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Patient Access & HTA Lead


Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Job Function:  Market Access & Pricing
Job ID:  68547

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

To strengthen our Patient Access team, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Patient Access & HTA Lead for our affiliate based in Milan, Italy.


As a Patient Access & HTA Lead, you will identify and foster purposeful partnerships with key scientific influencers to drive new sources of patient value.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Support full patient access of UCB medicines in Italy. Work independently as well as cross-functionally both pre- and post-launch in the assigned therapeutic areas


  • Increase UCB profile in the field of Health Economics and grow/maintain external partnerships with HTA and academic bodies


You will be supported to flourish in this high performing culture, where patients are at the heart of what drives our decision making.  We are committed to empowering and developing you, offering the opportunity to work as part of an integrated business approach.

You will support our diverse portfolio that’s driven by world leading science to ensure that patient access to our innovative medicines.


You will contribute by:


Market Access Portfolio Management 

  • Providing strategic oversight on UCB portfolio supporting the Market Access Head (MA lead) to deliver the optimal access outcomes.
  • Actively identifying and providing analysis of the access opportunities and challenges to the Market Access Head and Patient Value Units (PVUs); taking responsibility for and actively participating in the development of access plans to reach best impact from cross-functional collaboration.
  • Defining, setting up and carrying out health outcomes, health economics and epidemiological research to substantiate the value of UCB products.
  • Understanding administrative and political mechanisms that drive decision makers in the healthcare area. Using this knowledge actively in cross functional teams.
  • Being able to prepare HTA dossiers and ensuring effective project management of submissions; that timelines are met and that the quality is consistently high.
  • Creating strong and evidence-based value communication and delivering it internally and among stakeholders.
  • Working with UCB External Engagement to help create high-quality and partnerships between stakeholders in the healthcare sector.


Access Stakeholder management

  • Externally developing relationships with national HTA organisations and access relevant stakeholders.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • Relevant University’s Degree – M.Sc. is a plus
  • Substantial Access and HTA experience, minimum 5 years, within the Pharmaceutical industry or Consultancy
  • Experience on Immuno-Dermatology Therapeutic areas is preferred
  • Detailed understanding of the Italian National Healthcare System
  • Experience of pricing and reimbursement submissions and understanding of economic evaluation concepts
  • Understanding of customer constraints and the healthcare environment in Italy
  • Strong analytical, planning and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability in value-based communication
  • Proved track record of successful P&R submissions to the Italian Authorities
  • Proved track record of collaboration within colleagues and matrix environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively on complex clinical and economic matters to clinicians and payers in an emerging and changing healthcare system
  • Strong communicator and fluent in English
  • Demonstrates resilience with the drive to succeed in a matrix environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to build strong relationships across PVUs and with Global teams



Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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