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Associate Director, Payer Contracting

Company: Vericel Corporation
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

If you start your application and need to come back to it, please click on the 'Forgot your password?' link to retrieve your profile information in order to get back into your application.Vericel Corporation, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Market Access professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet. Reporting directly to the Director, Market Access at Vericel, this is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $2 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a talented team of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of the patients we serve. POSITION SUMMARY The Associate Director of Payer Contracting will be responsible for leading payer engagement to optimize access and reimbursement. He/she will be responsible for establishing and maintaining connections with public and private payers to ultimately support patient access to innovations from Vericel. This role reports to the Market Access Lead at Vericel ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Strategic aspects:
    • Define an integrated payer strategy to optimize access and reimbursement
    • Maintain and continuously optimize the market access strategy & payer value proposition
    • Identify business growth opportunities within key accounts
    • Operational aspects:
      • Manage relationships with key accounts
      • Oversee all payer relations, including those managed by Specialty Pharmacies
      • Collaborate with internal (e.g., MSL) and external partners, e.g., specialty pharmacies, in implementing payer engagement strategy to optimize access and reimbursement
      • Lead coordinated efforts to deliver value messages of Vericel's products to payers
      • Support contract strategy and negotiations
      • Work with Market Access and Pricing Analytics to monitor key account pull-through
      • Relationship management
        • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with payer organizations
        • Develop and nurture a strong collaborative partnership with internal cross-functional teams and external vendors
        • Engage with Specialty Pharmacy channel partners for optimization opportunities QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Leaderships Qualifications:Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:
          • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
          • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
          • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
          • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs. Basic Qualifications:
            • Bachelor's Degree
            • Minimum of 5-8 years' experience in reimbursement / payer marketing / payer contracting in pharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences consulting or the biotech industry
            • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
            • Strong interpersonal skills
            • A strong sense of responsibility and accountability
            • Excellent communication skills & ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
            • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the healthcare and reimbursement landscape
            • Experience in payer formulary listing process
            • Well-established stakeholder / influencer network within public and private payer markets
            • Proficient in Microsoft Office and a high level of comfort with data WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS Occasional business travel to tradeshows, sales meetings, educational programs and customer and partner meetings.

Keywords: Vericel Corporation, Cambridge , Associate Director, Payer Contracting, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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