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Associate Director, US Marketing Oncology Market Access

Merck North Wales, PA
  • Posted: September 12, 2019
  • Full-Time

Job Description
Our Market Access team monitor population demographics and develop solutions to give patients access to our medicines. We act as both educators and advocates for our products, processes, and practices that help us revolutionize how our medicines create value in society.
The Associate Director Market Access will work closely with agency partners, internal brand colleagues, promotions, internal communications, pricing, policy, legal, health economics outcomes research, and Organized Customer Access and Reimbursement teams to inform the strategies to support current indications and launch future mono-therapies and combination. This role will report to the Director, Oncology Market Access.
The Associate Director Market Access will be responsible for supporting Brand products tactical execution and development of strategy, as well as critical internal functions (Organized Customer Access and Reimbursement, Marketing, Integrated Account Management Teams, CORE, Medical Affairs, etc.).
This role will focus on collaborating with brand marketing teams, agency partners and focus on customer segments (e.g. health plans, Medicare, Medicaid, federal, pharmacy, hospital, Group Purchasing Organization s, etc.).
Primary Activities:

  • Work closely with our Company's internal functions (promotions management, communications, medical affairs, etc.), brand marketing, etc. and external agency partners to develop customer specific strategies and execute as appropriate to achieve access for patients and achieve growth.
  • Develop comprehensive payer/ market access strategies and execute across relevant Company teams, for current and future indications and must be aligned to the brand marketing objectives.
  • Input into development and then execute on payer value propositions, pricing strategies, channel specific strategies and branded promotional initiatives.
  • Main point responsible and accountable for resource support, on-going planning around messaging, and communications for field facing teams at our Company (e.g. Oncology Sales Teams, Key Accounts, etc.)
  • Provide input from US perspective into Global Access Teams, new product planning teams, Health Economics and Outcomes Research and business development opportunities as they emerge.
  • Work cross-functionally within our Company, including Organized Customer Access and Reimbursement, Market Research, policy team, Global Market Access, Health Economics and Outcomes Research , compliance, legal, pricing and others to understand build a value proposition for collaboration oncology medicines that allow for access and reimbursement that is consistent with label.
  • Understand impact of costs on patient including out of pocket costs associated with mono and combo therapies, within both pharmacy and medical benefit
  • Required: BA/BS
  • Preferred: MBA
Required Experience:
  • Minimum of (5) years combined experience in Pharmaceutical Marketing, Marketing Customer Management, Managed Care or Sales
  • Minimum of (2) years oncology payer experience
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem solving, analytical critical thinking and planning skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Proficient at leading across diverse department and roles and effectively engaging senior management
  • Demonstrated understanding of healthcare trends and policy issues and their potential impact upon Merck business opportunities
  • 25% Travel
Preferred Experience:
  • AD Level of Marketing or Managed Care/Payer Marketing
  • Experience in Oncology
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Requisition ID: R10459



North Wales, PA
19454 USA

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