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Associate Director, US Market Access Policy Strategy

Location United States, Remote

Workstyle Remote Only

Our Commercial organization leads our global sales and marketing strategies around the world. Our integrated team continues to solidify BioMarin’s commercial presence in the United States and Europe and is rapidly growing in other regions, such as Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.


Reporting to the Vice President, Head of US Market Access, the AD, US Market Access Policy Strategy will be responsible for monitoring, analyzing, researching, and relaying commercial impact and opportunities of the US reimbursement and access policy environment for our portfolio of products. The role will be responsible for the US access policy strategy within BioMarin commercial and will work closely with the US product access strategy leads to provide input into product-specific policy priorities and strategic plans and tactics. This role will inform activities across the organization to support the value of our entire portfolio including from early-stage pipeline assets through phase III and marketed therapies, supporting the business through prioritizing a positive access environment through policy. This role provides an opportunity to build out and elevate the US access and reimbursement policy function in a rapidly growing biopharmaceutical company. Key collaborators for this role include US regional Market Access Strategy, US Pricing & Contracting, Government Price Reporting, Government Affairs, and Legal.


  • Lead US Access policy strategy as the subject matter expert for US commercial
  • Lead collaboration with Government Affairs, Legal, US Brand, US Government Price Reporting, US Managed Markets, US Market Access Strategy, and Global Market Access to drive access policy agenda that is aligned with the Commercial strategy
  • Collaborate with US Market Access Strategy and US Pricing & Contracting Strategy leads to support pipeline therapy development & launch considerations from a policy perspective
  • Serve as US Commercial reimbursement policy technical expert across the portfolio, from early stage (pre-IND) through phase III and marketed products
  • Monitor US healthcare marketplace trends, payer management trends and activities, relevant access policy changes; analyze and relay US commercial business impact and implications
  • Analyze new product analogue launches and relay US commercial implications and actions for BioMarin portfolio and pipeline to cross-functional stakeholders; analyze and relay US commercial business impact and implications
  • Assess policy changes at the federal and state legislative and federal regulatory levels; analyze and relay US commercial business impact and implications
  • Liaise and collaborate with Global Market Access on commercial policy strategy for the portfolio
  • Provide clear, concise, and actionable real time updates and analyses of US commercial impact related to new and emerging policies
  • Lead the identification, prioritization and management of market access policy strategy & priorities and strategies that are key to BioMarin’s success
  • Plan and track execution and impact of the access policy strategy and tactics, in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders  
  • Create and maintain policy deck and share consolidated updates and implications with the business on at least a quarterly basis, highlighting any negative / restrictive access policies and our plan to address
  • Prepare and coordinate responses to draft policies and regulations responding to consultations working with relevant stakeholders, in collaboration with cross-functional colleagues
  • Directly interact with senior executives on policy priorities and implications
  • Lead workstreams on reimbursement policy including CMS engagement strategy, in collaboration with Legal
  • Lead US Access Policy & HTA steering committees
  • Lead strategy and execution of cross-functional Medicaid working group
  • Build and maintain relationships with key industry bodies and membership groups; attend key associated US HTA and policy related conferences
  • Manages projects, budgets, and workstreams in an effective, efficient, proactive, and collaborative manner with clear communication


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; MBA, MPH, or advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in US Market Access policy roles, in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and/or consulting fields, including experience in biotech/pharma involving high-cost products
  • 5+ years in the private sector; experience in the biopharmaceutical sector within US commercial strongly preferred
  • Significant breadth of US reimbursement and access policy experience across different policy levels and across settings of care; experience within rare diseases would be preferable
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment
  • Able to operate with autonomy and quickly assume responsibility for projects, working both individually and within teams
  • Well-organized, analytical, and detail-oriented executive with the ability to identify/focus on key issues, prioritize efforts, and ensure follow up with timely/quality results
  • Self-organization and self-motivation and efficiency, with an appropriate sense of urgency in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with the ability to prioritize and support multiple projects
  • Excellent strategic planning skills with detail-oriented approach to execution
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence and effectively engage internally & externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrated cross-functional collaboration with internal teams, with the ability to influence without authority
  • Strong team orientation; focuses on collective results rather than individual achievements
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% (domestic)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office® (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


No responsibility for supervision

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 156,000 to $ 234,000 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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