Centene Corporation Vice President, Network Development & Contracting in Chesterfield, Missouri

ProfessionalPosition Purpose: Direct the provider network and contracting activities. Lead all aspects of provider network strategy including, access analysis, network operations and support decision makers with analysis related to reimbursement and unit cost management. Oversee the coordination and negotiation for the contracting department.

  • Establish the department’s strategic vision, objectives, and policies and procedures.

  • Develop, implement and maintain production and quality standards for the Contracting department.

  • Oversee network development staff and external consultants in the development of provider networks across expansion markets.

  • Perform periodic analyses of the provider network from a cost, coverage, and growth perspective.

  • Provide leadership in evaluating opportunities to expand or change the network to meet Company goals.

  • Manage budgeting and forecasting initiatives for product lines to networks costs and provider contracts.

  • Oversee analysis of claim trend data and/or market information to derive conclusions to support contract negotiations.

  • Conduct periodic review of provider contracting rates to ensure strategic focus is on target with overall Company strategy.

  • Support market expansion and M&A activities by leading provider contract analysis related to due diligence.

  • Assist health plan CEO and/or COO vendors in key provider relations and strategy.

  • Ability to travel.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field. MBA or MHA degree preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience in managed care network development and provider relations/contracting management in a health care and/or managed care environment.

  • Previous management experience including responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of staff.

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Significant Value-Based Contracting experience and Subject Matter Expertise, including negotiation of new Value-Based contracts and re-negotiation of existing contracts to reflect Value-Based incentives.

  • Experience with Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial products, and Marketplace/ACA Network Development and Contracting.

  • Data-driven leadership. Strong skills analyzing claim trend data and/or market information to derive conclusions to support contract negotiations.

  • Ability to thrive in a highly matrix environment including Executive colleagues within the plan, and with corporate Network Development & Contracting function.

License/Certification: Valid driver’s license.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

TITLE: Vice President, Network Development & Contracting

LOCATION: Chesterfield, Missouri

REQNUMBER: 1123970

COMPANY: Network Development & Contracting, Leadership

POSITION TYPE: Professional