Manager of Network Contracting - Hybrid

Manager of Network Contracting - Hybrid

cpl healthcare | Dublin, IE

Posted 15 days ago

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At UnitedHealth Group and Optum, we want to make healthcare work better for everyone. This depends on hiring the best and brightest. With a thriving ecosystem of investment and innovation, our business in Ireland is constantly growing to support the healthcare needs of the future. Our teams are at the forefront of building and adapting the latest technologies to propel healthcare forward in a way that better serves everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, we use the most advanced development tools, AI, data science and innovative approaches to make the healthcare system work better for everyone. Join us and do your life's best work. OptumRx is looking for a curious and self-motivated individual to identify and develop strategies that leverage the full breadth of Optum assets to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges in the area of pharmacy services. This role will be responsible for understanding the needs of industry partners and developing business solutions using the data and capabilities of Optum. We are looking for people that can collaborate with business partners, anticipate future industry needs, and have strong financial acumen. Careers with Optum offer hybrid work arrangements and individuals who live in the Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to regularly work from home (remote). Here at Optum we use the office space to promote community, enhance collaboration and foster innovation. The Manager of Network Contracting is responsible for contracting and provider relationship management activities within OptumRx in support of an assigned group of pharmacy providers. This role will work to develop and maintain positive relationships with pharmacy partners that yield results and drive client satisfaction and will play an active role by managing contractual obligations and compliance, contract negotiations, operational needs and relationship needs. Primary Responsibilities: Lead and assist with contractual negotiations Develop and execute on provider strategy development Maintain an ongoing knowledge of provider’s business as well as their contract with OptumRx Provide positive alternatives to complex situations encountered by providers and manage expectations Escalate provider concerns internally and to help solve complex issues Communicate effectively with providers via face-to-face meetings, conference calls and written correspondence Manage contractual obligations including but not limited to contract compliance Be a self-starter, produce quality work, make decisions, and deliver on commitments You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications: Extensive contract management experience Experience with pharmacy or healthcare Experience of financial analysis Intermediate level of proficiency with MS word and excel Preferred Qualifications: Extensive experience of provider relations and/or network management experience Extensive negotiation experience Undergraduate degree Strategic thinker and/or project management skills Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application. Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organisation around one giant objective; make the health system 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. ℠ All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the Optum Ireland Telecommuter Policy. At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. 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.