Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness

COMPANY:

A member-owned company that provides comprehensive business solutions to its members and customers, including grocery retailers, wholesale distributors, foodservice and pharmacies.

REPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:

The Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness reports to the Chief Financial Officer and leads a team of ten professionals.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness is responsible for leading the company’s newly created Health and Wellness (H&W) Program. As this is a new role, this individual will lead the efforts in defining the company’s innovative approach to, and scope of, H&W to support the membership’s current and future H&W needs. This individual will partner with the company’s members to understand their needs and strategies in the H&W space and will manage, develop, and implement initiatives and programs to support those requirements.

The H&W program has evolved from the Pharmacy program which was developed around the Aggregated Pharmacy Initiative (API). The API is a pharmaceutical wholesaler agreement between the company and the wholesaler on one side and the company and its members on the other. The current API comprises 20 members and represents approximately $4.5 billion in annual Rx purchases.

Specific duties will include but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Create and implement innovative H&W offerings at the company by re-visioning and expanding on the success of the current Pharmacy platform.
  • Develop and implement a 3-5 year strategic plan.
  • Provide H&W thought leadership and expertise to the members and suppliers.
  • Develop and implement a growth plan that will secure the commitment of existing members/customers and attract new members/customers.
  • Materially increase the size of the Pharmacy API.
  • Partner with members to understand their strategic initiatives and H&W needs; design plans to address member needs.
  • Partner with suppliers and other industry participants to design broad ranging H&W solutions. Continue to improve supplier relationships to expand member access to product and service offerings.
  • Engage with entities across the entire spectrum of H&W including insurers, providers, manufacturers, payors, PBMs, governmental agencies, and trade organizations in order to establish complete solutions and anticipate future needs of the members.
  • Significantly increase the size of the direct generics program; leverage current API contract.
  • Ongoing staff development.
  • Manage the H&W P&L.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Thorough knowledge of the healthcare industry and the interrelations with retail pharmacy; thorough understanding of the US health insurance/pharmaceutical industries.
  • Experience working with PBMs and government health agencies.
  • Experience negotiating contracts and exposure to managed care, Medicare, and Medicaid programs.
  • Success in developing and implementing successful programs, products, and initiatives in the H&W space.
  • Superior executive presence and ability to collaborate with senior leaders, both within the company and its member-owner organizations.
  • General management experience, strategic plan development and implementation, success in business development.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 25%.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or advanced degree highly desirable.

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with experience and includes competitive base salary, bonus, comprehensive benefits, and relocation assistance.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

704.377.0362