AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Market Access Manager in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

AstraZeneca is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, with a broad range of medicines designed to fight disease in important areas of healthcare: gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetes, respiratory, cancer and infection.

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

As a Market Access Manager in AstraZeneca, you will be supporting Head of Market Access to lead the market access strategy for the tasked business/therapeutics in a compliant friendly manner. Frequently review all the policy governing drug access in MoH environment in the best interest of AZ, and advice the Country Leadership team on unmet opportunities. Actively, engage internal and external stakeholders including payers in developing long term partnership for a sustainable healthcare and patient program with the aim of improving access of AZ brands in accordance with local compliance, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Continuously act as an advocate in the access topics for internal stakeholders on pharmaceutical – Pricing & Reimbursement; Hospital Formulary Listing, Public Policy; and Health Technology Assessments/Pharmaco-economics. Ensure all market access business cases, either for price, programs and policy amended to be approved by AZ Area, International and Global. Finally, to be part of player in Market Access team in shaping the local organisation to have a “Access Mindset”.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Your job responsibilities will be, but not limited to:

  • Develop and implement Market Access Strategy

  • Develop and implement market access strategy plans and actions to increase patient access.

  • Work with government & commercial functions on a regular basis to capture latest update on industry and healthcare development.

  • Maintain relationship with government key payers.

  • Leverage understanding of healthcare environment and work with medical/commercial functions to develop business plans that take full account of and respond to the needs of policy and budget holders, creating a positive platform for AstraZeneca and its brands.

  • Stakeholder mapping (e.g. government, hospital, HCO, KEE) with appropriate engagement plan to achieve strategic goals

  • Make appropriate interactions with independent review bodies, government stakeholders, budget holders to support economic and policy decision making for AZ products and indications

  • Work with government & commercial functions on a regular basis to capture competitor intelligence, discuss tactics and strengthen stakeholder engagement.

  • Support the development of pricing strategy for reimbursement plan for the government sector .

  • Determines contracting/managed entry agreement price including risk sharing arrangements, capping, discounting, etc.

  • Develops and executes reimbursement support and patient assistance services to ensure patient access to products.

  • Reviews contracting opportunities for risk and compliance, from a financial and legal perspective.

  • Anticipate how changes in the policy environment will shape payer decisions and use this to inform and develop Market Access strategy.

  • Public / Government Affairs & Advocacy

  • Engage with policymakers and others who legitimately influence the process to shape public policy to delivery AstraZeneca’s strategic priorities and achieve commercial success.

  • Contribute to shaping future changes in the healthcare environment to positively shape the payer environment so that patients have access to AstraZeneca products.

  • Communicates outcomes and pricing decisions with the payers and governments.

  • Forms or aligns with patient groups for effective reimbursement strategies.

  • Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR)

  • Generates evidence, including value story and value dossier development.

  • Performs / Analyses health technology assessment.

  • Analytics & Real World Evidence Support

  • Works closely with Medical Department in analysing clinical data prospectively and retrospectively post launch to generate “real world evidence” and value for money.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field, preferably life science-related

  • Minimum 3-6 years of successful track record in market access / marketing

  • Direct experience working with access-related strategies and topics is strongly preferred, e.g., pricing, reimbursement, patient advocacy, public policy, etc

  • Good understanding of the latest development in the National Healthcare System and its impact on the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals

  • Good consulting skills and proven track record of helping clients address strategic opportunities and solve problems

  • Good communication, presentation & facilitation skills

  • Strong customer orientation/focus

  • Strong interpersonal & partnering skills: has proven abilities to work effectively and efficiently in cross-functional, often virtual and matrix teams

  • English & BM proficiency.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Prior industry and/or Market Access experience is desirable

  • Candidate with more experiences will be considered for senior position

We offer attractive remuneration & benefit package and excellent opportunity for your career development.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.