Posted to MedZilla on 12/9/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Director Reimbursement, Access & Value R0008765-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as the Director Reimbursement, Access & Value (RAV) in our Greater Boston area, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director Reimbursement, Access & Value (RAV) working on the Gastroenterology Business Unit team, you will be empowered to help develop the Entyvio Marketing on in the GI therapeutic area and a typical day will include:

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. A typical day will include:


  • Understand patient/provider unmet needs relating to Entyvio reimbursement, access and value proposition vs competitor perceptions/programs
  • Develop strategies and tactics with the following objectives:
    • Create awareness and understanding of Entyvio s access landscape
    • Develop solutions/programs that facilitate access to Entyvio for appropriate patients
    • Support HCPs and key accounts in understanding the Entyvio value proposition and relevant strategic business/market dynamics
  • Assess current IBD market access trends and related brand performance to make necessary adjustments to related strategies or tactics and support organizational alignment of activities to brand strategy
  • Develop and maintain plans to segment, target and engage with specific provider customer segments, through thought leader partnership, peer to peer activation and key association connection
  • Work across Managed Markets, Medical, Marketing, Key Account Management, and Regional Account Management to develop strategic access/value related Key Account Management (KAM)/Field Reimbursement Managers (FRM) resources
  • Partner with HUB/Patient Services to develop long-term roadmap for access programming and operationalize near-term programs
  • Develop and execute long-range goals for both the brand and the team that correspond with marketing and people growth and development


  • Support Senior Director Reimbursement Access and Value (RAV) by playing a substantial role in the development of the annual brand strategy and expense plan related to reimbursement, access and value. This includes providing input on forecast assumptions, brand plan and manage multi-million dollar budgets to achieve net sales and operating margin goals
  • Manages relationship with key creative agencies and provides guidance for the development of briefs and execution for relevant areas of focus
  • Interface and collaborate with many internal partners within the organization to ensure alignment to the strategy and continue progress within the commercial approach to key customers
  • Partner with Market Access colleague to provide input on value proposition execution and develop a key understanding of the account strategy at both a payer and provider level
  • Oversee and help support the expert engagement plans, including integration and collaboration with the Global team as well as Medical Affairs and R&D
  • Lead regular analyses of ongoing programs and tactics to identify needs for adjustment or change and to anticipate market changes relevant to focus areas
  • Engage and develop relationships with key external access/reimbursement experts within the market to continually gain insights first hand to inform the brand as well as ensure infusion of innovation and new thinking
  • Serve as back-up for RAV Leadership when needed
  • Support brand team counterparts, contribute to a positive team culture and uphold the Takeda values and principles


  • Bachelor Degree accompanied by at least ten (10) years of marketing, sales or related function experience in the pharmaceutical industry with 3 years of leadership experience
  • Experience with provider and/or payer accounts and pharmaceutical Industry knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to lead / manage a team, positively influence coworkers toward common goals, foster collaboration, and enable teamwork
  • Experience in value proposition development, expert engagement strategies and/or peer to peer engagement is desired
  • Ability to understand and leverage analytics to drive decision making
  • Significant experience in highly competitive specialty markets with complex science and reimbursement.
  • In-depth knowledge of service company business models and proven experience partnering with cross functional stakeholders to develop innovative strategies and programs
  • Ability and experience to perform all functions in adherence with legal, compliance and regulatory guidelines
  • Innovative and creative thinking demonstrating implementation of real and measurable positive change
  • Ability to inspire and lead innovation across cross functional teams to maximize team productivity and outcomes in support of overall RAV strategy
  • Ability to influence cross functional teams and stakeholders and assist in prioritizing ideas that have the maximum positive impact on the GI leadership strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate large teams to rally behind a common vision
  • Ability to anticipate future market trends across the industry and proactively refine and adapt leadership strategy to stay at the forefront of leadership trends
  • A demonstrated ability to process complex information and summarize it concisely in writing and/or verbally in a professional manner and in a time sensitive environment is required
  • Experience in managing projects, including overseeing work plans, budgets


  • Relevant travel


  • 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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