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Associate Director Market Access and Pricing (Toronto, Canada)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023

Job Description

General Summary:

The Pricing & Market Access Associate Director is responsible for supporting the development of Market Access strategies for a product or indication, as well as partnering cross-functionally on the Commercial and Development strategies for the upcoming Hematology Cell and Gene Therapy pipeline.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Integrates Global payer strategic planning and execution into local plans to advance value and access optimization

  • Leads the development of Market Access strategies and core pricing & access deliverables in Canada

  • Ensures the payer position is consistently represented to internal cross-functional stakeholders and ensure robust strategic input into commercialization and development decisions

  • Ensures robust value proposition and integrated evidence plans are optimized to support local market access and reimbursement

  • Contributes to strategies and forecasts with in-depth market research, environmental data & analogs

  • Works across pan-Canadian stakeholders to ensure consistency of messaging while taking into consideration localized nuances

  • Works collaboratively with internal stakeholders including Marketing, Public Affairs, Patient Support and Finance to ensure optimal reimbursement for our products

  • Responsible for all phases of lifecycle management from pipeline planning to post reimbursement optimization

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of Canadian reimbursement stakeholders including CADTH, INESSS, PCPA and PMPRB

  • Experience negotiation with public and private insurers

  • Ability to think strategically and make sound pricing and market access recommendations

  • Strong practical, quantitative and analytical skills combined with a sound understanding of how to successfully apply pricing & reimbursement / HEOR principles to support Vertex

  • Exhibits outstanding written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively write and deliver presentations to professionals at all levels within Vertex

  • The ability to understand, interpret, and critically appraise data from various sources (clinical trial, health economic, financial, etc.).

  • Relationship building at all levels of the organization and across geographies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate difficult concepts and persuade others

  • Experience in Cell and Gene Therapies preferred

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field

  • At least 8 years of Market Access experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Bilingual (English/French) strongly preferred

(Please note this is a hybrid role which requires three days onsite in the Toronto office. )


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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