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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Manager, Payer Contracts in Frankfort, Kentucky

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Job Description

About the role:

As a Manager, Payer Contracts, you will lead the development and implementation of assigned Payer and PBM contracts with an emphasis on drafting and editing complex agreements for Commercial and Medicare Part D entities. You will be key business partner with Managed Markets, Legal and Finance to guide the evaluation of new commercial opportunities.

How you will contribute:

  • Participate in the business case process to review the opportunities and assist in the evaluation of proposals to ensure it meet the business unit financial and strategic objectives.

  • Negotiate with external customers and internal partners and act as subject matter expert regarding the impact and risk of terms and conditions memorialized within contracts and advise appropriate action to maintain the contracting integrity

  • Provide a high level of contracting support including drafting and editing contract documents, executing contract documents, managing deadlines relative to contract expirations and post contract evaluation for payer accounts to achieve favorable economic and/or strategic terms.

  • Will lead the technical and analytical support for payer contracts.

  • Independently work with Legal, Managed Markets and external customers to discuss business issues to ensure that business deals meet or exceed the requirements of the corporation and the department.

  • Interpret and translate business case requirements into contract language, predicts potential customer concerns, negotiate contract language with external customers and translates such information to ensure accurate contract terms and rebate calculations.

  • Oversee the agreement compliance process – both performance compliance and compliance to terms and conditions; recommend adjustments if necessary.

  • Help with the contract implementation of modified strategies, new product launch activities and special projects

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor’s degree required or 10 years related work experience; master’s degree would be ideal.

  • 5 years of business experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preference for Managed Markets and/or Finance.

  • Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables.

  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "remote" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy. Preference will be given to candidates with a remote location near, and availability to work during the working hours of, the corporate office in Boston, Massachusetts.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Massachusetts - Virtual

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$108,500.00 - $170,500.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/ or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Massachusetts - Virtual

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