Health Economics and Market Access Director

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville, Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Spain (Madrid), Italy (Milan) 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 Health Economics and Market Access (HE&MA) Director!



Scope of the job

Health Economics and Market Access (HE&MA) Leader is responsible for the development and implementation of health economic and market access strategies in support of the commercial, medical, and R&D organizations.


Your role

  • Lead the health economics activities that include assessing landscape analyses, trends, HTA scanning reviews, and the development and execution of required strategies to optimize success with payers
  • Lead the planning and execution of health economic models and studies to support a smart understanding of health economics for our pipeline and launch products
  • Support countries for local submissions
  • Work closely with functions across the organization to identify data gaps and opportunities and provide input into evidence generation plan that optimizes and supports global value
  • Ensure that payer evidence plan is developed and/or validated at each investment decision with key internal and external stakeholders, meets the needs of key markets and respective payer archetypes, and is aligned with clinical, medical and brand strategies
  • Ensure the gathering of competitor evidence and economic drivers that inform global value and health economic strategy
  • Work collaboratively with local teams to identify evidentiary requirements and potential barriers to access
  • Lead the development of health economic strategies in close collaboration with clinical, medical, global product strategy, publications, and affiliate colleagues
  • Prepare, support, and execute payer advice meetings, horizon scanning introductions, and other key payer interactions where health economic excellence is necessary

Job requirements

Who are you?

You are a professional preferably with an advanced graduate degree. You have at least 6 years of relevant professional experience in health economics research including market access, value-based healthcare decision making, or other related fields for biopharmaceuticals. You are someone with a strong technical background in evidence-based medicine, health economics, reimbursement or health policy. Last but not least, you have excellent project management skills in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to work from strategy development to execution and value creation in a dynamic organization. A strategic mind-set will be indispensable in this role as will the ability to manage external vendors, and internal collaborators, while achieving your objectives.


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 pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.


We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…