Senior Manager, US Market Access Insights

Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Hybrid work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in hybrid work are encouraged to apply.


The Manager/Senior Manager oversees all aspects of Market Research as it relates to Health Systems / Market Access. They are responsible for providing evidence-based, strategic, and tactical guidance to Astellas Pharma US Health Systems verticals and brand marketing teams. Their functional responsibilities include leading primary and secondary market research exercises to deliver integrated insights related to payers, integrated health systems and other organized providers. Additional responsibilities include monitoring of trends and policies and assessing market impact, opportunities and risks.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic market insights and guidance to cross-functional business partners on payer and organized customer segments, and market access opportunities and threats for key brands.
  • Lead market research initiatives aimed at improving the understanding of Health Systems customer attitudes and behaviors.
  • Oversee analysis of and reporting on market access data and the trends in each market.
  • Partner with Health Systems and Commercial Insights colleagues on internal development and deployment of proprietary market research methodologies for customer segments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and global colleagues to integrate market research and analytic insights to inform strategic exercises such as annual Situation Analysis, 3 Year Value Strategy & Access Plan, Mid-Term Forecast, Launch Planning, etc.
  • Exhibit analytical rigor in the valuation of business opportunities and the quantification of risk.
  • Utilize market research and analytics to advance internal understanding of how changes in Astellas markets and the broader healthcare ecosystem affect patient access for in-line and pipeline products, including evolving delivery/payment models, utilization management techniques, and pricing/contracting requirements.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of best market research practices and market access influence factors in the pharmaceutical industry.

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • The Manager/Senior Manager is responsible for contributing to the development and execution of the annual Health Systems and assigned brand(s) market research plan(s).
  • Insights delivered by the Manager/Senior Manager support decision-making for Astellas brands, typically in excess of $100 million in annual revenues.
  • Recommendations to Health Systems' strategies/tactics have measurable impact on promotional investments, gross-to-net, market share, or patient access and affordability.

Organizational Context:

  • This position is an individual contributor.
  • Reports to Associate Director, US Market Access Insights & Strategy who in turn reports to Senior Director, US-C Insights and Strategy
  • Requires close collaboration with US Health Systems, Global Market Access, and Marketing stakeholders, as well as Commercial Insights colleagues.


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