Responsible for the creation, negotiation, implementation and performance of Specialty Pharmacy contracts for Oncology product(s). Build processing model, develop guidelines for reporting/analysis, collaborate with Health Systems account managers to monitor contract performance & terminate non-performing contracts. The incumbent will support the lifecycle of the Specialty Pharmacy contract, including: 1) Review, edit and propose contract language and amendments pertaining to data collection and measurement of key performance indicators (in collaboration with the account management team) with Specialty Pharmacies to minimize unfavorable business terms and risk to the company; 2) Collaborate with account managers to analyze contract compliance, take necessary actions to improve performance or terminate underperforming contracts; and 3) Responsible for all aspects of Specialty Pharmacy data, analytics, and reporting; ensuring the dissemination of accurate, reliable, timely, and actionable information to actively support and improve business decisions. Support efforts to monitor, identify, obtain and actively utilize quantitative information required to support corporate objectives.
Collaborate with the Data Governance team in supporting data acquisition for the Specialty Pharmacy networks in support of Xtandi and Xospata
Assist with proposal development for Specialty Pharmacies in collaboration with Health Systems' account management team. Obtain appropriate signoffs from Strategic Pricing Committee.
Review, edit and propose contract language and amendments pertaining to data collection and measurement of key performance indicators (in collaboration with the account management team) with Specialty Pharmacies to minimize unfavorable business terms and risk to the company. Proactively collaborates with Legal to ensure timely review of proposed changes in contract language.
Support analytical and reporting processes for all Specialty Pharmacy data to achieve organizational goals.
Business champion for technology solutions related to Specialty Pharmacy data and reporting. Interacts with Astellas Account Management team to understand current and future needs of data reporting.
Monitor Specialty Pharmacy performance to all established key performance standards and report standings to leadership team on a monthly basis.
Participate in cross-functional reporting processes that create mutual understanding of overall data parameters and certify deliverables for common objectives
Comprehend all available data sources, provide governance and standardization, and ensure best practice
Partner with stakeholders and Information Systems to implement and automate models into day-to-day business decision making
Create and administrate Specialty Pharmacy dashboards
Manage contract data and reporting requirements to ensure data reporting adhere to contract terms and conditions
Manages and overseas all Specialty Pharmacy data fees and data reporting
Point of contact for Specialty Pharmacies
Serves as a support resource overseeing all key processes, procedures, key strategic initiatives related to Specialty Pharmacy contracting and data management
Reports directly in to Associate Director, Specialty Oncology Contracting & Analytics.
Cross functional leadership interaction across all areas of Astellas
Individual contributor with significant experience in leading both internal and external departments
College degree in a business discipline with an MBA preferred
Minimum of 5-10 years prior experience in Specialty Pharmacy analysis and negotiations in a pharmaceutical industry.
Prior experience in reviewing & negotiating contracts, contracts analysis, financial modeling, planning & analysis is highly desirable
Ability to analyze/interpret contract language and identify risks to the company
Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills; Qlikview is desirable
Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service commitment, orientation to detail, ability to interact across all levels of management
Ability to work in: fast paced, cross-functional teams; make presentations & recommendations to senior management and leadership teams.
Matrix management skills
Proven analytical and quantitative skills
Proven oral and written, communication skills
Strong leadership and collaboration skills
Strategic thinking, creativity and capacity to assist others in developing ideas and business opportunities
Ability to multi-task
Entrepreneurial in nature
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the U.S. and employs nearly 1,200 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer event, to demonstrate this commitment.