Market Access & Value Leader - Mechelen, BE / Leiden, NL

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden) and in US, Boston.


We’re in the business of changing lives.  In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before.   In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities.  We want to challenge the impossible.  We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.  Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class.  In other words, we need you: The ‘make-it-happeners’. 

We are looking for Value and Market Access (V&MA) Leader

Scope of the job

The Value & Market Access (V&MA) function at Galapagos will be responsible for demonstrating and communicating the value of Galapagos and our products to ensure that patients have timely access to treatments that improve and extend their lives. This person will lead the payer strategy for one or more of our pipeline products and will drive strategic decision making in cross-functional teams for a novel, first-in-class specialty product that aims to make a true difference in the lives of patients.

Your role

  • Conduct pricing and access related competitive intelligence and market research on the competitor landscape
  • Develop pricing models to evaluate pricing strategies and develop clear and well thought-out pricing recommendations including in preparation for the pricing committee meetings.
  • Coordinate the pricing committee meetings and provide subject matter inputs
  • Develop and implement pricing and market access strategy through financial modelling.
  • Lead the pricing strategy implementation, pricing approval process and ensure proper pricing governance.
  • Deliver a range of payer interactions and insight gathering projects to ensure a strong understanding of the evolving payers and competitors
  • Identify global payer needs and design global payer research to understand primary value drivers and requirements for early access.
  • Develop payer strategies and communicate clear and well thought-out recommendations through strong leadership
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding affiliate needs for market access capacity
  • Guide strategically and provide expert input into the preparation of the core global value toolkit
  • Implement payer tools and economic models such as budget impact models, value dossiers and slide libraries.
  • Identify value messaging, extract key points from complex documents, and understand local payer discussions, linking key messages to scientific background and material.
  • Identify relevant and commercially attractive assets in the product pipeline in terms of a value proposition as well as the market needs compared to existing or upcoming therapeutic alternatives in the respective indications.
  • Develop a value proposition and payer strategy and objectives for the therapeutic area aligned with the business objectives and in collaboration with cross-functional teams.


Who are you?

You are a professional preferably with an MBA or other graduate degrees. You have at least 8 years global or regional industry experience and preferably at least 3 years of experience in the value, market access, or pricing functions. You are someone with superior analytical skills who can figure out tough problems and to craft thoughtful, clear, and logical strategy plans that act as central roadmaps towards payer success. You have excellent project management skills, in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to lead multiple workstreams and priorities. You should have demonstrated an ability to make decisions in the face of uncertainty and to chart the course for smart payer strategies. Last but not least you have outstanding written and verbal communication skills. You are here to work within Galapagos to unlock the value that our medicines bring to patients, HCPs through smart success with payers.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company.  As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful.  At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in biopharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!