Director of Contracting @ Responsible for evaluating and negotiating assigned Third Party Contracts for the Walgreens Retail Pharmacy business to ensure that the interests of Walgreen Co. and Walgreens Health Services are monitored and protected. Monitor the contract approval process for assigned contracts and identify and resolve business issues that pertain to potential agreements. Develops relationships with
Director of Contracting @ Responsible for evaluating and negotiating assigned Third Party Contracts for the Walgreens Retail Pharmacy business to ensure that the interests of Walgreen Co. and Walgreens Health Services are monitored and protected. Monitor the contract approval process for assigned contracts and identify and resolve business issues that pertain to potential agreements. Develops relationships with key accounts, and recommends and negotiates contracts to provide additional services. Responsible for working with sales to ensure that sales representatives have a thorough understanding of the scope and intent of Managed Care Contracts. From March 2010 to Present (5 years 10 months) Director, Pricing Operations @ •Responsible for leading the development, analysis and approval process for individual contract proposals for Walgreen’s product and service offerings to all customer segments (Retail, Mail, Take Care Clinics, Specialty and Employer Worksite).
•Responsible for staff development and deliverables including recruiting, training and ensuring overall quality control of the tools, processes, analyses and recommendations made by a team of over 40 analysts and managers.
•Identify appropriate key performance indicators and operational metrics that support departmental peers and internal customers. Responsible for the design and distribution of related scorecards and management dashboards.
•Responsible for establishing, monitoring and executing contract compliance.
•Responsible for implementation and execution of Cash/Prescription Savings Club pricing strategies and systems. From November 2011 to May 2013 (1 year 7 months) DeerfieldRegulatory Advisor @ From 2008 to 2011 (3 years) Business Operations Sr. Contract Manager @ From November 2009 to March 2010 (5 months) Senior Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager II @ ·Utilize Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, and value stream mapping while coaching individuals and groups in continuous improvement techniques
·Plan; organize; and facilitate lean events to support the strategic vision with emphasis on education, motivation, and measurable results.
·Partner with Operations to implement processes, methods, metrics and procedures in effort to achieve operational excellence in quality and productivity.
·Lead meetings to review and examine project completion, obstacles, problem resolution, timelines, recommendations, and conclusions.
·Continually solicit and contribute ideas and suggestions for lean projects.
·Lead cross-functional teams in process improvement.
·Provide performance measurement feedback to site management. From November 2008 to October 2009 (1 year) Manager I @ ·Manage quality assessments of internal operations and suppliers to analyze compliance and assess risk. Provide recommendations/support for responses to audit observations (Medical Devices, Drugs and Biologics).
·Perform and document Supplier, Internal and Due Diligence audits as well as providing follow-up activities to ensure compliance with regulations and conformance to written, approved procedures for Baxter Manufacturing, General Office, R&D, Service Center, Pharmacy, Regulatory and other Baxter operating facilities.
·Interface with senior management, functional peer group managers and external regulatory agencies as necessary (both foreign and domestic). Extensive travel to foreign locations (> 50%).
·Developed and distributed Pre-approval Inspection (PAI) readiness checklist for manufacturing sites to utilize prior to drug/device approval.
·Identified and implemented over $100K/year of cost savings via value stream mapping process (Follow-up audits). From September 2006 to October 2008 (2 years 2 months) Production & Project Manager @ ·Responsibilities: P&L Management, Production Planning, Labor/Equipment Performance, Human Resources, Master Service Agreements, Facility Audits, Quality and Safety.
·Departmental Logistics: Annual volume 380+ batches; Annual Operating Budget $3.8 Million.
·Initiated Quality improvements, reducing departmental Nonconformities/Deviations by 64% in less than 3 years.
·Reduced calibration costs by 10% and championed $140,000 in plant savings for 2005 through LEAN initiatives.
·Lead and support highly visible project teams created to meet plant level, organization goals and objectives. Project Manager for Returned Goods Outsourcing ($5Million/year operating budget) and PEN bottle/process transfer ($500Million/year product line).
·2005 President’s Award for implementing electronic Equipment History and Use Logs (EHUL) From September 2003 to September 2006 (3 years 1 month) Research Engineer @ From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) Controls Engineer @ From 2000 to 2001 (1 year)
MBA @ Texas A&M University From 2007 to 2009 MS, Regulatory Law @ Purdue University From 2003 to 2005 BS, Chemical Engineering @ University of Illinois at Chicago From 1997 to 2000 Antioch high school From 1992 to 1994 Warren Highschool From 1990 to 1992 Mike Viirre is skilled in: Process Improvement, Pharmaceutical Industry, Manufacturing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Sales, Quality Assurance, Quality System, Medical Devices, Leadership, Negotiation, FDA, Management, Training, Analysis, Contract Management
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