Senior Director, Rx Pricing & Underwriting
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Builds the vision for our pricing/underwriting function including how deals are assessed, model is built and executed. Accountable for the completeness of the modeling work, assumptions and overall assessment of the profitability of potential proposals and to retain existing business and to continue to win new business.
Sets the vision for the Pricing/Underwriting team and oversees financial aspects of the contract and pricing process and related efforts.
Develops and drives the modeling strategy that links the long-range plan to our deal models.
Underwrites large (>$1B in pharmacy revenue) high-profile proposals, special projects and reviews and approves underwriting proposals performed by the analyst team.
Partners with internal and external clients during the sales and contracting process to provide financial and pricing guidance to ensure maximum profitability. Works collaboratively with Sales, Account Management, Finance, and Operations to assure proposals meet client requirements.
Partners with Contracting team regarding the prioritization of contract deals to align pricing support.
Collaborates with internal stakeholders regarding process improvements related to the contract & pricing process.
Provides advanced subject matter expertise and guidance regarding all finance related decisions for our deal models with significant scope and a high level of business complexity.
Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and inspires employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.
Bachelor's Degree and at least 8 years of business and/or finance experience preferably in a healthcare setting (for example: Retail Pharmacy, PBM, Pharma company, etc.) OR a High School diploma/GED and at least 11 years of business and/or finance experience preferably in a healthcare setting (for example: Retail Pharmacy, PBM, or Pharma company, etc.).
Experience building and maintaining relationships within a matrixed team.
At least 5 years of experience modeling and/or implementing pricing strategies focused on consistent and/or increased profitability.
Experience analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions and experience in synthesizing the information into the big picture view.
Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
Experience developing strategic initiatives which align with business goals and budget.
Experience building and maintaining relationships within a team and across functional teams.
Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
At least 5 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
At least 5 years of direct leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership experience.
Willing to travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Master's Degree / MBA
Knowledge of pharmacy industry including Retail, PBM, Managed Care, Mail Service, and/or Specialty Pharmacy.
At least 5 years of experience managing complex projects (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
Website : http://www.walgreens.com
At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our over 7,800 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in our call centers, distribution centers, on-site clinics, specialty pharmacies and corporate offices. In fact, those daily demonstrations of our purpose have helped Walgreens become an industry leader and a household name. Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Here, you’ll find supportive co-workers, an innovative environment and the tools you need to grow your skills, help build healthy communities and advance your career.