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Access Lead - Rare Metabolic

Job in Zug - Switzerland
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Company: Takeda
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-12-24
Job specializations:
  • Business
    Business Analyst, Business Development, Business Management
  • Marketing/PR
    Product Marketing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Global Access Lead - Rare Metabolic


Job Function and Description


  • Lead the identification and prioritization of strategic opportunities to enhance and expand product value proposition (payers, prescribers, patients, and policymakers) for product/s, including life cycle management opportunities. Collaborate with relevant colleagues across Takeda and in assigned Global Product Teams (GPT) to successfully address such opportunities.
  • Provide expertise in market access with an understanding of the role and influence of market access in product development and lifecycle management.
  • Identify future trends in market access and develop strategic initiatives within PVPA and Takeda to ensure the strategy for the product/s are adapted to maximize the value of the product.
  • Understand  the payer-relevant outcomes as it applies to specific therapeutic classes.
  • Proactively address product/s related payer, HTA and policymaker demands and respond to emerging or unforeseen market opportunities/challenges.
  • 35%

    For designated brands / products:

  • Serve as primary contact ‘one voice’ responsible for all product interactions within respective Global Product Teams (GPTs), representing the PVPA Access community.
  • Lead the development of the global value proposition, market access plans, value proposition and other market access deliverables of products in scope, working within PVPA and cross-functional partners in a matrix environment.
  • Effectively capture patient and payer insights, market trends, competitor landscape and Takeda priorities into product Access strategies and embed innovative thinking.
  • 15%

  • Work with PVPA Pricing, Global Health Economics and Patient Advocacy leads for alignment of product/s strategy and tactics.
  • Represent the product /s in scope ensuring alignment of strategy and operations resulting in delivery of outputs and resource to meet the needs of the product/s and BD/Pipeline/Franchise.
  • Co-create and collaborate with Regions the development of market access strategies of the product/s.
  • Work with Regions Access teams to provide insights and requirements for the product/s ensuring their input is gained for strategy development from these respective geographies and areas of expertise.
  • 10%

  • Be a driver of innovative and strategic thinking, providing Access capabilities training and development to colleagues within PVPA and other cross-functional partners
  • 5%

  • Take a key role in interactions with external stakeholders to advocate the value of product/s
  • Education and Experience Requirements

  • University degree required, advanced degree in related field (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPA, PharmD) preferred
  • 10 or more years of market access experience with solid track record in developing pricing, reimbursement and access strategies and influencing negotiations in relevant geographic markets
  • Experience collaborating with commercial, medical and/or R&D teams on appropriate pull-through strategies
  • Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Desire to put people first and demonstrate the values of Takeda-ism
  • Demonstrated success with identifying growth opportunities and driving an organization to capture value
  • Strong negotiating and stakeholder management skills and ability to develop relationships and appropriately influence payers, policy makers, and other key external stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and framing optimal product value proposition addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Highly developed collaboration skills, including consensus building, information sharing, and communication of priorities and expectations across functions in a matrix environment
  • Ability to act decisively and exercise sound judgment in making decisions with limited information
  • Ability to assess complex issues, evaluate potential solutions with both quantitative and qualitative analysis and develop business cases to gain alignment on key strategic decisions
  • Superior communication, negotiation, presentation, and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to influence without authority and work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Robust understanding of key Health Economics and HTA principles and familiarity with P&R dossiers (e.g. AMCP, Global / Core Value Dossiers):
  • Ability to leverage knowledge of marketplace and economic forces to translate long-term strategy into clear short-term plans and goals, with a strong focus on execution, accountability and acting with integrity.
  • Understanding of geographically relevant P&R processes and HTA/payer environment
  • Strong understanding of pharmacoeconomics and epidemiology
  • Ability to frame HTA strategies and arguments and be able to convert evidence into clear value messages
  • 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 realise 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. Discover more at

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    Less than 1 Year work experience
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