Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Contract Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto | US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/24/2018 3:13 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3868
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Commercial - US
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.


    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.


    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    The position will be part of the Channel & Contract Operations department and will have the primary responsibility and accountability for the administration of Government Rebate Agreements and the analysis of data utilized by the programs.  The individual will compile, analyze and interpret both internal and secondary data sources and provide insight based on the analysis. This position will be based in Palo Alto.

    Responsibilities

    Administer government rebate agreements (e.g., Medicaid, Fee-for-Service, Managed Medicaid, State Supplemental and potential SPAP agreements) within Jazz’s operating systems based on the term and conditions in customer agreements.  Monitor contract requirements to ensure customers and Jazz remain in compliance with contract terms. Analyze utilization data as needed.

    • Enter Medicaid FFS, Managed Medicaid, Supplemental and SPAP rebates into iContracts on a quarterly basis, performing system validations (i.e unit/script variance) and producing associated payment approval reports.
    • Responsible for system maintenance and data stewardship, working closely with our iContracts business partners and internal IT teams to ensure daily continuity of essential job functions.
    • Work closely with Accounts Payable to ensure timely payment within the statutory 38 days in order to avoid costly interest penalties.
    • Utilize iContracts invoice interface for loading Medicaid rebate invoices per CMS approved e-invoices from all participating states.  Additionally, transition from the traditional paper-based ROSIs to electronic.
    • Review and analyze claims level detail (CLD) for state programs (Medicaid FFS and Managed Medicaid) on quarterly basis.  Adjust or dispute in accordance with Contract Operations’ policies and guidelines.
    • Assist in the review and analysis of claims level detail (CLD) for state Medicaid programs on a quarterly basis in order to ensure utilization reasonableness and understand state rebate trends.
    • Maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation to support disputes & adjustments, in accordance with government regulations.
    • Leverage proprietary data from specialty distributors and external CLD data to ensure appropriate levels of Medicaid liability.
    • Utilize iContracts reporting functionality and other data sources in order to analyze quarterly rebate trends and share insights.
    • Attend iContract’s training and user group conferences and webinars to ensure high level of technical expertise, aka “Super User.”
      • Work cross – functionally with IT, Finance, Marketing & Sales, Managed Markets, Reimbursement and Accounting to ensure accurate and compliant vendor and data information.
    • Monitor PHS and Medicaid for “double dip” scenarios to ensure that Medicaid rebates and PHS chargebacks remain exclusive of each other and determine appropriate resolution steps if needed.
    • Monitor the industry to stay abreast of current developments.  Attend conferences, industry meeting and seminars as needed.

    Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills

    • Requires BS/BA or 5+ years of  industry experience
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience (contract operations, government programs and analytics).
    • Strong analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on follow-through and issue resolution are required
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
    • Preferred working knowledge of Tableau, Alteryx and third party Revenue Management System (e.g., iContracts, Model N, Revitas, etc).

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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