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Director, Patient Access & Gov. Affairs


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your Role:

You will be responsible for achieving the optimal reimbursement for the company’s innovative products in Canada with all key payers. You will partner with key stakeholders to accomplish objectives of mutual interest, such as increased patient access to new medicines, and changes to government policy that will improve the healthcare system and potential for the organization.

You will evaluate the provincial reimbursement and federal drug plan reimbursement status for all EMD commercial product and develop the public payor strategy to maximize market access in all provinces and federal plans for all EMD promoted products. You will also implement tactical plans to maximize formulary reimbursement for all EMD commercial products including pricing, market analysis and overseeing the preparation of pharmaco-economic evaluations.

You will also evaluate the private reimbursement status of all EMD commercial products for each insurance company and examine managed care opportunities with preferred providers and PBM's. You will be responsible for the development of the Private Payor strategy to help maximize market access to drive market share in all provinces for all EMD commercial products and Implement tactical plans to maximize private formulary reimbursement for all EMD commercial products.

You will maximize product uptake by ensuring that payors are optimally aware, including preparing new product and line extension submissions for provincial formularies and private benefit plans and addressing all pricing issues, including liaison with PMPRB and provincial pricing policy groups. 


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You have more than 5 years in healthcare related business and 3 years of senior Patient Access and Government Affairs experience in a corporate environment.
  • You are bilingual and have a considerable experience in Canadian government policies and in-depth understanding of the complexity of the market access process.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have proven strategic thinking and planning knowledge.
  • You also have leadership experience, championing projects and driving ideas from inception to completion and extensive experience working with senior management and executives.
  • You also have experience leading a team of individuals, locally and remotely.
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership team in Canada, you will have a proven cross functional and collaborative capabilities, locally and globally, and a demonstrated creativity, enthusiasm, innovation and practical task management.
  • You will also have the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment, balancing priorities and reacting with a sense of urgency in the delivery of projects while meeting time and quality deliverables.


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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Job Requisition ID:  239393
Location:  Mississauga
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time

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