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Director, Pharmacy Contracting Services

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Procurement
  • Full time

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

General Overview:

This job is responsible for developing and managing a broad based pharmacy contract portfolio of products and services. Administers the contract portfolio and utilization programs to manage pharmaceutical expense; oversees Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) programs; develops high level strategic relationships with pharmacy leaders, strategic supplier partners, and distributors; assists in formulary program activities; creates sourcing and contract strategies for pharmacy; and develops and maintains pharmaceutical expense reporting on key performance metrics. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Negotiate and/or administer the health system's pharmaceutical contracts.
  • Manage the contract portfolio in an efficient manner designed to optimize market opportunities.
  • Manage the contract life-cycle; including renewal or termination contracts and negotiation of contract changes and amendments, as required.
  • Assist in the development of strategic initiatives and measurements for formulary initiatives. 
  • Monitor pharmaceutical manufacturer performance.
  • Review and evaluate pharmaceutical expenses and perform spend analyses to identify standardization, formulary, utilization and contracting opportunities.
  • Maintain current understanding of the forces impacting the pharmaceutical industry as well as individual manufacturers.
  • Conduct business reviews with pharmaceutical manufacturers, GPO, wholesalers and distributors on a regular basis with a focus on optimizing contract performance.
  • Establish reporting tools and monitors key pharmacy performance metrics.
  • Manage and assists support staff.
  • Responsible for the development, tracking and reporting on personal and team goals and key performance metrics.
  • Participate in the formulation, development and revision to policies, procedures and strategies related to assigned area. 
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • RPh Pharmacy
  • Pharm.D. Pharmacy
  • 3 - 5 years of Acute care pharmacy or similar experience
  • Registered Pharmacist, PA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
  • 0 -1 year of Pharmaceutical distribution experience

  • 0 -1 year of Group purchasing experience

  • 0 -1 year of Leadership experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of pharmacy markets and trade classes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Negotiation skills
  • Contracting skills

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