Director Market Access & Governmental Affairs

Director Market Access & Governmental Affairs

One of our partners is looking for a Market Access & Governmental Affairs professional who will lead the Market Access department and team. More or a little less experience in this area? We would love to hear from you!

1. Job Scope:

The Market Access & Governmental Affairs Director is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the Governmental Affairs and Market Access strategies and activities that enable the company to secure optimal reimbursement, and realize the maximum commercial potential of current and future products in Belux.


2. Key Responsibilities:

Market Access:

Pro-actively develop the market access strategy for the companies' brands (marketed, pipe) and consider the implications it may have on the wider health care market as well as the impact the changing healthcare market will have on the companies' brands:

  • Drives the development of the local payer value proposition by generating and providing relevant data/evidence, health economic and budget impact models and/or leveraging and adapting global value/reimbursement dossiers for pricing, reimbursement, and access submissions.
  • Prepares a positive healthcare environment by identifying key stakeholders and establishing relationships with key influencers and decision makers
  • Ensures market access excellence by aiming for the optimal pricing, reimbursement and launch timing in collaboration with regional and local cross-functional teams.
  • Owns the most crucial file submissions, ensuring they are properly staffed, resourced, and prepared to maximize the likelihood of success.
  • Reviews contracting opportunities for risk and compliance, from a financial and legal perspective.

Governmental Affairs:

  • Contribute in shaping the health care environment and Health Care Policy:
  • Identifies, analyses, and acts on legislative initiatives and emerging issues that could impact the company.
  • Identifies and communicates commercial business issues and opportunities on an ongoing basis to the senior management team and contributes to the overall brand/marketing strategy.
  • Serves as an internal thought leader on legislative and environmental matters at the strategic level.
  • Works with Brand teams to integrate government affairs strategies into brand plans.
  • Represents the company at Pharma.be and other stakeholder meetings.
  • Co-ownership of the most senior relationships with government officials and leverages these to influence policy and legislative developments in the most favorable manor.

Provide leadership and coaching for internal roles to ensure national market access expertise is developed and disseminated within the organization:

Core activities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure market-access related knowledge is accumulated within the organization by coaching internal stakeholders (e.g. Market Access Manager if any)
  • Develop training toolkits/negotiation guides for the rest of the team
  • Identify and recruit external PMA experts on national/regional level to quickly fill in knowledge gaps if needed


3. Education and Experience:

  • Academic background in science, pharmacy, medicine or (health) economics.
  • Strong industry reputation with a proven track record in Market Access (in country), Assessment, Health Economics, Pricing.
  • Excellent understanding of the health care/reimbursement environment, it’s stakeholders, relationships, related regulatory and legislative processes, challenges and opportunities.
  • Line management experience (leading small to mid-sized teams).
  • Existing reliable contacts with relevant stakeholders in country reimbursement system.
  • Experience in health economics methods, Health Technology Assessment, evidence-medicine and their application.
  • Demonstrated scientific credibility.
  • Languages: Fluent French, Dutch and English.
  • Reside in Belgium

Key Competencies:

We are looking for a Smart Leader who possesses / who can:

  • Leadership is key (dynamics and atmosphere is good)
  • Strong analytical thinking.
  • Business and Financial Acumen to inform budget impact models and reimbursement files.
  • Excellent ability to build networks, influence (incl. negotiation skills) and have impact with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated can-do and enterprise mind-set.
  • Stakeholder management skills in matrix organizations.
  • Contribute to strategic discussions with senior leaders.
  • The ability to lead/develop people and organizations to effective and high performing teams.
  • Stimulate cross functional collaboration in teams.
  • Strong work ethics.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Creative thinking

Don't hesitate to apply (with CV) or get in touch with Katleen Broeckhoven if you have any questions.

katleen.broeckhoven@careforceone.be

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