Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is the world's oldest independent biotechnology company. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our industry-leading multiple sclerosis (MS) products. We have one of the strongest late-stage pipelines in the industry. In the coming years, we're working hard to bring new therapies to market for patients with MS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), hemophilia, and others.
With more than 5,000 employees, Biogen Idec is a truly global organization - generating revenue of more than $5 billion worldwide in 2011. In addition to our headquarters in Weston, MA, and our research operations in Cambridge, MA, we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Hillerod, Denmark and offices in Canada, Australia, Japan and throughout Europe. We also have a direct commercial presence in 29 markets, including the US, EU, Brazil, China and India, and a network of distribution partners in more than 70 additional countries.
Posting Title Associate Director, Pricing and Reimbursement
Job Description The Associate Director, Pricing and Reimbursement is responsible for supporting the development of pricing, reimbursement, and channel discounting strategies and tactics for Biogen Idec current and pipeline products. This position will align with brand strategies and objectives to prepare for product launch. The AD will lead the development and implementation of the contracting strategy, including field training, contracting approval process and manage contract development. This role will ensure the pricing integrity across stakeholders. This position will reside in the Managed Markets team, interfacing internally with the US Commercial brand teams, finance, Government Pricing and Global brand and pricing teams.
. Develop and implement pricing, reimbursement and channel strategies that enable Managed Markets to continue to positively impact the business through superior market access for emerging products. Focus on innovation and developing a sustainable competitive advantage for product life cycle through disciplined discounting and channel strategies.
. Maintain strong collaborative relationship with the brand team, business partners and Global leadership for the purpose of strengthening the coordination of planning to optimizing product opportunities and minimizing payer disruption. This collaboration will also contribute to maximizing value offering to Managed Market customers.
. Drive operational excellence by implementing process improvements for Managed Markets operations. Establish systematic approach to scaling processes to meet growing commercial needs, specifically in rebate management and government pricing.
. Support Gross to Net Sales team in developing, forecasting and driving results for the brands. Work closely with Brand to develop cross functional strategies to support business growth through payer and channel partners.
. As part of Managed Markets team, develop personal interaction with key payer customers to support value based relationships. This is accomplished primarily through account level business planning and accompanying account managers during account calls and attendance at industry trade and association meetings. Represent the field account management team and customer perspective to internal constituents, including senior management.
. Membership and contribution to the Managed Markets and Reimbursement Team, its mission and its spirit, including input on important elements of managed markets and reimbursement strategy and collaboration with fellow team members.
Job Category Commercial Operations
Requisition Number 19175BR
Qualifications . 7+ years of direct industry experience, including experience in Managed Markets pricing, reimbursement, contracting
. Proven track record of understanding the commercial processes that are critical to business performance
. Bachelor's Degree required, advanced business degree is preferred
. Strong understanding of multiple specialties or orphan categories
. Must possess business and financial acumen at a high level with the skill to use this productively in lateral and superior relationships
. Very strong analytical and strategic skills required
. Highly motivated, with track record of initiative, high achievement and superb attention to detail
. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
. Strong project management skills with an ability to work in a collaborative, cross-functional environment
Education Bachelor's Degree required, advanced business degree is preferred