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Director, Neurology Market Access Lead, International

Company: Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Location: Everett
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Director, Neurology Market Access Lead, International in Switzerland Director, Neurology Market Access Lead, International

Position Summary

The Director Neurology Market Access Lead, International is responsible for the development and execution of successful P&R policies and strategies for Alexion’s current and future products for Neurology TA in International. Specifically, the DIR will lead efforts in assessing and communicating to internal and external stakeholders the market access requirements of Int’l region for Neurology portfolio, contributing to and shaping the overall value strategy for Neurology indications throughout lifecycle. The position will support Alexion’s country teams in the preparation and delivery of P&R negotiations, including a strong focus on enhancing capability and skills for excellence in negotiation, and will be responsible for helping translate relevant developments into meaningful guidance and strategic advice. The position will be in Zurich, Switzerland. The DIR will lead the preparation of key materials for the P&RC (comprised of EC members) in close partnership with stakeholders worldwide.

Job Function & Responsibilities

As a key member of the International Value & Access team, the Director is required to have a variety of skills including the ability to:

Lead the development of optimal P&R strategies for Alexion’s Neurology portfolio in International markets in collaboration with global Neurology Market Access Leads and International Neurology TA Head and Brand Lead

Partner with global Neurology Market Access Leads to provide clear guidance and strategic directions to Country & Cluster Market Access Directors regarding Neurology portfolio

Analyze, synthesize, and translate technical P&R information, including coverage and reimbursement policies, into meaningful decision points, recommendations, and strategic tactics

Oversee creation of robust Neurology P&R dossiers for Int’l countries working in close partnership with Country & Cluster Market Access Directors

Champion the Neurology P&R requirements for International Markets and ensure alignment between all stakeholders internally as to prioritized needs

Lead initiatives to strengthen capability elevations across the Country & Cluster Market Access Directors

Provide leadership and manage multiple strategic projects while maintaining an understanding of national, regional and global perspectives and objectives

Provide strategic input to strategy discussions and communication efforts with relevant external stakeholders including key government agencies and organizations

Communicate and partner directly with international cross-functional teams

Support due diligence efforts by leveraging P&R expertise to inform commercial assessments of potential acquisition targets from an International perspective (working with Int’l commercial assessment lead and Neurology TA lead)

Actively partner with VISion and IMPACT+ Neurology TA lead and Brand lead to provide International perspectives and collaborate in the generation of compelling value communications

Partner with HEOR to provide International requirements and consider localization and adaptation plans in concert with Country teams

Coordinate and oversee projects with external consultants as needed

Communicate frequently and effectively partner with stakeholders/team members throughout the organization

Produce well-written Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets that communicate key points in a clear and concise format.

Education & Experience Requirements

A BA or BSc is required; a graduate degree (MS, MPH, MPP, MBA) is strongly preferred.

Experience in a pharmaceutical environment in commercial functions, experience of managing complex projects

Previous coordination experience in global and local roles and throughout matrix desired

7+ years of professional experience in Global or Regional Market Access, Sales or Marketing in pharmaceutical industry or consulting to the pharmaceutical industry

Essential Skills and Abilities:

At least 7-10 years of relevant work experience

Leadership experience both directly and in the matrix

Market access experience in international, multi-lingual, and cross-cultural pharmaceutical/biotech industry

Candidates also should have an open mind about new ways to approach P&R issues, particularly for a company like Alexion with a focus on rare diseases

Experience in organizing and prioritizing an international workload

Strong team player, sociable, autonomous, dynamic, results focus and responsive

Strong organizational and project management skills and experience, with ability to handle changing priorities in a timely manner

Flexibility and ability to adapt to dynamic conditions and various cultures

Sense of ethics responsibility and confidentiality

Fluency in English both written and oral mandatory – any other language would be an asset

Experience and confidence interacting with clients/external consultants and being an external face of the Int’l Value & Access team and Alexion; and

Organized, self-motivated, and energetic.

Strategic Agility

Dealing with Ambiguity

Action Oriented


Timely Decision Making

Business Acumen

Act with Integrity

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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology and inhibition for more than 20 years, Alexion has developed and commercializes two approved complement inhibitors to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) as well as the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Alexion also has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). In addition, the company is developing several mid-to-late-stage therapies, including a second complement inhibitor, a copper-binding agent for Wilson disease and an anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) antibody for rare Immunoglobulin G (IgG)-mediated diseases as well as several early-stage therapies, including one for light chain (AL) amyloidosis and a second anti-FcRn therapy. Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on the core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders. Alexion has been named to the Forbes' list of the World's Most Innovative Companies seven years in a row and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts' Innovation District. The company also has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.

USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.

USA Cares is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization based in Kentucky and registered with the IRS.

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