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Senior Manager, Market Access Strategy

Ort Mississauga, Ontario, Kanada Anzeigen-ID R-202989 Veröffentlichungsdatum 20/06/2024

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

The Senior Manager, Market Access Strategy is accountable for developing and driving Market Access Strategies to optimize reimbursement (public and private) of AstraZeneca’s Oncology Business Unit portfolio. On a brand-specific basis, the Senior Manager is the primary internal point of contact for the MAP function and is responsible for end-to-end access strategy leadership from early stage through to launch, reimbursement and life cycle management.


  • Lead the development and delivery of market access strategy, including pre-launch planning, portfolio assessment and CDA, INESSS, Provincial and Private Payer submissions, through to formulary listing.
  • Lead all aspects of cross-functional development and execution of key strategic imperatives to support reimbursement objectives.
  • Leverage brand-specific expertise to advise pCPA and private payer negotiation strategies,
  • Represent MAP as member of the Brand Team by acting as a role model for cross-functional working to ensure TA area objectives are met; and be an enterprise problem solver who can articulate the Payer/ Market Access perspective and understand the brand objectives so that effective solutions are built.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with Access Brand Value team (Payer evidence, pricing, negotiations, payer engagement) to share brand insights and ensure overall access strategy coordination.
  • Seeks new insights as well as environmental trends to develop foresight to build strategies and plans. 
  • Provide access assessment, critical appraisal, evidence gap identification, and external engagement to build reimbursement strategies throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Lead and/or participate in local, national, and global-cross functional teams to address and support market access needs within the business. 
  • Responsible for leading brand-specific access budget.
  • Collaborate with external partners & reimbursement experts to ensure that AstraZeneca Canada market access initiatives are relevant and support the needs of patients, health care providers and payers.
  • Work with Market Access Strategists, and Payer evidence manager, providing mentorship on critical deliverables for access strategy optimization.
  • Responsible for collecting and reporting Adverse Events in accordance with AstraZeneca policies and procedures

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in science, business (e.g., MSc, MBA) or equivalent
  • 7+ years of Pharmaceutical experience and/or 5+ years Market Access experience.
  • Experience in market access, regulatory, new product planning, pricing, evidence generation, or commercial with in-depth knowledge of the Canadian drug reimbursement landscape (HTA and pCPA processes, public/private payers, health policies).
  • Experience constructing payer value stories and incorporating these into strategies and submissions.
  • Track record of success delivering optimized market access across multiple brands.
  • Experience working with external partners (e.g., clinicians, patient groups) to define and deliver optimized access results .
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams and proven multi-stakeholder project delivery in a sophisticated environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of CDA, INESSS and pCPA processes.
  • Strategically agile with strong business insights and can synthesize information from diverse sources to formulate strategies and actions.
  • Motivated by working with ambiguity and complexity.
  • Ability to think creatively in developing and implementing business solutions.
  • Strong communication skills: interpersonal, writing and presentation.
  • Adaptive style with ability to influence and establish relationships with a range of internal and external partners.
  • High degree of initiative and sense of urgency with an ability to lead multiple priorities of significant scope in a fast-paced environment

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing AZCHumanResources@astrazeneca.com.

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