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AbbVie Manager, Market Access Contracting in North Chicago, Illinois

Manager, Market Access Contracting

USA, Illinois, Lake County



Requisition #1908307

The Finance Manager, Market Access Pricing is responsible for facilitating the achievement of the largest component of AbbVie US sales, margin and price for all branded products focusing on the management and maintenance of the Market Access contracting process associated with: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and health plans.

The Finance Manager is responsible for supporting the objectives of the Market Access organization by facilitating the creation, maintenance and management of the commercial contracting process, consistent with established pricing strategies as well as be responsible for the analysis, appropriate dispute and payments of rebate claims within the required timelines.

Provide routine and ad hoc financial analysis. Provide a high level of independent support in the initial development and ongoing Actual to Plan reconciliation of all required schedules for Plan/LBE/LRP. Provide financial support for the quarterly balance sheet review.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Support contracting requests, including the maintenance of term extensions, amendments and restatements.

  • Handle, analyze, and validate all aspects of rebate payments.

  • Evaluate and dispute the plan’s contract compliance and review performance against contractual objectives.

  • Understand software application systems (Model N) for accurate and efficient rebate processing.

  • Provide actual to plan reconciliations for assigned accounts on required schedules for Plan/Update/LBE/LRP.

  • Review of rebates paid to ensure compliance with OEC and government pricing calculation requirements.

  • Continuous interactions with legal, third party rebate processor, Government Pricing, Market Access Marketing and National Market Access Sales Management and Account Executives.

  • Special projects as needed.

  • Assist with analysis and evaluation of Market Access contracts (Commercial, Medicare and Managed Medicaid, Health Exchanges) including analysis of utilization and market share data for rebate agreements.

  • Coordinate the preparation of contract documents to provide total inclusion of all negotiated terms and conditions consistent with good business practices:

  • Ensure that contract terms are consistent with established pricing guidelines and procedures and Medicaid Best Price strategies.

  • Ensure that financial and contractual commitments are met, managing the processing of rebate data via a third-party vendor, and ensuring the timely and accurate payment, reporting and planning of the rebates.

  • The Finance Manager will interact with multiple levels of management, including AbbVie US Business Unit Directors and Account Managers and is encouraged to assume full responsibility for the review and analysis of major projects with minimal direct supervision and technical guidance.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with RELAY Process/Procedures and their movement through the system/process.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance/accounting or business preferred or equivalent experience required.

  • 7+ Years of progressive Finance/Accounting experience

  • Strong business ethics for balancing confidential information.

  • Able to make independent judgment decisions and challenge the status quo when applicable.

  • Extensive interpersonal skills and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite of products; advance skills in Excel preferred.

  • Ambitious and able to handle several tasks and prioritize effectively.

  • Proven ability to “Bring the numbers to life”

  • Ability to recognize a pattern in data issues and initiate operational improvements in a timely fashion.

  • Experience with Model N, QlikView, TM1, ECC, SAP a plus.

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: M