Director, US Market Access, Payer Marketing

Myovant Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for women’s health and endocrine diseases with a mission to become the global leader in women’s health. Myovant launched in the spring of 2016 and completed just a few months later, in October 2016, the largest biotech IPO of the year. Since then the company has been on a rapid growth trajectory and is on track to become an exciting new success story.  Myovant expects data from five Phase 3 clinical trials for relugolix across three indications (Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis and Prostate Cancer) in the next twelve months.  Each of these indications represent major commercial opportunities for which the company has retained full US and EU rights. In addition, Myovant has global rights to a second product candidate, MVT-602, which is being developed for the treatment of female infertility as part of assisted reproduction. We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Director, US Market Access, Payer Marketing. The position reports to the Vice President of US Market Access.  The location of the position is in Brisbane, CA.


Summary Description

The Director, Payer Marketing will lead a team of payer marketers responsible for developing and executing commercialization strategies that support the market access launch of relugolix in women’s health and prostate cancer. The role will collaborate closely with cross-functional leaders, including Marketing, Sales, Commercial Operations, Business Analytics and Medical Affairs and region leaders in Europe.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build the Payer Marketing Team to prepare for launch in 2020.
  • Lead the development and execution of payer marketing strategies and tactical plans to rapidly and successfully launch relugolix for two major indications starting in 2020 in the US including value proposition creation, payer promotion, publication planning, training and pull through as well as providing input on the pricing and contracting strategy for each indication.
  • Partner with Marketing team to develop access strategies and tactics that provide rapid, broad, and profitable access to relugolix for patients.
  • Inspire, coach, manage and develop payer marketing employees to achieve and grow as individuals and a cohesive team.
  • Inspire and motivate Market Access National Account Team to align to organizational and relugolix strategies and flawlessly lead execution of tactical plans. Be a valued partner that actively solicits input and provides valuable feedback.
  • Hire and manage advertising payer agency partners and other vendors.
  • Develop product branding, launch campaign and tactics for payer customers.
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs, and Commercial Operations to ensure alignment of Myovant’s US commercialization strategy and plans.
  • Partner with Business Analytics on the development and delivery of market insights that inform payer customer strategies, tactics and product forecasts.
  • Provide health economics input on Myovant’s clinical development strategy for relugolix.
  • Participate in portfolio prioritization activities for clinical and pre-clinical programs.
  • Support National Account Team team to deliver access, revenue and share goals in conjunction with sales organization while continuously assessing performance metrics and adjusting strategies and plans to achieve.
  • Build and optimally manage payer promotion budget to balance goals of optimizing return on investment and driving launch performance.


Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Experience developing and executing payer launch strategies and plans for a blockbuster Biotech or pharmaceutical product in the US marketplace. 
  • Proven ability to differentiate value with payers with traditional and specialty products and to deliver against aggressive commercial goals.
  • Working knowledge of current US pricing environment and dynamics, including prevailing payers and their formulary tactics, and patient savings offers and access programs.
  • Experience developing and executing marketing strategies and patient reimbursement programs including voucher, co-pay, patient reimbursement and comprehensive support services.
  • High analytical capability with history of effectively directing and leveraging market research and developing, tracking, and acting on performance metrics and market insights.
  • Strong financial background in building forecasts, responsibly managing budgets in excess of $5M, and partnering with Finance on ROI and NPV analyses for assets, programs, investments.
  • A fierce and motivating competitive spirit and demonstrated track record of outmaneuvering and winning against the competition in manner that is aligned with Myovant values and rules of compliance.
  • Ability to motivate and lead teams and have the managerial courage to make and stand by difficult decisions.
  • Highly-skilled in influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, confident executive presence, and ability to communicate with and influence the Executive Team.
  • Record of attracting and developing strong marketing talent both internally and externally.
  • Proven ability to grow and develop others.




  • BA or BS, MBA preferred


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in payer/access marketing roles including launch experience and 10 years progressive responsibility across key biopharmaceutical commercial functions such as marketing, commercial operations, market access and/or sales. 
  • Prior management experience strongly preferred.
  • Specialty experience, including oncology, preferred.


  • Ability to travel up to 25%


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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