at https://cvshealth.com/covid-19
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CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran – we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT. Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.
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