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Director Market Access

Exciting market access leadership position


Merck is experiencing an exciting transformational period and is looking for a strong leader within Market Access to take part in this journey with new launches to come.  

As Director Market Access, you will be responsible for market access activities for the Danish market with a focus on the following therapeutic areas: neurology, immuno-oncology, immunology, fertility and endocrinology. The Director Market Access will be part of a strong leadership team.  

With direct report to the Managing Director & General Manager.  

Your main tasks are:  

  • Market Access Strategy specialist for Denmark
  • Management of relationships with key external stakeholders
  • Development and communication of the value proposition (including pricing and reimbursement) for Merck’s products
  • Assure the best market access conditions for Merck’s portfolio, including products currently marketed and new launches
  • Understand and utilize medical and epidemiological information to prepare supportive documents to assure successful negotiations with the various stakeholders in the reimbursement and pricing process
  • Develop the strategy implementation for negotiating the terms of pricing and reimbursement of Merck’s products in collaboration with the Business Units, General Manager and Regulatory Affairs in line with the guidelines of HQ
  • Develop local pricing proposals consistent with the global pricing strategy 

Your qualifications are at least 5 years of experience within market access from the pharmaceutical industry and preferably within neurology, immuno-oncology, fertility, or endocrinology. You have experience with managing cross-functional teams or work groups. You have a proven ability to successfully develop external relationships together with the ability to present to/participate in international working groups. You possess knowledge of National, Regional and Territorial pharmaceutical reimbursement and pricing issues, policies, and trends. Moreover, you have recognized expertise in implementing a pharmaceutical communication plan including generating publications, organizing continuing medical education activities and advocacy development. You are a strategic thinker with the ability to formulate and develop a commercial strategy.  Finally, you have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to lead relationships and projects (externally and internally). 

You have a Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Health Economics, or related scientific field. 

You have the ability to work independently and deliver results under tight timelines. You have excellent public speaking and written communication skills. Moreover, you possess successful and superior influencing skills across all levels of the organization and with external collaborators. You are a team player with a proactive and winning attitude and business acumen. You have problem solving and risk-mitigation skills and basic financial and budget management skills. As a person, you are confident with a positive attitude, and you are an enthusiastic and charismatic strategic and creative thinker. Finally, you can manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment together with a high level of resilience and change agility. 

Merck offers an exciting position in a company that discovers and develops for life in all its vibrancy, from great human questions to small everyday joys. 

Domicile: The Merck office in Søborg.   

For more details about the job or the company, please contact COO Morten Andersen, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 29 47 30 60 or Senior Research Consultant Elisabeth, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 28 90 33 88All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially. 

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