Northbrook, Illinois

Job Description
Do you want to make a large impact in your next role?! In this high impact role as the Senior Director of Trade Relations, you will assist in the negotiation strategies with pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers. You will have an exciting opportunity to implement pharmaceutical procurement strategies that directly supply to the bottom line of a Fortune 4 organization.

In this high profile leadership role, you will direct and nurture a team of outstanding Trade professionals in setting and implementing pharmaceutical procurement strategies that directly impact the bottom line of Zinc GPO participants, including a Fortune 5 organization.

Zinc, as a GPO and affiliate of CVS Health, enters contracts to control and reduce participant organization costs. You will be responsible for devising and executing on strategies to negotiate rebate contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers to maximize savings to Zinc’s participants and clients.

Your team will have direct account responsibilities for manufacturers and play a large role in maintaining and building partnerships and developing cost management options for Zinc’s GPO participants. Trade and industry relation account responsibilities will include the development of manufacturer strategy, pharmaceutical manufacturer relationship management and direct accountability for the rebate contracting of the traditional brand manufacturer team.

Required Qualifications
- Minimum of 12 years’ experience in managed-care which may include PBM, Specialty pharmacy, or health plan practice.
- Minimum of 5 years leadership experience with negotiating contracts in the Healthcare or PBM industry.
- Experience driving complex contract negotiations and successful completion of contracts, PBM and Managed Care expertise, primarily focused on the management of pharmacy budgets related to manufacturers.
- Experience in leading multiple manufacturer relationships to include direct contact with key decision makers.
- Travel up to 25 % of the time.

Preferred Qualifications
- Healthcare professional or Pharmacy experience.
- Presentation and public speaking skills.
- Strategic vision and critical thinking capacity.
- Creative ability to work in various locations across key business units.

Bachelor's degree required

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. See Job Description

Northbrook, Illinois

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