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Market Access Associate - South Africa  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 09 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first.
  • Our company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. 
  • The Market Access department has grown and expanded with regards to support offered to the organisation, with a wider range of commercial responsibilities.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for co-ordinating and facilitating drug access and authorization for patients at Provider level. 

As such, the incumbent will be required to:
  • Assume responsibility for meticulous field query logging and updating of reimbursement data bases;
  •  facilitate positive reimbursement outcomes/decisions at funder level through effective funder liaison and motivation processes;
  •  implement reimbursement strategies to identified target customer groups .
  • provide patient, healthcare provider and professional sales representative support and updates in terms of reimbursement protocols, requirements and objection handling processes;
  • have strong writing skills, which will include the composition of compelling clinical value arguments to motivate for reimbursement of brands;
  • collaborate and communicate with internal and cross-functional stakeholders;
  • Liaise with relevant external customers on a professional basi
  •  implement strategies and tactical plans to drive access
  •  craft and champion the implementation of the market access strategy
  •  meet deadlines, work autonomously, analyse, plan, develop and implement market access related strategies.

Metric and a Tertiary Education in health sciences

  • Clinical experience advantageous and/or funder experience advantageous
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a customer facing position
  • Previous experience in market access advantageous;
  • Pharmaceutical product knowledge;
  • Administrative ability;
  •  Analytical capability;
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels.

Required Skills
  •  Strong administrative and reporting capabilities;
  •  Integrity;
  •  Excellent communication – verbal and written;
  •  Analytical skills;
  •  Project management;
  •  Work independently
  •  Strong interpersonal skills;
  •  Ability to empathize;
  •  Work under pressure;
  •  Customer management;
  •  Ability to implement strategies
  •  Ability to interact with internal/external customers
  •  Computer literacy
  •  Time management and planning

Special Requirements
Code 8 Drivers Licence

  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success.
  •  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. 
  • Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
  • Our company  is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. 
  • In accordance with the employment equity plan of company  and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups. The company  reserves the right not to make an appointment as advertised. 
  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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