Director, Market Access

Our client, an established leader in the pharmaceutical space, has asked Michael Villeneuve of Lock Search Group to assist them in their search for a Director, Market Access to join their team in Ottawa, ON.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the public and private market access strategy for products in the late stage or commercialization phase
  • Direct and oversee reimbursement submissions and execution of pricing strategies, ensuring quality and timely outputs
  • Provide effective leadership to the market access team; ensure alignment in company strategy. Manage the market access operational budget
  • Evaluate trends in healthcare and integrate findings into an effective payer strategy
  • Define and monitor value propositions for client’s products including database analyses, clinical studies, observational projects, etc.
  • Identify and develop relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in key stakeholder groups; leverage these relationships to secure optimal reimbursement for our client’s products and influence national reimbursement policies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve reimbursement goals
  • Develop and implement pricing strategy, local product listing agreements with Canadian payers.
  • Collaborate with staff to develop and regularly update the market landscape mapping
  • Develop and implement educational programs for internal business partners related to health economics and reimbursement issues.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Post-graduate credentials in business, pharmaceutical market access, healthcare economics or health policy would be an asset  
  • At least 10 years pharmaceutical/biotech experience with cross-functional and leadership experience
  • Knowledge of key decision makers within public and private payer groups
  • Solid understanding of the pricing and reimbursement environment, including government and private payer market access requirements and review process
  • Bilingual English and French is an asset
  • Financial and analytical skills

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Michael Villeneuve using the "Apply" button. You may also forward your resume/CV to Please note that while we thank all applicants, only those seriously considered will be contacted.

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