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Market Access & Governmental Affairs Director, Norway - Nordic-Baltic Marketing Company (NOBA)

Location Oslo, Oslo County, Norway Job ID R-064782 Date posted 10/31/2019

Are you an experienced leader in Market Access & Governmental Affairs? Then AstraZeneca might be of interest to you!

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

As a part of AstraZeneca, the Nordic-Baltic (NOBA) Marketing Company employs around 450 people across 7 countries and has offices located in Södertälje, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. By 2025 AstraZeneca NOBA aims to become a recognized leader in its core therapy areas and improve the lives of patients in need of treatment. In order to achieve our aim, we are now looking for an experienced professional to take on market access and governmental affairs accountabilities in Norway for our product portfolio. The position is part of the Nordic-Baltic Market Access & Pricing Leadership team and you will collaborate on a daily basis with business units, medical as well as cross country (NOBA) and global teams.

Key Accountabilities

You will lead the Market Access and Pricing team in Norway and work closely with global teams to understand and contribute to strategies for key brands. You will be responsible for gathering insights to optimize access strategies and for driving reimbursement/funding preparations in Norway. Since treatment regimens in specialty care as well as payer landscapes are under constant change, you need to have an exploratory and innovative mind with great understanding of customers and interest in innovating our business. The ambition is to contribute to shaping a healthcare landscape where we secure access to new medicine for the right patients. You must therefore have an interest in evidence generation and value of treatment and be ready to find new solutions together with various stakeholders. You will also coordinate national competitive intelligence ranging from pricing and payer strategies to healthcare trends.

In order to succeed in this role you have:

  • A relevant academic degree e.g in economics, business, public health, medicine, or pharmaceutical science
  • Significant experience from market access or other relevant role from a pharmaceutical company and cross functional team working / collaborations
  • Pricing & market access/reimbursement experience in either oncology or other specialty care area
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proactive and persistent in achieving results, can resolve and overcome challenges
  • Strong understanding of interest in science, including real world data, and the value of pharmaceuticals
  • Has a good understanding of the ethical code and compliance requirements of the pharmaceutical industry

You must have strong leadership and people management skills, fluent in both written and spoken English as well as local language. Your understanding of health economics, and analytical skills will be assets for the role as will your insights into digital transformation.

You have a proven track record of market access and governmental affairs experience for launch product including insight and payer work from idea to success. Your experience from the market in Norway together with a strong documented network is essential for the role.

Why AstraZeneca?

When we at AstraZeneca see the chance to change, we take this opportunity - for every opportunity, no matter how small, can be the beginning of something big. Delivering medicine that changes people's lives is about having an entrepreneurial spirit - finding moments and understanding its potential. We welcome your knowledge in pharmaceutical industry, and you will get use of your ability to work diligently and structured even at a high tempo.

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

More information

For more information about the position please contact hiring manager Martin Strandberg-Larsen, VP Market Access & Pricing, +45 31221413.

Welcome with your application no later than 20 November, 2019.



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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