Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Central Area Director, Field Access Manager (FAM) Team (MN, IL, MI, IN, OH, TN, MO, GA, FL, LA) SR0031634-MZ


The (Central) Area Director, Ophthalmics Field Access Manager (FAM) Team leads the FAM Team (field based personnel in the assigned geography) that helps to minimize reimbursement barriers for patients and providers and, therefore, helps to optimize access to Takeda s Ophthalmics products in an assigned geography. The Area Director, FAM Team works closely with internal partners in educating accounts regarding the reimbursement and access landscape and problem solving patient access challenges. They also develop compliant, ethical and solutions-oriented reimbursement programs and tactics, and proactively communicate payer information, including status, processes and practices. Works with internal partners to execute franchise, managed care, and field business plans and objectives Develops long-term & short-term strategic account plans focusing on patient access to OBU therapies Develops and shares local market insights with colleagues to better understand barriers impacting access to OBU therapies Acts as a subject matter expert on the payer landscape relevant to the OBU Problem solves with respect to patient access challenges Leads the assigned FAM team through key account partnerships which includes educating on OBU therapies payer coverage, prior authorization requirements, and medical necessity requirements Executes ethical and solutions-oriented reimbursement programs and tactics Trouble-shoots field account reimbursement issues, needs, concerns, or challenges Partners with third party OBU vendors Leverages available resources, including market access and demographic data to develop and execute account plans/call purpose. Proactively communicates and explains OBU/Takeda-specific reimbursement programs, policies, procedures and resources Works with relevant state, institutional or other societies regarding reimbursement topics Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Takeda activities Business travel, by air or car (company car provided), is regularly required Responsibilities Responsible for meeting and exceeding the corporate OBU objectives. This includes, but is not limited to successful development of personnel, along with selecting the best talent for open positions. Create an atmosphere of bottom up decision making. Hire, train, and effectively lead a field access team to meet and exceed OBU reimbursement objectives Effectively assesses the development needs of the assigned OBU FAM team members and initiates activity that will further develop the staff. Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor s degree from four-year college or university Minimum 3 years management experience Minimum 8 years relevant reimbursement and/or access experience in the medical/pharmaceutical industry Must demonstrate excellent working knowledge of reimbursement and the practice management environment Experience leading remote, field-based teams required Eyecare/Ophthalmology experience preferred Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Strategic agility Links responsibilities with the mission of the organization. Business acumen (strategic thinking/planning, analyzing/diagnosing, external perspective, accelerating change) Coaching & developing future talent (identifying and developing talent, providing feedback) Communicating with impact (influencing, listening and receptivity, candid and direct communication) Working effectively with others (builds rapport with internal and external stakeholders, collaboration and teamwork, energizing and engaging approach) Complexity and Problem Solving Navigates the complex regional payer landscape and provides feedback to Director, FAM Team on initiatives and programs Internal and External Contacts Consults with Director, FAM Team, US Oph, HR and Legal on all personnel performance issues. Consults with Training Department on all training needs Advise, consult and coordinate regularly with external customers, as well as with the field personnel, direct reports, management peers, and other internal partners (marketing, managed care, training, professional education, etc.) Other Job Requirements Moderate travel required. Must work evenings and weekends as needed. Work is from home. No office is provided by company.

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