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Humana Director, Pharmacy Clinical Pipeline in Aberdeen, South Dakota


The Director, Pharmacy Clinical Pipeline oversees the medical and pharmacy drug pipeline tracking and forecasting, supports financial sales analysis and market event news. This position will work and collaborate with leaders across the Humana enterprise, clinical subject matter experts, analytics, actuaries and finance teams.


The Director, Pharmacy Pipeline requires a broad understanding of pharmacy and managed care to develop and/or implement strategies that translate clinical information into financial projections to ensure Humana profitability. He/she requires an in-depth understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across the function and segments of Humana Inc.


  • Lead our medical and pharmacy drug pipeline process, monitoring drugs in development and new drug approvals

  • Leads a team of clinical pharmacists and financial analysts that serve as subject matter experts in assigned therapeutic areas who research and analyze drugs and emerging therapeutics, including financial forecasts

  • Proactively monitors relevant publicly available news/developments in the pharmaceutical sector to direct relevant drug pipeline investigations

  • Partners with clinical and business professionals, actuaries and operations in a team environment

  • Develop corporate communications of high quality to be shared with senior leadership such as drug pipeline updates and market event notifications

  • Presents to senior leadership on key metrics including drug pipeline impacts

  • Contribute to Humana formulary strategy as it relates to pipeline products

  • Participates in Humana Pharmacy committees as appropriate

  • Invest in the development of associates, and the growth of the team

Required Qualifications

  • Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of pharmacy

  • Clear and active Pharmacist license in the state(s) in which you are required to practice

  • Eight (8) years of clinical experience in managed care or equivalent experience

  • Five (5) years' experience in effectively leading direct reports and cross-functional teams

  • Three (3) years of experience drug pipeline or trend analysis

  • Strong track record of driving solutions that achieved clinical and financial outcomes

  • Exceptional cross-functional collaboration, relationship management, influencing, and interpersonal skills

  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills, as well as the polish, poise, and executive presence to effectively interact with and present to external partners and executive and senior-level stakeholders

  • Very disciplined; has the ability to manage competing priorities and operate effectively within a large and complex organizational structure

  • Ability to engage, educate, influence and guide matrixed teams at all levels on the concepts, opportunities and strategy of managing traditional, specialty, and novel medications

  • Ability to influence and build relationships with people across all levels and organizations internally and externally

  • Able to demonstrate adaptability and timeliness when urgent requests or projection alterations are required

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA, pharmacoeconomics or health outcomes training

  • Board Certified Pharmacist

  • Experience in finance and/or business-related pharmacy practice

Additional Information

  • Ability to travel 15%

  • Must be able to work during core business hours, Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM EST

Additional Information

Interview Format:

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information for you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

If you are selected, you will receive correspondence inviting you to participate in a Modern Hire assessment. You will have a set of questions and you will provide responses to each question. You should anticipate this to take about 15 - 20 minutes. Your answers will be reviewed and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round.

Alert: Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants selected for leader review may be asked to provide a social security number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from Humana@myworkday.com with instructions to add the information into the application at Humana's secure website.

According to Humana's COVID-19 policy, vaccination and masking is required regardless of vaccination status (with exception for eating and drinking) for associates working in a clinical setting where patients receive care (e.g., pharmacy retail locations, clinics, home care). The policy only requires the primary series alone (first and second vaccine). Boosters are encouraged, but not required. Associates have the option to request an accommodation for medical, religious or other personal needs.

Please note: Some areas of our business, such as the Primary Care Organization including CenterWell, Conviva, Kindred at Home, onehome, SeniorBridge, Neighborhood Centers, Pharmacy Distribution Centers and others, may be required to adhere to federal, state or local or additional workplace guidelines.

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