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Director, Global Market Access Lead, GI/Immunology

Company: Takeda
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

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Job Description

About the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Global Market Access Lead, GI/Immunology.

You will sit in The Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS) group is part of our Global Portfolio Division comprised of approximately 10,000 employees spanning over 70 countries. Our GPLS organization is responsible for our global product strategy organization focused on fueling the growth of Takeda through our inline portfolio strategy and focus on the life cycle management as well as on launching the future by focusing on our rich pipeline. Our goal is to prepare to commercialize our unprecedented pipeline that includes best-in-class or in first-class therapies, many of which have complex or under-developed markets or therapy areas.

You will report to Head of Global Access, GI/Immunology.

How you will contribute:

  • Deliver Market Access strategy for important brands to ensure successful pricing negotiations and reimbursement in countries.
  • Provide a single contact for all market access needs and activities for assigned products within Therapeutic Area Franchise.
  • Provide early input into clinical development programs for pipeline products to ensure the right evidence is collected to support reimbursement and pricing negotiations.
  • Understand the access and payer evidence needs and propose strategic, implementable solutions to support reimbursement, sustainable value and patient access

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree in related field (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPA, or PharmD) preferred
    • 10+ years pharmaceutical/biotech experience, minimum 5 years of market access experience with expertise in developing market access strategies at a global and local level including pricing, reimbursement and access. Immunology experience.
    • Experience with global markets and payer environment, (e.g. HTAs, payer coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management, health technology assessment and payment policy). Direct experience in payer negotiations desirable.
    • Strong negotiating skills and ability to develop relationships and appropriately influence all partners, ideally from local experience influencing and leading access and pricing negotiations in relevant geographic markets.
    • Excellence in strategic thinking, problems solving, analytical ability and cross-functional collaboration at global, regional and local level.
    • Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation, and influencing skills while addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
    • Ability to make clear business arguments and strategic recommendations leveraging both quantitative and qualitative evidence, and make decisions with limited information.
    • Proven ability to influence without authority, work with cross-functional teams
    • Project management skills and ability to deliver.
    • Collaborative spirit, able to build consensus, work with cross-functional teams and lead in a matrix organization
      Travel Requirements: Ability to travel 20% to professional meetings, conferences, and client sites - limited overnight. This will be mainly US; however, some international travel may be required.

      What Takeda can offer you:

      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Ways of Working
      • Tuition reimbursement

        More about us:

        At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

        Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

        This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

        In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.


        EEO Statement

        Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


        USA - MA - Cambridge - Binney St

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