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Market Access Medicines Manager

About Astellas
Astellas Pharma Ltd is a steadily growing company that has been operating in Switzerland since 2002. Today, we have around 40 employees committed to achieving our goals. With our innovative drugs and services, we are a long-term and established partner for our customers and interest groups. Thanks to our competent colleagues in our Swiss subsidiary and the introduction of new products, we have comprehensive knowledge and capabilities in medicine, market access authorization, marketing, finance and sales.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Role model implementation of the new Market Access Therapeutic Area model, driving horizontal/vertical/virtual collaboration and the sharing of best practice across the business to sustainably grow therapeutic area effectiveness
  • Lead on the localization of the Regional Market Access Strategy Plan and associated tools and solutions
  • Lead on the localization and submission of the Value Reimbursement Dossier for assigned medicines, developing Value Communication tools for payer through utilization of the Regional Market Access Plan and other materials (including Clinical Study Reports, Core Value Dossiers and Pricing Procedures during product lifecycle)
  • Proactively communicate Affiliate Market Access needs, insights and environmental changes concerning the local healthcare system and ensure requirements are feed up for inclusion in key Regional deliverables such as the Regional Value Strategy Plan, KPIs and Market Access tactics and solutions
  • Work collaboratively with MA/HEOR to ensure Market Access requirements are imbedded into Core Medical Plans as well as into the Global and Regional development plans
  • Support the organisation in identifying key payer customer stakeholders, co-creating and executing engagement plans
  • Partner with the local brand team to ensure Market Access requirements are embedded in the Affiliate Brand Plan. Support the local price negotiation process, identifying innovative solutions for local market access
  • Head-up cross-functional teams created to respond to new product and other emerging challenges, such as contracting, competitor challenges, purchasing reviews and marketing regulations on assigned medicines

Professional profile

  • Experience in a Market Access role in the Pharma sector with strong patient/customer focus, in multi-disciplinary, matrix and global context
  • Strong experience devising and implementing market access strategies and achieving exceptional results for product
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering compelling value propositions and access strategies
  • Evidenced success in driving price execution to deliver optimal commercial return
  • Prior experience of developing KPIs and dashboards, to support sustainable growth and performance
  • Good awareness of key Health Outcomes/Health Economics principles and their application to market access
  • Understand the needs, interests and drivers of value for payers and their key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • German native speaker, fluent in English and French


  • Post-graduate qualification such as MBA and/or MSc or equivalent
  • Working experience in an international context

Location: Wallisellen (10 minutes from Zurich)
Job Type: Full time

Occasional international travelling activities, including overnight stays.

If you have any further questions or would like to apply please contact our HR Business Partner Neva Ferro Casagrande (

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