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Global Oncology Pricing Implementation Lead - 12 month secondment / Fixed Term Contract (January 2023 - January 2024)

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time


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What we do

Driven by our shared belief, we are committed to making an impact on patients’ lives. Improving patient access to healthcare globally.

What you’ll do - Oncology Pricing Implementation Lead - 1 year Secondment

This role is a 1 year secondment (internal) / fixed-term contract (external) January 2023 – January 2024 for the Global Pricing Implementation Oncology Lead

The purpose of this role is to optimize the implementation of price & market access strategies of AZ brands by supporting reimbursement decisions at a local, regional, and global level.

The Pricing Implementation Lead will work in close collaboration with the Pricing Head and OMAP team. The role will provide support across all brands in the Oncology portfolio. The Lead will tackle a lead role for specific European and international markets and support/lead specific OMAP or regional projects and initiatives.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain information and insights into the P&R environment of the allocated countries

  • Lead the operational pricing and access strategy implementation for AZ brands in Oncology

  • Ensure an appropriate pricing policy and governance processes are followed to ensure pricing and access strategies are implemented and supervise compliance to this

  • Provide forward looking analysis and insights into the future of price assumptions for Oncology brands

Launch brands:

  • Use this expertise to provide country specific input to Global pricing policies for new product launches of Oncology brands - with a focus on representing a global perspective reaching beyond the International markets in terms of international price referencing, launch sequencing and other broader pricing challenges.

  • Lead execution of pricing and market access strategies in collaboration with OMAP team and regional teams: Establish Launch Sequence, target prices and support pricing, access and negotiation strategies to optimize pricing and reimbursement conditions in the assigned markets and across the region

In-Market brands:

  • Review and optimize business cases submitted by markets. Perform cross-country impact analysis of proposed price changes and lead risk by identifying mitigating strategies

  • Support MCs in addressing pricing and access negotiation challenges

  • Support the OMAP, OBU and Regional Leadership : prepare recommendations on pricing business cases. Pre-empt analysis on major business cases (pan-regional or across Oncology portfolio). Assess risk and opportunities of future developments in the Pricing and Market Access environment

  • Support GPI team and region with impact analysis from assigned markets and support the development of sound decision making beyond the regional and market perspective

  • Monitor realized impact of the endorsed pricing actions to modify future decision making

  • Provide a solution-oriented mindset with exploring creative opportunities to secure pricing and access across the assigned markets.

Pricing Centre of Excellence

  • Collaborate closely with Market Access & Government Affairs teams to build evidence that helps optimize pricing and market access on country and product level (e.g. provide recommendations on efficient reference baskets, cross-country implications of local cost containment measures, etc.)

  • In coordination with OMAP and regional access teams, support innovative pricing skills in the organization, pilot innovative pricing models and drive knowledge of this across markets and brands and regions

  • Influence AZ strategic decisions based on our pricing expertise in analytical and market access projects (e.g. pricing policies of AZ brands, pack rationalization, country risk assessment)

Pricing Infrastructure:

  • Ensure AZ governance tool (PRICE) is used consistently and seek to enhance it further

  • Operate and seek to enhance further pricing models (Global/regional launch sequence, reference pricing)

  • Lead infrastructure projects aiming at sharing and improving the team technical know & how

  • Ensure that markets are fully engaged in the use of PRICE and provide accurate and timely information and assumptions.

Essential criteria:

  • Extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry in business related roles

  • Understanding of pricing, legal, regulatory and reimbursement issues across key markets and their impact

  • Ability to handle sophisticated problem solving (involving many decision-makers and multiple, creative solutions)

  • Work in a fast paced, deadline oriented, multi project environment with numerous stakeholders

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience on operational and strategic pricing

  • In market or Finance experience

  • Clinical and/or health economics and outcomes research experience

  • Negotiating experience with payers

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