Abbott Manager, Market Access and Payer Relations in Abbott Park, Illinois

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Abbott Medical Devices / Health Economics and Reimbursement

Senior Manager, Market Access and Payer Relations

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Market Access and Payer Relations to support a designated region/territory (East Coast) of the United States. The position creates and executes strategies to represent Abbott Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation (CV&N) market access and health policy/ coverage efforts with U.S. National and regional commercial health insurance plans to effect timely patient access and coverage for existing, new and emerging technologies. The objective of this critical role is to secure, maintain and protect commercial payer coverage for Abbott medical device technologies. The successful candidate will work closely with local stakeholders including Abbott CV&N Health Economics and Reimbursement leadership, sales and marketing professionals, physicians, administrators, medical directors, and others.

Impact this role will have on Abbott CV&N:

  • Creates, leads, and executes on strategies that increase the direct and recurring engagement with key individuals employed by National and regional insurance plans to foster education and medical policy development associated with Abbott technologies.

  • Leverage internal and external assets (ex. data and analytics, market intelligence, trade association resources and consulting experts) to ensure an understanding of local market dynamics which may affect timely access to medical care or approved technologies offered by the company.

  • Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to secure, gain, maintain and protect timely coverage from regional and assigned national commercial insurers (payers).

  • Develops and implements regional/ territory market access strategy(ies) to create awareness and understanding for Abbott technologies.

  • Work closely with Abbott Patient Therapy Access to align on trends or issues regarding commercial health insurance coverage and clinical guidelines.

  • Provide comment on clinical and economic evidence requirements to better enable timely access and payer coverage for new and existing technologies.

  • Track and monitor engagement / projects outcomes, delivering qualitative and quantitative results for the enterprise.

  • Support other projects and activities associated with Abbott’s Healthcare Economics & Reimbursement group as directed by its leadership team.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Experience(s), education and knowledge requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree is preferred or equivalent work experience within the medical device industry.

  • Medical Device experienced required

  • 5-8 years of managed care and reimbursement management experience in the medical device field (executive level experience preferred).

  • Experienced in developing and maintaining relationships with commercial insurance carriers to affect coverage policy change within the medical device industry.

  • Progressively more responsible experience positively impacting product or market access and reimbursement to a Class III medical device company.

  • Demonstrated success in shaping local market conditions, adoption and coverage policies for new, emerging and / or legacy technologies.

  • Develops and supports other Market Access Managers to increase external (payer) and internal relationships, market access, and product reimbursement strategies.

  • Have strong analytical and prioritization skills, with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously while meeting timely deadlines.

  • Proven success performing under pressure and in a diverse cross-functional team environment.

  • Has a high degree of initiative, motivation and passion for the medical device business.

  • Experienced working, directing, and taking direction with all levels of management.

  • Understands and has experience working complex disease states and technical product information.

  • Advanced personal computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office.

  • Experienced in working within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Experienced in leveraging and/or engaging others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 50%.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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