Abbott Head Market Access Operations (m/f) in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim, Germany

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

In Germany, Abbott has approximately 2,700 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn and Witten. St. Jude Medical is now Abbott.

Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC) is looking for a Head of Market Access Operations (m/f), based in Wiesbaden. The position holder will define and implement Market Access operational approach for the ADC portfolio with the aim of ensuring strong market penetration and accelerating current growth.

  • Shaping and orchestrating Contracting & Tendering and Pricing processes internally and within payer organizations

  • Lead cross-functional teams with leaders or members of Commercial Excellence, Legal, Finance, E-Commerce and Marketing team to ensure business integration of payer contracts and up-coming tender business

  • Position reports to the Director Market Access


  • Lead a team of dedicated Market Access and Pricing Managers

  • Create impactful action plans to address upcoming market access operational challenges. (e.g. tender business, competitor pricing, healthcare legislation

  • Perform deep pricing data analysis and support Director Market Access to build a journey from analysis to strategy to explore and establish new pricing models in collaboration with payers (risk sharing, performance-based pricing, combo pricing etc.)

  • Monitor and anticipate relevant reimbursement developments in the statutory and private payer segment in close collaboration with Healthcare Affairs and Regional Reimbursement team

  • Work closely with Commercial Excellence Team in forecasting market developments

  • Develop Market Access launch plans for new products with operational focus

  • Coordinate and lead central payer projects with the objective to penetrate market potential of key payer customers

  • Lead cross-functional task forces to ensure operational excellence in contract implementation, meeting tender business requirements and global pricing guidelines

  • Develop and provide periodic reports and analyses with respect to ADC`s market access activities and achievements.


  • Advanced degree in science, economics or related areas.

  • Ideally additional qualification in public health, health economics or health policy or other relevant executive training background.

  • At least 4 years of experience in pharma / medical device industry, health policy or related functions of payers / market access consultancies / disease management organizations (market access or related functional areas).

  • Deep understanding of the German public / private payer system.

  • Ability to analyze information, assess risk potential and develop appropriate operational plans based on these insights.

  • Proven record of executing impactful payer projects (contracting and adoption)

  • Strong Project Management skills

  • Strong cross-functional leadership skills

  • Fluent in German and excellent English Skills

  • Travel up to 20%

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

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