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UnitedHealth Group Network Pricing Manager - Telecommute in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As a Network Pricing Manager, you will play a key role in establishing strategic pricing and managing pharmacy network performance for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement business. Although this is an individual contributor role requiring strong cross functional collaboration and deep understanding of network pricing to maximize savings opportunities, we are also seeking someone who has led / mentored / supervised others. This role requires an advanced proficiency using MS Excel for analyses, the ability to convey complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, and someone who is adaptable, able to work independently, and be comfortable sometimes dealing with ambiguity.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing and reporting of generic discount performance for the Medicare line of business

  • Ensuring all contractual terms are satisfied for the client and network providers

  • Producing network pricing assumptions used in UnitedHealthcare’s M&R's annual CMS bid submission

  • Strategic pricing for future plan year used to market over 500 plans

  • Managing and reporting on achieved affordability value OptumRx provides to UHC M&R

  • Additional analyses used to identify key drivers of variances throughout the plan year

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or High School Diploma / GED with 10+ years of directly related experience)

  • 5+ years of experience in a role analyzing, summarizing, and presenting data; strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced proficiency working in MS Excel (able to maintain large worksheets, work with Data Lists and Tables, use Advanced Functions, and create and work with Pivot Tables)

  • Intermediate or better proficiency working with other programs in MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently, and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Statistics, etc.

  • 3+ years of experience working in pharmacy benefit management (PBM), working for OptumRx, and / or working for UnitedHealthcare’s M&R

  • Experience using SQL, MS Access, Python, etc.

  • Experience leading and / or supervising others

  • Knowledge of Medicare Part D

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information from others coupled with extremely strong attention to detail

Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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