Associate Market Access Consultant

Open Health

Associate Market Access Consultant

About OPEN Health

OPEN Health is a family of expert practices, working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications and market access.
Founded in 2011, OPEN Health is structured as three specialist practices, all operating under the OPEN Health brand.
  • OPEN Health Medical Communications focused on medical affairs consultancy and content, publications planning and execution, multi-channel medical education and internal training
  • OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications - focused on PR, advertising and patient engagement
  • OPEN VIE and Pharmerit – focused on HEOR, RWE and market access
Collaboration and connectivity was a founding philosophy and will continue to be a key driver for OPEN Health providing value for our clients and also offering an environment in which our employees can continue to thrive.
We have 15 offices across 6 different countries: US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, India and China, with over 700 employees. OPEN Health works with 90% of the world’s top 40 pharmaceutical companies, across a broad client base including biotechnology and medical devices. Our therapeutic range is broad, with particular strength and focus on oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicines.


Value, Informatics & Evidence - bringing value to life

OPEN VIE believes that a compelling value strategy, supported by a robust and appropriate evidence base, should be at the heart of all activities to optimize patient access to life-changing healthcare interventions. We work in partnership with the life-sciences industry in the development and delivery of robust product value strategies throughout the product life cycle at a UK, EU and Global level.
Our offerings incorporate real world evidence, data analytics and value communications to support our clients in securing reimbursement and optimal commercialization of their assets. Our high-calibre, experienced team provides the full range of market access and real-world evidence services to ensure patient access to our clients’ new drugs and devices.
Our specialisms include:
  • Market access
  • Health informatics
  • Real world evidence
  • Patient centred outcomes (PCO)
Market Access:
Developing strategic solutions to enable our clients to support budget holders and reimbursement stakeholders, involved in managing the entry of new technologies into clinical practice at a global, European and UK level.
You will love this role if you:
  • Want to work across a variety of UK, EU and Global market access projects, taking a lead on some projects/elements of project delivery
  • Wish to work in an environment where individuals are encouraged to develop through participating in training programmes aligned to personal development plans
  • Enjoy working in a fast growing team, all dedicated to optimising patient access to life-changing drugs, devices and diagnostics
  • Thrive in a busy, exciting and fast-paced environment
  • Take pride in your work and building long-term relationships with clients and key opinion leaders (clinical, industry, payer)
You will be a success if you:
  • Are an independent, alert, eager self-starter
  • Have strong communication and relationship building skills (verbal and written)
  • Are positive and assertive
  • A good team worker
  • Have excellent time management and project management skills
  • Are able to work under pressure, independently and part of a team to deliver high-quality work
As part of the OPEN VIE team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:
  • Deliver timely, high quality and profitable market access projects
  • Management of project timelines and tracking of project activities including regular communication with clients
  • To be aware and demonstrate an understanding of the client’s strategic objectives and access challenges
  • Take the lead on designated accounts and/or projects and maintain a client facing role throughout the delivery of projects, being accountable for ensuring that client objectives are met to the final deliverable
  • Support Market Access Consultants in the development of new business proposals
  • Maintain and demonstrate a working knowledge of UK, EU and Global healthcare environments to support client delivery and business development
  • Show level of financial awareness with responsibility for phasing and all financial aspects where account/project lead, with actions completed within the specified timeframes
  • To identify and secure opportunities for market access business with support from the wider OPEN VIE team
Additional responsibilities:
  • Maintain thorough working records of all project activities
  • Contribute to the continuing achievements and annual targets of Market Access/OPEN VIE
  • To support the development of junior members of the market access team
  • Effective cross functional working with all internal teams to ensure that the delivery of projects is as efficient and effective as possible
  • Maintain the credibility and reputation of the Market Access team in all dealings with internal and external clients at all times
What you’ll bring: 
  • Graduate or relevant healthcare qualification
  • Minimum of 3–4 years relevant experience in Pharma, consultancy or related industry
  • Good working knowledge of structure and function of the UK, EU or Global healthcare environments
  • Experience of working in market access in the pharmaceutical industry or consultancy
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry; relating to product development, approval, marketing and continued lifecycle management
  • Experience across a range of specialties
  • Proven track record of project management from conception through to delivery
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • IT literate – working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential
What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
We have an extensive benefits package that includes:
  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes