Regional Market Access Spain-North

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville and Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Basel (Switzerland), 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 a Regional Martket Access  for the North of Spain.


Scope of the job

As Regional Market Access, you will support Galapagos product portfolio introduction, preparing markets in the North of Spain,  providing strategic knowledge about regional healthcare systems market landscape as well as monitoring the changes in market access policies and legislations.

Your role

  • Propose market access strategy for the region aligned of course with national and global strategy: positioning and access to hospitals/regions conditions in light of current health environment and applicable regulations for Galapagos pipeline , including but not limited to:

           Collect appropriate information.

           Analyse environment and available product data.

           Develop local/regional patient access strategy aligned with national strategy.


  • Building the activities needed to prepare for the pipeline.
  • Implement validated market access strategy for the Region by preparing and submitting relevant value dossier as required in light of current health environment and applicable regulations:
  • Coordinate and/or ensure preparation for access negotiations.
  • Ensure timely submission and follow up with authorities.
  • Develop and implement advocacy plan including stakeholders mapping / engagement
  • Develop proposal for all regions accounts to access Galapagos brand (Immunology and IPF)
  • Together with Public affairs lead propose and coordinate appropriate patient access board(s) or groups to develop or adjust patient access strategy.
  • Develop technical oversight responsibilities leading cross functional teams for preparation, facilitation & timely submission of Regional Reimbursement Dossiers.
  • Ensure appropriate vigilance on any environment and/or competitor’s information impacting market access activities and update appropriate cross functional team.
  • Establish strong and reliable and regular relation with relevant authorities and convey Galapagos image and values, coordinating with medical, commercial teams and the rest of market access.

Job requirements

Who are you ?

You are a professional with a University degree preferably in Health Economics .

You have at least 5 year experience in medtech/biotech/pharmaceutical companies in a Market Access Ecosystem related role.

These are the abilities that will help you to better support the Market Access function:

Your ability to review data, analyze, identify opportunities and challenges and to anticipate these in a proactive and prospective manner. (experience  in contracting models).

You have Knowledge of the regional and national market access environment

Demonstrated ability to propose and execute on a regional strategic plan; Strategic level thinking

Ability to work in cross-functional teams and to “federate” resources on patient access projects

Solid understanding of Spanish Health System including different Regions.

Solid understanding of commercial, medical functions and back up roles such us (regulatory, legal, financial) and how these best contribute to a successful patient access approach

You have good communication skills (oral and writing) in English.


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…!