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Job: Associate Manager, Contracts & Pricing Strategy Analysis
Financial Management, Other Finance, Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: April 20, 2020
Deadline: June 19, 2020
Locations: USA (Illinois)
Job Description:
(primary responsibilities,
reporting structure,
career path...)
Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.

There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.

Astellas is announcing an Associate Manager, Contracts & Pricing Strategy Analysis in Northbrook, IL.

Purpose & Scope:

Position is responsible for developing reporting and analysis of contracting programs for Sales and Marketing area. This entails creating, monitoring, and auditing contract databases as well as analyzing contract performance and compliance. It requires a high level of analytical skill, detail orientation, and financial analysis. Effective interpersonal skills to work through problems with both internal customers (sales reps, regional managers, Health Systems account managers) and external customers are required.
Essential Job Responsibilities:

Develop financial models to support contract negotiations for commercial and government customers.
Perform extensive analysis of sales, discounts and performance by channel (Institutional, Managed Care, Trade, and Government) to identify opportunities for pricing optimization and maximizing revenue opportunities.
Develop Excel model that merges contract database with third party data to produce market share reports at the territory, regional, GPO, IHN, and national levels. Publishes reports to field sales reps, regional managers, and senior management. Creates, under direction of Director, executive summary highlighting key performance indicators for each contracting program.
Work with field sales and Health Systems account managers to highlight, investigate, and monitor customers with accounts not in compliance with the terms of the agreement. Generate letters to non-compliant customers according to enforcement guidelines. Follow up with field sales and/or healthcare marketing managers on progress of non-compliant customers. Present results to management on progress and issues outstanding.
Ensure integrity of database through periodic audits. Under guidance of Director develop procedure around audit methodology and timing.
Maintain database of contract offers to strategic accounts and analyzes incremental sales impact. Publish updates of signed and unsigned contracts to Marketing and Health Systems. Create reporting to track market share performance of strategic accounts and other accounts that they influence.
Support the creation of contract proposals by the analysis of volume potential under multiple
scenarios. Mine data provided by customer or internal data to establish base case and projected upside cases.

Prepare and analyze forecast by channel and product, align assumptions with finance, support all variances to previous forecast.
Prepare accurate quarterly accruals and align with finance, support assumptions and pass financial and JSox quarterly audits.
Additional duties as needed

Quantitative Dimensions:

Perform bi-monthly analysis of RAR for each product. Analyze trends, highlights changes, and researches underlying causes. Meet with Finance mid-month and month-end to present summary of RAR$ paid and projection of month end accrual.
Direct interface with the Health Systems Account Managers as well as field sales assisting with financial deal analysis input for eventual review by the Strategic Pricing Committee.
Serve as Strategic Pricing Committee secretary responsible for documenting committee decisions and publishing minutes of each meeting.

Organizational Context:

Individual contributor role
Reports directly to the Director of Contracts and Pricing
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...


4-year College Degree in a business discipline
6+ years successful work experience in a financial/analytical role
Advanced level of database and MS Excel skill
Excellent interpersonal skills
Customer service commitment
Detail orientation


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Name: Candidate Care

Industry Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals
Company description

Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the U.S. and employs nearly 1,200 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.

Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer event, to demonstrate this commitment.
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