Associate Director, Market Access Strategy – Inhaled Respiratory
Are you an experienced Market Access Professional looking to be part of a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If you’re passionate about what science can do to make a difference to patients' lives and ready to discover what you can do – join us.
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.
Reporting to the Sr. Director Market Access Strategy, the Assoc. Dir., Market Access Strategy will be responsible for shaping and implementing Market Access Strategies for the Inhaled Respiratory Portfolio. The incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of a communication strategy and support negotiations with national payers, regional payers and health systems. The incumbent will develop and manage the affordability strategies and programs. Additionally, this incumbent will develop insights and recommendations on access and affordability messages to support the overall HCP & Consumer communication strategy and promotional assets. Finally, the incumbent will be a key contributor in planning for pipeline products coming to market, including: pricing assumptions, payer evidence generation, payer market research and access uptake assumptions. This candidate will work closely with the Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, and Insight teams to ensure seamless customer experience and alignment toward the overall brand objectives.
What you’ll do
Collaborates with cross-functional team (Marketing, Insights, Medical Affairs, Field Sales) as well as Market Access customer-facing teams to identify rich market insights across patients, providers, and payers to inform comprehensive market access strategies and aligned messaging across segments
Develops compelling and differentiated product value propositions and builds associated customer education materials
Partners with Value Strategy Team to develop effective contracting strategy and payer communication tools that achieve access and contribution goals
Leads in the design and implementation of affordability programming that ensures patient access while carefully stewarding brand budget and gross to net impact
Develops pharmacy engagement and distribution strategies and tactics that support the overall access strategy
Effectively manages agency relationships ensuring promotional programs are delivered on-time and within budget
Develops and manages associated budgets in compliance with AZ finance and accounting requirements
Performs all company business in accordance with regulations and company policies and procedures
Essential for the role
Bachelor’s Degree required
Minimum of 5 years progressive experience within the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical market including payer marketing, contracting, account management, and/or health economics; or minimum of 3 years progressive experience in the same fields with an advanced degree (PharmD, Ph.D, MBA, etc.).
Strong understanding of the US market access landscape and the legal/regulatory environment for pharmaceuticals/biopharmaceuticals
Ability to think strategically across the full business and to translate strategy into tactical implementation
Demonstrated ability to motivate colleagues at all levels to execute on strategy
Teamwork and leadership skills, including the ability to gain consensus and act within ambiguous, complex matrix organization
Results oriented with excellent communication and collaboration skills
Thorough understanding of customer and industry marketing practices and trends
Demonstrated drive, and desire to grow career beyond the Market Access Associate Director Role.
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (up to 20%)
Desirable for the role
Experience developing and executing strategy
Customer facing experience
Managed care/payer experience
At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
So, what’s next!
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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.