Market Access Director

Consulting United States


Position at Fingerpaint Market Access



1798 Access is a rapidly growing boutique healthcare advisory firm which provides consulting services to the life science industry. Leveraging a dynamic blend of experience coming from senior levels of major biopharmaceutical companies, 1798 Access offers market leading solutions to organizations ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 50 organizations. Our clients consist of a mix of biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic manufacturers, service providers such as reimbursement hub vendors and specialty pharmacies, as well as private equity and other life science investment-focused organizations.


1798 Access helps our clients to understand how the different pieces of our healthcare system fit together and how to optimize their place within it through minimizing the insurance, logistic and financial barriers to patient access. While the projects we do for clients vary depending on the size of the company and the stage of development of their product, at the core of each of our engagements is a focus on how the healthcare system creates incentives and barriers so as to inform proactive strategies for each unique client situation. Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative analytical approaches, the successful candidate will collaborate in the development and validation of strategies and tactics to optimize patient access to therapeutic products. Knowledge of the US reimbursement system, including federal payers, managed care, specialty pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management, and where and how to stay current on legislative, regulatory, and other policy trends within the industry form the foundation for project recommendations.


The Market Access Consultant reports to a member of our senior team and is responsible for supporting the research, development, and project execution of client engagements. The Market Access Consultant is required to collaborate with a project team to analyze client issues, research and validate potential solutions, and create deliverables that conform to 1798 Access standards for final work product. The Market Access Consultant must be capable of managing multiple tasks across a variety of functional needs with an emphasis on attention to detail.   


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Deliverable production – Produce high quality project deliverables including but not limited to client presentations, research summaries, and payer/reimbursement-focused marketing material
  • Research – Participate in the development of project research materials including analysis plans, surveys, discussion guides, and other data collection instruments to conduct primary and secondary research on topics of interest in the field of healthcare reimbursement
  • Communication – Communicate effectively with internal teams to deliver project’s requirements
  • Team participation – Collaborate as part of a project team to execute against project requirements
  • Adaptability –Be flexible in work schedule as project duties require, and manage any change requests related to the working project plans daily to meet the agreed upon deadlines
  • Information management – Maintain the security of sensitive company and client information at all times
  • Policy and procedures – Abide by 1798 policies and procedures in the administration of job responsibilities
  • Other duties as required


Requirements and Experience                                               


  • 1-3 years in life sciences consulting or other professional services organization (e.g., advertising agency, market research firm) focused on the U.S. payer environment


2-3 years in a role in biopharma company focused on the U.S. payer environment (e.g., Managed Markets, Payer Strategy, Account Management, Market Access) coupled with consulting experience

  • Possesses experience and abilities in the following areas: market access strategy, pricing and reimbursement strategy, payer value proposition development, market research, payer marketing collateral development, contracting strategy, pull-through planning, and commercialization of drugs
  • Creates high-quality PowerPoint slides quickly, effectively, and autonomously, in accordance with 1798 Access style guidelines and templates
  • Conducts primary and secondary research and consolidates findings in a clear and comprehensive manner
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills through the proactive management of individual project responsibilities and workload to ensure objectives and timelines are met efficiently and effectively
  • Proficiency in navigating the management consulting cycle of creating project deliverables, quality checking work, reviewing with project management/leadership, incorporating edits and feedback
  • Superior analytical, communication, and presentation skills (sample will be required)
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment as a member of a high performing, team-based organization
  • Undergraduate BA or BS degree required. Graduate MS, MA, PhD, or MBA degrees are preferred


Physical Demands and Work Environment


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, and type on keyboard; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

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