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Associate Director, Market Access & Government Affairs

Mexico City, Mexico Ultragenyx - Commercial Full-time
Why Join Us?
Be a hero for our rare disease patients
Ultragenyx is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases. The company has rapidly built a diverse portfolio of small molecule, monoclonal antibody, mRNA and gene therapy candidates with the potential to address debilitating genetic diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, the biology for treatment is clear, and for which there are typically no approved therapies treating the underlying disease. 
Developing new treatments for rare genetic diseases is challenging work. It takes courage, talent, and dedication to look past the easy answers and uncover new solutions that can make a meaningful impact. At Ultragenyx we push each other to perform at our very best, because we never lose sight of our mission – to make a difference in our patients’ lives.
Come join our team during this exciting time of growth and opportunities!

The Associate Director, Market Access and Government Affairs, Mexico is responsible to define and execute the Government Affairs & Market Access strategies for Mexico of all Ultragenyx products. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing Government Affairs and Market Access plans in Mexican market, working in conjunction with the General Manager (GM), Medical Affairs Latam team and Director, Government Affairs and Market Access LATAM. The Associate Director, Market Access and Government Affairs, Mexico will get support from the Director, Government Affairs and Market Access LATAM for the preparation of reimbursement dossiers 
  • Build and execute the market access and government affairs strategies for Ultragenyx products in Mexico
  • Lead the development and presentation of national, and institutional reimbursement dossiers for Ultragenyx products
  • Work with external market access consultants to develop dossiers, budget impact analysis, pharmacoeconomic evaluations, innovative market access models, systematic literature reviews, and any other need.
  • Identify Key Stakeholders, in Mexico that oversee and Pricing and Reimbursement decisions
  • Represent Ultragenyx Mexico in ISPOR and other relevant Government Affairs and Market Access Venues
  • Lead effective legislative analysis, strategy development, and coalition building to support Ultragenyx policy objectives and business goals in Mexico.
  • Monitor Orphan Drugs Landscape at legislative policy level and collaborate with other functional areas, to support Ultragenyx policy and political positioning in Mexico .
  • Build relationships with key patients’ advocacy umbrella groups and work close with NGO and Patient Program representatives’ within Ultragenyx community.
  • Lead relationships with key industry groups and associations in partnership with GMs.
  •   Identify routes to strengthening relationships from a government affairs perspective as well as legislative advocacy initiatives.
  • Define the LATAM P&R strategy, i.e.:
  • o   Define appropriate price, within Globally approved pricing corridor, to maximize patient access and company sustainability
  • o   Define implementation plan of the above strategy: submission sequence, develop appropriate HTA models, oversee preparation of P&R dossiers (managing vendors as appropriate)
  • Requirements
  • Economic or life sciences background
  • 5 years of experience in country market access role, in high value specialty therapeutic areas. Senior Managers are encouraged to apply.
  • Orphan drug experience preferred.
  • Proven success record in General Health Council dossier approvals and inclusions in main government institutions
  • Ideally, personal experience in negotiating with payers in Mexico
  • Strong business acumen, allowing the successful candidate to understand business drivers for individual products and translate them into solid value propositions
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, allowing the candidate to be effective in working with affiliates, global peers and Senior Management team members.
  • Fluency in English
  • Cultural fit, understanding the uniqueness of Ultragenyx approach to market access.
  • The position will be based in Mexico City

  • Who We’re looking for?
  • Generous and Candid. You treat everyone with respect and communicate broadly and often—providing clear purpose, context, necessary information, candid feedback and business insights that helps to propel your colleagues and stakeholders forward.
  • Courageous and Drive Results. You are resilient, resourceful, roll up your sleeves, and challenge the status quo.  You are a servant leader—passionate about our business, patients, never compromising relationships. You measure your success based on the success of your assigned business units and your HR colleagues.  You get stuff done and take full ownership for the strategy and tactics of your deliverables.
  • Relentless, Culture and Talent Obsessed.  You are driven by a deep commitment to the health of the organization and maintaining a great place to work culture.  You are relentless about developing talent and teams to reach their full potential. 
  • Dynamic and Fiercely Collaborative. You are a catalyst for change, you partner closely with your HR colleagues to deliver seamless and elegant HR service and support, and you’re invested in others' success. You're purposefully inclusive and are a role model for stakeholder and project management.
  • Creative and See Possibility.  You think strategically and explore multiple ways to deliver unique value to the business. You are known not only for your skills of diagnosing organizational needs, but more importantly you have great ideas and you can influence action to be taken that address those needs.  You are someone who thrives in the building and creation stage of an organization—taking your insights to action.

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