General Information

Job Advert Title
Market Access and Governmental  Affairs Manager
Function/Business Area
Medical & Clinical, Regulatory Affairs
Market Access
Employment Class


Market Access and Governmental Affairs Manager

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners. 

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity. 

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.


About the job:

  • Market Access and Governmental Affairs Manager is responsible for the strategy, oversight and  implementation of all market access, pricing, healthcare economics public/governmental activities for Astellas Pharma Poland (APPL).
  • Supports APPL activities by maintaining external relations with public offices, patient associations, scientific associations, experts in selected fields
  • Accuracy, meticulousness, analytical and innovative thinking, action orientation, and ability to collaborate with others are key to success in this role
  • Define APPL Market Access requirements and strategy for new and existing products, working closely with the Marketing Director and Brand Teams. Develops and manage P&R and reimbursement action planning for all new APPL products as well as all launched brands, in coordination with Marketing and Medical teams
  • Prepare and submit all market access dossiers (especially reimbursement and pricing ones). Ensure that all market access/reimbursement submissions meet regulatory and legal requirements and are in line with company strategy
  • Ensure that all HTA analyses ordered for APPL are of high quality and in line with MA strategies
  • Ensure that all internal pricing and market access documentation is accurate, up to date and document flow is in line with Astellas procedures
  • Ensure effective and productive collaboration and exchange between APPL and APEL Health Economic and Pricing functions. Provide information and deal with MA/pricing requests coming from HQ or other Astellas affiliates
  • Follow all regulations related to MA
  • Identify and analyze stakeholders and stakeholder groups for new and existing products, and develop relationships with relevant regulatory decision-makers (government officials, KOLs, and payer decision-makers). In particular,  establish and build relationships with key  non-medical influencers and decision-makers (private and public) to optimize the market access of all Astellas products, new and existing, in Poland
  • Drive national, regional, and institutional market access negotiations. Personally conduct P&R negotiations, in collaboration with MA&GA Head.
  • Maintaining contacts and relations with Experts in selected fields, patient and scientific associations.
  • Leads cooperating with PR agencies
  • Manages media relations and corporate advertising (preparation, approval, updating process)
  • Initiates and implements the development of the company's action plan in the area of external relations and corporate communication in cooperation with other functions in APPL
  • Co-creates PR strategies and tactics for professional recipients.
  • Works closely with internal functions to ensure that PR strategies and tactics align with brand strategies.
  • Implement tactics in line with the legal framework and relevant procedures.
  • Responsible for the approval of PR materials and their appropriate archiving 

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Completed higher education (preferred in life sciences)
  • Fluency in the MS environment; Fluency in English;
  • Good work organization; Ability to work in a team;
  • Business oriented and a skilled presenter Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to identify the needs of the Department;
  • Focus on achieving the set goals
  • Ability to understand market and authorities needs and use the insight to provide value
  • Personal integrity and ethical approach Previous experience of working in the area of Market Access/HEOR
  • In-depth knowledge of the Polish reimbursement system
  • Ability to interpret and critically assess HEOR scientific data including medical data and evaluate its commercial impact, and communicate it effectively
  • HEOR experience either with authorities or pharma company

Additional Information

  • Full time – Permanent Role  
  • Based in Poland


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.