Value & Market Access Leader - France

Job description

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


Due to our exciting partnership with Gilead Sciences Inc. we are looking for a Value and Market Access (V&MA) Leader - Fance 



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 in France have timely access to treatments that improve and extend their lives. This person will ensure market access for Galapagos products in line with Global and Local objectives. It includes defining the local V&MA strategy, preparing P&R applications and future launches, and providing strategic, technical and methodological input in cross-functional teams at local and global levels. The V&MA Director will draw on his/her network with key influencers and decision makers to facilitate optimal market access & pricing for Galapagos products.  



Your role


  • Develop and execute local pricing and market access strategy through collaboration with Medical, Health Economics, Policy, and Commercial colleagues.
  • Partner with the local business unit head or commercial leader to define the national negotiation strategy in line with global guidance.
  • Innovate in delivering value propositions and solutions that address local payer needs and company requirements.
  • Ensure the development of reimbursement applications, including adaptation of health economic models to the local situation, for new products and for line extensions to obtain the inclusion of the product in the list of reimbursed products at the best possible reimbursement conditions.
  • Monitor closely the change in the legislation, the local P&R environment (including competition) and guidelines, proactively shape the market and assess the potential impact for the business and provide consultancy to the relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Participate as Value & Market Access representative for France in the local operating company (LOC) and above-country meetings, where relevant.
  • Provide input to internal stakeholders on local needs for market access success of pipeline products and potential new assets.
  • Maintain an independent network with relevant representatives of government bodies, external experts, institutes, and industry associations.
  • In collaboration with Medical, ensure timely outcomes of real world evidence (RWE) initiatives to optimize value demonstration and lead disease advocacy activities with KOLs, patient organizations, and health authorities.
  • Conduct pricing and access related competitive intelligence and market research on the competitor landscape.




Who are you?


You are a professional preferably with a Master in sciences, economics or equivalent graduate degree. 

You have at least 7-year experience in healthcare/pharmaceutical industry, more specifically in Market Access. Regulatory and Public Affairs experience is a plus. 

You have knowledge of the political environment, the organization of healthcare systems and the legislation about pharmaceutical products in France. 

You are someone with superior analytical skills who can figure out tough problems and craft thoughtful, clear, and innovative solutions towards payer success. 

You have high attention to detail and excellent project management skills, in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to lead multiple workstreams and priorities. 

You have proven ability to manage relationships with external customers at the highest level in the country. 

You are here to work within Galapagos to unlock the value that our medicines bring to patients, HCPs through smart success with payers.

Last but not least you are fluent in French and have outstanding written and verbal communication skills 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 biopharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.


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