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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Director, U.S. Market Access Strategy 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:

The Director, U.S. Market Access Strategy, is responsible for developing and optimizing U.S. pricing, access, reimbursement, and distribution strategies across Alexion’s portfolio of in-line and pipeline products by assimilating U.S. Commercial objectives, evolving market dynamics, and legislative/regulatory change.

You will be responsible for:

  • Identifying key payer and policymaker trends and informing organization of strategic, financial, and operational implications

  • Partnering with U.S. Contracting and Global Pricing colleagues to establish portfolio pricing & contracting strategy

  • Partnering with Global Access colleagues in early launch access planning for pre-Phase 3 assets including providing U.S. access expertise to Global product development plans

  • Driving access innovation and capability development including value-based contracting, alternative financing models, and novel 3rd party partnerships

  • Ensuring access insights & strategies are incorporated into broader commercial strategies

    You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years’ experience in U.S. managed care

  • Knowledge of the business models, influence/impact, and decision drivers of U.S. commercial and government payers as well as channel customers (e.g. specialty pharmacy and distribution, home infusion, etc.)

  • Understanding of access & reimbursement methodologies utilized by commercial and government payers under the medical and pharmacy benefits

  • Experience leading a cross-functional team of colleagues without a direct reporting relationship

  • Ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analyses of complex strategic initiatives

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex business challenges and data-driven recommendations to senior leaders

  • 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; 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:

  • MBA, MPH, or other advanced degree

  • 2+ years’ experience in a pharmaceutical marketing role

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

  • Experience developing and leading the implementation of pricing, access, reimbursement, and distribution strategies for rare disease medicines


    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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