Vice President, Market Access

Location: Boston, MA

Job Description:

Arena Pharma.PNG

The Vice President, Market Access will lead the company’s efforts at securing optimal patient access and reimbursement for the company’s products with near term focus on Arena’s late-stage development candidate for the treatment of IBD. The Vice President, Market Access will lead the efforts to develop a compelling product value proposition supported by robust clinical and economic evidence with global geographic responsibility. This role will craft the market access strategy and create the vision and recruit a talented team to deliver on that strategy. This position reports to the EVP, Chief Commercial Officer and will work closely with Medical Affairs and the commercial and finance teams.

What you’ll dive into

  • Recruit and lead a high performing market access team in preparation for upcoming launch

  • Develop, lead and execute a US-focused reimbursement and access strategy for our leading asset

  • Partner with HEOR to develop analyses in preparation of the creation of a Global Value Dossier

  • Lead early and ongoing interactions with European health agencies and conduct a European advisory board for preparation for European reimbursement and access, laying the foundation for eventual consideration of European partnering

  • Provide commercial input regarding patient access considerations for pipeline product candidates

What we expect

  • BS/BA degree; master’s degree or higher preferred

  • 12+ years in the biopharmaceutical industry, with at least 3 years specifically in market access

  • Proven track record in pricing, reimbursement and market access

  • Expertise in payer systems, pricing and reimbursement across major global markets

  • Strong strategic thinking skills, crafting strategic options, solving problems and prioritizing projects

  • Experience leading and managing a team of pricing and market access professionals and working closely with senior company leaders

  • Results oriented, with high standards for individual and team execution and achievement

  • Strong people and organizational skills to lead, build and develop a global team and elevate the HR delivery model in multiple, global locations

  • Experience successfully leading and managing organizational change

What you’ll get

  • To be a part a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives

  • Opportunities to learn and contribute creative solutions

  • Comprehensive health insurance

  • Matching 401k retirement plan

  • Paid time off and holidays

  • Company celebrations


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