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Value and Access Demonstration Lead

Athens, Attica
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The Europe & Canada (EUCAN) Business unit supports Takeda's mission at a regional level and as the leader in rare diseases and specialty care, we champion better health and a brighter future for patients, healthcare providers and our people.

Across the EUCAN BU, patients come first in every decision we make. We develop strategic partnerships which deliver value for society and create a culture within which our people can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our mission is to empower and enable our people to fulfill their potential by embracing diversity and creating a high-performance, collaborative working environment. In the EUCAN region integrity is one of our key values. We put patients, trust and reputation before business and this is one of the main reasons why our people choose to work here.

Job ID R0117040 Date posted 02/12/2024 Location Athens, Attica

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Job Description

People First - At Takeda, we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people and bringing them the hope of a brighter future. It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. Our people are the heart of Takeda. Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility – what talent do you have?

We are currently hiring for a Value and Access Demonstration Lead


  • Engage in strong long-term relationships with payers and other stakeholders and act as the “one voice” for LOC to payers and institutional affairs stakeholders in conjunction with the Head Of PVA
  • Contribute to Takeda portfolio development by providing local input into pipeline products and business development activities
  • Ultimate objective is to achieve and maintain the broadest patient access at a price that follows corporate guidance within the shortest time and with a minimum of reimbursement restrictions


    Market Access Strategy & Execution:

    • Develops, leads and communicates the short term and long-term market access strategies for the Local Country operation (LOC) portfolio of responsibility
    • Translates and communicates strategies into implementable tactics and ensures smooth execution by cooperation with/coordination of cross-functional team members (medical, marketing, sales, market access, business support etc.)
    • Leads Market Access in protection and expansion of public and private reimbursement of all commercially approved products in his/her responsibilities
    • Monitors marketplace dynamics and anticipates HC trends and changes. Ensures timely and effective response in close contact with HQ Market Access function
    • Contributes to the development of recommendations for the introduction of Takeda's pipeline products and the assessment of in-licensing opportunities
    • Ensures compliance with corporate policies, procedures, and processes as well as with local regulations and policies

    Institutional Affairs:

    • Identifies decision makers, key influencers and stakeholder groups including private or public institutions for existing and new products to establish / manage / extend professional relationships in close collaboration with Medical and Business Units
    • Works with local and regional policymakers in relation to Health Policy
    • Participates in national level industry forums and market access working groups to represent company's interest
    • Engages in health policy shaping activities in favour of the company's interest to maximize access to Takeda's products to a broad patient population, using smartly industry forums
    • Understands local legal and regulatory platform, its strengths and gaps, and is able to address it as a part of Public policy management
    • Anticipates and interactively discusses scientific, legal, financial and business topics with representatives to ensure business deals meet or exceed requirements

    Leadership responsibility for Market Access team and Communications:

    • Provides strong leadership and guidance to immediate team and cross-functional stakeholders in the area of Market Access, Health Policy.
    • Promotes cooperative and inclusive way of working together by use of effective coordination tools (clear definition of roles, prioritization of activities)
    • Sets targets and objectives and promotes & monitors achievement


    • Degree in Biological or Economical sciences. Master’s degree is desired
    • At least 5 years of experience in the Pharma Industry
    • Negotiations skills experience
    • Value creation knowledge
    • Business Acumen & Collaboration driven
    • Understands the local market access and health economic environment and its operations
    • Maintains an up to date and high level of industry insight
    • Understanding of payer needs and behaviours
    • Analysis of the competitive environment
    • Medical Writing / Dossier Creation
    • Understand and interpret clinical data and transfer this data into RWE and patient outcomes
    • Detailed understanding of the therapeutic areas and disease management
    • High level of knowledge of the local regulatory and legal environment and their operations
    • Open to travel (30% of time)

    Empowering our people to shine

    At Takeda, we earn the trust of society and our customers through our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance. We incorporate these values in everything we do. They represent who we are and how we act. They help us make decisions that we can be proud of today and in the future. We enable our employees to develop their full potential. As a global top employer, we offer exciting career paths, promote innovation, and strive for top performance in everything we do. Takeda fosters an inclusive, collaborative, and international work environment where our teams are united by their relentless commitment to our goal of improving people's health and creating a better future for the world. Learn more at

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    At our heart are committed colleagues. We offer interested people numerous opportunities and strongly believe in, and promote, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a company we offer roles based on merit, welcoming candidates of any gender, age, religious belief, race or ethnic origin or disability. If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool!


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    What makes a successful team member within EUCAN at Takeda?

    • Agile
    • Analytical
    • Enthusiastic
    • Ambitious
    • Collaborative
    • Entrepreneurial
    Believe in your own ability to do things you want to do. If you do that, things will happen.

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