Head of Global Pricing, Reimbursement & Access (m/f/x)

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Date: 17-Oct-2021

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH



Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to creating new modalities and innovative medicines by leveraging our world-class science and technology for our purpose “to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life around the world.” In addition to our current portfolio of medicines for cancer and cardiovascular disease, Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on developing novel therapies for people with cancer as well as other diseases with high unmet medical needs. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation to realize our 2030 Vision to become an “Innovative Global Healthcare Company Contributing to the Sustainable Development of Society.” For more information, please visit www.daiichi-sankyo.eu. 


For our Global Oncology Market Access Team (GMAP) team located in the US (DSI) and in EU (DSE), we are looking for a


Head of Global Pricing, Reimbursement & Access (m/f/x)


The Position:

The Head of Global PRA is responsible for developing and setting the global PRA strategic framework across the oncology portfolio and will partner with the respective regional pricing, reimbursement and access teams, as well as the Global Project  Teams (i.e. Clinical Development), Global HEOR& RWE, Global Medical Affairs and Commercial teams to develop winning value propositions and maximize the value of the oncology portfolio for Daiichi-Sankyo. He/she will lead, develop, and support the Global PRA Asset Leads and their respective teams that can execute cross-functionally in support of multiple product launches. This individual will be a visible thought leader on cross-functional teams and is expected to make strong contribution to the brand strategies and ensure franchise and portfolio view. He/she will be responsible to ensure effective collaboration with the Global HEOR & RWE Head   and his/her team as well as Global medical Affairs to ensure we generate indisputable evidence for our assets and maximize pricing and access for our assets. He/she will ensure effective collaboration with the Global MA&P Operations & Analytics & Payer Excellence Team to maximize PRA results for the DS oncology portfolio. He/she will bring in diverse and best-in-class talent in building a team to support the DS oncology portfolio. This person will effectively coach individuals for high performance and lead and foster individual and team development by identifying challenging opportunities, formal training, or other experiences that will ready the Global Oncology MA&P team for business success and professional growth.

This position is reporting directly to Head of Global Oncology MA&P.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Accountable for providing the strategic framework for the development of global pricing, reimbursement, and access guidance & policy for the DS oncology portfolio
    • Responsibilities cover early to post-launch stages for the respective assets, incl. input into NPP 
    • Oversight of PRA position across brands & portfolio (tumor versus asset view)
    • Interfaces with global, regional and key country teams including PRA, HEOR& RWE and commercial on matters of pricing, reimbursement & access and its subsequent alignment with regional counterparts
    • Accountable for development of value propositions, PRA plans, including mitigation plans, and payer communication plans for preparation of the multiple launches 
    • Key member to influence the clinical development programs to ensure indication seeking trials have endpoints and design that support broad patient access
    • Key member to interact with senior leadership on PRA strategies and topics
  • Responsible for Price governance
    • Is a key member of the Global Pricing Committee for price strategy & governance and in obtaining pricing authority/approval 
    • Ensures price guidance and corridors in place, in close collaboration with regions and key countries, including evaluation of Innovative Value Strategies and contracting
    • Accountable for global launch sequencing, and ensures effective collaboration with pricing operations and analytics team for simulations and impact calculations
    • Interfaces with the DS regions and key countries on matters of PRA processes and policies in key markets.
    • Ensures in-depth understanding of changes in pricing and reimbursement environment, processes, and policies of key markets and impact on the DS Oncology portfolio
  • Responsible for access input into the LCM & commercial plans
    • Provides clear and comprehensive input to Clinical on trial design, endpoints, comparators etc. to support optimal access and reimbursement.
    • Works closely together with regions and key countries in obtaining feedback on clinical trials schemes from payers and KEEs to optimize the data package to support the reimbursement filings in key markets.
    • Accountable for the development of the Access Strategies, Payer Value Proposition, and payer toolkit to support launch and label expansion of the oncology assets in the different regions and countries. 
    • Accountable for the required pricing and access inputs for Brand planning, portfolio review, forecasting, strategic planning processes and DP1, DP2, & DP3 stages.
  • Demonstrates ability to build a diverse, best-in-class, high-performance team supporting the DS oncology assets and contributing to establishing the State of Art  Market Access Organization
    • Acts as a coach for individuals and team 
    • Ensures each team member has a development program in place, with regular follow-up
    • Ensures team members can develop and learn on the job and get the necessary exposure, incl. identification of challenging opportunities for growth
    • Ensures formal and technical trainings in the broad area of Pricing and market access to ensure employees can excel in their area of responsibilities
    • Ensures team members develop the right skill sets to collaborate with RD organization (both scientific knowledge and communication skills) 
  • Ensures effective and impactful collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders
    • Effectively represents DS at major external agency meetings, including payer Ad Boards, internal workshops, and conferences.
    • Partners with Regional and Global stakeholders to provide as needed innovative pricing and reimbursement approaches & needs, based on value delivered by the asset.
    • Establishes and promotes positive and highly productive working partnerships with Commercial, R&D and Regional colleagues to ensure timely coordination of activities to drive delivery of plans and programs
    • Ensures effective collaboration with the respective Alliance partners and teams



  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in economics, health policy, health economics, pharmaceutical sciences, medicines, or other relevant qualification
  • Minimum of 10-15 years relevant experience acquired at pharmaceutical companies, Payer/HTA, physician associations or relevant consultancy companies
  • Previous direct experience with pre-launch Market Access and Pricing planning and strategy building for multi-indication oncology products
  • Demonstrated experience with developing global pricing strategy 
  • Strong knowledge of US and Global (at minimum, Europe) reimbursement environment (private and government) 
  • Deep Knowledge of pricing and reimbursement schemes and payer archetypes in different areas of the world.
  • Experience in collaboration with clinical development teams and ensuring trials are being designed to support the access needs
  • Excellent knowledge of pricing market research tools, methodologies, and analytics.
  • Recent experience of launching global Oncology product(s).
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to successfully influence cross-functional teams including senior level clinical development and commercial colleagues to drive the “value proposition” development agenda
  • Experience in leading and providing strategic guidance to senior level and Global Oncology MA&P team members
  • Highly motivated and collaborative mindset
  • Self-driven and willing to take ownership and lead the development of appropriate processes to support business goals
  • Demonstrates a positive, proactive, energetic, time sensitive, results-driven approach in carrying out all responsibilities
  • Strong strategic thinking skills, ability to scenario plan, craft strategic options, problem solve and prioritize projects
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical content in a simple and convincing way to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to deliver clear concise messages and experience in influencing strategy with internal and external customer audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cares for people
  • Strong business acumen and confidence to constructively challenge cross functional partners


This position is eligible for a referral amount of € 2,000.
*The Bonus will be paid out after the referral has successfully completed the first 6 months.*


What we offer:

We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking forward to your application.