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AbbVie Associate Director, Market Access - Oncology in Lake County, Illinois

Associate Director, Market Access - Oncology

USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition # 1906857

The Associate Director, Global Market Access & Pricing – Venetoclax & Pipeline primary function is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing global market access, pricing and reimbursement initiatives and tactical plans aligned to the Integrated Access Strategy of R/R CLL

  • Develop the Integrated Access Strategy for Venetoclax in Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), including global market access and reimbursement initiatives and tactical plans suitable for this indication

  • Provide support for hematology pipeline assets in development.

  • Ensuring critical clinical and economic evidence requirements to ensure PRA success are incorporated into the development plan and translated into PRA resources for use by Areas and Affiliates with external stakeholders

This position supports the Director, Global Market Access & Pricing – Venetoclax in payer value propositions/stories and ultimately as we approach launch providing tools and support to the market access teams in Areas and Affiliates.

The position works closely with Area and affiliate personnel in determining appropriate responses/actions to developmental milestone decision points with regards to implications for local pricing and/or reimbursement issues.

This person will also work closely with the Pricing and Analytics Team within Global Market Access& Pricing to track development of competitor pricing.

The Associate Director, Global Market Access & Pricing – Venetoclax is to work cross-functionally to maximize deliverables within the budget allocated and drive a remarkable impact for patients through optimized patient access, while ensuring compliance and risk management.

This individual will exemplify AbbVie leadership principles and provide innovative, strategic, and evidence based supported direction as the subject matter expert in reimbursement and market access opportunities and challenges.

The position requires strong analytical skills, the ability to understand and translate clinical information and messages into payer marketing messages, strong presentation skills and the ability to work well in a cross-functional team.

This position requires a deep understanding of the clinical aspects and the impact of these clinical results on the value of products, as well as the competitive products in this market space.

In addition, this position is responsible for the oversight of the vendor management aspects, logistics, budget management, financial compliance, reconciliation and required transparency reporting for any/all market access and pricing projects managed, including alignment with finance, OEC, legal and commercial support groups.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Director, Global Market Access and Pricing – Venetoclax, leverage Evidence Based Medicine expertise and clinical background, deep global payer knowledge, research and competitive insights to maintain and refresh the launch tools for R/R CLL which include GVD, communication tools and training for R/R CLL

  • Generate global payer value proposition for MCL which is aligned with the product’s total emerging value proposition (physicians, payers, and patients) and the product’s target product profile.

  • Collaboration with other GMAP functions such as Pricing and HTA Strategy as well as GHEOR, Global Business Intelligence, Government Affairs, Global Marketing, Global Commercial Development, Global Medical Affairs and complimentary Area & Affiliate Functions, to ensure solid understanding of global payer markets and emerging stakeholders in the reimbursement area.

  • Through internal collaboration and management of external partners/vendors conduct pertinent therapeutic and disease areas reviews, and advisory boards, which includes but not limited to general market access landscape, payers unmet needs, current standard of care, competitors’ value proposition and pricing & reimbursement status, and payers’ decision.

  • Assist in project management with regards to purchasing support, opening of POs; ensuring appropriate documentation is in place in line with company procedures and storage of pertinent documents to assigned projects.


  • BA/BS in pharmacy, economics, life sciences or comparable equivalent experience

  • Proven track record of being able to successfully interact with all levels of area, affiliate and internal authority across divisions (including Global Commercial Leaders, Forecasting, Clinical Development, HEOR, Medical Affairs and Regulatory, as well as peer equivalents in other market access teams and the market access community as a whole).

  • Must be up to date on the latest compliance issues pertaining to Corporate guidelines, interactions with HCPs and External Experts and the conduct of market research

  • The candidate must possess strong leadership, intrapersonal, critical thinking and analytical skills to work with a variety of groups in ensuring that the strategic direction for market access and pricing is in balance with the market as well as corporate goals.

  • The candidate must be willing to work across a range of products, in pipeline, near market and on market in a variety of therapeutic areas, as needs dictate.

  • The candidate must be sensitive to cultural and market differences as they will interact and travel to multiple countries in their role.

  • This candidate must have strong presentation and writing skills.

  • The candidate must have at least 8 years of progressive experience preferably in a variety of areas including market access, managed care marketing, key account management, payer support, commercial marketing, HEOR, pricing and reimbursement, and payer policy


  • MBA, MS, Pharm D, or other advanced degree preferred.

  • A Background in managed care, payer marketing, global market access policy, or a related field is preferred

  • Strong interest in clinical and health economic data is desirable

  • Understanding of regulatory agency requirements / policies that govern market approval, and the impact on reimbursement decisions

  • Knowledge of pricing regulations, pricing governance in key global markets, standard operating procedures, and the business of healthcare in key markets

  • Experience across multiple therapeutic areas including Oncology is highly desirable

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.