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Associate Director, Market Access and Reimbursement

Ontario, Canada.

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Market Access and Reimbursement, you will develop and implement market access and cross-functional strategies to support product launches across Gilead’s portfolio and therapeutic areas in Canada.

You will improve the lives of Canadians by building relationships and collaborating with cross functional teams and colleagues in a fast-paced environment, with the goal to achieve and maintain access to launch products across the Gilead portfolio. Through this role you will grow and be challenged in our diverse culture that will broaden your skills and expand your outreach in several therapeutic areas making a real difference in the lives of patients.

How you will help ‘Create Possible’:

  • Lead cross functional planning to support product launches, including market development and creation of compelling value propositions to support patient access.
  • Collaborate with Commercial and Medical colleagues to develop communication plans and value narrative to key stakeholders
  • Work with Commercial and cross-functional colleagues to develop launch scenarios, timelines and forecast assumptions
  • Partner with global teams to leverage planning tools to optimize product value proposition and accelerate patient access in the Canadian environment.
  • Support submissions to Canadian health technology agencies, provincial and private payers aligned with access and value strategy
  • Support therapy area Access leads in strategic pricing and negotiation planning
  • Maintain deep and comprehensive acumen of the processes, policies and trends in Canadian, provincial and private environment to ensure market access and cross-functional plans address the needs of payers

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in science, economics, public health, business or related field of study.
  • 5+ years within the biopharma/pharmaceutical industry with demonstrated experience in health technology submissions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement launch strategies, including cross-functional stakeholder plans
  • Demonstrated initiative and competency in project management and effectively managing multiple projects
  • Experience in Canadian pricing environment, with demonstrated expertise to develop strategic pricing options
  • Experience and knowledge of patient support programs would be an asset
  • Experience in HIV, oncology or hematology would be an asset.
  • Experience in critically selecting and managing (including budgeting and contracting) external vendors to deliver high quality deliverables according to timelines.
  • Detailed oriented, strong analytical capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, presentation).
  • Bilingual (English and French) written and verbal skills an asset.

At Gilead, Creating Possible drives everything we do. It’s evident in our mission and core values. This is how we built a culture of excellence that is fueled by a passion for improving the lives of people around the world and advancing the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.

We are driven to develop lifesaving products that make a difference for patients around the world. Every day, we aim to transform the promise of science and technology into breakthrough, innovative therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based bio pharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of unmet need including HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology, oncology, and inflammatory diseases. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Gilead Core Values:

  • Integrity (doing what’s right)
  • Teamwork (working together)
  • Excellence (being your best)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility)
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)

Gilead Leadership Commitment:

  • I AM BOLD in aspiration and AGILE in execution.
  • ​I CARE and make time for people.
  • ​I LISTEN, speak openly and explain the “why.”
  • ​I TRUST others and myself to make sound decisions.
  • ​I OWN the impact of my words and actions.

We are committed to creating a healthier world for everyone – no matter the challenges ahead of us. Through bold and transformative science, we’re driving innovation that has the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next.

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