Regional Market Access Director Oncology Mid-size Countries (m/f/x)

Apply now »

Date: 24-Mar-2023

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 headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:

Regional Market Access Director Oncology Mid-size Countries (m/f/x)


The position:

The Regional Market Access Director Oncology Mid-size Countries (AT, CH, BE, NL, PT, IE, TK) supports the MSC leadership and Access teams in the development and implementation of the European Market Access strategies in MSC both for Daiichi Sankyo's Oncology multi-indication assets in Alliance with our partner AZ and for Daiichi Sankyo's only assets. This position reports to the Regional Business Unit Head Oncology MSC.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Supports the MSC country leadership and Access teams in developing a local access and reimbursement strategy in line with the Alliance recommendations (European & Global)

  • Collects the needs of the affiliates in terms of data and information for optimal local access and reimbursement and supports the countries in acquiring them from the respective functions/stakeholders (Global, Region, Medical, internal vs external, etc.)

  • Support the countries in the development of business cases for pricing approvals and serve as liaison between the country and EU Regional OVAP/Global Pricing Committee for supporting the process and facilitating the discussion/approval of the case

  • Be the voice of the MSC countries with EU and Global price, reimbursement, HEOR& RWE and access regarding needs, challenges, feasibility, risks and opportunities

  • Develops a strong alignment and cross-functional collaboration with the MSC Leadership Team, the EU OVAP Team and EU Governmental Affairs 

  • Shares relevant information and best practices across the MSC cluster and between MSC and major markets (specifically EU4, UK, Nordic cluster) in order to maximize the effectiveness of the local organization in access and reimbursement

  • Supports the local MSC leadership in developing, training and upskilling the local Access team 

  • 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 8-10 years

  • Deep understanding Market Access needs in major markets (e.g. EU4 & UK)

  • Prior experience in working in Oncology portfolio is a plus

  • 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 for the cluster

  • 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.