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Sanofi Group Senior Director, Value & Access, Oncology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

This role is responsible for the overall market access strategy for the Oncology franchise. This role is instrumental in overseeing and leading the development, integration and implementation of each value proposition, indication/franchise strategy, life cycle management, the pricing & contracting approach across payer channels and ensuring customer-facing teams are appropriately trained and resourced on current strategies for Oncology franchise. The role will require leadership and leading the Oncology Value & Access team working cross-functionally to manage the performance of the payer channels, including accountability for tracking and improving targeted account performance, key account prioritization, and development of marketing strategies and tactics that will optimize business. This role requires working closely with all groups within the broader US Market Access organization to ensure the goal of profitable access.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Oncology Value & Access team and its execution of the payer strategy, integration into brand business and alliance management.

  • Responsible for strategy and business plan inputs related to key franchises as they relate to all channels to ensure optimal Oncology performance and access.

  • Plan and manage the Oncology payer brand budget.

  • Participate with the brand therapeutic areas and provide input into brand strategy development for Oncology indications, serving as expert for the payer, distributor and channel perspective and ensuring economic considerations are incorporated.

  • Implement an unbranded and branded payer media plan supporting the Oncology strategic plan.

  • Lead development and ensure alignment of all pricing/contracting strategies with the pricing team, tactics and initiatives to maximize profitability goals and add value to the organization.

  • Partner with HEVA business partners to inform real world evidence generation and ensure health economic activities are in place to meet the needs of payers while demonstrating value across the Oncology franchise.

  • Develop and communicate robust market access strategies and plans, including clear articulation of the brands’ value story, and help to integrate them into the overall brand plan.

  • Identify gaps in current market access understanding and develop plans to gain direct payer insights through primary research, advisory boards, etc., and work with vendors to implement projects in a timely, impactful manner.

  • Develop strong value communication platform and messaging in order to support access targets and goals.

  • Lead pull through opportunities and execution of pull through strategy for all channels and geographies based upon formulary position and opportunity.

  • Provide pricing and reimbursement guidance around product forecast/financial model development.

Professional Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in payer/brand marketing.

  • Experience in working with US payers.

  • Experience in US Oncology marketplace.

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead cross functionally.

  • Deep understanding and experience the specialty space including pricing, distribution and payer dynamics unique to specialty products.

  • Demonstrated experience in launching new products.

  • Demonstrated experience in working in specialty pharmacy.

  • Deep understanding of Commercial, Medicare Part D and Medicaid.

  • Experience identifying trends and insights assimilating into market/channel strategy.

  • Understanding of key payer value drivers and ability to develop and implement payer value propositions.

  • Understanding of macro US Healthcare trends and their translation/impact on future Oncology business.

  • Understanding of HEOR drivers and ability to coordinate payer insights to inform the RWE plan.

  • Working understanding of strategic pricing and commercial contracting strategy, process and rules.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and develop business opportunities based upon the above.

  • Deep understanding of the cross functional interactions between Account Management and Field Sales to ensure successful implementation of pull through plan.

  • Strong financial acumen, analytic skills & critical thinking ability.

  • Understanding of the legal/regulatory environment and internal Sanofi legal/regulatory guidelines and processes.

  • Ability to communicate at the executive level.

Education/Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree; Advanced Degree preferred.

  • Minimum 8-10 years of business experience in the pharmaceutical healthcare sector.

  • 5-7 years in payer space (account management; payer marketing; contracting, etc.).

Travel: Approximately 25%

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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