Cigna Contract Advisor – Contracting & Regulatory Management in St. Louis, Missouri
The Contract Advisor – Contracting & Regulatory Management is responsible for drafting contracts requiring a higher degree of independence and skill, for the daily management of the agreement and amendment process for assigned contracts, and serves as a point of escalation for issues requiring a higher degree of enterprise knowledge and understanding. The individual in this role will be the primary point of contact for data governance requests for prospects and existing clients of Cigna and Express Scripts. Duties related to data governance include intake, initial review, and approval of nonstandard agreements; vetting of client revisions; and drafting of custom language. The position’s responsibility also includes preparation of other client agreements and related documents, including facilitation and/or support of contract negotiations, legal review, and signature processes.
The Contract Advisor serves as the primary support and interface with the supported Business Units, Proposals, Legal, Finance, Business Subject Matter Experts and external clients, pharmaceutical manufacturers, or other third parties. The role will support, maintain, and communicate processes and procedures to ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly defined within and outside the applicable contracting department. They will also support quality efforts by analyzing and recommending process improvements to improve overall contracting process quality, efficiency and internal/external client satisfaction. In addition, the role will support the education and training of contracting team members.
Manage and/or support the agreement and amendment request and preparation processes.
Facilitate and/or support negotiations, legal review and signature processes.
Coordinate appropriate business and legal review/response of negotiated documents and serve as an escalation point for issues requiring a higher degree of enterprise knowledge and understanding.
Maintain and communicate processes and procedures to ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly defined within and outside the contracting department.
Support quality improvement efforts by analyzing and recommending process improvements to improve overall contracting process quality, efficiency and internal/external client satisfaction.
Support the education and training of contracting team members.
Ideal candidates will offer:
6-8+ years of relevant experience, preferable to have experience in the healthcare or PBM industry.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage timelines and balance multiple deadlines.
Strong focus on customer service.
Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment, quickly grasp new concepts, solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to work cross-functionally to mediate and resolve complex contract issues and negotiate solutions.
Ability to work with internal and external partners at all levels of management.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Experience with Lotus Notes, Apttus, and SharePoint preferred.
This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products. Together, with our 74,000 employees worldwide, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.
When you work with Cigna, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives while working together to make the world a healthier place. What difference will you make? To see our culture in action, search #TeamCigna on Instagram.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.
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