Lead, Pharmaceutical Policy Unit

Lead, Pharmaceutical Policy Unit

PM4 Policy Analyst 4


Department of Health

Non-Insured Benefits, Insurance

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39648

Salary(s):   PM4 $77,109.00 – $98,216.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 23, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Non-insured Benefits branch provides departmental leadership in the planning, management and administration of sustainable publicly-funded insurance programs for prescription drugs, ancillary services and devices, financial support and related residential charges for residents of licensed personal care homes. The Pharmaceutical Policy Unit within the branch, provides expert advice to senior leadership on issues in the pharmaceutical domain.  This unit recommends and establishes policies for benefit coverage of drugs or medical devices, negotiates drug and/or device pricing with manufacturers, executes product listing agreements, manages drug shortage and pharmacy agreements. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada



  • Bachelor’s degree in a health related science. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered. Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or graduate degree in Pharmaceutical Policy/Administration is an asset.
  • Experience leading a comprehensive health or related program in a complex government, health care or pharmaceutical sector.
  • Experience dealing with the pharmaceutical industry, related associations and organizations.
  • Experience leading and managing a team including direct reports.
  • Experience in the planning, research, design, development and implementation of policies and programs involving complex and dynamic issues.
  • Excellent written communication skills to prepare documents for executive decision-makers and various other audiences.
  • Strong verbal communication skills to communicate effectively communicating with various levels of internal and external audiences.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to build and maintaining positive working relationships and partnerships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to formulate recommendations to senior leaders.
  • Excellent political acumen to navigate sensitive and confidential issues with tact and discretion.
  • Excellent organizational skills for managing competing and rapidly-changing priorities with strict timelines.
  • Experience in project management including establishing and managing key performance indicators for project deliverables.


  • Experience conducting health technology assessments or pharmaceutical economic analysis.

The Lead, Pharmaceutical Policy Unit(PPU) reports to the Director, Non-Insured Benefits and leads the team responsible for the development, coordination, management, interpretation and evaluation of pharmaceutical, and pharmaceutical management policy and programs of the government within the setting of Manitoba Health.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39648

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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