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National Access Manager - Specialised Commissioning

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0038572 Date posted 07/17/2019 Location: Newbury, United Kingdom

PRIMARY ROLE

National Access Manager – Specialised Commissioning is responsible for the following, within the authority limits delegated by the Director of Market Access:

i)  Horizon Scanning Groups (NHSC, MPC, UKMi, LNDG, MTRAC, AWMSG, SMC Horizon Scanning, HSE Ireland)

Responsible for interacting with all relevant customers within this area to ensure that Takeda is well informed, part of strategic discussion and that Taketa’s product are fairly evaluated.

ii)  HTA Organizations (NICE, SMC, SIGN, AWMSG & HSE/NCPE Ireland) and other bodies

The National Access Manager, Regional Specialised Commissioning stakeholders, engages with NHS budget holders / decision makers and target customers (including members of clinical reference groups) on market shaping activities to ensure a positive environment for the launch of new products, to ensure an evaluation system for bleeding disorder products that is fit for purpose, and to break down funding barriers to secure maximum uptake for in-line products. The role is a field-based customer-facing one and works as part of the cross functional team in the field to deliver business objectives.

JOB FUNCTIONS

The National Access Manager, Regional Specialised Commissioning stakeholders, engages with NHS budget holders / decision-makers and target customers (including members of clinical reference groups) on market-shaping activities to ensure a positive environment for the launch of new products, to ensure an evaluation system for bleeding disorder products that is fit for purpose, and to break down funding barriers to secure maximum uptake for in-line products. The role is a field-based customer-facing one and works as part of the cross-functional team in the field to deliver business objectives.

He / she will need to be an expert in NHSE specialized commissioning and also understand specialized commissioning in the Devolved nations, have a strong relationship with key regional commissioner customers across the UK, and develop and maintain a high level of regional/national knowledge regarding healthcare trends in the market and NHS system, in particular for NHS specialized commissioning.

The National Access Manager, Specialised Commissioning works closely with the head office value demonstration and access team to develop the right tools and materials to support customer engagement.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carry out promotional and non-promotional activities to support products at different stages of their lifecycle, e.g. carry out advanced budgetary notification for pre-launch products
  • Engage with key customers, including clinicians on the clinical reference groups, commissioners and regional pharmacists to deliver access for launched products, and ensure advocacy from all relevant stakeholders to champion the need for the new products
  • Work with head office cross-functional teams (value demonstration and access, commercial and medical) to ensure the right tools are in place to support access and implementation
  • Work with key account managers (KAMs) to ensure that market access plans and objectives are aligned; work in partnership with the commercial team to deliver business objectives
  • Engage with key customers on market shaping activities e.g. shaping tenders to challenge the current lack of value assessment/personalisation/outcomes
  • Work with head office cross-functional teams (value demonstration and access, commercial and medical) to develop innovative solutions to add value to the healthcare system and support better patient outcomes
  • Develop joint working initiatives, where appropriate, to enhance service delivery and deliver on better patient outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with the cross-functional teams in local health economies to ensure all relevant stakeholders are identified in account plans and engagement plans are in place to deliver business objectives
  • Understand payer and clinical policy-maker needs to ensure we are addressing them with relevant data and services
  • Help budget holders/budget influencers plan for future innovations by delivering APNs and BIMs, updating regional horizon scanning bodies on pipeline products
  • Deliver complex value arguments to relevant stakeholders within the local health environment removing barriers to prescribing and unlock funding flows once a product is licensed, e.g. ensure a product is on formulary, and ensure IFR process understood at a local level, if needed.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level with a life sciences degree
  • ABPI Qualified
  • A qualification / good knowledge of health economics/health policy/commissioning (desirable)

Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience within the pharma/biotech industry only.
  • Have an established network of commissioners and key influencers
  • A strong track record of overcoming barriers to prescribing and being able to unlock funding flows
  • Experience of working collaboratively with NHS customers through joint working projects
  • Understanding of NHS and decision processes involved in bringing drugs to the market and to prescribers
  • Knowledge of horizon scanning and HTA organisations and other key external stakeholder bodies
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

Skills:

  • Ability to think strategically
  • Scientific accuracy
  • Well organised and able to work under pressure
  • Good verbal and written Communication
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality deliverables
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Team focus
  • Good networker and influencer
  • Positive work ethic
  • adaptable approach to work demands
  • Confident with complex clinical data and clinical terminology, methodology and procedures
  • Medical writing skills (Including English grammar, familiarity with style guides, reference management software, analysing, editing, proof-reading, knowledge of medical databases and search engines)
  • Literature/reference searching with experience developing relevant search strategies
  • Ability to interpret and present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to tailor content for different levels of comprehension
  • Ability to develop simple visuals/graphics in PowerPoint / Excel
  • Expertise with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other office software
  • Well-developed presentation skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with industry guidelines

COMPETENCIES FOR THE ROLE

Leadership:

  • Continually builds leadership and management skills to enhance team/personal performance
  • Communicates with impact, asking for and providing the right amount of information to meet the needs of management, reports and project teams

Manages & Develops People

  • Gains commitment from team members and other colleagues to act on strategies, plans and goals
  • Works with individuals and teams to set specific, measurable goals and tracks performance through formal and informal methods
  • Provides opportunities to develop others’ technical/functional skills and behaviours

NHS & Market Knowledge

  • Understands and follows the ABPI code of practice
  • Understanding of NHS and decision processes involved in bringing drugs to the market and to prescribers
  • Knowledge of horizon scanning and HTA organisations and other key external stakeholder bodies

Business Acumen

  • Encourages new ideas and innovative approaches in order to continually improve processes

Influencing

  • Reinforces open dialogue and exchange of perspectives through a variety of communication methods

Integrated Working

  • Builds a collaborative network of relationships with people in a variety of functions and roles to accomplish goals
  • Promotes shared responsibility for getting things accomplished across the organisation

Drive & Positive Attitude

  • Empowers others by delegating, clarifying expectations and providing the necessary resources for success
  • Establishes specific plans to reach objectives
  • Shares knowledge, capabilities and experience with others to support their development

Planning & Execution

  • Evaluates the costs, risks and benefits of alternatives before making decisions
  • Focuses people on key priorities and guides to achieve goals
  • Formulates and executes clear and practical plans based on key priorities

Problem Solving & Judgement (Decision Quality)

  • Recognises where problems may arise and suggests preventative measures
  • Responds to and solves standard problems in accordance with procedures
  • Gathers information to identify possible/ apparent causes and accurately reports the situation to the appropriate person
  • Uses experience, the views of others and own judgement to resolve issues

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • The role will require mainly domestic travel but may also have international travel (if needed)

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