Exact Sciences Corporation

Market Access & Health Policy Director

Job Locations US-Remote
Req No.
Marketing, Public Relations & Business Development
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Market Access and Health Policy Director will manage market access strategies for pipeline products and drive payer and health policy initiatives that impact market access for the Exact Sciences product portfolio. This role will manage key relationships with industry trade associations and lead tactics and communications in support of influencing reimbursement policies that directly impact market access. In partnership with health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and the pipeline commercial team, the Market Access and Health Policy Director will also lead the development of coverage, evidence generation, coding, and pricing strategies for pipeline products, ensure smooth transition of access strategies to appropriate business unit upon product launch, and partner with market access marketing to develop access tools and resources in support of the market access team.


This position is field based.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain policy relationships with industry trade associations focused on market access, health policy, and payer policy.
  • Coordinate reimbursement policy initiatives, including the development of corporate positions, internal and external communications on policy positions, and partnership with industry trade associations.
  • Act as a strategy, outcomes, and population health (SOPH) representative and advocate in strategic and tactical planning within the pipeline business unit, including serving along the pipeline access strategy team as a member of the pipeline product core teams and sub-teams focused on evidence generation, product development, and commercialization.
  • Partner with market access, population health, and consumer employer solutions teams to support the execution of business plans for the pipeline business unit.
  • Lead the development of market access strategies, including coverage, evidence generation, coding, and pricing, in support of all pipeline products.
  • Lead strategic decisions in collaboration with SOPH and market access leadership teams regarding trade association sponsorships and access-related meeting attendance in support of the business unit.
  • Act as a liaison and key contact point for pipeline business unit, corporate strategy, government affairs, screening market access, precision oncology market access, and field market access managers – especially on key reimbursement and health policy initiatives.
  • Collaborate with HEOR on evidence development plans to support coverage of pipeline products.
  • Work with the sales training and pipeline team to develop and execute product training for the SOPH and market access teams.
  • Establish goals and priorities across the product portfolio in partnership with SOPH and market access leadership.
  • Develop and support implementation of pricing policies and strategies for the business unit in conjunction with business unit, SOPH, and market access leaders.
  • Collaborate with corporate office and external analysts in the execution of market research plans.
  • Lead the development of market access strategies and assist in creating payer messaging and other tactics to drive market access during product development and launch.
  • Act in a leadership capacity for the market access team; work closely with headquarters teams to develop and implement customer strategies, monitor projects supporting field pull through of account wins, and collaborate closely with the team leaders.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment, including managing multiple projects on time and budget completion.
  • Ability to use expert knowledge and judgment to make sound decisions.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate, interface, and influence with all levels of an internal organization.
  • Ability to lead, manage, and prioritize strategies, initiatives, and workload independently and proactively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Adaptable, open to change, and ability to work in ambiguous situations and respond to new information and unexpected circumstances.
  • Ability to develop a value proposition and effective business case that will influence medical policy.
  • Apply outstanding problem solving, project and program management skills.
  • Exercise strong analytical and business skills; ability to communicate effectively with high level executives.
  • Exercise strong collaboration, influencing, project management, organizational, and change management skills.
  • Exercise strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to travel 30% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Life Sciences, Business, or related field as outlined in the essential duties.
  • 5+ years of leading the navigation efforts of health and reimbursement policy at the national level, as well as experience developing payer coverage, coding, and pricing strategies in device, biotech, or diagnostic laboratory companies.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated advancement in responsibilities and in direct or in-direct leadership.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the healthcare payer environment; including coverage, coding, payment, as well as how to develop, implement, and manage reimbursement programs.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of healthcare product development and commercialization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Life Sciences, Business, or related field as outlined in the essential duties or Registered Nurse (RN).
  • 15+ years of experience in reimbursement policy at the national level, payer coverage strategy, and evidence development with large national payers or in biotech, device, or diagnostic laboratory companies.
  • Strong understanding of the molecular diagnostic testing market, including products, companies, and technology.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and managing complex policy issues and/or market access strategic plans.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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