About Sandoz
Sandoz, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Novartis, is a worldwide leader in generics. With a history of more than 120 years, Sandoz is a trusted leader with a reputation for exceptional quality. Our strategic and customer-focused approach to developing, producing and marketing high-quality affordable medicines following the loss of patent protection, has successfully made us one of the two largest and most respected generics companies worldwide. Our medicines are already available to 90 percent of people across the world and we are committed to further increasing global access to affordable healthcare.

Our comprehensive global development and production network and worldwide commercial presence are complemented by a wide range of standard and differentiated products covering all stages of the development and production processes, from basic molecules to finished medicines. This combination of specialist expertise and extensive global presence, underpinned by an unwavering commitment to quality, gives us a competitive advantage that clearly sets us apart from the competition.

By offering a broad portfolio of high-quality affordable medicines, Sandoz also contributes to the stability of healthcare systems worldwide, providing significant savings that can be used for the funding of costlier novel therapies, thus encouraging continued pharmaceutical innovation. In this way, Sandoz represents a key pillar of the overall Novartis strategy of offering an all-inclusive range of medicines to patients, physicians and healthcare providers along the entire healthcare spectrum. Novartis is currently the only company with a leading global position in both patent-protected and generic pharmaceuticals, allowing Sandoz to benefit from the cross-divisional flow of specialist technical, clinical and regulatory expertise.

Sandoz offers a broad portfolio of approximately 1 100 high-quality molecules, which ranges from standard generics to complex value-added products. We feel it is important to provide our customers with a diverse product range and breadth in selection, allowing for a true “one stop shop” experience. Our generic products range in complexity from oral solids, gels and patch technologies, to complex injectables, inhalers and state-of-the-art biosimilars, a newly emerging field in which Sandoz is the pioneer and global leader. We are also a leading global provider and producer of essential anti-infective medicines, predominantly antibiotics, while other key product groups include cardiovascular medicines, treatments for central nervous system disorders, gastrointestinal medicines, oncology and respiratory therapies, as well as medications for blood and blood forming organ disorders.

A Leader in Differentiated Products and Meeting Customer Needs
Sandoz stands out from the competition through its ability to develop and produce complex differentiated products, which by value already comprise well over one third of its portfolio. This differentiated portfolio, which goes well beyond standard generics, is the result of clearly focusing on and understanding our customers – but also even more importantly, anticipating their evolving needs. These value-added products predominantly focus on the biosimilar, oncology injectable and respiratory fields, three key pillars to our strategy of differentiation, where we already have or aspire to a global leadership position. Sandoz’s expertise in these complex products is based on decades of experience, particularly in producing intermediates for third parties, with early successes including the first-ever oral penicillin in 1951 and one of the first recombinant proteins, an interferon, in 1980.

The pioneer and global leader in biosimilars
Leading the way in the development and production of differentiated generics, Sandoz was also the first company to develop and market follow-on versions of highly complex biopharmaceuticals, becoming a true pioneer and global leader in the field of biosimilars. By offering these complex medicines, we are helping to make quality healthcare affordable for all patients and to slow the increase in escalating global healthcare costs.

A global presence and mindset, a local approach
Today, Sandoz is the second-largest and one of the most reputable generics companies in the world, employing approximately 26 500 people across the globe. We have more than ten major global development centers and a worldwide network of more than 30 manufacturing sites, and our products are available in more than 160 countries. While we adopt a global perspective to create synergies and greater value for our patients and stakeholders, we also believe that a local approach is instrumental to delivering them, allowing us to be close to patients, doctors and business partners everywhere in the world.

Sandoz Nordic
Sandoz Nordic employs 145 people with annual sales of about 200 million dollars. The Sandoz Nordic headquarters is well situated in Örestaden, close to Kastrup airport and central Copenhagen.


Nordic Market Access Manager Biopharma TILLSATT

Building and leading the Nordic market access function

Nordic Market Access Manager Biopharma

Company: Sandoz A/S

Position: Nordic Market Access Manager, Biopharma

Reports to: Business Unit Head Biopharma Nordic

Position location: Sweden (Preference: Stockholm/Mälardalen, Possible: Skåne or Gothenburg). Position is home based with access to workstation and meeting fascilities at Novartis, Stockholm/Täby. Alternatively for Gothenburg/Skåne; home based with access to workstation and meeting fascilities at Sandoz Nordic, Copenhagen.

Sandoz Nordic offices: Copenhagen (Sandoz Nordic headquarters), Stockholm/Täby (Novartis), Oslo (Novartis), Helsinki/Espoo (Novartis)

Sandoz is the world leader in developing, manufacturing and commercializing biosimilars. The company has 8-10 molecules in development, four development sites and multiple clinical trials ongoing. Sandoz is currently focusing on innovative pharmaceuticals/Biosimilars in the following therapeutic areas; Endocrinology, Urology, Rheumatology and Dermatology. Sandoz has existing marketed products and a promising pipeline in those therapeutic areas.

Sandoz is well positioned to succeed with its market leading position, comprehensive portfolio, broad pipeline and strong capabilities. The company is making significant progress in their pipeline.

For more information about Sandoz and the companys efforts within biosimilars, please visit http://www.sandoz.com.

The Nordic Biopharma and Oncology team
The Nordic Biopharma and Oncology team has been very successful in their efforts establishing Sandoz in the market place. There are currently about fifteen people in the Nordic team covering several different functions, primarily within marketing, sales and medical affairs. The team is led by Joachim Handin, Head Biopharma Nordic. There are also other accessible resources and functions within Sandoz Nordic and Novartis Nordic.
Sandoz has a promising product portfolio and pipeline for the future and will add new resources to continue the development in the Nordic.

The introduction of Biosimilars totally changes the market place for biopharmaceuticals. Biosimilars set new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for both healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. This new market context and environment create a new situation for Sandoz where pricing needs to be combined with solid value propositions based on medical, patient, financial and other needs. For this Sandoz is required to add new market access resourses.

The new Nordic Market Access Manager will add relevant governmental affairs, public affairs, health economics, pricing and reimbursement competency to build a platform for optimal market access in the Nordic market delivering long term sales and profit together with the Nordic Biopharma team. Sandoz is currently growing substantially within Market access employing 16 people through out Europe.
The Nordic Market Access Manager will be responsible for setting up and establish the Sandoz Biopharma market access function in the Nordics in close collaboration with the global Sandoz market access team, the local Novartis market access teams and the Nordic Biopharma team.

We are now recruiting a new Nordic Market Access Manager to the Nordic Biopharma and Oncology team. The role covers all the Nordic markets, but the main focus for the position is Sweden, where the need for national and regional market access expertise is huge.

Purpose of the job
The Nordic Market Access Manager is responsible for managing all activities with internal and external stakeholders in the fields of governmental affairs, public affairs, health economics, pricing and reimbursement. Manages day to day activities concerning legislation and regulation to shape the external environment and influence decisions by policy makers and lawmakers to benefit customers, patients and the business. Provides health economics and reimbursement market analysis as appropriate for new business development opportunities.

The key challenge for the Nordic Market Access Manager is to add value to key market access stakeholders and healthcare. It is important to understand the key market access stakeholders, and healthcare needs to be able to create attractive and relevant value propositions.

The Nordic Market Access Manager position is highly involved in interacting with internal and external stakeholders driving the market access agenda across the business.

Profile – Nordic Market Access Manager Biopharma

Qualifications and experience
· University degree in medicine, pharmacy, business admin., health economics or other relevant fields.
· Solid working experience from the pharmaceutical environment, preferably from a similar position (e.g. Market Access, External and/or Public affairs, Key Account Management)
· Experience from medical, sales, marketing (preferably more than 1 department)
· Excellent knowledge about the Nordic health care system (including the pricing/reimbursement system)
· Strong track record and network of national and regional Healthcare payer and /or governmental agency relationship building
· Strong track record on securing funding and access in the regions
· Thorough knowledge within health economics
· Knowledge in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and regional mini-HTAs is an big advantage
· Experience from several different therapeutic areas preferred
· Leadership/coaching experience preferred
· Fluent in English and a Nordic language
· PC skills
· Willing to travel domestically and internationally, primarily in the Nordics
· Experience from Nordic collaborations and knowledge about the Nordic healthcare environment is an advantage
· Experience from collaboration in cross-functional teams

Personal competency, skills & capabilities
· Ambitious with a high energy level; Can work independently and deliver results according to plans and expectations
· Strong communication, listening and presentation skills are required
· Project management skills – strong ability in planning, organising, managing and follow up
· Creative and innovative mindset
· Well developed ability to influence, sell and negotiate
· Ability to think strategically to understand how to position a value story in the context of the overall strategy
· Collaborative team player who likes to lead and take initiatives in projects together with different function colleagues
· Strong ability to be flexible and adaptive in a very dynamic market

Opportunities with the Nordic Market Access Manager role
· Be part of Sandoz, a leading and fast growing company worldwide with an entrepreneurial and dynamic company culture. The company strives to delegate individual responsibility supported by short decision lines and dynamic management. That means a great individual influence and opportunity to accomplish different relevant ideas.
· Become a key player in Sandoz Nordic. Lead and develop the highly validated Market Access work in the Nordics, with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, Sandoz current and future top priority area
· Have a broad perspective and responsibility within the Market Access field initiating and leading different projects together with colleagues in a multi-culture and cross functional environment
· Sandoz Nordic is striving for development, high performance and continued growth. That means an opportunity to be an important part of an exciting journey together with Sandoz and the Nordic team.
· Sandoz is dedicated to talent development. For the right candidate there will be great opportunities for personal development both in the Nordic and internationally.

For further information about the Medical Affairs Nordic position, please contact Magnus Klingberg or Jarl Molin, Recruitment Consultants at PeakSearch.

Magnus: +46-(0)8-545 00 100, Mobile: +46- (0)70-678 09 92
E-mail: magnus.klingberg@peaksearch.se

Jarl: +46(0)8-545 00 100, Mobile: +46-(0)70-235 79 57
E-mail: jarl.molin@peaksearch.se