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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, US Market Access Contracts Strategy and Management in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

Associate Director, US Market Access Contracts Strategy and Management is responsible for the lifecycle management process of agreements with US Managed Care Organizations (Commercial and Government (ex: Medicare Advantage and Part D)) Specialty Distributors, Specialty Pharmacies, GPO and other segments and channels as required. A successful candidate will ensure agreements meet business, legal, operational and compliance needs in a fast-paced biopharmaceutical market access several therapeutic areas. This Boston, MA based role collaborates and aligns with Market Access Field Directors and reports to the Senior Director, Contracting Strategy Management.

You will be responsible for:

  • Drafting, redlining and reviewing multiple documents including executive summaries, four-corner agreement documents, agreements, templates, RFPs, Bids, amendments, correspondence, etc. relating to various Market Access Customers

  • Reviewing Market Access documents with cross-functional partners ensuring the agreements have the necessary language to clarify the business intent, are operational and meet legal and compliance requirements

  • Presenting potential benefits and risks of contracting scenarios and coordinating with legal and Market access team members to develop alternative solutions

  • Negotiating agreement language to resolve issues, problems, and potential future concerns

  • Researching and analyzing the legislative and managed care environment and coordinating with Market Access Payor Marketing and Field Directors to provide innovative contracting recommendations for existing product strategies and new launches that align with business and compliance objectives

  • Efficiently communicating negotiation status and results with internal business partners, ensuring effective implementation of strategic objectives

  • Building, developing, and maintaining tracking of all contract terms (Membership, Formularies, Agreement Requirements, Provisions, etc.) for various internal reporting needs

  • Working across the organization, including Finance, Market Access Field Teams, Market Access Payor Marketing, Legal, Market Access Rebate Adjudication, Government Price Reporting, Analytics and Pricing, to confirm or request information necessary to support accurate and timely rebate and invoice processing (i.e., plan eligibility, formulary validation, etc.)

  • Assisting with the development and ongoing contract reporting needs related to Market Access documents on a regular and/or ad-hoc basis as requested

    You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience with Market Access Contracting activities in the biopharmaceutical industry, including but not limited to specialty pharmacy and Managed Care Payors is required.

  • Experience with Specialty and/or Rare Disease therapeutic areas

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, work independently as well as with a team, possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with a focus on customer service.

  • Work in a demanding work environment, flexibility to adhere to unexpected deadlines, willingness to learn new skills, systems and processes.

  • A successful candidate, has a patient focused mindset, organized, driven, high attention to detail, accountable, and can achieve high quality results with compliance and integrity.

  • Up to 10% travel as required.

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • High level of proficiency in MS Office software including: Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and PowerPoint

  • Understanding of the US Payor, Channel, and Buy and Bill Reimbursement Landscape

  • Experience securing contract access for rare disease medicines

  • Experience launching new products and indications

  • Knowledge of Government Pricing implications and calculations


    Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: .

    Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding a legally required exemption or accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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