Sr Manager, Market Access Excellence

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mar 29, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The pricing, reimbursement and access landscape is rapidly evolving and the role of the payer is growing significantly around the world. Advances in scientific and technological research are opening up new, promising treatments for previously difficult to treat diseases, increasing the demand on already constrained healthcare budgets. To succeed in this environment, the Global Market Access & Pricing (GMAP) Organization at AbbVie is building best-in-class pricing and market access capabilities with the overall objective to drive remarkable impact by achieving timely access for patients with optimal price, time to reimbursement and level of access. Position: This role reports into the Director, Market Access Capabilities. The Sr. Manager, Market Access Excellence will drive excellence in pricing and market access through process, systems and governance. This position will lead the design, architecture and implementation of core market access processes and systems that support continued capability development. The incumbent will lead planning and implementation of pricing and market access processes and systems globally and facilitate best practice sharing. Key responsibilities include:
  • Lead on design, architecture and implementation of core market access processes, systems, and tools including the project management and training of the processes to further build market access capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain market access functional plans aligned to AbbVie's Brand Excellence Framework which prepares teams to confidently sit at the Brand Team table and effectively deliver the Access Stakeholder perspective.
  • Drive the creation and maintenance of early HTA and Early Payer Engagement processes, tools, and systems that are aligned cross-functionally and cross-therapeutic areas (TA) between Market Access, HEOR, and Medical.
  • Lead the development of processes, tools, and systems around shaping Health Policy from the Global, Area, and Affiliate perspective and across all therapeutic areas in close collaboration with Government Affairs and Public Communications.
  • Partner with Patient Innovation and Global Market Access Therapeutic Area Leads to develop policy and governance in Digital Health initiatives impacting Market Access.
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices and cross-TA sharing within Global Market Access and amongst Areas/Affiliates across the globe
  • Works closely and collaboratively with Customer Excellence to implement initiatives impacted Market Access across the globe and drive core Market Access processes across the globe.
  • Maintain and deliver improvements to the Gap Assessment and Integrated Evidence Planning process, including gathering feedback, delivering training, and developing tools and resources.
  • Work in collaboration with Global Market Access, Global Marketing and Commercial Operations, Global Commercial Development, Global Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Government Affairs, HEOR, Managed Healthcare, Areas/Affiliates market access, and other functions to raise awareness of and educate the organization


This is an important and influential role that drives a market access mindset across the organization, ensures consistency and best practice sharing cross-functionally, cross-TA, and cross-globe, and ensures accelerated capability and talent development across AbbVie


BA/BS Required. MBA, MS, Pharm D, or other advanced degree preferred.


The candidate must have at least 5 years of progressive experience preferably in a variety of areas including market access, managed care marketing, payer support, health economics, marketing, pricing and reimbursement, or payer policy

Background in managed care, payer marketing, market access policy, or a related field is preferred.

Global Business experience with multi-country experience is preferred

Proven track record of success project management and implementation

Functional expertise in process, training, and resource development

Ability to navigate and influence in a complex, global organization is essential

The candidate must be able to lead without direct authority by influencing, inspiring and motivating cross-functional teams

Strong project management skills is essential to ensure flawless execution

Personal competencies

Technical Skills: Foundational experience of Health Policy, Evidence Generation, and Pricing & Reimbursement globally. Advanced experience in Brand Excellence in Access. Excellence experience in Value Communication.

Business Skills: Strong skills in Execution and Gathering Insights with the ability to understand Strategic implications.

Self-management: AbbVie Ways We Work and emotional intelligence

People : Influence without authority, relationship building and maintenance, and people development

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled