New job Senior Manager, Payer Relations, Private Market in Ontario

Senior Manager, Payer Relations, Private Market

Company : AstraZeneca
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

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About AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

AstraZeneca in Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, we've been recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers for 7 straight years. Our collaborative work environment champions knowledge-sharing, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our employees have the opportunity to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. With a commitment to sustainability, we're working towards making a positive impact where society needs it - health. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected, each impacting the others.

Our Position

Reporting to the Director of Payer Relations, the Senior Manager, Payer Relations, Private Market is a critical strategic position within AstraZeneca Canada accountable for the development and execution of the private payer strategy, engagement and policy for AstraZeneca’s priority therapeutic areas (Oncology, Respiratory, Cardiovascular-Metabolic) to facilitate rapid and optimized patient access to our life changing medicines through private reimbursement.

  • Lead, develop and execute regional private payer engagement strategies for priority brands aligned with Market Access/Pricing strategies to facilitate optimized private reimbursement

  • In collaboration with Market Access Strategy and Medical, lead the execution of early private payer engagement meetings to discuss clinical and economic value propositions

  • In collaboration with Market Access Strategy, develop and submit Private Payer drug dossier submissions to optimize formulary listing decisions

  • Collaborate in the development of the private payer value brand propositions to drive optimal implementation of reimbursement strategies

  • Through extensive stakeholder engagement (Insurers, PBMs, KEEs, patient groups, etc.) provide ongoing regional/national insights to inform cross-functional reimbursement strategies and policy

  • Strong understanding of the Canadian Private Payer environment, including; formulary designs, drug plan designs, blended public/private reimbursement, current Private Payer and CLHIA policies and National Pharmacare

  • As a key member of the brand teams, provide guidance as the Private Payer SME on field related input into commercial strategies, forecasting and Patient Support Programs

  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration with field colleagues to align respective strategies to support reimbursement objectives

  • Conduct early discussions with Insurers and PBMs to facilitate rapid formulary implementation of PLAs following completion of negotiations


  • Bachelors’ degree/Advanced degree in science, economics, social sciences or business

  • 7-10 years of Pharmaceutical experience, with a minimum 5 years market access experience (market access, government affairs, marketing, sales, medical) with a proven track record of success

  • Experience leading projects that involve cross functional collaboration

  • Experience developing and executing payer engagement strategies

  • Oncology experience is an asset

  • Extensive knowledge of the Private Payer processes from drug submission to formulary listing

  • Network of Private Payer contacts and in-depth knowledge of key stakeholder networks is highly desirable

Skills and Capabilities

  • Strategically agile with strong business acumen and can synthesize information from diverse sources to formulate strategies and actions

  • Energized by working with ambiguity and complexity

  • Ability to think creatively in developing and implementing business solutions

  • Strong communication skills: interpersonal, writing and presentation

  • Adaptive style with ability to influence and build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • High degree of initiative and sense of urgency with an ability to manage multiple priorities of significant scope in a fast-paced environment

About AstraZeneca

Here you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients' lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines - for the world's most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:

  • GTAA Top Employer Award for 7 years:

  • Best Workplace Culture Award at the 2018 Canadian HR Awards:

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Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing

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