Head Market Access & External Affairs DK

Head Market Access & External Affairs DK
Head Market Access & External Affairs, Novartis, Denmark

Job Summary:
Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will be recognized for your contribution and commitment? Do you want to work on creating patient access to innovative oncology therapies that transforms cancer treatment and save people’s lives? Do you have expertise and experience from working with pharmaceutical market access in the Danish market? Look no further; apply today for Head Market Access & External Affairs Denmark.

Job Purpose:
The Head Market Access & External Affairs Denmark (MAX & EA) has overall responsibility for securing market access of Novartis’ oncology products in Denmark. He or she leverages on a deep understanding of Danish political environment, healthcare structure and regulations to devise innovative MAX & EA initiatives that will provide a sustainable competitive advantage in a given business environment. The Head MAX & EA Denmark ensures patient access to Novartis’ pharmaceuticals and therapies, and in collaboration with other functions influences and develops health political legislation, regulations and reimbursement systems. The Head MAX & EA Denmark accounts for optimal prices of launch and in market brands. He or she ensures qualitative and quantitative input into budget, strategic and operational planning.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for Price, Reimbursement & Funding: Ensure target reimbursement and funding; in collaboration with HEOR team ensure relevant health economic evaluations; ensure optimal bidding strategy in tenders. Lead local negotiations with Health Authorities.
• Proactive maintenance of brands already on the market in terms of pricing and generic threats. He or she also has accountability of LoE preparations for mature brands.
• People Management: Leads and develops the local Market Access team to set up and drive strategies and execution on both national and regional levels.
• Build Market Access: Assess the current and future market access needs and together with the MAX & EA Leadership Team and other Novartis Business Units, align and execute on a capability building plans.
• Responsible for influencing the National Health Policy in collaboration with other functions. Communicate developments in the external environment and how they may translate into scenarios with commercial significance. Proactively influence the political environment through continuous lobbying and cooperation with the industry associations, either directly or through colleagues in Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
• Establishes and maintains a strategic network of key stakeholders, payers, and Health Economic opinion leaders in the country as well as Institutions by means of innovative approaches, initiatives and projects.
• Understands payers’ requirements and needs, and are able to build strong value communication based on health economic evidence, epidemiological studies, clinical data, and budget impact analyses to support price and budget negotiations.
• Acts as a core contributor to applicable disease area teams to make sure all access and value assessment needs are included in overall product strategy.
• Is part of the Nordic Oncology MAX Leadership team, the extended Nordic Oncology Leadership Team and the Innovative Medicine Market Access Board in Denmark.
• Supports compliance in all interactions throughout the organization and maintains continuous liaison with the Regional and local compliance function to ensure that all processes and activities are in line with internal and external policies (NP4, EFPIA, global guidelines).

About Novartis:
Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. In Novartis Group we focus on three areas – innovative medicines (Pharmaceuticals & Oncology), eye care (Alcon) and generics (Sandoz). We have offices in all four Nordic countries and we are approximately 900 associates.
Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people's lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. Corporate responsibility is central to how we run our business. We focus our CR work in two key areas: expanding access to healthcare and doing business responsibly.
As a global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field.

Diversity and Inclusion
Each of us is different. At Novartis, we aspire to move beyond stereotypes, assumptions and bias to bring these differences together every day. To operate successfully as a global organization, it is essential that our people reflect the rich cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of our markets. Diversity of our workforce enhances customer insight and our ability to meet the needs of patients and other stakeholders. Retaining the most qualified talent adds value to our company, our customers, our employees, our shareholders, our suppliers and the communities in which we live and work.

Culture and Values
Novartis has a clear mission, focused strategy and strong culture, all of which we expect will support the creation of value over the long term for our company, our shareholders and society. We recognize that our business depends on the creativity, dedication and performance of our associates. We encourage associates to focus on achievement through collaboration and innovation. Our values help guide the choices people make every day, and they define our culture and help us execute the Novartis strategy in line with our mission and vision.

Our values and behaviors are:
Innovation - by experimenting and delivering solutions
Quality - by taking pride in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well
Collaboration - by championing high performing teams with diversity and inclusion
Performance - by prioritizing and making things happen with urgency
Courage - by speaking up, giving and receiving feedback
Integrity - by advocating and applying high ethical standards every day

Benefits of Working for Novartis:
• Competitive Salary
• Bonus Scheme for employees on all levels
• Pension & Insurance Scheme
• “Be Healthy” initiatives to promote associate health and prevent future health issues
• Flexible working hours and possibility to work from home

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’
The ideal candidate will have:
• University degree (scientific, economics or business degree)
• Fluent in Danish and proficiency in English
• Pharma industry experience (min. 7 years), and pharma market access experience (min. 5 years)
• Deep understanding about the Danish P&R and health care system
• Good understanding of health economics and evidence generation to support market access
• Ability to collaborate and build trust and relationships, both internally and externally
• People management experience
• Strong business acumen and ability to strategic thinking
• Excellent negotiation skills and project management skills

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

We kindly ask you to apply with an English version of your CV and if shortlisted you can expect a call from an international number.
Market Access
Full Time