• Manager, Pharmacy Benefits

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/6/2018 12:00 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Part Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceutical
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description


    Prescription drug benefits are a major component to any employee benefit program. As a Pharmacy Benefits Manager you will provide pharmacy expertise that will allow Great-West Life to develop market-leading products and solutions to assist our customers and deliver superior case management.


    Under the guidance of the Director, Drug Strategy, the successful candidate will join a diverse team of pharmacists dedicated to prescription drug management.



    • Partner with pharmacists, nurses, and medical consultants to provide clinical opinions.
    • Provide consultative support for adjudication and management of drug claims.
    • Evaluate clinical studies and health technology assessments for evidence based decisions.
    • Using expert drug knowledge, conduct research and analysis on various drug policies and strategies.
    • Develop and maintain Prior Authorization criteria and protocols in collaboration with the Pharmacy Benefits team and Drug Services.
    • Provide support and recommendations for custom formularies.
    • Liaise with pharmaceutical manufacturers.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of reference material related to drug policy.
    • Maintain professional competence and expertise in the pharmacy profession through the on-going review of current pharmacy and medical literature, professional continuing education as well as through contact with professional peers

    Qualifications and Competencies

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and licensed to practice in a province of Canada
    • Minimum 2 years related experience
    • Proven planning and organizational skills with the ability to adapt to change and perform effectively under pressure.
    • Effective decision-making and documentation skills.
    • Demonstrated clinical judgment.
    • Ability to manage relationships and work within a team environment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada  

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.


     Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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