Contract Manager, Managed Markets Planning & Analytics needed in Deerfield,

Contract Manager, Managed Markets Planning & Analytics needed in Deerfield, IL


Length of Contract: 9 months  (Through March 2020)

Pay: $80/hr-$87/hr




  • Pharmaceuticals- Managed Markets Experience 
  • Strategic Analysis, Contracts Analysis, Data / Business Analytics 
  • Strong exposure in the following areas: (Managed Markets, Contracts and Pricing, Legal, Finance). 
  • Demonstrated strong Management/Project Management/Lead roles 


Additional responsibilities include:

  • The role involves managing key analytic responsibilities for products and initiatives as well as providing quantitative analytical support in service of managed markets and designated business unit.
  • Extensive understanding of government and commercial insurance environment and process for covering rare disease products 
  • Understanding the implications of contract and market access strategies 
  • Ability to collaborate, listen, and anticipate individual needs of supported franchises 
  • Expertise with variety of databases and software used to generate analytics and insights 
  • 40% Strategic analysis & recommendations
    • Own and manage the development of key analyses providing strategic insight to senior leadership for decision making. Examples would include assessment of likely coverage for pipeline products, business development, analysis of impact of payer coverage policies, and analysis of copays and deductibles.
    • Ability to convert analyses to actionable insights, articulate their meaning and/or implications and support decision making is critical to this position. 
  • 20% Contract analysis
    • Creation and development of methods for comprehensive contract assessment, including both the profitability of specific payer contracts/scenarios and the consistency of these contracts with broader US Market Access goals.
    • Accountabilities include the assessment of different contracting approaches and investigation of individual customer circumstances and capabilities. This type of scenario analysis requires strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze a situation from multiple angles. 
  • Drives the Business Case process, including formal reviews and presentations with the leadership team (Including Directors and Vice Presidents): 
    • Develops analytics to measure ROI associated with multiple contracting alternatives. 
    • Works cross functionally to ensure business cases comply with established guidelines (Managed Markets, Contracts and Pricing, Legal, Finance). 
    • Highlights negotiation levers and tactics for Account Managers, assures necessary support material is available. 
    • Ability to tailor presentations to executive audiences and clearly convey key messages. 
    • Challenges business case assumptions as needed. 
  • 20% Project management
    • manage multiple complex projects (Stakeholder Management, Requirements Gathering, Business Objective Establishment, Analysis Design and Execution) for Strategic Analysis, Contract Analysis and Business Unit analysis simultaneously, under tight timelines with the expectation of high quality deliverables.
    • Analytical lead may need to work closely with partners across market access, franchise insights teams, patient services, and commercial excellence. 
  • 5% Data management and reporting
    • Several key data sources are used (3rd party, specialty pharmacy, and internal patient services data).
    • Coordination with 3rd party vendors and internal partners is required to maintain validity and accuracy of data.
    • Reports will be generated on a monthly/quarterly frequency and shared with various stakeholders 
  • 15% Contribute into forecasting process and business development assessments 


  • Undergraduate degree required 
  • 2. 5 years of a business analytics experience preferably in life sciences 
  • Prior Managed Care / Market Access or consulting experience preferred 
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative analysis 
  • Strong ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex analytical projects 
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and power point presentations 
  • Relationship management skills to develop working relationships in support of Business units 
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience with tools such as R, SAS, Microsoft Access, Qlik/dataviz software is a plus 
  • Experience with IMS PlanTrak, IMS FIA, Fingertip Formulary, Symphony, specialty pharmacy, patient service, MarketScan, and other healthcare databases are a plus 
  • Experience supporting launch Brand analytics is a plus 

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please apply or email directly at

Important Information: This position is being recruited for by a remote Kelly Services office and not your local branch.

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