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Global Market Access Lead - Director (Plasma-Derived Therapeutics)

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Job ID SR0043916 Date posted 11/27/2019 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts; Zurich, Switzerland

Title:  Global Market Access Lead - Director (Plasma-Derived Therapeutics)

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Global Market Access Lead - Director (Plasma-Derived Therapeutics) in our Cambridge, MA office (or in our Zurich, Switzerland office temporarily).

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 Futureto people around the world.

As a Global Market Access Lead working on the Plasma Derived Therapies team, you will contribute to Takeda’s mission. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. A typical day will include:


  • Deliver Market Access strategy and tactics for key PDT brands to ensure successful pricing negotiations and reimbursement in countries.
  • Provide a single point of contact for all market access needs and activities for assigned PDT products
  • Provide early input into clinical development programs for pipeline products to ensure the right evidence is collected to support reimbursement and pricing negotiations.
  • Support regulatory and market access activities for access and reimbursement of PDT devices


  • Develop a global, integrated Market Access Plan (Evidence, Strategic Pricing, Market Shaping and LOC Implementation) and implement Access deliverables to achieve successful reimbursement and pricing for Takeda’s key PDT products.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the current Market Access environment and identify future trends in PDT and integrate them into the product strategy to maximize reimbursement and pricing potential
  • Be accountable for the Market Access & Payer perspective being appropriately reflected (integrated) in product development, medical affairs and commercial strategy 
  • Lead the development of innovative tools such as MEAs, portfolio and outcome-based agreements to ensure reimbursement and patient access to Takeda´s innovative therapies
  • Ensure the development, delivery and maintenance of the global value proposition, global market access strategy, supportive market access evidence, global evidence dossier, and global pricing strategy through product development and lifecycle management
  • Provide Market Access & Pricing input in order to support Regions and key LOCs in developing Market Access Operational Plans
  • Ensure Regions and LOCs provide inputs and feedback on payer insights, payer value propositions and the integrated Market Access Plan and Strategy


  • University degree required, advanced degree in related field (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPA, PharmD) preferred
  • 8 + years of market access experience with solid track record in developing Global Market Access strategies covering reimbursement and access
  • Local experience influencing and leading access and pricing negotiations in relevant geographic markets.
  • Excellence in cross-functional collaboration at Global, Regional and Local level
  • Ideally experience of access and reimbursement of devices
  • Deep understanding of pricing and reimbursement processes and key stakeholders across key geographies – pharmaceuticals and devices
  • Strong understanding of global markets and payer environment (e.g. HTA model, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management, health technology assessment and payment policy).
  • Demonstrated ability to present and justify product market access strategy addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation, and influencing skills across internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills and ability to deliver on time
  • Collaborative spirit, able to build consensus, work effectively with cross-functional teams and lead in a matrix structure
  • Ability to act decisively and exercise sound judgment in making decisions with limited information
  • Ability to make clear business arguments and strategic recommendations leveraging both quantitative and qualitative evidence
  • Strong understanding of pharmacoeconomics and epidemiology
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to develop relationships and appropriately influence payers, policy makers, and other key external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success with identifying growth opportunities and driving an organization to capture value
  • Robust understanding of key HEOR principles and familiarity with HEOR/P&R dossiers (e.g. AMCP, Global / Global Evidence Dossiers)
  • Ability to frame HTA strategies and arguments and be able to convert evidence into clear value messages


  • International travel will be required, appx 10-30%


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • 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

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