Feb 03, 2023
Czech Republic

Job Description

Country Value & Access Head is a key strategic leadership role mandated to establish and build relationships with key influencers and decision makers (private and public) in order to facilitate bringing new therapies to market consistently and efficiently.

Critical to success in the role will be to ensure that Novartis is able to provide the depth of necessary information to key decision makers in terms of health outcomes and tailored studies that demonstrate value and compli-ment the cost containment goals of the government while driving innovation. He/she will work in conjunction with field access teams to establish partnerships and create innovative product listing agreements that provide triple win outcomes. This will require new approaches and a clear strategy to operate effectively in a tightening and highly competitive market. This role will need to be diligent in focusing on cross functional alignment while ensuring focus on priority assets in key markets to ensure the highest possible rate of success and return as measured by optimal access status while meeting overall revenue objectives.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Anticipate Market Access requirements and develop strategy for pipeline and existing products, working closely with other functional business heads including medical, regulatory, digital, marketing and sales
• Translate deep HCS understanding (HCS challenges & needs) into business opportunities, define innovative strategy and tactics (incl. new reimbursement models) to ensure that all appropriate patients who would benefit, get rapid and maintained access.
• Lead population health access strategy & identify opportunities to drive “out of pocket” launch strategies
• Build and maintain solid relationships to key external regional payor stakeholders as well as patients and policy makers and take active role in health care system strengthening initiatives (where applicable)
• Partners with stakeholders to co-create value for Novartis & external stakeholders by adopting innovative access solutions
• Drive all market access contracting negotiations and outreach programs for the product portfolio, as well as non-product-centered conversations focusing on broader business issues including health care system strengthening, processes and structure, where appropriate
• Coordinate the legal protection of Novartis licenses, contracts, products, and relationships with host government/s, in collaboration with legal affairs team
• Attract, develop, and retain top-level value & access talent (including other industries), build strong value & access succession plans and build value & access capabilities across the country organization

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Postgraduate degree in sciences, business administration, health policy (health economic or other relevant qualification)
• English and Czech fluent spoken & written
• At least 10 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical Industry with at least 5 years’ experience value & access and Senior Leadership Role with track record of cross-cultural/country teams, achieving goals and understanding the business.
• Advanced knowledge of pricing and reimbursement environment in the country
• Advanced knowledge of price management and price negotiation
• Advanced knowledge of payer evidence / HEOR needs
• Strong in building trustful relationships with external stakeholders (payers, government officials...)
• Excellent persuasive and influencing skills
• Well-developed understanding of country market environments
• Proven experiences to lead transformation processes successfully
• X-functional experiences desirable

You’ll receive:

• Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary
• Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis)
• 5-week holiday per year (1 week above the Labour Law requirement)
• 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report
• Cafeteria employee benefit program – choice of benefits from Benefit Plus in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year
• Meal vouchers in amount of 90 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company)
• MultiSport Card
• Company Car / Car Allowance

Find out more about Novartis Business Services:

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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Czech Republic
Market Access
Full Time
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Country Value & Access Head, Czech Republic

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