Pharmaceutical Sourcing - Senior Director - Red Oak Sourcing
, Massachusetts
September 10, 2017
Position Summary:
If you have a proven track record of outstanding achievement, a high level of business acumen, and you appreciate the art of the deal, we’d love to speak with you.

We’re Red Oak Sourcing, a 50/50 stand-alone joint venture between CVS Health and Cardinal Health with responsibility for securing the generic drug portfolios for both Fortune 20 parent companies. We are a team of industry experts, strategists, and entrepreneurial thinkers working to develop innovative strategies that move pharmaceuticals to market more efficiently.

Red Oak is looking for a high-caliber Senior Director to join our team. Success in this role requires a hunger for results, a natural curiosity for finding new and better ways to tackle problems, and a desire to be part of a great cause and winning team.

Position summary:
The successful candidate will be equal parts analytical thinker, negotiator, and relationship builder. He or she must have the poise and executive presence required to be a leader within the largest generic pharmaceutical sourcing program in the U.S. This highly visible position will play a large role in shaping Red Oak’s position in the market, and through exposure to senior executives at both CVS Health and Cardinal Health, will help shape both companies’ pharmaceutical strategies.

The Senior Director will be responsible for optimizing Red Oak’s pharmaceutical portfolio using hard skills like decision modeling, game theory, and pricing strategy. As importantly, he or she will be a visible leader within the Sourcing team and must have the soft skills needed to manage, coach, develop, and mentor team members.

Primary responsibilities:
-Develop innovative purchasing programs
-Build and maintain relationships with suppliers
-Identify market opportunities and risks
-Develop and execute negotiation strategies with 140+ supplier partners
-Ensure adherence to the sourcing program
-Support resolution of supplier operational issues
-Resolve product supply issues
-Coach and develop the team
-Create and manage budgets and forecasts

This role must be based in the Foxboro, MA office. This role is through Red Oak Sourcing. Please apply by contacting Red Oak HR Directly.

Interested? Send us your resume to Please use the job position as the subject line of your email.

Required Qualifications:
* 12+ years of related leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:
*Strong leadership skills with ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives that have significant financial and strategic impact
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build productive long term relationships at all levels of supplier organizations, including with senior executives
*Results driven with proven ability to perform in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
*Strong analytical and financial acumen, including comfort with budgeting and forecasting
*High level of self-confidence and sense of urgency
* Ability to maintain calm in high pressure situations
*Comfort with conflict and strong conflict resolution skills
*Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
*Ability and willingness to attend 50-75 dinners per year and to travel 4-8 weeks per year to represent Red Oak at industry conferences
*Business development exposure and interest is preferred

*Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative or technical field (e.g., engineering, economics, finance), Masters in Business Administration (or related experience).

Business Overview:
CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT

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