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Early launch & payer engagement manager

date posted 11/19/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2572302
location Gent;Geel;Brussels;Diegem

Early launch & payer engagement manager

About the opportunity

To strengthen the Belgian Market Access and Public Affairs team, we are looking for a Payer Engagement & Early launch Manager to be based in Diegem.

The main purpose of this role is to explore the market access environment to identify the strengths and gaps such that Sanofi’s innovative health solutions are brought to the patient as fast as possible, in a sustainable way and respecting the trust of patients and stakeholders in Sanofi. Together with internal stakeholders, you contribute to develop the most appropriate launch strategy to ensure that the right patient gets the right medicine at the right time. In this role, you join a highly-skilled market access and public affairs team continuously striving to build their expertise and develop their talents.

About the Sanofi Belgium Market Access and Public Affairs team

At Sanofi, we work every day at solutions to improve people’s health and quality of life. Through collaboration with key stakeholders, we want to be part of the discussion and to have a seat at the table of the societal debate in order to prepare our environment and to be successful in securing patient’s access to medicines. Understanding common points of interest and priorities and working towards win-win solutions is essential to work together with stakeholders and to support fast and sustainable access to health solutions. The team in Diegem consists of 11 people.

About growing with us

In this role, your responsibilities will be twofold:

Early launch

  • Ensure access for patients to our innovative medicines in different therapeutic areas by combining scientific, economic and communication aspects. You explore the access environment to identify the market readiness for products in Sanofi’s portfolio up until registration of the product
  • Lead or participate in local project teams related to the launch of products before market authorization
  • Collect, interpret and record scientific evidence of the therapeutic value of products in your scope of responsibilities
  • Conduct and evaluate comparative analyses of previous opinions of healthcare institutes in Belgium and abroad in the indication areas which are relevant for Sanofi’s portfolio before registration
  • Cooperate with external clinical and other experts/stakeholders who are involved in the launch, market access and reimbursement process
  • Ensure a smooth transition from your knowledge and intelligence to the market access manager to further prepare launch. Be available for market access managers to support the definition of the optimal strategy for pricing and reimbursement and the development of the reimbursement dossier
  • Contribute to and support the Europe Market Access Community and product-specific Global Market Access teams for the products in your scope with information on local pricing and reimbursement requirements and contribute to the European strategies
  • Represent Sanofi externally with regard to pricing, market access and access environment at meetings with authorities, industry associations and other stakeholders and linked to early launch activities
  • Build market access capabilities and understanding within the country

Payer Engagement

  • Plan and implement a strategy to create and nurture a close and trust-based relationship with high-level payer decision makers both at national level and regional level. Develop a dialogue and build coalitions with payers on common points of interest and priorities to create win-win solutions
  • Establish an early dialogue with the payer and pricing stakeholders to ensure fast and sustainable access for patients to Sanofi’s health solutions
  • Provide political intelligence and map the relevant stakeholders in the Belgian and regional payer and pricing environment in healthcare and pharma
  • Monitor, analyze and assess relevant policy and legislation changes about the healthcare policy and payer environment and bring this to the attention of internal stakeholders such as market access colleagues
  • Negotiate with payers to bring Sanofi’s health solutions to the patient

About you

Qualifications/Education & work experience

  • Master’s degree in Medicines, Pharmacy, Economics or Scientific Studies
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry and 2-3 years relevant work experience in market access/public affairs with proven track record of working with Pharmaceutical Specialised products within Belgium
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in Dutch, French and English

Competencies

  • Strong in networking with an established, relevant network in place and ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Dynamic and ambitious professional that proactively explores solution building in the face of obstacles
  • Strategic business experience and thinking capability able to zoom out to think holistically as well as to zoom in on details as needed
  • Have high ethical standards in your way of working and relationships with stakeholders
  • Team-player and cooperation, E2E accountability, independent worker and entrepreneurship describes your personality and way of working
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects/priorities and complex issues

Inspire your Journey, what Sanofi can offer you

We provide a working environment in which we help people develop, cooperate with passion and dare to care about patients and consumers. Everything we do and everything we have built is designed for empowering people.

We offer a generous package including flexible benefits and are committed to helping you have a healthy work-life balance throughout your career with us.

Empower Life Everyday

At Sanofi we work across human health from vaccines to rare diseases, and consumer healthcare. This creates opportunities to work across different areas to build a diverse and exciting career. Sanofi has the capabilities and resources to support your aspirations to fulfil your ambitions and be the best you can be.

Our purpose at Sanofi is to work passionately every day to understand and solve healthcare needs of people across the world. Our ambition is by 2025, to be a top 3 innovative, global and diversified human healthcare company. One that embraces transformative technologies and is focused on its area of excellence, which means we’re not there to try to solve everybody’s problems. We want to focus on those areas where we know we are making a difference.

The values we live by are teamwork, courage, respect and integrity.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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