PURPOSE OF JOB:
· An exciting opportunity has arisen in Access Policy within the Health Economics, Market Access & Reimbursement (HEMAR) team in Janssen EMEA.
· The individual will work in collaboration with key internal stakeholders to drive Access Policy across EMEA. Key areas of focus involve monitoring policy developments, collaborating with a cross-functional team and providing HEMAR input to the EU legislative and policy agenda, developing content and policy positions, delivering research to inform evidence-based debate, building internal capabilities, developing and executing an external engagement plan to drive the debate for policy reform.
· Shaping the Access Policy Strategy
· Liaising closely with cross-functional colleagues (Comms, GA&P, Legal etc.), OpCos and TA’s to align on policy priorities, and develop relevant action plans to drive VBHC
· Developing and executing external engagement plans (e.g. publications, panels, round tables, thought-leadership etc.) to drive the debate around policy priority areas.
· Developing and shaping policy positions relating to access (in collaboration with other key functions).
· Tracking access-related policy developments and communicating these internally.
· Monitoring health and pharmaceutical expenditure trends.
· Conducting policy research and generating evidence to support our organisation in driving the debate around access-related policy issues
· Providing expert input into the EU legislative and policy agenda, draft legislations and EFPIA documents.
· Supporting HEMAR input into the Pharma Regulation (developing/contributing to briefings for senior leadership and ensuring EFPIA co-ordination within HEMAR)
· Co-ordinating HEMAR topic experts and developing content/presentations to support/update HEMAR leadership as necessary (at ELT, ELST, JPAC)
· Supporting workstreams focused on EU HTA Regulation (shaping policy and company readiness).
· Co-leading an Access Policy functional network.
· Partnering with colleagues from TA’s to support evidence development and policy shaping in the respective areas.
· Enhancing internal knowledge around Access Policy issues, our policy priorities, and respective company positions.
· Supporting development of capabilities across our OpCos (communicating information, sharing materials, and organising training sessions)
· Leading the execution of external engagements (liaising with event organisers, shaping event structures and participation, developing speaker notes, and briefing our leaders in advance).
· Participating in external engagement events, discussions and sharing insights and learnings.
· Leading internal and external meetings and workshops as required on policy topics.
· Developing and reviewing content/presentations required for internal and external meetings, and co-ordinating compliance review as needed.
· Maintaining and developing tools to maximize efficiencies in processes and communication with internal stakeholders such as SharePoint sites, tracking engagement activities, and maintaining master Access Policy documents.
· Setting up contracts (RFP, contracting, HCC processes etc.) and as needed with external vendors to deliver high-quality projects and manage consultants as necessary.
· Tracking project progress and budgets to ensure contractual processes are adhered to and budget spend commitments are met.
· Ensuring all activities, publications and external engagements are carried out in accordance with legal and compliance rules (e,g. iMR, JPUBS)
The role is EMEA based and will involve travel <25% across the EMEA region.
It is anticipated that the role holder will be based in his/her current country of residence as long as easy access to travel/transportation and local hosting is available at a Janssen office.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
· First degree or equivalent in Health Economics, Economics or a life-science relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
· Advanced degree (MSc., MBA, Ph.D) in health economics or a closely related field is usually expected.
· Strong understanding of European price & reimbursement systems highly recommended
· Deep understanding of HTA Processes and Methods highly recommended.
· Experience working in policy related roles or projects.
· Good understanding of Health Care systems.
· Ability to create alignment across functions and geographies and work constructively with diverse groups in a complex matrix.
· Excellent networking, listening, presentation, negotiation, and scientific writing skills.
· Strong project management skills.
· Ability to think out-of-the-box and propose creative and solid solutions to address complex problems.
· “Make it happen” and “roll up the sleeves” mentality, drive and motivation, persistence to achieve goals, and real team player.
· Open to change with a flexible attitude to be able to handle a complex, multiple stakeholder environment, both internally and externally.
· Seeing the big picture without losing analytical focus with an eye for detail as needed.
· Excellent written and spoken English.
· Awareness of and strict adherence to J&J Credo values, SOPs, Policies and Guidelines.
Significant professional experience in Market Access & Health Economics at a pharmaceutical company at global, regional or operating company level, especially working in the areas of Pricing and Reimbursement, HTA, and Policy