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) We are searching for a confident, creative professional to join our 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
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree Strong experience as a contract manager handling complex procurement or other business partner agreements with accountability for business results Experience with legal language, contracting, contract review Familiarity with contract life cycles, renewal / renegotiation preparations, procurement processes and proposal development tools 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 Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and Workshare Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree Experience in the pharmaceutical industry Healthcare, retail pharmacy, or Pharmacy Benefit Management knowledge Experience working in Industry Relations Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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) 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. Job Keywords: Trade Relations Contracts, Contract Manager, Optum, Dublin, Ireland
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.