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Manager, Market Access Strategy

Mississauga, Canada.

Are you motivated by bringing new, innovative medicines to patients in Canada? Do you want to apply your expertise of HTA and the healthcare system to improve decision-making and patient access? 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Market Access Strategy & Health Economics (Oncology), you will be accountable for the design and delivery of major projects throughout the market access lifecycle, developing required materials for HTA submissions, and working closely with brand teams to ensure patients can access our medicines throughout the inline and future oncology portfolio.


  • Lead the end-to-end delivery of high-quality submissions to HTA agencies within the public healthcare system and private insurers, ensuring accurate, strategic, and timely filings for assigned portfolio.
  • Provide access assessment, critical appraisal, evidence gap identification, and external engagement to build reimbursement strategies throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Chair cross-functional team meetings to implement strategy and act as a liaison with global access strategy teams. You also engage externally with clinicians, HTA experts, and patient advocates to ensure that access initiatives support the needs of patients, providers, payers, and the Canadian healthcare system.
  • Perform horizon scanning to proactively provide new insights on economic evaluations and payer discussions to support forward-thinking access strategy and internal planning.
  • Build relationships with a network of internal (global, regional colleagues) and external influencers (economists, clinicians, academics).
  • As the access lead, manage team operations, budgets, projects, and external presentations at conferences and payer/HTA meetings


  • A genuine interest in HTA, health policies, and health economic methods within oncology.
  • Advanced education in health sciences, HTA/health economics, health policy, regulatory, epidemiology, statistics, or business.
  • 3+ years of pharmaceutical industry or health-related/HTA experience involving reimbursement or health policy, or similar agency/government experience
  • Experience in market access, regulatory, new product planning, evidence generation, or commercial with understanding of the Canadian drug reimbursement landscape (HTA processes, public/private payers, health policies).
  • Experience with large agencies/institutions such as CADTH, INESSS, Health Canada, or government contacts an asset.
  • An understanding and willingness to learn health economic methods (partitioned-survival analysis, Markov models, discrete event simulations, BIAs), as well other payer evidence (SLRs, ITCs, NMAs)
  • Experience working with external payers, HTA experts, clinicians, and patient advocates and able to deliver cross-functional/multi-stakeholder projects in a sophisticated environment.

Skills and Capabilities

  • A high level of initiative, timely, and ability to lead multiple priorities of significant scope in a fast-paced environment.
  • Critical thinking to objectively appraise clinical evidence, budget impact analyses, and pharmacoeconomic submission materials with detailed, analytical skills in reviewing clinical submission materials and financial workup.
  • Strategically agile with the ability to synthesize information from diverse sources to inform and formulate strategies and initiatives
  • As the future oncology business rapidly changes, this role requires learning flexibility and working with ambiguity.
  • Adaptive style with ability to influence and build relationships across the AstraZeneca and with our external partners.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, AstraZeneca has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for eight straight years. We pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

To best support our employees in balancing personal and work commitments,we’ve adopted a hybrid model of workingthat gives employees flexibility in how they manage their time. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

Oncology at AstraZeneca

Be part of fulfilling our ambition to be world leaders in Oncology. We are already the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, and there are countless new indications and targets in our innovative pipeline. We deliver this value through launch excellence, commercial effectiveness, and optimizing the lifecycle. With our commercialized portfolio, we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment.

About AstraZeneca Canada:

Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means creating a vibrant, dynamic culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act quickly to inspire change. We are courageous, promote trying new things and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new insights and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of a great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.

Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

AstraZeneca is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our customers and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. In an effort to protect the wellbeing of our employees and customers, full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of all positions at AstraZeneca. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and AstraZeneca’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship.  You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing human resource.

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