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Anthem, Inc. Program Director - Pharmacy Supply Chain in Richmond, Virginia


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Program Director - Pharmacy Supply Chain

Responsible for strategic development in retail, mail and specialty network solutions and services including, but not limited to, the planning and execution of pharmacy supply chain delivery, logistics and operations of business processes to create cost savings and strategic competitive advantage. Acts as key subject matter expert on pharmacy network strategy and is the key liaison with all internal and external clients and stakeholders on pharmacy provider topics to ensure the company achieves related business objectives. Establishes and maintains policies, standards and training.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads, develops and executes project plans to operationalize supply chain and inventory management, including reimbursement and outcome reporting

  • Manages select external relationships to expertly oversee our partners, vendors compliance with contractual terms and conditions

  • Develops and manages pharmacy provider and vendor relationships including paying pharmacies for cognitive and professional services

  • Leads, develops and executes initiatives to drive down the cost of care, improve the member experience, and grow our business through a competitive pharmacy network

  • Attends and actively participates in meetings with clients, pharmacies (retail, digital, mail and specialty), government affairs, regulatory teams, and pharmacy associations representing the company’s point of view on pharmacy network management and reimbursement for services

  • Supports sales, product and account management with network solutions and customer service, answering client questions about access, services, directories, pricing, credentialing and contracting of all pharmacy provider types.

  • Prepares reports and works on special projects.


The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against Covid-19. All offers of employment are conditioned on completion of a background check, including COVID-19 vaccination verification. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.


  • Requires a BA/BS and minimum of 10 years’ experience in external client or stakeholder program management, project management; complex business processes, strategic and business planning; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • 3 or more years of PBM, pharmaceutical distribution or supply chain experience, and/o health care industry

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or other advanced degree

  • 5 or more years of experience in PBM pharmacy networking management and contracting, with an understanding of retail, mail and specialty pharmacy networking

  • Strong operational expertise in pharmacy supply chain management, pricing and contracting knowledge

  • Existing retail, mail, digital, and specialty pharmacy relationships

  • Ability to develop and implement policy, procedure and change management experience

  • Governance and Oversight development, launch and monitoring to ensure progress in an organized and efficient manner

  • Contract negotiation skills

  • Ability to manage ambiguity – create clarity around objectives, timelines, etc. when it may not exist

  • Ability to quickly become part of the team and engage on select projects.

  • Project management certification (PMP)

Additional Info

  • This role is available for remote/Work at Home status

  • Up to 20% travel may be required for this role in the future

    We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

    REQNUMBER: PS59077-Richmond-Richmond