Head of Market Access Biosimilars Further Information

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North America




200,000+ USD per annum + Bonus




Head of Market Access Biosimilars


Cartwright James is currently representing a leading Biopharmaceutical multinational. They are currently seeking a Head of Market Access to support their new Biosimilar business unit and portfolio. This position is based out of their East Coast US office.

The client already has a Biosimilar presence in Europe, and is now looking to expand into the US. The successful candidate would be responsible for defining, shaping, and implementing market access strategies to maximize US market penetration of their Biosimilar assets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Create and implement US market access strategies for Biosimilar products to ensure access for patients in line with government guidance and approvals
  • Prepare for commercial launch of one or more Biosimilar assets by 2020
  • Develop effective contracting and tendering strategies applicable to all appropriate stakeholders in the US market.
  • Identify novel contract strategies that create more value for Biosimilar portfolio and/or the US healthcare system.
  • Prepare business cases for market access and pricing actions for management approval.
  • Develop and defend internally a policy position regarding Biosimilars; identify and shape the policy landscape externally.


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent essential, MBA or further preferred
  • 15 years commercial Biopharma industry experience
  • 10 years hands on market access experience preferred
  • Payer and industry relationships are essential
  • Strong technical understanding and track record of the US market access landscape including reimbursement, access and pricing, and its different payers/stakeholders
  • Familiar with recent US Biosimilar pricing strategies, barriers to entry, legal challenges and government actions to reduce barriers to entry
  • Biosimilar / generic experience preferred

Cartwright James is a global executive search and selection company based in the UK, providing expert knowledge and bespoke services in the international Chemicals, Medical and Scientific markets. We receive a vast volume of applications for each position, therefore it takes time to assess each candidate. We will be in touch if the candidates experience matches the job requirements.

Job Reference: CJ-SCI-DMAB

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