Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
05 Jul
03 Sep expires

Senior Market Access Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Description

Our Market Access team plays a crucial role in making sure the hard work across AstraZeneca is realized – ensuring access and affordability to those who need it the most.


We’re connectors, bringing together the healthcare ecosystem through our negotiating and storytelling as we articulate the strong and innovative value story of our science-led medicines. By bringing our innovative products to market, we’re helping to build a world-class reputation and, most importantly, serve our patients sustainably.


Ours is a place of trust and empowerment, that both supports and frees us to apply creative and imaginative thinking in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. From building partnerships to working across the whole patient journey, it’s a place unlike any other to grow capabilities and have a big impact.


Innovators by nature, we’re always looking for our next challenge with both a local and global mindset.


What you’ll do?


The successful applicant will join a fast-paced and dynamic team to negotiate and connect internal and external stakeholders every day to realise our innovative pipeline. Your role will play a crucial part in  facilitating access and affordability to our life-changing new medicines, for those who need them the most.

With your market access experiences your key focus areas will include the following:


Delivery on Market Access

  • Implement market access and pricing strategies and develop operational plans in collaboration with business unit managers and other service functions.
  • Support funder negotiation strategies and payer mapping.
  • Effective delivery of commercial input to market access process and team
  • Interpretation and the tailoring of available evidence to support market access for AZ brands in collaboration with the Medical division.
  • Identify evidence gaps that may inhibit market access and develop plans to fill the gaps
  • Value creation through clinical and health economic outcomes research data
  • Value communication through the value proposition and value dossier to funders and/or decision makers to increase access and/or reimbursement
  • Ability to establish measurement system to track progress and drive effective corrective action when needed
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Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years Market Access experience.
  • Understanding of the South African Healthcare Market
  • Teamwork and leadership skills, including the ability to consult extensively with cross functional teams and act within a matrix organization
  • Strong pricing background for funder reimbursement purposes


Desirable for the role


  • MBA
  • Multi industry marketing practice
  • Experience with both HCP and Consumer Marketing
  Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
AstraZeneca is an exciting global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company. We’re inspired by what science can do. Driven by the desire to meet unmet patient needs in our core therapeutic areas. Bold in our thinking. Proactive in pursuing discoveries beyond imagination. At sites across the world, we bring teams together in a spirit of collaboration to turn great ideas into life-changing medicines – strengthening our product portfolio and harnessing the potential of a pipeline across all stages of the drug development process.
You’ll be part of a team that’s rolling back the frontiers of science to turn yesterday’s impossible into the normal of tomorrow. So, if you share our focus and passion, join us and make a difference to patients – and in return, we’ll help you develop way beyond what you thought possible.
 Johannesburg, South Africa