Seqirus, Senior Director, Contracting and Pricing

Job Summary:

The Sr. Director, Pricing and Contracting, is responsible for the development of portfolio pricing, contract strategy, proposal development, governance and compliance, overall contract administration and reporting for Seqirus US Commercial Operations. The position is also responsible for development of pricing strategy for Seqirus US pipeline and/or marketed products. This position reports to the VP of Commercial Operations North America.


He or she is responsible for List and Channel Pricing and Strategy across the portfolio of Seqirus products. He or she coordinates and manages the process flow of customer contracts in all phases of creation, development, approval, and execution. He or she provides updates to senior management and
sales management in the areas of contract performance with services provided. He or she ensures tracking databases are updated to provide summary information on potential and existing contracts. He or she coordinates data, MSA, and other agreements as necessary with all key accounts and supports bids and tender documentation. He or she is responsible for overseeing and validating all activities regarding evaluation, contracting, payment and reporting for government contracts and filings. Related, he or she leads strategic planning for their functional area

Major Responsibilities

Creates and manages the pricing and contract strategy for Seqirus US along with Seqirus US Comm Ops


Leadership

Develops an overarching strategic Pricing and contracting approach for Seqirus’s product portfolio and customer base.

Responsible for compliant Pricing Governance inclusive of Pricing Committee
Continually evaluates historical negotiated positions and recommends appropriate changes, in consultation with the Account Management and Finance

Ensures alignment and interfaces closely with Legal representatives in addition with customers facing teams

Functions as content expert on contracts and legal-related terms for Seqirus Inc.agreements.

    Responsible for Contracts Administration and Reporting -

      Segments customer and contract-specific metrics such as ROI, level of control, sales, and membership.

      Ensures that metrics are routinely measured, evaluated and reported to relevant stakeholders and are leveraged for continuous process improvement.

      Management of administrative aspects including appropriate management of contract timing and term expiration

      Ensures that contracted services are aligned with industry standards and comply with the government bona fide fee requirements.

      Interfaces with the Head of National Accounts and his/her team, Finance, Legal, Customer

      Operations, and Logistics to ensure alignment with business objectives.

      Performs contract based analytics and dashboard for senior management that generate

      insights that enhance account interactions and business effectiveness

      Create annual pricing condition structure and assess ability to implement in SAP. Oversee management for pricing condition collection, input and validation. Includes monitoring compliance to policies and procedures and ensure appropriately functioning controls.


      Responsible for overseeing and validating activities regarding evaluation, contracting, payment and reporting for the government contracts and filings, including but not limited to nFAMP, ASP, Tricare and BP. Includes ownership for informing, advising, training and monitoring the compliance of appropriate personnel regarding the policies, procedures and controls as they pertain to government requirements.

      Manage the assessment, processing and payment of all government and non-government rebates, chargebacks, fees and returns. Ensure standardization of the process and compliance to relevant controls and policies. Interact and communicate with Key Account Management, Financial Accounting and Customer Service to drive the process and escalate and solve conflicts and issues that arise.

      Creation of payment schedules to guide adherence and facilitate timely reporting to the US


      Government with respect to best-price implications


      Oversee Pricing for US

        Establishes pricing, rebate strategies and contracting analytics for decision making. Analyzes market prices to develop pricing recommendations for new product launches or yearly price ASP file submission. Assesses contract performance against targets and report on contract effectiveness.

        Assesses payer environment, explores new payer trends, develops pricing capabilities to develop access and pricing strategies for launch/in line products, including generation of value proposition messages that enable a high performing team

        Collaborate closely with Global policy and market assess teams, Policy/Advocacy, Marketing, Medical marketing counterparts to ensure value and access optimization and conduct market research and environmental data analysis where needed

        Understand payer pricing & access assumptions for business development and emerging
        opportunities

        Incorporate new pricing tools and innovative pricing into contracting methodologies

        Customer Experience

        Lead the ideation, design and execution of innovative services and applications that will enhance the Seqirus customer experience

        Build business cases to choose appropriate technologies and platforms that will enhance customer experience

        Develop a comprehensive customer experience roadmap with clear understanding and considerations of Seqirus internal capabilities, and plans to fill gaps

        Contribute to collective learning as it relates to customer experience across functions and the global Seqirus

        Ensures that the expected turn-around time for a contract completion cycle is met and full compliance by customers and Seqirus to contract terms and conditions

        Chairs Pricing Committee involving cross-functional partners as needed, to effectively and quickly address issues impacting performance against contract terms including approval of terms exceeding thresholds

        Regularly audits customer performance to contract terms and addresses unsatisfactory audit findings

        Works closely with Seqirus US National Account Management team to ensure that contracts are clearly communicated and fully understood.

        Develop a process that includes proposal development, negotiation, cross-functional approvals, documentation, external communications, archiving and other steps that may be necessary

        Minimum Qualifications:

        Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in accounting or finance. MBA strongly preferred

        Minimum of 12 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare environment, in roles involving contracting, pricing, proposal development and/or finance/controller experience

        Reimbursement/insurance experience a plus, but not required

        Prior managerial experience required Experience in account management with wholesale distributors and/or health systems preferred

        Demonstrated ability to think strategically and make sound pricing and market access recommendations


        Understanding of US coding, reimbursement procedures, institutions/entities/decisionmakers


        Exhibits outstanding written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectivelywrite and deliver presentations to professionals at all levels


        Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to synthesize data and information into insightful trends and dynamics
        People management skills and ability to lead in a changing environment


        Ability to deal with ambiguity


        Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint required


        Experience preferred with SAP, CRMs or similar system and Tableau

         

        If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume to staffing@tgas.com.