Expert Market Access Business Management (m/f/x)

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Date: 13-Oct-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 headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position


Expert Market Access Business Management (m/f/x)
- limited to 24 months -

The position:

The Market Access Business Management Expert main mission is to support the European Market Access team in their operational day-to-day activities and tasks. He/she reports to the Head of Market Access Specialty Medicines EU (Pricing, Market Access, HEOR and RWE).


Roles and responsibilities:

Contract management:


  • Supports contractual planning aligned with the financial project planning/phasing

  • Applies to both vendors as well as to external experts such as Health Care professionals or other external experts in e.g. the field of Health Economics (e.g. when organizing Advisory Boards)

  • Supports the team as well as procurement to optimize vendor management (from RFP over tracking agreed milestones, phasing and follow-up on invoices, to closing projects)

  • Ensures all legal obligations & compliance rules are checked and followed

  • Ensures development of contracts, review by  legal, storage in the relevant repository/ tools/systems etc. (e.g. Contrax)

  • Manage TOV declarations according to applicable Transparency Reporting requirements


Budget management:


  • Generation of purchase requisitions for approved projects

  • Managing invoices and reconciliation with purchase orders (incl. tracking actual payment of invoices)

  • Manage cross-charges where applicable according to applicable requirements

  • Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets

  • Monitors actual performance against estimates and prepares annual and intermediate budgets

  • Supports the annual budget planning as well as quarterly & monthly phasing

  • Drives monthly budget and project meetings with the team/budget owners to ensure accurate tracking & phasing in place (milestones, budget, contracting etc.)

  • Monitoring and reporting of accruals 

  • Review budget proposals and prepare financial documents 

  • Financial/budget reporting and tracking including preparation of reports for senior management and DS Finance partners


Project management:


  • Keep oversight & ensure an up-to-date overview of all European market access projects

  • Generate monthly/quarterly overviews of market access projects (reporting as per agreed Critical Success Factors & Market Access Plans)

  • Support the team with initiation of new projects, as well as with their ongoing projects to ensure accurate follow-up & timely adaptations of plans/milestones where needed

  • Creating affiliate surveys for requirement gathering for evaluating dossier requirements, setting up relevant PMA projects, and estimating timelines for executing various PMA projects

  • Develop the project timelines for various affiliate projects including P&R dossier submissions, pricing research projects, affiliate P&R negotiation strategy etc.

  • Develop a streamlined plan for achieving team targets and follow-up as required to ensure the completion of projects within assigned timelines

  • Ensure filing and documentation in the necessary departmental and company repositories    

  • Develop a streamlined plan for achieving team targets and follow-up as required to ensure the completion of projects within assigned timelines

  • Contribute to the re-evaluation process of GOP/SOP and policy framework including alignment within DS group

  • Develop a list of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and on-boarding training package/ training curriculum/ material for the team




  • Inspection readiness: Define department inspection readiness process and timelinesmpliance guidelines/ requirements

  • Collaborates closely with Compliance Team to ensure governance and oversight for Market Access activities in line with current compliance guidelines/ requirements

  • Support the planning for various congresses, meetings and Adboards, and serve as the liaison with internal business units for identifying synergistic /overlap meeting opportunities 

  • Provide the team functional support on pricing research or other ad-hoc PMA projects

  • Develop content for the monthly HTA monitor

  • Create and maintain the team SharePoint site by uploading relevant content and conducting regular surveys to optimize the site

  • Support price certifications, notifications

  • Support the team in their knowledge management and with approval of market access materials (linguistic/spelling checks, references check, ensure necessary approvals obtained, monitor validity of the materials etc.)

  • Order all publications needed for the different projects

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, economics or related field

  • Experience of at least 2 years in business & project management functions

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Fluent in English (both in written as spoken); Knowledge of other languages considered an asset

  • Good interpersonal skills: Team-player with intercultural sensitivity and who likes caring for others

  • Good organizational skills, efficient way of working

  • Independent and goal oriented working approach

  • Great attention to detail/accuracy and focus on flawless execution

  • Capable to manage multiple tasks in parallel

  • Positive and can-do attitude

  • Open-minded and willing to learn and develop

  • Flexible and works well even under pressure

  • Good knowledge/understanding of financial/accounting processes and administrative / organizational procedures and systems

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point etc.)

  • Basic knowledge and experience with SAP 

  • 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



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.