Drug Benefit Manager- Benefits and Product Development


Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Sep 07, 2017
Profession Pharmacy
Career Level(s) Team Manager / Manager
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Bachelors
Job ID job-9154

Position Summary

At Alberta Blue Cross, we do things a bit differently.  Our vision, dedication to customer service and community leadership set us apart from the rest.  We’re committed to providing the best health coverage for our members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions.  We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and regularly provide opportunities for training and career growth.  If you’re excited about our brand and the contributions we make to the province then we’d love for you to join us!


Alberta Blue Cross has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, team-oriented, results-driven Drug Benefit Manager to join our team.  The ideal candidate has a great attitude, dedicated work ethic, embraces change and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.  

This position plays a pivotal role in providing expert resource and leadership in the development of drug plan management products, and in showcasing Alberta Blue Cross’ expertise and value in drug benefit management. 


  • Advises and supports internal and external stakeholders on issues related to the management of the drug benefit.  This includes support for presentations and meetings, and the provision of information to increase understanding of Alberta Blue Cross drug products and programs.
  • Coordinates drug utilization reviews and analyzes drug benefit management reporting to derive recommendations for senior management and plan sponsors.
  • Based on a solid understanding of the industry, the Drug Benefit Manager continually monitors the environment in order to proactively identify issues which could affect Alberta Blue Cross’ drug management strategies.
  • Provides analysis and recommendations to senior management, and supports the development of drug benefit management strategies and products, to ensure Alberta Blue Cross’ drug benefit management capabilities are innovative, competitive and contributes to ensuring plan sustainability.
  • Researches issues thoroughly and develops insightful and workable recommendations.
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and enhancement of Alberta Blue Cross relationships with our key stakeholders.


  • The successful candidate must have a degree in pharmacy, with a minimum of five years of related work experience, and a license to practice in Alberta.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the drug benefit management industry.
  • A proven track record in leadership roles.
  • Proven research skills in the analysis of complex issues.
  • Exceptional proficiency in developing and maintaining positive customer relationships over extended periods of time.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills supported by excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven commitment to providing superior levels of customer support.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office products.

Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in an innovative, high-energy team-focused environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at www.ab.bluecross.ca.

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