Shire Lead VD&A BeLux in Brussels (Baxalta), Belgium
Lead Value Demonstration & Access, Belgium and Luxembourg
The Lead Value Demonstration & Access (VD&A), under supervision of the Head VD&A, Public Affairs and Communication and in close collaboration with relevant functions and franchise leads, will take on the responsibility of driving and developing designated market access activities in Belgium and in Luxembourg to achieve profitable and timely access of Shire’s products and therapies to market, as well as to promote and defend the pricing and reimbursement of Shire’s marketed products.
The Lead VD&A will drive all pricing, reimbursement, listing, and health economics activities of designated Shire products, will establish and build relevant relationships with key stakeholders as well as actively, but selectively, work with interest groups (trade associations, trade bodies, consultants…) to develop market access strategies and implement all requested activities for existing and new products of Shire in order to grant and maintain access to treatment for the patients who need them.
Develop market access strategies and activities in close collaboration with the Head VD&A, Public Affairs and Communication and the Heads of Franchise
Align, plan, implement and monitor market access strategies and activities while leveraging Cluster and Global intake
Identify and evaluate opportunities, policy developments and latest governmental decisions that require alignment with stakeholders to protect and grow Shire’s business in Belgium and Luxembourg
Contribute towards registration, pricing, reimbursement, listing, healthcare economics, tax, tendering and partnering goals and activities by bringing insights on policy trends and market dynamics; share expertise proactively with business partners and functions as appropriate
Increase Shire’s internal knowledge about market access and public affairs trends in the healthcare sector through appropriate sharing events
Stakeholder management – establish, maintain and strengthen relations with key stakeholders, decision makers, influencers and payers
Align and collaborate, when and where appropriate, with Industry Associations
Act as Shire’s ambassador by positioning Shire as an innovative, professional and trustworthy partner in the healthcare sector
Develop and maintain professional expertise concerning Shire products and therapeutic areas
Contribute to national cross-functional launch teams of Shire products that will be launched in Belgium and Luxembourg
Key internal interfaces include: Head VDA&PA, Franchise Heads, Head Medical Affairs and Medical Leads, Head of Commercial Operations, and the GM.
University or Higher Education degree in natural sciences, business, law, public administration, pharmacy, engineering or medicine Languages:
English: fluent Experience:
Significant experience (3-5 years) in a market access function in pharmaceutical industry at national level with involvement in various strategic and operational market access activities (direct and indirect).
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Belgian healthcare system and practices
Proven ability to develop trust-based relationships with key experts and payer representatives
Knowledge of hospital pharmaceutical channel & value chain
Thorough knowledge of Regulatory, Pricing & Reimbursement and Listing processes
Understanding of recent clinical and health economical methodologies/HTA used to demonstrate the value of innovative drugs
Understanding of commercial launch processes in the pharmaceutical industry
Business acumen and diplomatic skills
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong facilitation and negotiation skills
Strong analytical skills
Strategic and long term thinking mindset with ability to conceptualize, yet still having the ability to implement and execute
Results oriented and ability to “ make things happen”
Project management skills
Proactive, collaborative and sensitive to organizational complexity
Highly motivated and proactive self-starter and networker
Comfortable dealing with change, ambiguity, keeps balance in a dynamic high pace environment
Ability to work within a matrix reporting environment
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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.