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Senior Manager, Market Access Strategist

Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-132011 Date posted 24/04/2022

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 8 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 Head of Innovative Value & Access Strategy, the Senior Manager of Market Access Strategy (SMAS) is accountable for developing and executing Market Access Strategy to ensure patients gain access to our life changing medicines through public and private reimbursement systems.

  • Lead the development and delivery of market access strategy, including pre-launch planning, portfolio assessment and CADTH, INESSS, Provincial and Private Payer submissions

  • Oversee cross-functional development and execution of payer solutions and evidence generation to support reimbursement objectives

  • Collaborate with external stakeholders & reimbursement experts to ensure that AstraZeneca Canada market access initiatives are relevant and support the needs of patients, health care providers and payers

  • In collaboration with Payer Relations and Pricing, support the development of pCPA negotiation strategies for priority files

  • Operate as a key member of the Brand Team:

    • Be a role model for cross-functional working to ensure TA area objectives are met

    • Be an enterprise thinker who can share the voice of Market Access and the Payer and understand the brand objectives so that win-win solutions are created.

  • Cultivate partnerships with the Global Organization to understand and support the Market Access needs of the business

  • Responsible for collecting and reporting Adverse Events in accordance with AstraZeneca policies and procedures.


  • Bachelors’ degree science, social sciences or business

  • 5-7 years of Pharmaceutical experience

  • Experience leading projects that involve cross functional collaboration

  • Experience constructing payer value stories and incorporating these into strategies and submissions

  • Network of external Payer/KOL contacts highly desirable

  • In-depth knowledge of CADTH, INESSS and pCPA processes

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!

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination.AstraZenecais 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

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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