Abbott Manager Market Access - Abbott Molecular in Des Plaines, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

Support efforts to remove or lower barriers to patient access to Abbott Molecular(AM) products by developing and implementing strategies directed at healthcare providers, thought leaders, payers, health plans, public agencies and patient advocacy groups; ensure Market Access for current and pipeline products. Develop and implement market access and reimbursement tactical plans for new and existing drug-test combinations. Monitor relevant health policy developments (i.e., evidence-based medicine, HTA's) and provide meaningful guidance on opportunities and risks for product adoption and suggest actions to mitigate the risk.

Work with public and private payers Medical and Actuarial Directors to negotiate

coverage and payment.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Coordinate and develop market access projects with internal and external stakeholders; provide guidance on reimbursement research as well as patient advocacy efforts.

Manage deliverables such as reimbursement dossiers, reimbursement landscape analyses, consultant driven research projects; ensure that deliverables are accomplished on time and within budget. Work with Global Market Access and Reimbursement, Global Marketing, R&D, Medical, Clinical, HEOR and selected consultants and KOL's to create effective channels of communication and gain support in the formation of the value proposition and the implementation of the strategy. Assist in guiding the outcome of Health Technology Assessments, where they are used to determine coverage, coding and payment.


Minimum of three years of experience in Market Access and Reimbursement for

pharmaceutical products, medical devices or diagnostics, gained, ideally in more than one National healthcare delivery system. Good working knowledge of market access and reimbursement pathways , health technology assessment, Health Economic and Outcomes Research (HEOR) as well as peer review publication strategies are highly desirable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is a must and one or more additional languages would be a plus.

Accountability / Scope:

This position will have a significant impact on our ability to successfully commercialize our products. The focus placed upon removing or decreasing barriers to patient access will be a critical component of product adoption. This in the U.S and Latin America.

Accountability will include ensuring that public and private payers agree to provide coverage and payment at a rational level for current and pipeline products.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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