Associate Director, Access Marketing - Newark, CA | Biospace
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Associate Director, Access Marketing

Depomed, Inc.

Newark, CA
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

City Newark
State California [CA]
Title Associate Director, Access Marketing
Job ID 910XX
Department Marketing


JOB SUMMARY Responsible for developing and implementing Depomed’s access programs with sales, brand marketing, Managed Care Account Team, key specialty pharmacy partners and vendors. The focus will be supporting Pain, Oncology, and Neurology branded products. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Responsible for developing and executing patient access programs ensuring optimal access of Depomed portfolio to patients. • Responsible for collaborating with key internal partners (Sales, Trade, Commercial Analytics and Brand Marketing) to ensure plan cohesiveness and alignment. • Leads all aspects of tactical implementation for access programs, including timelines, creation of promotional materials, and training of internal stakeholders and field based professionals (Managed Markets and Trade, Sales Force and Marketing). • Manages daily engagement with Depomed sales team, specialty pharmacy partners and copay vendors to ensure synergies amongst access programs • Manages access programs dashboards to provide ongoing strategic insights and overall effectiveness of access programs, including monitoring key performance metrics, feedback mechanisms and return-on-investment analysis. • Effectively manages changes in market conditions related to brand strategy and tactics while communicating potential market impact to Sr. Management. • Interacts with key internal stakeholders to ensure strategies and tactics are linked to achievement of critical business objectives. Key internal stakeholders include Sales, Managed Markets & Trade, Brand Marketing, Commercial Analytics and Commercial Learning and Development. • Develops relationships with key external customers (to include channel partners, access program vendors and targeted healthcare providers) in order to maintain a thorough understanding of current market conditions. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES • Develops strong internal relationships • Makes decisions that have significant impact on the department, and/or the business • Will interface with Executive level personnel • Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s Degree in related field; advanced degree preferred • 5-7+ years of Pharma or Biotech experience • Prior experience in marketing or access marketing with channel partners such as specialty pharmacies • Strong understanding of patient assistance programs • Manage ambiguity by questioning data and/or stakeholder for further nuanced information •  SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Connect analytics with the overarching business questions, and can understand the link between brand strategy and analytic insights. • Manage ambiguity by questioning data and/or stakeholder for further nuanced information. • Develop new ways of thinking about a problem, in order to provide an effective solution. • Demonstrates a continuous commitment to the QC process to ensure quality of deliverables meets or exceeds the Commercial teams' standards. • A proactive self-starter who can lead work independently, with the ability to see the next step and take action without prompting. • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills. • Ability to independently prioritize own work . • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
About Us
Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Founded in 1995, Depomed has successfully executed on strategy of acquiring, integrating and growing differentiated therapeutic products and building each into a strong market presence. The result is a broad portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals currently comprised of five FDA-approved products. These include Gralise® for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, Zipsor® for the relief of mild to moderate acute pain, Lazanda® for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and our most recent addition, the company’s flagship asset, the NUCYNTA® franchise.

Acquired in April 2015 and re-launched in June 2015, the NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER for the extended management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and NUCYNTA® for immediate management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

Depomed’s successful execution on strategy and has resulted in solid product revenue growth over the past three years. Located in Newark, California in the East Bay of San Francisco, Depomed is listed on the NASDAQ market under the ticker DEPO and employs approximately 500 people, of which approximately 350 are part of the Commercial organization.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.