State Prog Admin Prin-Lines of Business Coordinator

State of Minnesota - Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)3.7


The Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) is a free, voluntary group purchasing organization operated and managed by the Materials Management Division of the State of Minnesota's Department of Administration for government healthcare facilities via its Pharmaceutical business. MMCAP seeks a Line of Business Coordinator to develop, implement and administer multiple healthcare products and service-related (HSP) lines of business. The incumbent reports to the HPS Program Manager and works directly with HPS contract support, MMCAP contracted vendors, potential vendors and members, and MMCAP program managers and staff. Job duties include:

Manage lines of business goals and objectives so that the portfolio of healthcare products and services meet member expectations and needs.
Coordinate and deliver lines of business product and services RFPs.
Negotiate and sign contracts.
Coordinate contract compliance and customer services.
Identify and assess member needs and requirements for various lines of business.
Screen and select vendors.
Negotiate prices and terms for products and services.
Ensure lines of business compliance by participating vendors.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional experience working for a pharmacy or healthcare products and services company, for a health insurance company handling pharmacy or medical related claims, for a pharmaceutical or healthcare products and services wholesaler or GPO, or for any organization where pharmaceutical purchasing was a primary job duty OR four (4) years of professional experience specified above.
Knowledge or technical background in medical supplies, HPS, or pharmaceuticals.
Project management experience.
Strong communication (oral and written), negotiation, and analytical skills with ability to display strong critical thinking.
Qualitative and quantitative analysis skills sufficient to critique, evaluate and improve program outcomes.
Math sufficient to compute, recommend and resolve complex HPS line of business product, service, volume and pricing agreements.
Strong human relations skills and diplomacy to persuade stakeholders, members, wholesalers, and other distribution professionals.
Strong problem solving skills, resourcefulness and tact in achieving compliance.
Strong computing skills in a PC environment (MS Office, etc.).
Ability to understand legal terminology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Degree or certification demonstrating a deep understanding of medical supplies, HPS, or pharmaceuticals.
Ability to learn quickly the HPS lines of business terminology.
Previous experience working with medical supplies and/or HPS manufacturers.
Inventory management skills.
Ability to multi-task and react quickly to emergencies or situations that require an immediate response.

Additional Requirements:
This position requires successful completion of the following: It is the policy of Department of Administration that all candidates submit a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check

Criminal History Check

Employment Reference Check

Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Robert Street Station is located close by.

How to Apply
Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact
If you have questions about the position, contact Nella Austin at nella.austin@state.mn.us or 651.201.8005.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.