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Global Market Access/Pricing Director - Pharmaceuticals

Company: Kyowa Kirin International plc
Location: Galashiels, Edinburgh or London
Reference: 204749
Closing Date: 20 Apr 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Income Protection, Life Assurance

Job Summary:

Develop, shape and execute a global market access and pricing strategy for the EU and US across the product range with the emphasis on this pipeline of emerging rare disease assets.


Global Market Access Director

Galashiels, Edinburgh or London based


Kyowa Kirin International plc is preparing to launch an exciting pipeline of rare disease products targeting Neurology, Oncology and Immunology to add to its existing portfolio. The company is in a period of growth that will accelerate once these new products come to market. Therefore as part of this expansion we now need to increase our market access capabilities resulting in the creation of this brand new role.


This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Market Access Director to establish an international market access function that can grow in line with the company’s ambitions.


This will involve developing, shaping and executing a global market access and pricing strategy for the EU and US across the product range with the emphasis on this pipeline of emerging rare disease assets.



Key accountabilities will include:


  • Design & shape the company’s overall global market access & pricing strategy for the EU, USA and other potential markets outside of Asia.
  • Build strong global reimbursement dossiers with value propositions that can be adapted at local level
  • Work with local affiliates to develop and maintain an understanding of the evolving access environments and translate this into strategies for our product portfolios.
  • Develop a global pricing policy to lever opportunities that maximize profitability across the company.
  • Engage the affiliates in executing the global pricing policy and support them with appropriate tools in order to maximize product value
  • Work with external vendors and Health Economists to generate necessary evidence and develop relevant HE models
  • Develop and execute appropriate pricing strategy for Early Access programmes
  • Develop strong positive external relationships with payer experts, therapy opinion leaders and academia
  • Influence decision making in alignment with supporting evidence
  • Analyse Business Development opportunities for coverage and reimbursement, existing and emerging payer policies, pricing and potential barriers to patient access.
  • Support early engagement with EMA and the FDA and interface with Clinical on their programmes to ensure appropriate outcomes data for payers.


Candidate Requirements:

To excel in this role you will be a Lifesciences or Business/Economics graduate with well-developed Pharma understanding and Global launch experience and exposure to early access programmes.  You will have demonstrated experience in multi-country pricing and reimbursement roles, ideally with therapeutic experience in rare disease and /or oncology therapeutic areas. Ability to manage people and work in a cross matrix organisation are also essential requirements.

This role will be located within the Kyowa Kirin International headquarters of Galashiels, Scotland, or from a London based office. Commensurate to the role, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package and have the opportunity to travel globally.

Kyowa Hakko Kirin is an equal opportunities employer

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Galabank Business Park, Galashiels , Selkirkshire
Tel:  +44 1896 664000
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