Manager, Market Access

Type: Permanent Position
Location: Montreal - Head Office
Department: Market Access, Commercial Operations, Finance & Administration
Job Title: Manager, Market Access
Department: Market Access, Commercial Operations, Finance & Administration
Reports To: Director, Market Access

Summary of Purpose:
The Manager Market Access is responsible for the creation and execution of the reimbursement strategy for the Otsuka portfolio of products through all stages of the product life cycle. This professional will work closely with the Otsuka Management Team to secure optimal access for Canadian patients to Otsuka medicines.

• Works with the Canadian cross-functional team and, as necessary, Global Market Access and HEOR team leaders to create and refine Canadian reimbursement plans over the course of the product life cycle
• Manages complete reimbursement process from submission preparation, meeting with key payors, initial listing and on-going maintenance, improvement and/or protection of product listing status on all major formularies
• Demonstrates a strong and current working knowledge of key Public and Private drug reimbursement review processes in Canada. (CDR, pCODR, Federal Plans, Provincial Public plans, Quebec, Private plans and Hospital environments)
• Leverages an established network of relationships with key decision makers in various Government departments and Ministries as well as Public and Private payer organizations
• Coordinates input from internal and external partners to ensure reimbursement objectives are achieved
• Works with IMC and other organizations (e.g. BIOTECanada) to proactively identify emerging government health policy changes and cost containment initiatives in the marketplace. Advises and recommends course corrections as required to Otsuka Management Team
• Reporting Safety Information, Product Quality Complaint and Customer Feedback as per training on current procedures

Qualifications and Key Competencies:
• Bachelors Degree in Science, Pharmacy or related discipline
• MBA is a strong asset
• 7-10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry in a market access capacity
• Experience working with global/US teams to adapt evidence and data to the Canadian market
• Previous experience writing clinical summaries, adapting health economic models, and preparing budget impact analyses for drug reimbursement submissions
• Demonstrated success negotiating pCPA LOIs and provincial product listing agreements
• Working knowledge of fundamental Health Economic principles and cost effectiveness analyses
• Experience and success with stakeholder advocacy campaigns
• Strong business analytics skills, understanding of commercial objectives and processes
• Analysis of competitive intelligence and adapting plans accordingly
• Current relationships with key external stakeholders across Canada
• Experienced in the review of consultant proposals, agency selection and coordination of multiple workstreams
• Awareness of current political leadership and government health policy trends
• Past service on related IMC committees would be a valued asset
• CNS-Mental Health, Nephrology, Digital Medicine experience would be valued
• Results driven while modeling Otsuka values of professionalism, integrity, quality and respect in the work environment
• Must balance independence and being a dedicated team player
• Can budget and manage expenses to planned targets
• Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
• Bilingual (English-French) preferred
• Embraces leadership opportunities and takes great pride in delivering and exceeding planned objectives
• Is creative and flexible

Supervision of Others:
No formal supervisory relationship