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Group Manager, Market Access Strategy At AstraZeneca

Location

Mississauga, On

Job Description

About AstraZeneca:
At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This purpose underpins everything we do; our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every day, we make a meaningful difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease.

Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means creating a vibrant, dynamic culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are courageous, taking smart risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of a great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to contribute to achieving our goal to develop and deliver life-changing medicines.

Position Title: Group Manager, Market Access Strategy
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Career Level: E
Location: Head Office Mississauga

Responsibilities:
The Group Manager of Market Access Strategy (MAS) is accountable for developing and executing Market Access Strategy, in line with AstraZeneca s therapeutic area focus (CVRM and RIA inhaled), to ensure patients gain access to our life changing medicines through public and private reimbursement systems.

Reporting to the Director of Market Access Strategy, he/she will provide expertise in the above-mentioned area(s) that generate Market Access Strategies and submissions to support the value of AstraZeneca s medicines.

JOB DESCRIPTION PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead team of Market Access Managers to develop and deliver compelling Market Access Strategies including reimbursement submissions to the Common Drug Review, PCODR, INESSS, Provincial Drug Programs & Private Payers
Effectively lead the market access and reimbursement HTA and private payer submission process content and milestones
Role-model cross-department collaboration to ensure strategic and timely regional input and sharing of relevant brand/TA insights.
Drive for excellence and assess for areas of improvement and efficiency within the reimbursement process including: Budget Impact Analysis, early asset assessment and time to listing analysis and tracking
Oversee cross-functional development and execution of innovative payer solutions and evidence generation to support reimbursement objectives
Collaborate with external stakeholders & reimbursement experts to ensure that AstraZeneca Canada market access initiatives are relevant and support the needs of patients, health care providers and payers
Operate as a key member of the brand teams and BU leadership teams
Be a role model for cross-functional working to ensure TA area objectives are met
Be an enterprise thinker who can share the voice of Market Access and understand the brand objectives so that win-win solutions are created.
Cultivate partnerships with the Global Organization to understand and support the Market Access needs of the business
Champion the payer value brand propositions with with Market Access field team to enable engagement with stakeholders to drive optimal implementation of reimbursement strategies
Support the development of product listing agreement strategies
Be an effective leader of people
Recruit, lead, develop and retain high performing employees.
Develop, implement and monitor individual development plans to build capabilities, and carry out performance reviews in line with AstraZeneca s policies.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors degree science, social sciences or business

Experience:
5-7 years of Pharmaceutical experience (market access, government affairs) with a proven track record of success
Proven track record in managing market access strategy from Phase 3 to provincial listings
Proven track record in leading HTA submissions; including Clinical, BIA and Pharmacoeconomic strategy
Proven track record in managing private payer strategy and submissions with proven results to optimize access
Experience in Cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease or Respiratory disease is an asset
Proven results and experience leading projects that involves cross functional collaboration with Marketing, Medical and regulatory
Experience constructing payer value stories and incorporating these into strategies and submissions

Skills and Capabilities
Strategically agile with strong business acumen and can synthesize information from diverse sources to formulate strategies and actions
Energized by working with ambiguity and complexity
Ability to think creatively in developing and implementing business solutions
Strong communication skills: interpersonal, writing and presentation
Adaptive style with ability to influence and build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
High degree of initiative and sense of urgency with an ability to manage multiple priorities of significant scope in a fast-paced environment

Interviews :
Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, will be interviewed.

Internal candidates who are interested in this position must inform their manager before they apply.

AstraZeneca Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, AstraZeneca will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Recruitment Coordinator of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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