Senior Manager, Market Access

Evolve BioSystems Inc. – Field Based Position in the USA 

Reporting to the Health Alliance Director, the Senior Manager, Market Access to serve as an integral member of the Health Alliance team. The role of Senior Manager, Market Access is to optimize product revenue via third-party payers and maximize outcomes for reimbursement. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up environment. The Senior Manager, Market Access will require strong business acumen, superior sales skills, and a strategic mindset due to the range of targeted customers and complex sales cycle. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver sales objectives (80%)  
    • Incorporate knowledge of payer (Medicaid, commercial) reimbursement / coverage trends and policies to ensure optimal access to Evolve portfolio. 
      • Develop in-depth understanding of targeted accounts, competitive landscape and prioritize opportunities across various payer types
      • Establish relationships with key customers (i.e. Commercial insurance, Self-Insured, Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations, Pharmacy Benefit Managers) 
      • Recommend best reimbursement pathways for new and existing products
      • Negotiate and Secure agreements with target accounts in line with Health Alliance strategy
      • Develop execution plan for Medical Sales team when agreements are made to help drive profitable sales at the local level
      • Attend and participate in national industry conferences as needed to strengthen business relationships and drive sales objectives
  • Business Planning (20%) 
    • Develop, review and modify business plan quarterly, execute the plan, and own the results
    • Provide analytical insights, roadblocks, and opportunities for target accounts
    • Prepare proposals and presentations as needed to meet business objectives
    • Engage in robust, productive, and collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders. Deliver new ideas/suggestions, market trends and competitive activity to leadership team
    • Function as a subject matter expert for the business, and brand
    • Maintain and utilize Microsoft Dynamics365 as the customer relationship management database including tracking of sales activity and to ensure that data is accurate, complete and up-to-date
    • Implement health alliance effectiveness measurements (national account, access & reimbursement prioritization, customer relationship management, key performance indicators, etc.) required to ensure organization success
    • Manage travel and expense budget and submit reports per policy 

Core Competencies for Success

  • Strategic Envisioning: There is a need to develop a strategic health alliance team, as well as to aggressively explore new approaches for growth. Therefore, evidence of aligning strategic plans to support the company vision and bring it to life will be critical. This will require an ability to translate strategy into specific goals, objectives and an execution plan that encompasses the unique characteristics of our accounts (i.e. contract negotiation, value added programs, access and reimbursement opportunities, etc.). 
  • Inspiring Leadership: A history of instilling and promoting enthusiasm for the business/brand among their peers and customers. This candidate must possess that rare blend of exceptional intelligence, personal impact, and a deep and well-articulated passion, demonstrated by:
    • A life history of pegging personal goals above those expected by the job description
    • Outgoing and assertive, establishes credibility and trust early on with customers
    • A change agent, who is excited by the opportunity to work in a high profile role with tremendous internal and external visibility 
  • Sales Development: There is a real-time demand for sales excellence that strives for greatness, allocates resources and builds capability. This person will deliver expected results and move boldly to capitalize on the market trends. Positive results will fuel growth and strategic initiatives. Therefore, driving growth in a commercially responsible manner leveraging knowledge of healthcare dynamics, contract negotiations and third-party reimbursement process is critical. 

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for Evolve’s mission
  • Tenacious with an abiding sense of urgency and personal pace
  • Ability to manage time effectively, work independently as well as collaboratively to achieve business results
  • Commitment and passion for the business, team and results – feels direct and personal ownership for the success of the organization
  • Inquisitive and engaged; not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Has strength of character, demonstrating the courage to stand behind his/her convictions, ideas, and beliefs 

Ideal Experience/Education

  • 3-5 years of national account management experience in business-to-business sales; ideally within the healthcare industry and hospital environment
  • Experience working with third-party payers (i.e. Commercial insurance, Self-Insured, Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations, Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Exclusive Provider Organizations, Pharmacy Benefit Managers) with documented ability to meet customer’s need, while delivering business results
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain existing working relationships with c-level, medical officers, Chief Financial Officer and procurement officers
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred
  • Proven track record with excellent negotiation skills
  • A strong cultural fit; a person with a value system based on honesty, integrity and respect; with a reputation for living up to his/her commitments 

Geographic Work Conditions

  • Field-based position in US
  • Willing to travel domestic (and international) up to 60% 
  • Valid Driver’s License is mandatory 

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. is a privately-held microbiome company dedicated to developing the next generation of products to establish, restore, and maintain a healthy newborn gut microbiome. Evolve is a spin-out from the Foods for Health Institute (FFHI) at the University of California, Davis and builds on more than a decade of research into understanding the unique partnership of the infant gut microbiome and breast milk components. Having led to the discovery and development of products to resolve infant gut dysbiosis, Evolve’s discovery platform is now being applied to solving gut dysbiosis throughout the human life cycle as well as in various animal species. Evolve completed a $9 million Series A capital raise in 2015, followed by an additional $20 million Series B capital raise in 2017. Evolve has now completed a landmark proof-of-concept study demonstrating the efficacy of its initial proprietary offering, and is undertaking further clinical studies to build out a portfolio of microbiome-based solutions to support the lifelong health of newborns worldwide.

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