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Global Market Access Lead, Neurodegeneration and/or Neuromuscular

Boston, Massachusetts
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Job ID R0127613 Category Other Subcategory Other Business Unit Global Portfolio Division Job Type Full time

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Global Market Access Lead, Neurodegeneration and/or Neuromuscular.

This position sits in the Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS) group, which is part of our Global Portfolio Division comprised of approximately 10,000 employees spanning over 70 countries. Our GPLS organization is responsible for our global product strategy organization focused on fueling the growth of Takeda through our inline portfolio strategy and focus on the life cycle management as well as on launching the future by focusing on our rich pipeline. Our key goal is to prepare to commercialize our unprecedented pipeline that includes best-in-class or in first-class therapies, many of which have complex or under-developed markets or therapy areas.


  • Deliver Market Access strategy and tactics for Neurodegeneration assets and BD within Neuroscience portfolio to ensure successful pricing negotiations and reimbursement in countries.

  • Provide a single point of contact for all market access needs and activities for early asset within Neuroscience Franchise and especially in Neurodegeneration.

  • Provide input into clinical development programs for neurodegeneration programs as needed to ensure the right evidence is collected to support reimbursement and pricing negotiations.

  • Understand the access and payer evidence needs and propose strategic, implementable solutions to support reimbursement, sustainable value and patient access.


  • Be an active member of a cross-functional Global Pricing and Access team within selected Global Product Teams that develop and deliver an integrated patient access and value strategy for all early assets and BD products based on a deep understanding of the science and disease, patient and care giver needs, and the evolving payer landscape and evidence requirements.

  • Partner with major countries and Global Market Insights teams to ensure that the market access and value strategy contributes to the definition of the asset strategy of each relevant pipeline product so that at launch the product delivers the value proposition most relevant to payers and is supported by a robust global value story, compelling evidence package, and pricing strategy to maximize both patient access and the life-time value of the product.

  • Work very closely with GHE & Pricing colleagues to ensure “one Team one voice” within the entire organization. Represent GPA voice and position in the various key meetings leverage and ensure right representation of GPA key expertise (GHE, Pricing) whenever relevant.

  • Evaluate and influence evidence generation plans by synthesizing payer/HTA insights. Anticipate the outcomes of key HTA body assessments to determine the implications for value positioning and evidence requirements.

  • Support GPA preparation to all key governance meetings (PRC, CLC).

  • Develop the global, integrated Market Access Plan (TVP in collaboration with GHE, Evidence, Strategic Pricing, Stakeholder Engagement and LOC Implementation) and implement Access deliverables to achieve successful reimbursement and pricing for Takeda’s assigned Therapeutic Area products.

  • Explore and develop innovative access frameworks that consider and anticipate the evolving health care environment to create win-win-win situations for patients, payers and Takeda.

  • Lead horizon scanning and in-depth understanding of payer regulations and priorities, and the needs of all payer types (e.g. HTA agencies, institutions, and patients) across major countries and/or archetypes.

  • Collaborate closely with Regions and Local Operating Companies (LOCs) to ensure external payer focus and recent trends in Therapeutic Area are incorporated into Global asset strategy, and lead training initiatives to enhance the understanding of Market Access with key internal stakeholders.

Core Elements:

  • Patient and customer centric with a focus on understanding and meeting the needs of Takeda’s Global Product Teams and Regional Business Units.

  • A strategic thinker and problem solver that can anticipate / identify changes in the market and payer environment, identify key issues and value drivers for the Takeda portfolio, and translate information into actionable insights.

  • Highly collaborative with an ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership, as well as have the interpersonal skills required to succeed in a highly matrix environment.

  • An outstanding communicator that can confidently present insights / recommendations to cross functional partners, as well as represent the commercial position to senior leaders across the organization.

  • Trustworthy, perceptive, and operate with integrity.

Education, Behavioral Competencies, and Skills:

  • Bachelors degree required, advanced degree in related field (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPA, PharmD) preferred.

  • 10+ years pharmaceutical/biotech experience, minimum 5 years of market access experience with demonstrated success in developing market access strategies at a global and local level including pricing, reimbursement and access. Neuroscience experience, and especially Alzheimer Disease, is a plus.

  • Strong understanding of global markets and payer environment, (e.g. HTAs, payer coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management, health technology assessment and payment policy). Direct experience in payer negotiations desirable.

  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to develop relationships and appropriately influence internal and external stakeholders, ideally from local experience influencing and leading access and pricing negotiations in relevant geographic markets.

  • Excellence in strategic thinking, problems solving, analytical ability and cross-functional collaboration at global, regional and local level.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation, and influencing skills while addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • Ability to make clear business arguments and strategic recommendations leveraging both quantitative and qualitative evidence, and make decisions with limited information.

  • Proven ability to influence without authority, work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to deliver on time.

  • Collaborative spirit, able to build consensus, work effectively with cross-functional teams and lead in a matrix organization.


  • Ability to travel (domestic and international) required.

  • This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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