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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Director, National U.S. Market Access and Reimbursement 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 a field-based position, based anywhere in the United States.

This is what you will do:

The Director, National U.S. Market Access and Reimbursement is responsible for ensuring national payer and PBM customers provide appropriate patient access to Alexion’s medicines. This role reports to the Senior Director, National Payer Accounts, US Market Access.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing access strategies for assigned national commercial/government payer and PBM customers that result in appropriate patient access to Alexon’s medicines

  • Leading all negotiations with assigned national commercial/government payers and PBM customers

  • Coordinating the execution of the brand access strategies with the teams responsible for regional affiliates or custom clients of national commercial /government payers and PBM customers

  • Maintaining relationships with senior managed care medical and pharmacy executives based on an expert understanding of the customer’s organizational structure and strategic priorities

  • Leveraging approved resources and internal subject matter experts (HEOR, Medical, etc.) to communicate the value of our medicines to national payers and PBMs

  • Educating internal cross-functional partners on payer coverage policies to support their strategic planning

  • Promoting cross-functional collaboration with internal functional partners

  • Developing solutions for the field force and access team with any customer-specific product access or reimbursement issues

  • Coordinating with Market Access colleagues and Patient Services to assist in resolution of coverage policy issues related to assigned payer

    You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study

  • 10+ years’ experience in Market Access in the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry

  • 10+ years’ experience in an account management role with responsibility for payer and PBM customers

  • Experience negotiating contracts with payers and/or PBMs

  • Expert knowledge of U.S. managed markets including commercial and government payers

  • Demonstrated success in securing appropriate coverage for specialty medicines covered under the medical benefit and pharmacy benefit

  • Strong understanding of reimbursement methodologies utilized by commercial and government payers under the medical and pharmacy benefits

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Clinical, technical, and scientific knowledge and aptitude in complex disease states

  • Travel requirements: Willing to travel at least 60% of the time including significant overnight and weekend travel

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in a field environment. As is typical of a field-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: travel by public transportation, automobile, train, or plane; work comfortably in a clinical setting; use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; problem solve; engage in complex and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience securing access for rare disease medicines

  • Experience in an account management role with responsibility for national payer and PBM customers

  • Established relationships with one or more national payer and/or PBMs such as: UHC/OptumRx, Emisar, CVS/Aetna, Zinc, Cigna/ESI, Ascent, Elevance, PRIME, Synergie

  • Experience developing and executing payer contracting strategies for national payers and PBMs

  • Experience securing rapid coverage for launches of new products and indications



    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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