Associate Director/ Director- Strategic Market Access

at OPEN Health (view profile)
Location Marlow, England, United Kingdom
Date Posted January 13, 2023
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Job Level Associate Director



OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding, and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Being built from cohesive partnerships across a range of specialist sectors gives us the ability to approach opportunities from fresh perspectives, creating solutions and innovations for market access and medical communications that are informed by the experience and knowledge of the many.

Our global team of experts — many with PhD and PharmD degrees — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

You will love this role if you:

  • Have a passion for using your knowledge of science, pharmaceuticals, and the payer landscape to identify innovative, actionable strategies that will lead to successful reimbursement and access for our client's assets, and ultimately, outcomes for patients
  • Are excited about the prospect of leading a mix of strategic projects and associated client leadership tasks as well as business development initiatives across the UK, EU, and globally
  • Wish to work in an integrated, global team of market access experts and in an environment where individuals are encouraged to develop through participating in training programmes aligned to personal development plans
  • Are a self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic, collaborative environment to continuously evolve the strength of the organisation’s offerings and services

As part of the OPEN Health Strategic Market Access team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:Project delivery (40/50%):

  • Creating strong long-term partnerships with clients, understanding their challenges, and providing strategic direction to resolve evidence and market access/data challenges
  • Providing strategic leadership for accounts and projects within SMA and across the wider Evidence and Access Centres of Excellence, including HTA submissions and/or payer research projects
  • Ensuring client objectives are met via deliverables of the highest quality according to agreed timelines and budgets

Business development/innovation (40/50%):

  • Leveraging market access and industry knowledge to identify, generate, and convert organic growth and new business opportunities across all SMA areas of expertise, leveraging the link between evidence, data, and access to provide integrated solutions
  • Identifying areas where SMA can incorporate innovative digital tools/solutions into offerings
  • Being a core contributor to thought leadership and innovation across all SMA offerings and providing ideas and support in the business development activity workstreams for other OPEN Health Centres of Excellence

Line management/coaching (10%):

  • Line management responsibilities including the development and ongoing implementation of personal development plans
  • Coaching/mentoring the SMA team, upskilling market access and industry knowledge and OPEN Health services and offerings and collaborating with other SMA members/external providers to execute training where required
  • Building and overseeing business development activities among junior team members

What you’ll bring:

  • Graduate or relevant healthcare qualification
  • Minimum of 8–10 years of relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the structure and function of the UK, EU, or global healthcare environments
  • Experience in market access in the pharmaceutical industry or as a consultant
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry relating to product development, approval, marketing, and continued lifecycle management
  • Experience across a range of specialities
  • Proven track record of project management from conception to delivery
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Line management experience

What we offer:As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

  • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path
  • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient well-being
  • A diverse, inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work
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