Location:Gaithersburg, United StatesJob reference:
Sep. 14, 2016
At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As an Access Strategy Director in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. North American Commercial is the 'face' of AstraZeneca and MedImmune to our many healthcare clients. They represent many of the most well recognized and respected products in the industry, and build strong relationships with healthcare professionals.
AstraZeneca's vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for US market access strategy for products within the specialty portfolio. More specifically, you will collaborate with the brand teams, medical, HEOR and MAPS to develop and deliver on the product value proposition for patients, providers, and payers to facilitate access and reimbursement for the oncology portfolio. In addition, you will work cross-functionally with HQ and field teams to develop promotional programs and tactics to pull-through market access strategy.
You will lead the cross-functional team through the development and implementation of impactful access strategies including compelling and differentiated product value propositions, distribution and dispensing strategy, and pricing and affordability strategy, collaborates with cross-functional team to conduct in-depth analyses that drive identification of rich market insights across patients, providers, and payers to inform comprehensive and inclusive market access strategies , and effectively manages agency relationships ensuring promotional programs are delivered on-time and within budget.
* Bachelor's Degree
* Ten or more years of experience within the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical market; preferably in Payer Marketing, Brand Marketing, Market Research, Account Management, and/or Field Sales
* Oncology experience
* Experience in US market access landscape and the legal/regulatory environment for pharmaceuticals/biopharmaceuticals
* Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (up to 20%)
* MBA in relevant field
* Experience in customer facing roles
* Ability to work independently and experience developing and executing strategy
* Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity in a highly matrixed environment
* Results oriented with excellent communication and collaboration skills
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