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Global Oncology Patient Value and Access Lead, Cell Therapies

Boston, Massachusetts


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Global Oncology Patient Value and Access Lead, Cell Therapies

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Job ID R0030518 Date posted 03/30/2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you’ll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best.


This Associate Director-level role is responsible for developing and continually enhancing best-in-class value propositions and strategies to achieve and/or retain optimal pricing and access for Takeda cell therapy assets.


  • Partner with Head of Franchise to design and execute global payer research to understand primary value drivers and requirements for early access and sustainable access across geographies/indications.

  • Lead the payer evidence strategy (by payer archetype) and its incorporation into the asset evidence generation plan.

  • Lead a cross-functional team to develop core access deliverables (value positioning, health economic models, value-based contracts) to enable positive reimbursement outcomes across the globe.

  • Partner with Pricing to lead the development of the global pricing strategies for cell therapy assets through design/execution of pricing research and analysis/modelling of multiple pricing and contracting options.

  • Partner with Policy to develop an optimal policy platform that communicates the value of Takeda’s transformative cell therapy assets to a broad set of stakeholders.

  • Proactively shape commercial and R&D strategies to differentiate products and maximize product lifecycle value through critical pricing and access assessments.

  • Key member of Global Product and Global Brand teams to ensure strategic input that meets global payer customer needs.

  • Lead strategic horizon scanning and maintain an in-depth understanding of changing regulations and pricing/reimbursement environment, processes, and policies of key global markets. Ensure strategies proactively anticipate changes in the competitive environment and healthcare systems



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of experience or Advanced Degree with 6 years of experience.
  • Strong understanding of the global payer environment and knowledge of US Medicare (Part B), commercial and Federal payers; along with an in-depth understanding of ex-US payer landscape including HTA trends and guidance (NICE, IQWiG, PBAC, etc…) – such as reimbursement methodologies, pricing/reimbursement authorities’ decision-making process, and current reimbursement issues
  • Strong knowledge and hands on experience in health technology assessment tools, methods and filings, payer and global pricing research, price modelling and cost-effectiveness studies
  • Prior PMA/HE regional or global experience
  • Launch experience in Global or ex-US role
  • Knowledge of all phases of drug development


  • Previous experience in oncology
  • 5 years of experience in pricing, health policy, public health, health economics, and/or international affairs showcasing increasing responsibility and experience in the same or similar roles; local affiliate experience is a plus
  • Previous experience in cell & gene therapy
  • Advanced/graduate degree (PhD, MPH, MPP, MBA)


  • 20% Domestic and/or International travel required.

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