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 The USA, 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 is 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.     


Your role


The Value & Market Access Lead will lead the development of payer strategies and that reflect value to health systems, the medical community and patients. Accordingly we are looking for someone who is able to develop payer strategies and communicate clear and well thought-out recommendations through strong leadership. Someone who can ensure that the market access strategies are aligned with corporate, medical and commercial strategies is critical as Galapagos takes a cross-functional team approach to making a difference for patients with rare and debilitating diseases.


We are interested in hiring someone who is able to deliver a range of activities and highly visible projects to ensure a strong understanding of the evolving payers and competitors as well as to chart the course for the future of our pipeline. 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. Someone who understands global payer needs and value drivers would be ideal for this role.  


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…!