European Market Access & Pricing Director Oncology (m/f/x)

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Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


European Market Access & Pricing Director Oncology (m/f/x) 

The position:

The European Market Access & Pricing (MA&P) Director Oncology leads the development and implementation of the European Market Access strategies for Daiichi Sankyo's Oncology multi-indication asset in Alliance with our partner. The European MA&P Director Oncology will partner with cross-functional teams to develop winning strategies and maximize the value of the Oncology portfolio for Daiichi-Sankyo. This position reports to the European Market Access Oncology Lead. 


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Leads the European access strategy development and supports flawless implementation in European markets for his/her product

  • Fosters close collaboration with EU-4 & UK markets to ensure appropriate input into and implementation of strategies that will lead to successful access and reimbursement in these markets

  • Contribute to the pricing and market access strategy by analysing, synthesizing, and translating technical P&MA information into meaningful recommendations and tactics in line with the overall product value strategy

  • Drive strategic planning around pricing, government reimbursement initiatives, effectively and efficiently within the Daiichi Sankyo Europe matrix organization

  • Interfaces with regional and key country teams including market access, medical, HEOR& RWE and commercial on matters of pricing and market access ensuring alignment with global counterparts

  • Inputs and helps shape the global value propositions and if required adapts to support the regional market access strategy

  • Work closely with global price, reimbursement, and access to provide European insights into and help influence the clinical development programs to ensure indication seeking trials have endpoints and design that support broad patient access

  • Ensures price guidance and corridors are in place, in close collaboration with global and key countries, including evaluation of Innovative Value Strategies and contracting

  • Accountable for the development of the regional Access Strategies and payer toolkit to support launch 

  • Effectively navigate matrix organization to develop and maintain positive relationships with other functional areas and Market Access colleagues as well as external partner to drive alignment, consistency where appropriate, best practice sharing, and flawless implementation of all Market Access activities

  • Establishes and promotes positive and highly productive working partnerships with Commercial, R&D and global colleagues to ensure timely coordination of activities to drive delivery of plans and programs

  • Effectively represents Daiichi Sankyo at major external meetings, including payer Ad Boards, internal workshops, and conferences

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • University degree (e.g., master’s degree in economics, pharmaceutical sciences, or similar level)

  • Relevant and demonstrable experience in Pricing & Market Access at country and above country level in a pharmaceutical company (or related such as medical devices); at least 6-8 years

  • Deep understanding of the EU4 & UK Market Access needs 

  • Prior experience in working in Oncology portfolio is a must

  • Experience in Alliances and multi-indication medicines is a plus

  • Hands-on mentality with personal values matching Daiichi-Sankyo values: integrity, collaboration, commitment, and courage are our basic values for the day-to-day interactions with customers and colleagues

  • Dedication to bring our customer-centric and quality-driven approach to life in all day-to-day interactions with our customers and colleagues

  • Proven ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Courage to challenge conventional thinking combined with the ability to develop new approaches and share ideas and learnings with the company

  • Strong communication, negotiating and influencing skills

  • Capable in bringing together the strategic and tactical objectives and plans to deliver on the overall market access and pricing objectives set forth by regional team

  • Fluent in English

  • Willingness to travel


What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.