Reporting to the Head of Market Access UK, the Market Access Associate Director will be responsible for the technical aspects of the pricing and reimbursement process in one or more countries, including but not limited to the preparation of reimbursement dossiers, support to economic model adaptations (cost-effectiveness, budget impact), response to payer questions and business case for price changes.
This position will develop market access materials (submissions, responses) for Vertex medicines leading up to and during their launch with a particular emphasis on leading the adaptation of global value dossiers and economic models to meet country-specific health technology assessment (HTA) requirements and presenting these to authorities.
Collaborate with other country colleagues and external consultants (as needed) to prepare reimbursement submissions; develop country-specific economic models and present economic evidence to payers.
Adapt and implement the global value story, reimbursement negotiation guide, payer objection handler, and other evidence-based materials that demonstrate product value in a manner that is meaningful to country payers.
Lead all activities related to robust pricing management, including but not limited to understanding and managing channel pricing, gross to net, procurement processes and planning and tendering execution, where applicable;
create innovative offers and access programmes.
Lead all activities pertaining to value evidence and data generation and management for the country(ies), including but not limited to managing the HTA process, planning the data generation strategy, using health economics, outcomes research and real-world evidence, understanding epidemiology and burden of illness data.
The position will work closely with Vertex’s medical affairs, legal, regulatory, market access and commercial teams, building and leveraging relationships with relevant stakeholders in line with Vertex’s approved and agreed business strategy.
Work closely with legal and regulatory departments to ensure compliance.
Exhibit ownership and accountability for all projects and internal assignments.
Exemplify Vertex’s core values in fulfilling these job duties.
A Bachelors and / or advanced degree in one or more of the following areas : health economics, public health, epidemiology / biostatistics, medicine, engineering, business administration, law, government or public policy from an accredited university required.
Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience and prior Market Access experience (e.g., at the country level, consulting, government).
In-depth and current understanding of country payer environment, including reimbursement decision-making processes, pricing and contracting strategies, and HTA processes.
Experience in developing and / or adapting global economic models to meet country-specific HTA requirements.
Strong analytical skills with the proven ability to effectively analyse data sets to determine trends and establish strategies.
A dynamic, business focused and creative individual with a background in healthcare.
Proven ability within healthcare market access environment and / or teams.
Results oriented and excellent collaboration skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage initiatives that require collaboration across multiple functional areas.
Display solid ethics and fully comply with all regulatory, legal and industry codes of conduct.
Ability to complete projects and achieve goals on time while delivering high quality results.
Self-starter with the ability and desire to take on new challenges, to help build an organization and still be part of a team taking a hands-on approach to projects.
Desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.