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Executive Director, Global Market Access

Avidity Biosciences

Avidity Biosciences

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024


Job Title:

Executive Director, Global Market Access


San Diego / Hybrid / Remote

Position type:


Full time




Strive to Bring a Profound Difference to our Patients

At Avidity Biosciences, we are passionate about the impact of every employee in realizing our vision of improving people’s lives by delivering a new class of RNA therapeutics. Avidity is revolutionizing the field of RNA with its proprietary AOCs, which are designed to combine the specificity of monoclonal antibodies with the precision of oligonucleotide therapies to address targets and diseases previously unreachable with existing RNA therapies. If you are a committed, solution-oriented thinker, join us in making a difference and become part of our growing culture that is integrated, collaborative, agile and focused on the needs of patients.

Avidity Biosciences, Inc.'s mission is to profoundly improve people's lives by delivering a new class of RNA therapeutics - Antibody Oligonucleotide Conjugates (AOCs™). Utilizing its proprietary AOC platform, Avidity demonstrated the first-ever successful targeted delivery of RNA into muscle and is leading the field with clinical development programs for three rare muscle diseases: myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Avidity is broadening the reach of AOCs with its advancing and expanding pipeline, including programs in cardiology and immunology through internal discovery efforts and key partnerships. Avidity is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information about our AOC platform, clinical development pipeline, and people, please visit and engage with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Opportunity

The Executive Director of Global Market Access will help prepare Avidity for successful global product launches across a portfolio of pipeline products. This individual will be an integral member of the market access and broader commercial team. Reporting to the Vice President of Commercial Strategy, this role will drive market access strategy, evidence dissemination plans, pricing and launch plans for target regions outside the US. Success will require excellence in teamwork and cross functional collaboration. Qualified candidates must have experience successfully marketing products globally in a market access role.

What You Will Contribute

  • Partner with commercial and medical affairs colleagues to develop global market access strategies and plans, in assigned regions, for Avidity’s rare disease pipeline products through various stages of development.
  • Create global value dossiers, cost-effectiveness and budget impact models and market entry plans for in-country Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and pricing & reimbursement submissions, within product development timelines.
  • Drive health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) initiatives that address payer evidence gaps and establish value for each product.
  • Represent the payer perspective and share global market access expertise with internal teams.
  • Identify payer value drivers and barriers to patient access. Create evidence dissemination and pricing plans that lead to successful and timely reimbursement.
  • Contribute to and drive global pricing strategies.
  • Support commercial readiness resourcing and launch plans, establishing foundational market access strategies and launch excellence goals.
  • Monitor the global market access landscape and incorporate relevant trends into Avidity plans, identifying potential future opportunities and threats related to patient access.
  • Support the development of managed access programs.

What We Seek

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in pharmaceutical market access. Must include 7+ years in HEOR and/or global payer strategy and pricing.
  • Experience successfully creating and executing HEOR plans and tactics in rare disease.
  • Ability to understand and summarize complex scientific information and present it in a clear, concise, and scientifically accurate manner to external audiences.
  • Ability to hire and lead teams and./or consultants to achieve market access goals.
  • In depth knowledge of HTA body and decision-maker information needs, as well as the submission process, for Europe.
  • Expertise in the global market access landscape and regional payer decision-making trends.
  • Knowledge of the global pharmaceutical compliance environment for customer engagement.
  • A passion for achieving goals as a member of the team. Proven track record of strong communication and collaboration skills, including recognition by cross-functional partners.
  • Ability to operate in compliance with Avidity’s policies and code of conduct.
  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities determined to be required for this position.
  • Position requires 30% travel, with the potential to change based on location.

What We will Provide to You:

  • The base salary range for this role is $291K - $321K. The final compensation and title will be commensurate with such factors as relevant experience, skillset, internal equity and market factors.
  • Avidity offers competitive compensation and benefits which includes the opportunity for annual and spot bonuses, stock options and RSUs, as well as a 401(k) with an employer match. In addition, the comprehensive wellness program includes coverage for medical, dental, vision, and LTD, and four weeks of time off.
  • A commitment to learning and development which includes a variety of programming internally developed by and for Avidity employees, opportunities for job-specific training offered by industry, and an education reimbursement program.

Avidity Biosciences

10578 Science Center Dr. Suite 125

San Diego, CA


O: 858-401-7900

F: 858-401-7901