Lead Director, Specialty Trade Relations

at CVS Health in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Bring your heart to CVS Health Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand – with heart at its center – our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver. Our Heart At Work Behaviors support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.

Position SummaryCVS Health is one of the leading specialty pharmacies in the country, dispensing or managing more than $70B of specialty medications annually. Continued leadership in this space is a key fundamental priority for the organization. The Specialty Trade organization is a critical partner responsible for gaining access to drugs through either broad or limited distribution arrangements, negotiating product acquisition economics and selling in valuable services that differentiate us as a leading specialty pharmacy.

Do you want to make a large impact in your next role? Join CVS Health as a Lead Director Specialty Trade Relations, where you will be involved in the development and execution of key strategies and initiatives with specialty pharmaceutical manufacturers. Strategies will include procurement of products, distribution strategies, acquisition economics, specialty services such as data and reporting services, adherence programs and other performance services. In this high impact role, you will have direct account responsibilities for established manufacturers, manage pharma relationships at a leadership level, be accountable for the cost of goods of pharmaceutical manufacturer products, and improvement in the reduction of these costs, while also identifying and exploiting new opportunities for current and new manufacturers. Here, you are an integral member of the team. Your experience with market access and B2B, as well as your success effectively managing multiple manufacturer relationships will be key. You will utilize your creativity and skilled collaboration across multiple key business units as well as your strategic vision and critical thinking capabilities. You should be comfortable balancing multiple priorities at a time, such as when dealing with multiple contract negotiations and multiple manufacturer initiatives. *Strongly prefer a candidate in Northbrook, IL but will consider remote for the right candidate.Required Qualifications8 years experience in specialty pharmacy, healthcare, contracting or pharmaceutical industry required. – Successful experience in business development and contracting, experience effectively presenting in front of large, executive level customer audiences required. -Ability to travel, up to 20% of the time, as needed, per business needs.Preferred QualificationsMBA Preferred

5 years experience in managing specialty/biologic manufacturer relationships preferred.

2 years experience with contract negotiations and successful completion of contracts strongly preferred.Education Bachelor’s degree required; equivalent combination of experience and/or education may be considered.

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$100,000.00 – $227,000.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors. This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above. This position also includes an award target in the company’s equity award program. In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities. The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees. The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners. As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies. For more detailed information on available benefits, please visit

CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

CVS Health is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, advancing, and retaining individuals with disabilities. As such, we strive to provide equal access to the benefits and privileges of employment, including the provision of a reasonable accommodation to perform essential job functions. CVS Health colleagues can initiate a request for a reasonable accommodation, including a qualified interpreter, written information in other formats, translation or other services through myHR (1-888-694-7287, or through myLeave at myHR). If you have a speech or hearing disability, please call 7-1-1 to utilize Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). We will make every effort to respond to your request within 48 business hours and do everything we can to work towards a solution.

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Job Posting: JC248044408

Posted On: Sep 18, 2023

Updated On: Sep 25, 2023

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