Location:Gaithersburg, United StatesJob reference:
Sep. 16, 2016
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MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives every day. As one of the world's premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. As a Sr. Program Manager, Access Services in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.
We're constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We're pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we're industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.
MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will be responsible for managing Access Services patient and provider reimbursement program implementations and design, ensuring the program operations meet brand requirements, and serve as the liaison between cross-functional partners and the access services team. A key responsibility of this is role is to ensure the program teams have a clear understanding of brand goals and that services offerings are provided with high quality, enhance healthcare providers and patient access to AstraZeneca specialty care brands, and evolve over time as market conditions require. You will have multi-faceted responsibilities with various contact points internal and external to the company.
You will anticipate and respond to day-to-day brand requests. Work with brands on program planning. Write and review brand deliverables, including but not limited to program reports, memos, and presentations. Lead routine brand meetings and participate in other brand meetings (via teleconference and in-person) and sales force training programs as appropriate. Collaborate with internal functional groups (Operations, Training and Quality department, Sales Operations, Project Management Office, among others) to effectively manage brand programs. Communicate brand needs to appropriate staff. Identify and escalate issues as appropriate. Understand and communicate program performance metrics, including Service Level Agreements (SLAs) or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), brand expectations and goals to the operations team. Coordinate with operations management to develop program-specific plans to achieve metrics by making recommendations. Monitor program adherence to the commitments. Participate in training operations staff on brand expectations (voice of the brand) in program design, day-to-day operations and changes in program scope. Provide regular feedback to operations staff, supervisors and directors regarding training needs or other operational changes. Understand program processes and support the development of program specific procedures (PSPs). Understand program database to support brand needs. Ensure program data is captured in a manner to deliver insights to the brand on payer, pharmacy, or patient and provider trends. Collaborate with Field Reimbursement Managers and identify and implement process improvements that lead to greater patient and provider satisfaction. Monitor brand forecasted volume to adjust internal forecasts and communicate changes to appropriate parties. Collaborate with AZ brands to monitor volume trends and track program budgets. Work internally with the operations team to identify and implement process improvements to resolve issues and drive efficiency. Support new program launches and initiatives. Participate in account review/strategic planning exercises with the director and associate director, strategy. Understand coverage, coding, and reimbursement issues and focus on developing broader marked knowledge. Stay abreast of industry and policy trends. Provide leadership in Access Services initiatives.
* Bachelor Degree in Healthcare or related field
* Exhibit a deep understanding of patient and provider reimbursement support program strategies and tactics, strong communication skills, and a proven track record of managing these programs successfully.
* 5 years specialty pharmacy, payer, field reimbursement, OR program operations within patient access support experience with progressive responsibilities
* Experience working with and negotiating with external vendors
* Experience managing contact centre implementation projects such as data exchanges and reporting workshops
* Excellent oral and written communication skills to provide clear messages to all levels within AstraZeneca
* Demonstrated capability to successfully collaborate with brand teams to launch new brands within the contact centre
* Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers and constituents at all levels of the organization
* Demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills using innovative thinking
* Have a working knowledge of legal regulations that impact the business
* Master's Degree in Healthcare related field or Business Management
* Oncology experience
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