Pharmaceutical Initiatives Manager

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
Job Description:
The Pharmaceutical Initiatives Manager is a key enabling and leading role in the Drug Reviews and Pharmaceutical Partnerships (DRPP) team within Health Solutions. This role requires passion, energy, curiosity, ability to solve complex problems, and an unrelenting desire to drive the collective success of the team.
Reporting to the Director, Drug Reviews and Pharmaceutical Partnerships, this individual will support work on various business and strategic initiatives for the Pharmaceutical Partnerships Program to elevate the value proposition of the offering in the market.
What will you do?
  • Project and Relationship Management
    • With support from the Program Specialist, assess, evolve, and document business processes that serve as the foundation for the Pharmaceutical Partnerships Program (i.e., drug pipeline monitoring, drug reviews, drug negotiation strategy and execution), including but not limited to:
      • Manage and optimize tools used to perform work (i.e., drug review templates, negotiation strategy and prioritization framework, project management solutions, etc.).
      • Establish and maintain strong governance for processes, including internal stakeholder involvement and visibility.
      • Identify and solution continuous improvement opportunities.
      • Identify, measure and report on key performance indicators for the program.
    • Lead and coordinate execution of business processes, including but not limited to pharma stakeholder engagement and communication, drug reviews, drug negotiations, and drug pipeline and material market event monitoring.
  • Program Strategy
    • Lead and manage the work required on strategic/business initiatives of the DRPP team, including but not limited to conducting strategic analyses, leveraging strategic frameworks, working with data, interpreting analytical results, generating insights and developing decks / reports to convey findings and recommendations; prepare and present both formal presentations and informal updates on analysis / recommendations.
    • Support the strategy of the business unit, working closely with the Pharma Leadership Team.
What do you need to succeed?
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills; able to work under pressure and effectively prioritize/manage multiple initiatives with competing deadlines.
  • Results-oriented; strong business planning/management skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills (able to structure problems and hypotheses).
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), presentation, and documentation skills; able to convey complex information clearly and succinctly to all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working with data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Effective relationship builder with the ability to influence.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with demonstrated accountability and leadership; able to make effective decisions and recommendations leveraging the team expertise and/or independently.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • University degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health, and/or Management/Business
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, ideally in the private benefits and/or pharmaceutical industry
  • As this position is posted in several locations, we specify that bilingualism (French, English, both oral and written) is required for Quebec only for the frequent interactions with English and French-speaking colleagues or internal partners across Canada or worldwide.
  • MBA degree
  • Strong working knowledge of the regulatory and competitive environment for prescription drugs and pharmacy benefits with awareness/ability to anticipate key trends.
  • Exposure to the complexities of drug plan benefits, formulary management and/or health technology assessments, including pharmacoeconomic and budget impact analyses.
  • Experience with specialty drugs, oncology drugs, and/or drugs for rare diseases.
What's in it for you?
  • Working together, sharing common values, and encouraging growth & achievement
  • Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family.
  • We’re proud to be recognized as a company with a 2023 Most Trusted Executive team by Great Place to Work® Canada
  • Join one of our many Inclusion Networks. These voluntary, employee-led groups are dedicated to creating connection, fostering inclusivity, and building community.
  • Charitable giving through our You Give, We Give program lets you give back to your community – and in many cases, we’ll match your contributions.
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to
At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.
We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range:
76,000/76 000 - 125,000/125 000
Job Category:
Posting End Date:

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Sun Life
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Sun Life is a leading financial services organization dedicated to helping people achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. We provide a wide range of insurance and investment products and services in key markets around the world including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. At Sun Life, we have more than 34,000 employees and 112,900 advisors worldwide. Websites: Canada US Vietnam Hong Kong Indonesia Malaysia Philippines
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