atai Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for mental health disorders so that everyone, everywhere can live a more fulfilled life. We operate a decentralized model whereby atai incubates, acquires, and supports individual platform companies by providing them strategic and operational functions centrally. This allows our platform companies to stay lean and agile in their clinical pursuits, whilst also being able to leverage the expertise of a multibillion-dollar global biotechnology company. Atai is pursuing a world-first strategy by deploying our clinical compounds together with our ecosystem of Digital Therapeutics, utilizing cutting-edge technology, clinical protocol, human-interaction psychology, and data science to enhance the safety and efficacy of our compounds. 

Working closely with our CEO Florian Brand and the atai Executive Leadership Team, the Strategy & Innovation team delivers high-value strategic projects to atai. We play a key role in analyzing, designing, and executing our business & functional strategies and our key areas of innovation. Our business partners include the Executive Leadership Team and Supervisory Board as well as functional leaders across atai. 

As Pricing & Market Access Strategy Manager you will be responsible for leading the price and access strategy for atai’s assets in development and initiatives related to business development. This role will require a strong understanding of US (primary focus) and EU (secondary focus) pricing, access and reimbursement systems, and value & evidence planning. You will work cross-functionally and focus on driving value of atai’s pipeline assets (primarily early stage), to optimize their commercial opportunity. You will collaborate with the business development team, to provide a pricing and market access point of view on asset evaluation and support asset acquisition strategies. atai is focused on innovating novel therapeutics with unique MoAs, and is seeking a collaborative, entrepreneurial and strategic pricing, and reimbursement specialist, preferably with previous experience in Mental Health Disorders. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead strategic evaluation of US & European price and access for atai’s early-stage pipeline assets in mental health disorders  
  • Assess the global payer landscape in mental health disorders to understand opportunities & challenges for atai’s enterprise 
  • Collaborate with the medical team to develop and test target product profiles to enhance value 
  • Influence clinical development programs to ensure trial design and endpoint selection will meet payer expectations and effectively demonstrate value to support optimal global price, access and reimbursement
  • Evaluate and develop new investment opportunities from our acquisitions pipeline, including advising on price and ease of market access 

Opportunity:  

  • Work in a fast-paced environment where you will take ownership of a wide range of projects and collaborate across teams 
  • Be a significant contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, rapidly growing biotech company  
  • Become part of a radically new and impactful paradigm shift in how mental health disorders are being treated around the world 
  • An open, meritocratic, data- and results-driven culture  
  • Extensive professional growth opportunities at a company where hard work is recognized 
  • Competitive stock option plan, employee benefits, and health/wellness programs 
  • Participate in company retreats in Europe and USA with a global team and supportive culture 

Qualifications: 

  • You have 3-6 years of working experience in pricing and market access in Biopharma, with expertise in the US reimbursement systems, evaluating payer trends, evaluating drivers of market access success 
  • You have life science experience in commercial strategy, forecasting, launch planning, and product strategy 
  • You have expertise in assessing the pricing potential of clinical assets, particularly Ph1 and Ph2 
  • You have a degree from a top-tier university with an excellent academic record in a business or MINT/STEM 
  • You have a strong track record in leading cross-functional teams in advancing projects 

Additional qualifications that make you stand you: 

  • Advanced degree(s) (Ph.D., MD, MBA, or Pharm D)  
  • Experience in Psychiatry and Mental health space reimbursement / commercial strategy 
  • Expertise in the EU reimbursement systems  
  • Experience in developing and managing market access strategies, value dossiers, and traditional/innovative payment models  
  • Working knowledge of health economic modeling  

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

At atai, we are committed to providing an environment of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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