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Head of Patient Value and Access & Public Policy - Sweden

Job ID R0043104 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Stockholm, Sweden

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Head of Patient Value and Access & Public Policy in Sweden!

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.

Head of Patient Value and Access & Public Policy - Sweden

Location: Stockholm

As the Head of Patient Value and Access & Public Policy, reporting to the General Manager, you will head a team that includes Regional and National Access, Patient Advocacy, Pricing, and Tender Management and Public Policy professionals. You will be a member of and key contributor to the Swedish Leadership Team.


  • Create and drive a high-performing PVA & Public Policy function by fostering innovation, customer focus, personal accountability, business acumen, and a commitment to success

  • Secure fast, broad, and sustainable access for Takeda´s medicines in Sweden.

  • Ensure leading position in collaboration with relevant PAGs.

  • Ensure adherence to all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and compliance requirements, corporate policies, and procedures, and drive culture in the local organization.

  • Lead collaboration with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders with clear and open communication in order to strengthen Takeda’s footprint in Sweden as forerunner of innovative value-based solutions to secure sustainable healthcare into the future

  • Co-create and lead public policy strategy and communication activities


  • Lead, develop and implement market access strategy for products to obtain and maintain optimal access and pricing outcomes (including pricing & reimbursement dossiers, negotiations with authorities).

  • Lead and co-create evidence generation plans and initiatives (Real-World-Evidence studies included) and further communicate value of our medicines effectively on scientific platforms e.g. publications, abstracts/posters (ISPOR, market access/therapy area related peer-review publications etc.).

  • Act as a professional ambassador for Takeda, building pro-actively strategic relationships with the payer/stakeholder community at the national/regional level, collaborate and form partnerships to influence effectively and secure patient access with given strategy throughout product life cycle.

  • Lead the PVA-Team and work with cross-functional teams to develop, initiate, and execute effective contract strategies, analysis, negotiation, and pricing tools and strategies for all current and future products.

  • Develop PVA-Team and organizations' capabilities to meet current and future needs of the stakeholders, taking care of developing team members (payer needs, RWE, negotiation skills, communications, patient advocacy needs etc).

Dimensions and aspects

  • Influential communication skills to drive Takedas positioning with strong strategical and tactical capabilities and understanding of healthcare environment and incentives behind stakeholders' decisions

  • Strong technical and strategical understanding of market access issues, with hands-on experience in country or consultancy, and demonstrable track record

  • Intimate knowledge of legal framework for pharmaceutical industry and code of conduct

  • Technical understanding of clinical and health economic data (including RWD)

  • Strong technical understanding of design issues regarding RWD gathering, studies and problem formulating market access perspective, with hands-on experience of RWD projects

Your profile

  • Degree in Life Science, Business Management, Political Science or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years' of hands-on experience in market access/external affairs within innovative bio-pharmaceutical industry (part of experience may include time in relevant consulting, HTA agency and/or direct payer or ministerial experience)

Empowering our people to shine

At Takeda, we earn the trust of society and our customers through our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance. We incorporate these values in everything we do. They represent who we are and how we act. They help us make decisions that we can be proud of today and in the future. We enable our employees to develop their full potential. As a global top employer, we offer exciting career paths, promote innovation, and strive for top performance in everything we do. Takeda fosters an inclusive, collaborative, and international work environment where our teams are united by their relentless commitment to our goal of improving people's health and creating a better future for the world.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Takeda is committed to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hiring decisions are based entirely on qualifications and are made regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool!

For further questions, please contact our Talent Acquisition Partner Maxi Gruber.


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