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Associate Director, Market Access Strategy - Inhaled Respira

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC142820870
Company Name
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Physical Address

Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. Reporting to the Sr. Director Market Access Strategy, the Associate Director, Market Access Strategy will be responsible for implementing the Inhaled Respiratory access strategies. The incumbent will work closely with key partners to ensure payer access as well as seamless/timely approval and distribution of the Respiratory Biologics medications. You will develop and manage patient affordability strategies and programs. You will work closely with the customer-facing market access teams in addition to Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, and Insight teams to ensure a positive customer experience and alignment toward the overall brand objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director, Market Access Strategy will collaborate with Sr. Director/Director level customer-facing account teams to maximize the biologics strategy and with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Contracting, Insights, Medical Affairs, Access Hub and Field Reimbursement). Will develop compelling and differentiated product value propositions and build associated customer education materials. Partner with Contracting Strategy to develop effective contracting offerings that achieve access and contribution goals. Lead in the design and implementation of affordability programming that ensures patient access while carefully stewarding brand budget and gross to net impact. Collaborate with the HCP/Marketing team on customer communication strategies and promotional assets.

The Associate Director, Market Access Strategy will develop specialty pharmacy engagement and distribution strategies and tactics that support the overall access strategy – working closely with the customer-facing teams and effectively manage agency relationships ensuring promotional programs are delivered on-time and within budget. As well as develop and manage associated budgets in compliance with AZ finance and accounting requirements

Desirable Requirements

+ MBA preferred

+ Experience developing and executing strategy

+ Customer facing experience

+ Managed care/payer experience

Essential Requirements

+ Bachelor’s Degree required

+ Minimum of 5 years progressive experience within the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical market including payer marketing, contracting, account management, and/or specialty field sales

+ Understanding of the US specialty market access landscape and the legal/regulatory environment for pharmaceuticals/biopharmaceuticals

+ Recent Specialty Biologics experience

+ 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 Leader Role.

+ Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (up to 20%)

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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