Regional Affairs Manager - Lombardy - Italy

Location: Italy - Field based

Division: Regulatory Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Manager

Ramiro Villanueva

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 58 852 90 51

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About You

We are growing our organization and are therefore looking for a Regional Affairs Manager to covr the Lombardy region.
Do you want to contribute to the growth of our Italian affiliate and join the local team? Then we are looking forward to your application.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Continuously monitoring and reporting changes in the local market access environment and adapting activities accordingly
  • Developing value-added projects  for the selected products in relationship with Scientific Societies, Payer, Physician, Patient, Health Care Professionals
  • Conducting market research, individual studies, expert panels to obtain modeling data – in close collaboration with the other departments
  • Managing a close personal contact with all major stakeholders (Payers, Local Authority, Regional Authority) to optimize market access
    Supporting Business Units on market access issues.
  • Maximizing market access of products
  • Managing local health economic data collection/creation
    Ability to lead and being member of cross-functional team
  • Establishing and maintaining professional, productive relationships with external market access stakeholders and policymakers to ensure access and adoption of Vifor products at regional/local level.
  • Identifying opportunities to partner with external stakeholders and decision makers at regional and local level that lead to recognition of the value of Vifor products.
  • Providing single point of contact for all regional market access aspects between the business units
  • Leveraging deep understanding of the regional market access requirements, the evolving environment and future trends to ensure that the market access regional needs are adequately reflected in the country strategies and plans
  • Via continuous monitoring of PR&A developments in the regions of competence, alert country, BU, brand teams to healthcare system developments, competitor activity or other events that would have the potential to impact market access for Vifor’s portfolio.
  • Adhering to internal standard processes and comply with regulatory, pharmacovigilance and compliance requirements
Minimum Requirements

  • Economic and/or scientific academic education
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the field market access for branded products
  • Experience as a sales representative
  • Professional level local language, both in oral and written communications
  • Fluency in English, both in oral and written communications
  • Excellent user of MS Office Programs - very strong in Excel
Preferred requirements
  • (Health) Economic and/or scientific academic education
  • Knowledge in the relevant therapeutic areas
We are looking for a strong team player with good communication and networking skills. An entrepreneurial spirit with a humble approach and the ability to influence and persuade stakeholders are important competencies for this role.

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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