Director, Network Strategy

Express Scripts - St. Louis, MO


This position would provide business direction and oversite of project management for cross-functional strategic projects for the Retail Network team. This role would lead the development of content/idea creation, facilitate evaluation of strategic ideas, create project framework to support cross-functionally project execution, and be responsible for the overall organizational messaging and communication for project status. They will be responsible for leading the teams that develop and maintain of project plans, communication plans, schedules, estimates, and resource plans to support new product implementation driven by the Retail Network team.


Provide business direction and leadership supervision for project management for cross-functional, operational, strategic and/or tactical projects. Defines project scope and objectives. Evaluates necessary resources, and project timeline and required approvals in coordination with business lead and IT resources.
Coordinate cross-functional teams (IT, Finance, Product, Sales) to ensure that designated projects are prioritized and executed as expected. Ensure that proper procedures are followed to support required asks from impacted business teams.
Responsible for delivery and success of assigned projects. Optimizes results within business and time constraints. Leads meetings with cross-functional project team to assess status, support escalated issues, as they arise and drive resolution.
Assist in the establishment of the strategic direction while acting as liaison between business and other cross-functional teams to execute projects, resolve issues, monitor results and provide status updates.

Mentor/coach project managers on team as needed. Reinforce concepts related to project management, project budget analysis, presentation and critical/ logical thinking skills.

Act as liaison with external clients/partners as needed to support strategic business initiatives

Provide quantitative data reflecting the scope and impact of the job – such as budget managed, sales/revenues, profit, clients served, adjusted scripts, etc.


Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or relevant experience.

8-12 years of relevant business project management experience, general knowledge and appreciation for the PBM business preferred.

PMP certification required or Six Sigma Lean Certification preferred or relevant experience.

Microsoft office applications including MS Project, Sharepoint.

Extensive project management skills using various programs to prepare and execute business plans.

Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

Solid, proven track record managing multiple, complex projects and portfolios to completion simultaneously.

As a Director, this candidate must be an organized and have the ability to lead experienced Project Managers in a fast paced, high-growth environment.

Critical skills include Issue management, Conflict resolution, Project Management, Cross-functional team leadership and influence, Business analysis, Budget management


Our Pharma & Retail Relations team plays a key role in keeping us at the forefront of the health care evolution. Team members oversee partnerships with Express Scripts’ key supplier groups, including brand and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, retail pharmacies and drug wholesalers. Successfully maintaining these relationships allows our 100 million patients access to the medicine they need at a price they can afford.


At Express Scripts, we dare to imagine a better health care system, and we’re driven to make it happen. Where some see obstacles, we see possibilities. We’re challengers, difference-makers and opportunity-seekers, united with our partners in pursuit of a simpler, more sustainable system and better health for all.

We have always acted first to take on the toughest challenges. We uniquely partner across the health care ecosystem to uncover opportunities, take action, advance health care and deliver better outcomes – like no one else can. We believe health care can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.

Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corporation, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical and beyond to further total health for all.