Amgen Head of Market Access Ireland in Dublin, Ireland

Title: Head of Market Access, Ireland

The company:

Amgen is one of the world's largest independent biotechnology companies, with global revenue in excess of $20 billion and over 20,000 employees globally. For more than 35 years, Amgen has pioneered biotechnology breakthroughs, to bring state-of-the-art medicines from laboratory to the patient. Amgen has not only discovered and developed innovative human therapeutics, but has invested in cutting edge manufacturing capability and support services to deliver these exciting therapies to medical teams around the world.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Country Manager - this role will have full accountability for the design and delivery of national and local market access strategy and tactics across all Amgen medicines achieving maximum access for patients in Ireland.

Responsibilities

NATIONAL ACCESS

  • Working effectively in collaboration with the Health Economics team to ensure the most effective strategy and solutions for national market access for Amgen products in the Health Services Executive

  • Manage all aspects of the Irish pricing & reimbursement process - Horizon scanning, support dossier development (patient journey, market analytics, local cost data), engagement with NCPE, NCCP, CPU & Drugs group.

  • Provide leadership & strategic direction to the Amgen Ireland team to ensure Amgen's products obtain & maintain optimal pricing & reimbursement status.

  • Ensure alignment of local value & access strategies with international access and product leads

LOCAL ACCESS:

  • Support the HSE decision makers with regards to the appropriate use of Amgen medicines based on an understanding of the value they bring to patients and the local health economy.

  • Work with local and national HSE customers to develop innovative solutions to customer challenges that meet their local needs and deliver tangible benefits to Amgen for example pathway/service redesign

  • Develop Value Based Healthcare Solutions that meet customers' needs and deliver tangible & measurable outcomes for all stakeholders

  • Manage pricing & contracting needs for mature brands

  • Translate health economic data into local payer tools e.g. budget impact models to support business

ACCESS STAKEHOLDER LIAISON:

  • Creation and maintenance - in collaboration with other market access colleagues, positive and productive relationships with relevant ACCESS stakeholders including HSE, NCCP, DOH and National Clinical Directors.

POLICY:

  • Build understanding and knowledge on HSE policy in Ireland Affiliate. Specifically on what new policy means for Amgen medicines and how we can align our activities to create compelling win:win strategies.

  • Support the shaping of the external environment in relation to HSE policy through engagement with IPHA and senior stakeholders, in collaboration with the key internal stakeholders

Location: Covering all of Ireland

Remuneration:

Competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including bonus scheme

Basic qualifications:

  • Degree level education

  • Proven track record of success in a number of roles within the industry e.g. Health Economics, Local Access, Marketing.

  • Good understanding of the Irish Pricing & Reimbursement system

  • Flexibility to work across therapy areas with different strategic priorities

  • Excellent project management skills - planning & prioritisation

  • Strong numerical, quantitative & problem-solving ability

  • Knowledge of changing IE healthcare landscape and impact on medicine access

  • Excellent cross functional working

  • Excellent communication (oral & written) & negotiation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record in a similar position