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Oncology Value and Market Access (V&MA) Leader - Any Galapagos location


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Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company. 

Galapagos’ mission is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of innovative therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need. Galapagos seeks to develop a robust portfolio of therapies that have the potential to revolutionize existing treatment paradigms. The company’s ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines to improve patients’ lives. Galapagos’ historic focus on developing first-in-class medicines based on the discovery of novel targets in inflammation and fibrosis has led to the successful launch of our first medicine in rheumatoid arthritis in 2020 and in ulcerative colitis in 2021. The pivotal study in Crohn’s Disease is fully recruited and we expect topline data and potential approval in this new indication in a couple of years.

Galapagos is now entering an exciting new chapter to expand and diversify its pipeline for the future, starting with oncology, specifically CAR-T cell-therapy, a transformative treatment of different types of cancer. Through the combined acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, we are propelling ourselves into next-generation cell therapies. CellPoint brings a novel, decentralized point-of-care cell therapy manufacturing model, which has the potential to offer efficient, 7-day time to treatment and avoids complex logistics, resulting in potential better patient outcomes and broader access. AboundBio’s cutting-edge fully human antibody-based platform provides access to a research engine for next generation multi-targeting CAR-Ts that have the potential to deliver deeper and durable clinical responses and that will be developed using CellPoint’s decentralized model.

We are looking for an Oncology Value and Market Access (V&MA) Leader

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 have timely access to treatments that improve and extend their lives. This person will lead the payer strategy in the field of Oncology- Hematology for one or more of our pipeline products and will drive strategic decision making in cross-functional teams.

Your role

  • Develop and implement pricing and market access strategy through collaboration with R&D, Medical, Health Economics, and Commercial colleagues
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding affiliate needs for market access success; coordination and leadership of affiliate-level V&MA team members
  • Conduct pricing and access related competitive intelligence and market research on the competitor landscape
  • Deliver a range of payer strategies and insight to ensure a strong understanding of the evolving payer and competitor landscape and to keep the executive and cross-functional teams abreast of market events
  • Identify global payer needs and design global payer research to understand primary value drivers and requirements for early access
  • Work closely with pricing team to maximize access paths and secure appropriate funding is in place to secure access to onco treatments and its delivery solutions.
  • Work closely with HEOR team to understand the payer needs and adequacy of evidence generation plan to address the gaps
  • Develop payer strategies and communicate clear and well thought-out recommendations through strong leadership across health economic and policy realms
  • Develop and own the preparation of the core global value toolkit; Implement payer tools and value message platform, value dossiers and slide libraries
  • Identify key objections and barriers, extract key points from complex documents, and understand local payer discussions, linking key messages to scientific background and material
  • Lead the development of payer strategies in close collaboration with clinical, medical, global product strategy, publications, and affiliate colleagues

Job requirements

Who are you?

You are a professional preferably with Medical or scientific degree. You have at least 10 years global or regional industry experience and preferably at least 5 years of experience in the value, market access, or pricing functions, with a EU scope (US experience is a plus).

You have a track-record in Oncology-Hematology and in CART or other ATMP access.

The ideal candidate will have experience in evaluating stakeholder business models, pricing strategies as well as designing and managing innovative ways of securing access in different therapeutic areas.

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…!


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