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Walgreens National Pharmaceutical Account Director in DEERFIELD, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Summary

Responsible for developing partnerships with global biopharmaceutical manufacturers to enhance competitiveness in the market and establish the Company as the retail and specialty pharmacy of choice.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and fosters relationships with global pharmaceutical manufacturers with the focus on establishing/expanding alliances in both the retail and specialty distribution markets. Leads the process for gaining access to LDD (limited distribution drugs) for Specialty Pharmacy with assigned manufacturers.

  • Develops specific acquisition and adherence strategies for retail prescription products in collaboration with internal support teams and manufacturer partners.

  • Responsible for development and implementation of joint strategies focused on Rx DTC marketing, adherence services, data services, market insights and unique distribution/purchasing strategies that enhance sales for the Company and our pharma partners.

  • Collaborates with manufacturer trade relations and brand teams to proactively identify business opportunities and implement tactics to establish enterprise-wide business relationships.

  • Negotiates and contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers for service programs in the retail and specialty arenas, ensuring that the appropriate partnerships with Purchasing and Supply Chain are recognized.

  • Functions as the primary point of contact between the biopharma industry and internal stakeholders, such as Pharmacy Operations, Legal/Contracting, Marketing, Clinical, Specialty, Digital, and other enabling functions.

  • Utilizes internal/external business intelligence to provide the early identification of new business opportunities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens ( is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.

Job ID: 605341BR

Title: National Pharmaceutical Account Director

Company Indicator: Walgreens

Employment Type:

Job Function: Supply Chain/Distribution

Full Store Address: 102 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL 60015

Full District Office Address: 102 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-05104-01102-2

External Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of experience in account management in the pharmaceutical industry or trade relations OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience in account management in the pharmaceutical industry or trade relations.

  • Experience collaborating with both internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.

  • Experience developing strategic initiatives which align with business goals and budget.

  • Experience in leading initiatives in one or more of these areas: pharmacy marketing, pharmacy sales, pharmacy benefit management, and/or managed care.

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical manufacturer business segment and the cost variables involved within the segment.

  • Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices, resolving service issues and reconciling differences.

  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).

  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).

  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).

  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time for business purposes (interstate).

  • At least 3 years of direct leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master’s Degree