Associate Director, Market Access & Advocacy

Compensation

: $114,210.00 - $179,160.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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Associate Director/Director, Market Access & Advocacy

This position, as part of the market access function at Omeros, will be responsible for integrating advocacy and market access strategies across the entire product portfolio. The ideal candidate will be responsible for pulling through both advocacy and market access initiatives with both field (sales and payer) and external stakeholder groups. He/she must be adept at supervising the work of outside agencies, proposing initiatives for the organization, writing, publishing and disseminating briefs for use with commercial payers and advocacy groups. He/she will work closely with Commercial Leadership on how to effectively communicate the value of Omeros products to help patients to outside stakeholders. This person will also work with outside stakeholders and advocacy groups to remove barriers to patient access. The identified person will be required to have a good working knowledge of the various advocacy groups, Medicare MACS, Hospital GPO s, Health Systems, updating and helping pull-through CMS field policies, programs and guidance. Effective communication with PRC (Promotional Review Committee) members, Executive Leadership, Commercial Leadership, Sales Leadership and, the National Account payer team as well as with various other internal cross-functional teams is critical. Key attributes for success in this position includes possessing a strong clinical focus, strong business acumen and having the ability to develop and build upon existing relationships with the constituents mentioned above.

Skills: Excellent research and public-speaking skills, effective written and verbal communication skills; budgetary management skills; problem-solving, leadership, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; and advanced knowledge in computer applications. He/she must have initiative and be able to work effectively under pressure independently and with a team.

Specific work elements A critical success factor will be to create access for Omeros products by understanding potential barriers and addressing issues which lead to positive work solutions that support our market access efforts and ultimately the prescribers and patients. You will need to build effective relationships with the ophthalmology and transplant communities and understand how to navigate the various advocacy population decision makers and healthcare systems. He/she will demonstrate a strong work ethic, possess leadership abilities and act with a sense of urgency.

This position will work cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, Commercial Operations and Medical Affairs and ensure timely information is shared. This role involves being an expert in the healthcare/reimbursement/policy landscape, knowing and developing relationships with relevant Advocacy Groups and being up to speed on the latest industry trends and news.

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Who is Omeros?


Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.

The company s drug product OMIDRIA (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% is marketed in the U.S. for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain. In the European Union, the European Commission has approved OMIDRIA for use in cataract surgery and other IOL replacement procedures to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain.

Omeros has multiple Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on: complement-associated thrombotic microangiopathies; complement-mediated glomerulonephropathies; Huntington s disease and cognitive impairment; and addictive and compulsive disorders. In addition, Omeros has a diverse group of preclinical programs and a proprietary G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and corresponding compounds, a number of which are in preclinical development. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.


What are your job responsibilities?

Your responsibilities in this position will include:

Internal owner, responsible for development and leadership alignment on product value stories across Omeros marketed and pipeline portfolio
Develop and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including patient advocacy entities to ensure clinical education and targeted access for reimbursement of Omeros products
Develop and run through promotional approval committee all customer facing materials relating to communication of value and access messaging across Omeros field staff.
Successfully convey clinical, economic and patient value of Omeros products to key external stakeholders
Proactively work with field teams to address challenges and issues with accounts; bring together the necessary help/resources to correct the problem
Operate within corporate guidelines on policies and compliance rules
Forward thinking on innovative market access professional
Meets all timelines and requirements for administrative assignments and necessary reporting functions
Participates, as appropriate, in company meetings, conference calls and other business settings


What education and experience do you need?

Bachelor s degree required; a higher degree preferred
Minimum of 10 years experience in commercial pharmaceutical functions
Minimum of 5 years experience in market access and advocacy/policy
Understanding of Medicare Administrators with existing relationships is preferred
Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Demonstrates strong communication (verbal and written) and negotiation skills with both internal and external customers that results in positive outcomes
Strong analytical skills

Education, Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required
Bachelor s degree required; a higher degree preferred
Minimum of 10 years experience in commercial pharmaceutical functions
Minimum of 5 years experience in market access and advocacy/policy
Understanding of Medicare Administrators with existing relationships is preferred
Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Demonstrates strong communication (verbal and written) and negotiation skills with both internal and external customers that results in positive outcomes
Strong analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Sales and Marketing to promote product growth


Other things you'll need to know:


Behavioral Competencies Required:

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates
Operate with integrity, trust and honesty
Ability to address and manage conflicts with internal and external customers
Demonstrate positive working relationships through emotional intelligence at various levels of the organization
Ability to work at a fast-pace and be nimble to change (change management skills)
Travel Requirements:
Travel up to 30%

Physical Demands Required:
Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs.
May encounter prolonged periods of sitting

If you have the experience, skills and knowledge we are seeking, we d love to hear from you! This is an exciting opportunity for the right person!

Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to ...@omeros.com or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) ###-####.
Associated topics: administrative, administrative assistant, administrative coordinator, administrative staff, assistant, associate, front desk, operation, operations director, support * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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