Market Access Director / Associate Director
(Cambridge, MA, US)

New Job Opening - Market Access Director / Associate Director (Cambridge, MA)

Wellmera, an Alira Health company, is looking to hire a Market Access Director / Associate Director to join its dynamic, high-performance, and multi-cultural team. As a Director / Associate Director within Wellmera, you will support the development of payer value deliverables and market access strategies for global and US pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients across a diverse portfolio, including respiratory, dermatology, oncology, neurology, diagnostics, etc.

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. They should possess sufficient technical skills to own and independently execute individual project tasks.


  • Drive new business ideas and consolidate / expand the Wellmera health economics and market access client portfolio
  • Identify and generate new sales leads. Research organizations and individuals to identify potential new leads and markets.
  • Attend networking events such as relevant conferences and meetings.
  • Build and manage the team and be involved with leadership decisions
  • Ensure personal and professional development of all team members

Support the development and execution of payer value and market access strategies for pharmaceutical clients at a global or regional level.

  • Develop global value dossiers, value stories, payer value propositions, objection handlers and advisory board briefing books.
  • Identify evidence gaps in clinical data needed for optimal reimbursement and design appropriate strategies to generate payer-relevant data.
  • Review country-specific health-technology-assessment (HTA) reports to identify payer needs and inform clinical trial development.
  • Define the payer value proposition in line with the product/brand strategy.
  • Translate payer value propositions into pricing and reimbursement (P&R) dossiers, considering the specificities of each individual market.
  • Support the development of evidence generation strategies to support the value demonstration of pre-launch and/or marketed products in relevant disease/therapeutic areas.
  • Conduct primary payer research to anticipate payer needs.
  • Conduct secondary research to identify and collect information on specific therapeutic areas and/or specific drug classes.
  • Engage with clients in team meetings and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of therapeutic area strategies, disease areas, the P&R landscape, and reimbursement rules in the US and ex-US (e.g. major EU markets and Canada).
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables and achievement of key milestones as per client requirements and Wellmera standards.


  • At least seven years of experience within healthcare consultancy companies, pharmaceutical industry or health technology assessment (HTA) agencies in market access, pricing, and health economics-related projects or medical writing
  • Advanced university degree in pharmacy, life sciences or health-economics, including specializations in market access, health economics, outcomes research, epidemiology, public health or related fields.
  • Experience developing global value dossiers, value stories, payer value propositions, objection handlers and advisory board briefing books.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills (both internally and with clients).
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to draw payer-relevant strategic recommendations.
  • Ability to understand and clearly convey complex clinical trial, economic, and commercial data.
  • Very good attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize projects to accommodate changing priorities and deliver high quality during tight timelines.
  • Ability to adapt to a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English (any additional language would be beneficial).

We offer our employees a rewarding career in the growing field of health economics, market access, pricing and reimbursement and the opportunity to work in a talented and committed growing team of individuals. We also provide training and career development opportunities within Alira Health and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Alira Health has offices in the US (San Francisco, and Boston) and in Europe (Basel, Barcelona, Geneva, Milan, Munich, Paris).

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