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Cigna Director, Medical Drug Strategy - Express Scripts in Bloomington, Minnesota

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Medical Drug Contracting Strategy & Solutions is responsible for leading the development and growth of our medical drug contracting offering to clients. An emphasis will be placed on working with internal and external partners to build a holistic offering that meets the needs of Health Plans and Employer Groups across the entire enterprise.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to negotiate appropriate contractual terms with payers and consultants

  • Ability to work and influence cross-functional partners to achieve key initiative growth

  • Accountable for upsell targets and deepening relationships with existing clients

  • Ability to navigate regulatory requirements of Medicare and Medicaid

  • Oversee team that is focused on modeling and providing recommendations to clients for benefit updates

  • Ability to support needs of Cigna Health Plan, Health Spring and Evicore

  • Ability to understand and ensure compliance with vendor contracts

  • Demonstrated to initiative with commitment and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years general managed care experience

  • Registered Pharmacist preferred

  • 1-2 years of medical drug management experience

  • 10 years within general managed care experience

  • Background on medical drug management necessary

  • Track record of developing innovative solutions and driving client upsells

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills required; proven leadership skills, team-orientation, a proactive management style and strong commitment to client service a must; ability to work on multiple tasks, prioritize, resolve complex issues, and have strong project management skills; ability to learn multiple internal reporting and analytic tools use advanced problem solving skills; work independently, as well as collaboratively.

  • Intellectual curiosity and strong professional judgement. Demonstrated ability for creative analysis and creative problem-solving.

  • Ability to handle complex analysis, from issue identification to proposal to solution implementation.

  • Demonstrated initiative with commitment and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong relationship development capabilities with ability to work effectively with Senior Management.

  • Strong detail orientation, organization, and management of multiple parallel projects with fluid timelines. .

  • Strong ability to work independently and to lead diverse teams.

ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS

At Express Scripts, we dare to imagine a better health care system, and we’re driven to make it happen. Where some see obstacles, we see possibilities. We’re challengers, difference-makers and opportunity-seekers, united with our partners in pursuit of a simpler, more sustainable system and better health for all.

We have always acted first to take on the toughest challenges. We uniquely partner across the health care ecosystem to uncover opportunities, take action, advance health care and deliver better outcomes – like no one else can. We believe health care can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.

Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corporation, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical and beyond to further total health for all.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products. Together, with our 74,000 employees worldwide, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.

When you work with Cigna, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives while working together to make the world a healthier place. What difference will you make? To see our culture in action, search #TeamCigna on Instagram.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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