Director Market Access Meningococcal And Tick Borne Diseases Vaccines

Pfizer Collegeville , PA 19426

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The Director of Market Access Meningococcal and Tick Borne Diseases Vaccines is primarily responsible to optimize price and access for Pfizer's Meningococcal vaccine portfolio and FSME (Tick borne encephalitis) vaccine globally, and prepare market access deliverables for the launch of the next generation meningococcal vaccines.

To achieve this, the Director will support the development and execution of the Global Market Access Strategy, including the payer value proposition, and pricing strategy. The incumbent will also support the development and execution of the Global Product Strategy with the Global Asset Team(s).

About Pfizer Patient and Health Impact

Patient and Health Impact (PHI) is a group within Pfizer that brings together experts in health economics and outcomes research, real-world data, patient-centered outcomes assessment, market access, pricing, strategy and contracting. This group is responsible for ensuring patients have affordable, timely access to medicines and vaccines that can help optimize their overall health by generating evidence of value and working with payers and governments around the world to create access. Recognizing challenges with healthcare sustainability and the evolution to value-based care, this group is also exploring innovative approaches and new partnerships to transform the way Pfizer brings medicines and vaccines to market. We recognize our responsibility to be part of the solution and aim to be a leader in the industry.

PHI offers colleagues a distinct opportunity to support evidence-generation and market access strategies across Pfizer's entire portfolio through all lifecycle stages from early pipeline to marketed brands to loss of exclusivity and switch to over the counter. Colleagues in PHI have an unparalleled opportunity to grow and develop, while making a meaningful contribution to patient and population health around the world.


  • Understand our payer-customer needs through stakeholder research

  • Develop value messages that resonate with stakeholders

  • Identify innovative Market Access solutions to overcome obstacles to vaccine funding & uptake

  • Develop pricing policies that ensure value for payers, patients, physicians, & Pfizer

  • Partner with local Business Unit and in-country Market Access and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) [Country Health and Value] to translate value evidence into payer narrative


  • Provide payer insights to understand/meet the needs of all types of payers in key Pfizer markets and develop Access Strategy.

  • Represent the 'Voice of the Payer' at cross-functional team and governance bodies.

  • Deliver recommendations relating to price and access strategies, payer strategy, pricing and reimbursement, evidence generation, data collection and value proposition, taking into consideration market archetype and lifecycle considerations.

  • Chair the Market Access Working Groups which inform the Global Asset teams, through leadership and/or participation in virtual cross functional teams. When necessary, convene and coordinate taskforce deployments related to specific asset threats and opportunities.

  • Provide price and market access input on early assets and generate access recommendations to key business decision points.

  • Develop payer value proposition and drive market access strategy

  • Support development and regional customization of the access strategy and delivery of the payer value proposition

  • Refine deliverables by payer archetypes within assigned region

  • Guide the organization on the payer evidence strategy (by payer archetype) and its incorporation in the asset development program

  • Generate & synthesize payer insights through the creation and maintenance of expertise in payer regulation and priorities across major countries / archetypes across the globe:

  • Assessment and communication of external access trends to anticipate potential challenges and opportunities.

  • Gather and synthesize feedback for development programs with health technology assessment agencies, payers, and relevant patient associations within assigned region

  • Lead horizon scanning and in-depth understanding of payer regulations, needs of all types of payers (e.g. HTA agencies, institutions and patients) in key Pfizer markets.

In addition you will be expected to:

  • Set the ambition and vision for value-based access to medicines for strategic assets

  • Champion the payer agenda internally and improve understanding of payer needs

  • Develop effective processes and ways of working to support collaboration with key internal stakeholder groups such as medical and health outcomes

  • Identify new opportunities for value creation based on an understanding of health care systems and the potential benefits of Pfizer medicines

  • Support development of innovative approaches to evidence generation which meet payer needs and integrate these with the needs of other customers


  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in a healthcare, business or economic field preferred (PH.D, MD or MBA)

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in healthcare environment, preferably pharmaceutical industry or related consulting services, sufficient to have developed a deep understanding of the global payer and market access environment

  • Experience in developing and executing Pricing & Market Access strategies and deliverables on key ex-US market such as Germany, France, UK, Italy and/or Spain.

  • Knowledge and understanding of drug development process

  • Pharmaceutical business leadership, including experience in strategy development and interaction with customers

  • Familiarity with strategic and operating planning processes

  • Knowledge and understanding of health economics and associated skills

  • Experience of managing cross-functional teams in a cross-cultural environment


  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects (multitask) involving complex processes, significant budget, competing deadlines and rapidly shifting priorities in a compliant manner

  • Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of teamwork in a matrix environment

  • Proven ability to build coalitions and develop strong partnerships across functions

  • Executive presence and ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work under pressure, to take accountability for business challenges, think strategically and tackle complex problems

  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to spot trends/ patterns

  • Strong customer-orientation; an ability to see issues from the point of view of others

  • Ability to work successfully and cooperatively with colleagues across multiple cultures and time-zones

  • An "execution mindset" focused on getting things done quickly and simply

  • Outstanding writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills are required


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 27th, 2019

  • Additional Location Information: Collegeville, PA, New York, NY, Brussels, Belgium, Paris, France

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

N (Other) (United States of America)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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Director Market Access Meningococcal And Tick Borne Diseases Vaccines