Payer Strategy Support Director Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This position is to participate in pricing and market access activities, including value demonstration for Aegerion product(s). This position will design and conduct analyses that demonstrate the relative economic and humanistic value of Aegerion medicines. The Payer Strategy Support Director will report to the Executive Director, Patient and Market Access.
Analyze the health economic, pricing and payer landscape in key markets and solicit input from National Account Managers. Be aware of changes and potential changes in health policy that might impact Aegerion?s business. Consolidate the information and communicate the needs for successful pricing and reimbursement to senior management and functional leads.
Formulate a clear and compelling value proposition for Aegerion products that translates the differentiating clinical benefits of the product into cost effectiveness advantages. Provide a framework for communication of the value proposition in a global reimbursement dossier that can be adapted by country market access personnel to support local to support reimbursement negotiations. Build tools, including pharmacoeconomic models, that can be utilized to allow local or regional cost effectiveness assessments to be conducted.
Liaise with national accounts, medical and marketing to ensure HE work addresses key strategic issues and is carried out to appropriate standards to ensure appropriateness and quality of results for publication and use in the field
Create HE models and tools to support the business: the more complex models could be commissioned from agencies
Identify health economic and Patient Reported Outcomes data to be collected in post-launch clinical trials and work with medical affairs to ensure appropriate inclusion
The role will provide the candidate with the opportunity to shape our HE activity and gain considerable experience in using HE in direct support of business objectives. It needs someone who is happy to roll up his/her sleeves and create models while also having enough experience to know what pitfalls to avoid in different international markets
Qualifications and Experience
Proven experience working within a customer service environment, specifically with resolving customer issues as it relates to reimbursement and patient assistance.
Strong knowledge of the reimbursement environment for pharmaceutical products, specifically Medicare related challenges.
Strong customer care and patient focused advocacy within associated HIPAA regulations.
Initiative to solve problems and identify appropriate solutions in accordance with SOPs.
Attention to detail and superior follow-through.
Good empathetic listening skills in order to interact effectively with patients.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Advanced PC skills area a must. Includes: MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Ability to work independently, while acting as a team player, as certain responsibilities will be shared.
Willingness to work in a fast paced environment, and ability to multi-task and prioritize is critical.
Previous supervisory and training experience, a plus.
An advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.B.A. or equivalent) in Health Economics, Economics, Public Heath, Epidemiology or related area
5+ years? experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry including expertise in global pricing and reimbursement strategy and negotiation and a track record of translating analyses and plans into action.
Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence cross functional stakeholders, executive management and external key opinion leaders.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
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