Celeste Player, PharmD Vice President and General Manager, Strategic Drug Sourcing and Contracting
Portrait of Celeste Player

As Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Drug Sourcing and Contracting, Celeste Player is responsible for developing, contracting, and implementing company-wide drug procurement strategies and governance practices that leverage scale and deliver savings. Celeste also leads teams responsible for achieving procurement cost reduction targets and strategically deploying supply chain sourcing capabilities to sustain a competitive advantage.

In her 16 years with Express Scripts, Celeste has held leadership positions in sales and clinical account management, operations, pharmacy practice, and strategy and transformation. Most recently, she led contact center operations with a keen focus on evolving and enhancing the customer experience.

Celeste serves on the Emeritus Board of PreventEd and the Board of Memory Care Home Solutions. She is also co-director for the BESt Healthcare Institute, a pipeline STEM program for talented, underrepresented minority high school students who are interested in careers in health care.

Celeste received a Doctor of Pharmacy from Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans, Louisiana.