Associate Director, Global Pricing & Contracting Strategy

Avanos - Alpharetta, GA3.6

Contract | CommissionEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Requisition ID: 1356

Job Title: Associate Director, Global Pricing & Contracting Strategy

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:
Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.
At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit

Purpose of the Position:
The Associate Director, Global Pricing and Contracting Strategy will be responsible for implementing and managing strategic pricing and contracting processes across Avanos’ global business units. This leader will also be responsible for designing, developing and implementing dashboards / KPIs through sustainable, repeatable, and quantifiable process improvements to minimize price erosion, optimize revenue, and improve profitability. The individual will lead global pricing strategy development and partner with stakeholders in the development of innovative contracting solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Contracting and Offer Development
Supports North America GPO/IDN/IHN strategy development and administers the resultant contract (from bid to compliance) for Avanos’ NA business
Lead the contracting process from start to completion including preparing the financial evaluation, obtaining business unit approval, developing the term sheet, legal review, and contract execution
Supports Tender strategy development and administers the resultant contract (from bid to compliance) for Avanos’ EMEA and APAC businesses
Develop ROI metrics for contracts to maximize value and contract retention and provide input into organizational pull through initiatives to drive additional revenue growth
Own relationship(s) with key Acute Care distributors as needed
Pricing Strategy / Chargebacks and Tracings
Responsible for strategic analysis and administration on pricing for all US customers for Avanos’ business
Administers pricing for OUS Customers shipped direct from US-based Distribution Centers and OUS Avanos affiliates (i.e. transfer pricing)
Responsible for the calculation and payment of all incentives and fees for US GPO’s, Corporate IDN/IHNs, and Distributors
Own and manage pricing analysis for the business units, defining the key metrics and delivering required reporting to all key stakeholders
Partner with Global / Regional Marketing, Corporate / National Accounts to develop Value Based Pricing strategies that capture customer willingness-to-pay and drive profitable growth
Lead and optimize the Pricing Governance Committee (Growth Room) and work closely with key stakeholders to execute business specific pricing strategies
Global owner of Vistex pricing system
Responsible for the support and development of all system enhancements (from idea to implementation) affecting Pricing and Contract Administration for NA SAP/S4 HANA instance and

Reporting Relationships:
Reports to: VP, Commercial Operations

Direct Reports: TBD, team of 20+ members including Europe based team

Cost Center Responsibility: $2M+

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a business-related area or area with strong emphasis towards quantitative analysis (Engineering, etc.). A Master’s degree is preferred but not required.

Key Leadership Behaviors:
A dynamic leader who is highly resourceful and assertive to transform and innovate business operational and needs to maintain organizational effectiveness
Must possess demonstrated analytical skills and thrive in a detail-oriented environment
Strong Communication skills
Ability to lead and develop talent
Superior consulting/influencing skills
Project management expertise with an ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects on tight timelines
Financial acumen, including resource allocation, budget management and reporting, strategic sourcing, and P&L evaluation
Ability to work cross functionally and translate business needs to business processes and reports.
Ability to quickly learn and leverage systems is strongly preferred, as well as understanding of system interrelationships.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum five to seven years of experience in Finance and/or Strategic Pricing, preferably with global exposure
Experience managing and developing teams, preferably experience “leading leaders.”
Expert knowledge of MS Excel and strong ability in MS PowerPoint and MS Word are required
Mastery of process improvement tools
Knowledge of SAP/S4 HANA
Experience in medical devices or similar life sciences industry is strongly preferred
Experience using and/or implementing Vistex pricing system is preferred
Global travel is a requirement of this role

Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

Join us at Avanos
Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

Make your career count
Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees – through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary – our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

401(k) + 6% match | immediate vesting | benefits on day 1 | uncapped sales commissions