Market Access & Government Affairs Manager (all genders)

Posted 28 Feb 2024

Beograd, Beograd - Serbia

Req Id 272365


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United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Market Access

  • The Market Access Manager (all genders) is responsible for achieving optimal pricing, reimbursement, and other access conditions in the country for all Merck in-line and future pipeline products, and related devices.

  • The Market Access Manager (all genders) provides strategic leadership to all payer related matters.

  • Leads and integrates the payer point of view in all local business processes and decision-making committees, contributing to the commercial strategy and leading the development and implementation of the MAP strategy.

  • Achieves and maintains pricing, reimbursement, and other access conditions in the country on target and on strategy

  • Assures compliance with Merck Pricing Governance in the Country

  • Assures Merck strategic partnerships, and leads negotiations with key public and institutional payers at country level

  • Supports the development of National Government Affairs & Policy strategies and plans for MAP topics


Government affairs

  • Supports the development of National Government Affairs & Policy strategies and plans for MAP topics

  • Up-to-date information about critical policy developments affecting Market Access and Pricing in the country and prioritization of those that require strategic attention by GAP

  • Keeps necessary level of knowledge and understanding of Healthcare legislation, being responsible to inform local management about all relevant updates in the area

  • Interacts and keeps necessary level of relationship with local authorities relevant for Healthcare, local organisations and key opinion leaders, being important factor for market access of Healthcare products in compliance with local legislation and corporate best practices and ethical code


Who you are:

  • Requires substantial professional experience (approximately 6-8 years as a guide).

  • Requires very senior knowledge and experience in own discipline and beyond to supplement formal knowledge in order to apply principles and concepts of own discipline in resolving issues as they arrive.

  • Strong communication skills to effectively engage with country leadership team and regional/global stakeholders across diverse time zones and topics

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to address critical and challenging situations with senior stakeholders e.g., regional leadership, general managers, BU heads etc.

  • Ability to work independently with cross-cultural project management skills

  • Business acumen and ability to identify gaps and connect the dots

  • Facilitation, presentation, and strong communication-convincing skills

  • Strong English writing and speaking skills

  • Persuasive, consistent and inspiring in implementing changes


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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