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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Global Value, Access and Pricing, Lead, Launch Readiness in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

Join a highly valued, strategic team that is fundamental in realizing the potential of our life-changing medicines. It’s through our work that AstraZeneca is able to ensure the right access is provided to our transformative medicines.

Alexion AstraZeneca’s Rare Disease Global Value Access and Pricing (GVAP) team is seeking a qualified Senior Manager to be part of a dynamic and growing team with responsibility for programs with near term new product launches and label expansions.

As a key team member within the GVAP Team you will lead the development and execution of value, access and price strategies for launch assets to support patient access to our medicines.

This is a strategic role leveraging your understanding and application of global/health care/HTA system knowledge, competitive insights and clinical understanding, to shape market access, pricing and reimbursement success for two critical product launches and indications.

The ideal candidate for this role has an understanding and application of global payer / HTA / health care systems for market access, pricing and reimbursement success within the biopharma industry.

You will be responsible for:


  • Develop Global market access and pricing strategies and market access roadmaps in close partnership with global value, launch, and program teams

  • Create and roll out of strategic value, access and pricing communication tools and materials to support local P&R submissions and negotiations such as pricing frameworks, negotiation strategy & toolkits, etc. per the enterprise-wide launch framework

  • Design and maintain platform to house “GVAP Deliverables” across the portfolio, identifying and cross-fertilizing best practices

  • Support the brand launch and access leads in launch readiness preparation and roll out to the countries.

  • Conduct payer and value assessments to identify key market specific P&R drivers and barriers to develop differentiated value propositions, inform evidence generation plans, regulatory strategy and development decisions

  • Represent GVAP perspective and strategy across various cross-functional teams (including Global Program Teams, Global Launch Teams) and provide updates and guidance to Regional/local teams, as necessary

  • Keep up to date with scientific developments, bringing the latest techniques and analyses to build the strongest possible value proposition.

  • Partner with HEOR and development teams to execute a plan to address identified data gaps through HEOR studies, publications, and messaging

  • Understand the patient perspective of the disease and recommend strategies that can support the patient voice in key payer negotiations.

  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and consistently deliver high-quality work products.

  • Communicate frequently and effectively with Alexion leadership and other identified stakeholders including close collaboration local market access colleagues and with the Commercial Launch Excellence function.

    You will need to have:

  • Relevant Graduate degree e.g. PharmD, biomedical science, business, or economics.

  • Relevant drug development and/or commercialization experience within the pharmaceutical/medical industry.

  • Knowledge of the needs and expectations of national and regional payers, insurers, and commercial customers in our strategic markets. Knowledge and experience in key HTA markets (e.g., DE, FR, UK) are appreciated

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience in a commercial or payer strategy function, e.g., managed markets, business development , pricing/access.

  • Experience working with clinicians, pharmacists and payers on evidence-based customer solutions, e.g., through working with local payers in EU or commercial customers in the US.

  • Experience constructing payer value stories and incorporating these into TPPs

  • Experience in country or regional pharmaceutical role

  • Ability to take people with you and bring the best out of others

  • Excellence and precision in communication: credible and persuasive



    Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: .

    Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding a legally required exemption or accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

    AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here ( .