Senior Project Manager, Pharmacy Operations

What Pharmacy Operations Project Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Operations and Account Management is responsible for strategic leadership direction, account management, and fiscal performance for assigned customers. Responsible for long-term relationship building and managing the success of the relationships.

Job Summary

This position serves as a liaison between Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions and IU Health System. This role provides the opportunity to work with all IU locations to deliver on agreed upon IU initiatives. This position will be located at the IU integrated service center as well as travel to various IU locations.


  • Serve as a liaison between Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions and IU Health System.

  • Responsible for identifying, implementing and tracking initiatives across hospitals ranging in size from critical access to large academic health centers.

  • Initiatives include pharmacy performance assessments, staffing and operations assessments, drug cost control services, drug cost opportunity analytics implementation, maintenance, and analytics including levels I (purchasing), II (utilization) and III (antimicrobial stewardship), 797/800 gap analysis, buyer training, inventory optimization, regulatory reviews, and eRecovery.

  • Seen by the client as a trusted resource with exposure to the C-Suite including working closely with the system CMO office on various projects.

  • Build and enhance professional relationships with pharmacy staff and management.

  • Communicate effectively with pharmacy staff and pharmacy management.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in pharmacy or PharmD.​

  • Must be in “good standing” with the Indiana board of pharmacy and/or eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana.

  • Operations experience strongly preferred.

  • Inpatient/hospital pharmacy experience preferred.

  • Retail pharmacy experience preferred.

  • Experience with client management preferred.

  • Experience executing on deliverables preferred.

  • Contract experience for a large health system preferred.

  • Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals.

  • Excellent planning, organizing and leadership skills.

  • Strong customer service skills.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects.

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals.

  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models.

  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope.

  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact.

  • Provides solutions which may set precedent.

  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects.

  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives.

  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues.

Anticipated salary range: $102,000 - $169,010.

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 07/01/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.