Retail Pharmacy Contracting Advisor-Express Scripts at Cigna

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description:


ThePharmacy Contracting Advisoris responsible for the renewal and ongoing management contracting activities of assigned retail providers and supporting ESI's strategic initiatives related to network access. The Advisor will have direct interface with industry executives from their respective accounts and will manage the day-to-day contracting relationship with assigned providers. He/she will assumea role in overall performance management, strategic planning and analytical development as it relates to ESI's performance of the provider contract, and will coordinate management of Supply Chain functions, including, but not limited to, reporting, pricing and operations for all contracts. The Advisor will have responsibility to manage multiple retail provider client-specific custom initiatives related to network contracting and solicitations, often in a condensed time frame.


  • Strategic development, execution, analysis and assignment of work plan initiatives including but not limited to network development, provider contracting/re-contracting.

  • Provide direction and supervision of network goals pertaining to contract language/structure revisions and re-contracting.

  • Maintain working strategic knowledge and operational understanding of assigned chains necessary to provide insight to their individual financial influence and the relationship to the global impact for ESI and its clients.

  • Serve as project manager and liaison to ESI clients and Sales & Account Management, for purposes of executing strategic network initiatives and custom network requirements.


  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in related field strongly preferred.

  • At least 3 to 5 years of related contracting experience.

  • Knowledge of the healthcare, PBM industry and products.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills.

  • Experience in managing and motivating indirect reports.

  • Problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Project management/organizational skills.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally to resolve complex client issues.

  • Strong focus on customer service.

  • Ability to manage timelines and meet tight client deadlines.

  • PC skills including Microsoft Office and Excel.

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 81,500 - 135,900 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That's why you'll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you'll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna .

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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