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Senior Director, West, Market Access, Rare Disease/Rare Blood Disorders

date posted 04/09/2019
contract type Full time
job id R2496369
location Seattle, WA;Los Angeles, CA;Portland, OR

This position reports to the Head, US Rare/Rare Blood Disorders Market Access and is responsible for the strategic vision and implementation of all aspects of Market Access for Sanofi-Genzyme’s Rare Disease and Rare Blood Disorders products. The Senior Director is responsible for all aligned Market Access customers which includes, but is not limited to: National PBMs, national commercial payers, national specialty pharmacies, regional commercial payers, regional PBMs, regional specialty pharmacies, state Medicaid and managed Medicaid

This individual leads the West Team Account Directors to develop and leverage relationships with key customer segments and thought leaders in order to maximize profitability and revenue and ensure optimal profitable access for Sanofi-Genzyme Rare Disease and Rare Blood Disorders products. This individual will directly supervise these functions within the U.S. and be responsible for recruiting, hiring, coaching and training team members.

This individual will work closely with Value & Access, Patient and Provider Services and all aligned Sales functions to ensure a disciplined approach to account messaging and actions implemented by the team. In addition the Senior Director is responsible for coordinating, communicating and aligning customer strategies with their East counterpart as well as their counterparts in MSOI Market Access and Primary Care Market Access.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Develop and monitor performance against budgets.
  • Establish, oversee implementation, and monitor adherence to administrative policies and procedures.
  • Review and audit expense reports.


  • Motivates and leads the team to exceptional performance and achievement of goals and objectives
  • Supports and oversees implementation of strategies and tactics to support appropriate reimbursement (coverage, coding, payment and patient access) across assigned Market Access customers
  • Creates clear messages for dissemination to internal stakeholders on important payer trends, reimbursement changes, and billing requirements that will affect product utilization
  • Oversees the strategic plan and vision for business opportunities in various markets for new and existing products.
  • Analyzes the market in terms of coverage and reimbursement, existing and emerging payer policies, formulary listings, competitive landscape, trends, pricing, contracting strategies, potential barriers to provider and patient access.
  • Informs and influences key opinion leaders, regarding improved outcomes and public policy matters.
  • Works closely with field sales staff and provides training on relevant reimbursement issues.
  • Ensures a high level of collaboration and integration with the Marketing Teams, Finance, Patient and Provider Services and Senior US business leadership.
  • Directs the preparation, negotiation, management and acceptance of government and/or commercial contracts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working within account management
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with National Accounts, preferably CVS, ESI, or Optum/UHC
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with specialty pharmacy products
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading and managing an account management team

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s/advanced degree preferred
  • Therapeutic experience in Rare Disease or Hemophilia strongly preferred
  • Experience in contract development and negotiation
  • Understand organizational behavior, corporate culture and be able to flourish in a complex and rapidly evolving workplace.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payer decision-making for coverage, buy and bill, coding and patient access to drugs, biologicals, medical devices
  • Exceptional communication skills that include verbal, written and presentation abilities
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities
  • Demonstrated, strong track record of outstanding decision-making abilities—able to make decisions logically, methodically, and quickly (as appropriate)
  • Superior analytical skills—effectively uses data to inform decision, drive the business
  • Strategic thinker—sees inter-relationships between seemingly unrelated elements

Role Criteria:

  • Field-based role with approximately 1 week per month expected to be at Sanofi-Genzyme Headquarters in Cambridge
  • Travel anticipated to be approximately 60% between field, Sanofi-Genzyme HQ and other meetings as appropriate

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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