Sr. Healthcare Director, Contracting & Network Development

posted on March 30, 2020

Job Description

Location: St. Louis, MO

Type: Permanent


  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or related field
  • 7+ years of related contracting and/or equivalent healthcare experience
  • Experience establishing new markets including the development of the strategy and oversight of the implementation
  • Strong communication skills dealing with multiple levels within the organization and with the provider community
  • Previous management experience including responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of staff.

Nice-to-have skills:

  • Provider Network experience, ideally across multiple states simultaneously.

Position Purpose:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of contracting activities in network development and enhancement
  • Work with Business Development and Providers to develop a strategy for developing new networks including plans to meet network access and unit cost objectives
  • Determine necessary resources to develop the network and assemble the appropriate team across all business functions.
  • Complete development of a budget in alignment with network management and financial objectives
  • Support the new business launch in diverse markets while considering individual market circumstances, the provider community, budgeting constraints and available resources
  • Lead the network development specialists during the implementation and development stages
  • Monitor performance and develop & implement business solutions to address process and/or quality gaps.
  • Communicate with senior management and other leaders regarding network strategy and planning
  • Complete negotiations with complex and major provider contracts as needed to support network objectives.