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Global Access Lead - GI Liver

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Global Access Lead- GI Liver

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Global Access Lead in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Global Access Lead working on the Global Product Launch team, you will be empowered to provide early input into clinical development programs for pipeline products. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda's mission by delivering market access strategies and tactics for key brands to ensure successful pricing negotiations and reimbursement in countries. A typical day will include:


  • Be an active member of a cross-functional Global Pricing and Access team within selected Global Product Teams that develop and deliver an integrated patient access and value strategy for all early assets and BD products based on a deep understanding of the science and disease, patient and care giver needs, and the evolving payer landscape and evidence requirements.
  • Partner with New Product Planning and Global Market Insights teams to ensure that the market access and value strategy contributes to the definition of the asset strategy of each relevant pipeline product so that at launch the product delivers the value proposition most relevant to payers and is supported by a robust global value story, compelling evidence package, and pricing strategy to maximize both patient access and the life-time value of the product.
  • Represent Takeda's GI pipeline products to the internal Market Access and Health Economics community, as well as externally with payer and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) groups, as required. Evaluate and influence evidence generation plans by synthesizing payer/HTA insights. Anticipate the outcomes of key HTA body assessments to determine the implications for value positioning and evidence requirements.
  • Develop the global, integrated Market Access Plan (Evidence, Strategic Pricing, Stakeholder Engagement and LOC Implementation) and implement Access deliverables to achieve successful reimbursement and pricing for Takeda's assigned GI products
  • Lead horizon scanning and in-depth understanding of payer regulations and priorities, and the needs of all payer types (e.g. HTA agencies, institutions and patients) across major countries and/or archetypes.


  • Patient and customer centric with a focus on understanding and meeting the needs of Takeda's Global Product Teams and Regional Business Units.
  • A strategic thinker and problem solver that can anticipate and identify changes in the market and payer environment, identify key issues and value drivers for the Takeda portfolio, and translate information into actionable insights.
  • Highly collaborative with an ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership, as well as have the interpersonal skills required to succeed in a highly matrix environment.
  • An outstanding communicator that can confidently present insights and recommendations to cross functional partners, as well as represent the commercial position to senior leaders across the organization.
  • Provide a single point of contact for all market access needs and activities for assigned products within GI Franchise


  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree in related field (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPA, PharmD) preferred
  • Minimum 7+ years of market access experience with solid track record in developing Market Access strategies and Global and Local level, covering pricing, reimbursement and access
  • Strong understanding of global markets and payer environment, (e.g. HTAs, payer coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management, health technology assessment and payment policy). Direct experience in payer negotiations desirable.
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to develop relationships and appropriately influence internal and external stakeholders, ideally from local experience influencing and leading access and pricing negotiations in relevant geographic markets.
  • Excellence in strategic thinking, problems solving, analytical ability and cross-functional collaboration at Global, Regional and Local level.
  • Ability to make clear business arguments and strategic recommendations leveraging both quantitative and qualitative evidence, and make decisions with limited information.
  • Collaborative spirit, able to build consensus, work effectively with cross-functional teams and lead in a matrix organization


  • 25%


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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