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Manager, Market Access - Quebec & Atlantic Regions

Requisition ID:  1764

Montreal, Quebec, CA

Date:  Apr 24, 2021

We are looking for a qualified Manager, Market Access for the provinces of Quebec and Atlantics to join the Lundbeck Canada Market Access team. This position is permanent full-time and the incumbent will report to the Senior Director, Market Access.


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Manager, Market Access


Your Position:

Working collaboratively with the Market Access team and the relevant brand teams, the Market Access Manager assists with the development and implementation of a strategic plan to shape, influence and attain reimbursement of Lundbeck’s products and forge strong relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. public and private payers, key opinion leaders (KOLs) and patient advocacy groups). The Market Access Manager is reporting to the Senior Director, Market Access. The position is located in the Greater Montreal.


Market Access (Public & Private payers): (70%)

  • Use solid market access experience to implement plans and gain rapid, broad and optimal public and private reimbursement for Lundbeck products.
  • Establish contacts and liaise with provincial drug plans and relevant private payer stakeholders to continually improve reimbursement, identify business opportunities, resolve issues, expand our network of contacts and raise Lundbeck’s profile amongst target audience.
  • Develop innovative ways to overcome reimbursement challenges, i.e. PLAs, and use superior negotiation skills to obtain optimal reimbursement conditions.


Government Relations and Stakeholders Management: (30%)

  • Develop and maintain a thorough mapping of national and provincial market access stakeholders; implement strategies to ensure a favorable environment to operate in, with focus on access, pricing and reimbursement.
  • Represent Lundbeck on Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) committees and leverage the association’s influence with decision makers.
  • Work with relevant scientific and patient associations to ensure a clear understanding of the unmet needs related to the disease areas of interest for Lundbeck’s business; work towards gaining their support to participate in relevant tactics and to advocate where appropriate for the needs of the patients we support.
  • Participate in relevant industry events to maintain an up-to-date and strong working knowledge of the reimbursement environment and changing trends. Share this knowledge with Lundbeck colleagues.



Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry including a minimum of 5 years of experience in a Market Access role.
  • 2 years in Sales and/or Marketing an important asset.
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian pharmaceutical reimbursement and pricing issues, policies and trends.
  • Proven track record of obtaining public and private reimbursement.
  • Knowledge of psychiatry or neurology and/or specialty biologic products market.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in French and in English.
  • Strong strategic thinker with ability to formulate and develop complex strategies that generate results.
  • Ability to quickly develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Strong portfolio management skills and ability to objectively frame, analyze and resolve trade-offs between projects.
  • Strong ability to collaborate with people from all varied stakeholders inside and outside of Lundbeck.


Working conditions:

Normal office conditions: No

Evening/Weekend commitments: Occasionally

Travel commitments: Yes

% of travel required: 30-50%

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.