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Director Pharmacy Contracting

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Livermore
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

**This is a remote position and can be based in any KP location.**
This job's purpose and primary focus is to lead the negotiations with pharmaceutical manufacturers to attain agreements for Commercial, Medicare Part D, Non-prescription and Specialty Drug product utilization. Responsible for maintaining proprietary and strategic relationships with the pharmaceutical industry. Collaborates with and assists the Medical Groups and KP Medical and Pharmacy Leadership in developing and managing drug cost and utilization strategies.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads negotiation, contracting and procurement of quality pharmaceuticals used by the entire KP Program, nationwide.
  • Leads and develop strategies for other business lines and other duties as required at the direction of senior National Pharmacy Leadership.
  • Manages pharmaceutical bids for generic and branded medications.
  • Negotiates contract price, volumes requirements, and language.
  • Develops and coordinates pharmacy purchasing and utilization strategies, programs and intitiaves.
  • Critically evaluate opportunities for value based contracting and benefits designs. Plans, analyzes, coordinates and controls policies and procedures relating to audit trails, distribution, purchasing, quality control and overall compliance with Federal/State/FDA and other regulations.
  • Provide direction and insight to Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Emerging Therapies leadership regarding contracting initiatives and preferred product selection.
  • Commands working knowledge of pricing policy and applicable government regulations.
    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum five (5) years of experience in contract management of pharmaceutical products medical supplies, medical devices, medical equipment or healthcare commodities including managing bids and negotiating a contract based on the bid from price OR
    • Minimum five (5) years of management experience in a large complex integrated healthcare delivery system, or multiple-facility hospital provider system or similar setting.


      • Degree in Pharmacy required.

        License, Certification, Registration

        • Pharmacist License (in location where applicable)

          Additional Requirements:

          • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

            Preferred Qualifications:

            • Masters degree in healthcare or business administration.
            • Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
              PrimaryLocation : California,Livermore,Livermore Administration
              HoursPerWeek : 40
              Shift : Day
              Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
              WorkingHoursStart : 09:00 AM
              WorkingHoursEnd : 05:00 PM
              Job Schedule : Full-time
              Job Type : Standard
              Employee Status : Regular
              Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-PO-01-NUE-Non Union Employee
              Job Level : Director/Senior Director
              Job Category : Pharmacy
              Department : Po/Ho Corp - National Rx Programs & Servics - 0308
              Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time
              Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Livermore , Director Pharmacy Contracting, Executive , Livermore, California

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