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Sr. Director, Market Access & Pricing, Rare Diseases

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
May 5, 2024

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Pathology, Market Access
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role

As a pivotal leader in the Market Access & Pricing and HEOR team, the Sr. Director, MA&P, for Rare Diseases will drive the strategic development and hands-on execution of access, reimbursement, and commercialization efforts for Moderna's innovative Rare Disease portfolio. This role demands a seasoned professional who can blend strategic vision with tactical expertise to enhance market access on a global scale, shape industry-leading pricing strategies, and integrate payer perspectives into clinical development. A key component of this role is the ability to influence and align cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration to set long-range plans, forecast market trends, and recommend pricing models that resonate with Moderna's mission to transform patient lives through groundbreaking therapies.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Strategic Leadership & Tactical Execution: Lead and influence the development and refinement of Market Access and Pricing strategies for Moderna's Rare Disease portfolio, ensuring seamless integration with broader commercialization efforts and hands-on involvement in the detailed execution of these strategies.

  • Market Analysis: Conduct comprehensive market access landscape analysis to identify trends and opportunities, advocating for strategic positioning that aligns with institutional customer needs while also diving into data gathering, modeling, and stakeholder engagement to inform your strategies.

  • Global Expansion: Drive the expansion of our therapeutics into new markets by designing global strategies and taking the lead on implementing these plans, ensuring adaptability to diverse market conditions and monitoring the impact of your efforts.

  • Pricing Strategy: Develop pricing, tendering, and contracting strategies that are robust and compliant, working in partnership with global colleagues to ensure operational efficiency.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration & Influence: Work closely and exert influence across Operations, HEOR, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Brand Teams to align global strategies with regional and local needs, maintaining hands-on involvement in strategic initiatives to ensure effective delivery and execution.

  • Industry Advocacy & Program Guidance: Support industry initiatives and engage with payer networks to enhance market access, while providing expert recommendations on program design and development plans, ensuring pricing strategies meet both market needs and brand objectives.

Key Deliverables:

  • Strategy Execution: Implement and oversee pricing, tendering, and contracting strategies that align with Modernas value evidence plans and contribute to achieving equitable and profitable market access.

  • Strategic Input: Provide strategic MA&P insights to inform planning processes and corporate decision-making, with a balance of strategic acumen and direct, hands-on operational expertise.

  • Leadership & Payer Strategy: Lead market access activities by analyzing market trends and developing strategies that optimize access and commercial success, while also overseeing strategic planning related to payer engagement. Use your influence to support value and access for development programs.

  • Market Access Leadership: Lead market access activities by analyzing market trends and developing strategies that optimize access and drive commercial success.

  • Brand Planning Support: Assist in annual brand planning, forecasting, and budgeting, providing informed pricing and access assumptions, with a direct role in shaping the financial and strategic outlook of the Rare Disease portfolio.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • M.S. or MBA required.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the bio/pharmaceutical or vaccines environment.

  • At least 7 years of direct national responsibility within the Market Access function, encompassing Pricing, Reimbursement, Market Access, or Policy, indicating a depth of practical experience.

  • A robust scientific background, with proven experience in navigating early pipeline products, highlighting the ability to understand and communicate complex scientific information.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing Target Product Profile (TPP), development plan, and market access/early price recommendations.

  • A track record of developing and leading the implementation of strategic pricing, tendering, contracting, and negotiation, with experience in global pricing policy development, underscoring leadership and policy influence.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • An advanced degree in life sciences is preferred.

  • Demonstrated drive to improve patient access to therapies and achieve meaningful health outcomes.

  • In-depth knowledge of global healthcare policies, pricing regulations, and HTA processes, with a focus on key markets such as the US, Japan, Germany, and the UK.

  • Proven networking skills with the ability to develop strategic external relationships.

  • Excellent communication skills for effective stakeholder engagement.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with agility and prioritize under tight deadlines.

  • Experience collaborating with industry groups, reflecting a capacity for teamwork and influence.

  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to lead without direct authority.

  • Additional language(s) are a plus, aiding in global communication efforts.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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