Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Director Market Access

Job Title: Interim Director Market Access

Client Profile: 
Our Central London Biopharma client, an organisation focused on curing Liver Disease have recruited an Interim Market Access Director to support them through commercialisation, managing all Market Access Pricing and Reimbursement activities and working strategically and operationally in equal measures. Our client has headquarters in the US, but the UK arm is central to their operations. An incredibly exciting and pivotal time for the organisation who are hiring best-in-class individuals to work with them.

Role Requirements:
The PiR Interim, with a deep understanding of the Biopharma arena in Orphan Drugs and speciality therapies, They will ensure the Phase 2 & 3 trials design meets payors requirements, developing core value dossier and global health economic models, working closely with clinical development, commercial and regional commercial teams to ensure it meets local country requirements and to ensure consistency of message.

The Interim will develop global communication and publication plan for payors aligned to commercial strategy and ensure consistency of implementation pre and post marketing authorisation.

Role Scope:
As the organisation work and move towards commercialisation, they reached out to PiR to appoint a Senior Commercial Leader in Market Access who was able to develop their global market access strategy, to advise and make recommendations to the Executive Team.

This is a unique opportunity to build the organisation from the beginning and to play a key role, as part of the broader global commercial team. Advising executive management on key access policies and reimbursement practices affecting corporate objectives, quantifying risks and opportunities and making recommendations for action.

This Interim has made such an impact they have now been extended for a further 9 months.


Our client needed an extremely experienced Market Access individual with an unusual blend of HEOR skills, with a view that this individual would be promoted into an Interim Head of Market Access role in due course. 3 candidate’s CVs were presented, the client chose to interview one option, who went through a 3-stage interview process, and was offered the role. The candidate has had one extension and is now working at a strategic level, within the organisation until the end of 2018.

Joanne Wrynn
PiR Interims Team

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

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