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Tomer B-Z.

Pricing and Payers Solution Manager
Petah Tikva, Israel
Employee Since 2017

Patients, Career Growth, and Football

After working for several years at another large pharmaceutical company, Tomer made the decision to join Takeda in 2017. Currently, in his role as a Pricing and Payers Solution Manager, he’s responsible for implementing local pricing tactics, developing and providing payer solutions, and exploring new business opportunities in order to expand access to patients. “I love that I’m learning something new every day,” Tomer shares. Being part of a company that encourages its employees to learn and grow makes him excited to come to work every day.

Professional Growth Brings Possibilities

A self-proclaimed “finance guy,” Tomer excels at analyzing numbers. Not only is he great at his work, he also enjoys connecting with colleagues and building partnerships. For him, the ability to do what he loves and use his skills at an innovative, forward-thinking company made it easy for him to choose Takeda. “I went for it and I haven’t looked back,” he says.

What Tomer didn’t fully realize is that Takeda was ready to empower him to discover his full potential. More than one year into his new role, he’s as determined as ever. “I plan to continue to develop my skills and gain more credibility by learning different aspects of my job, such as strategy and negotiation.” He’s proactively looking for ways to improve in his role, and knows the company and his manager will support him. This alone keeps Tomer excited about his future at Takeda.

“Although you have managers and leaders, you feel like you are on the same playing field, working together to achieve the same goal and treating everyone with respect.”

Keeping Patients Front and Center

As someone who works in the Market Access function, Tomer’s responsibilities include identifying areas inside of Israel that need greater access to medicine. It’s something he thinks about every day and it's a way of thinking that prevails across Takeda. “We’re encouraged to continuously think about how can we expand access to more people in more areas.” This is vitally important, because greater access means more patients get the medicines that they need.

While Tomer’s work may be financial in nature, it’s not the bottom line that motivates him the most, but securing long-term agreements for wider access to medicines. He knows this will take time and effort, and that Takeda will support him every step of the way. In addition to his own work, he can see that employees all across Takeda are doing interesting, innovative work, while always keeping patients “front and center.”

A Respected Member of a Community

An avid football fan, Tomer compares working at Takeda to watching a football match. “If you go to a football match, you’ll see the large community of fans supporting each other. That’s what it’s like here.” At Takeda, everyone is part of the same team, united by a shared vision, mission, and values. “Although you have managers and leaders, you feel like you are on the same playing field, working together to achieve the same goal and treating everyone with respect.”

Tomer stresses how refreshing it is to be part of a company where you’re encouraged to be creative, innovative, and share your ideas. “You don’t have to change who you are, you don’t have to wear a mask. You can be yourself and it is really safe to speak up in Takeda. If you believe you have an innovative idea to share with management,” he says, then “Takeda empowers you to share it.”