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Astellas Pharma Associate Manager, Payer Analytics in 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. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas’ Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.


This role is primarily responsible for Payer Formulary & pull-through support. This includes Payer policy and formulary monitoring, data analysis to inform pull-through tactics and contracting decisions, and Payor Hierarchy & Coverage data governance. This role is responsible for working with our formulary data vendor and all other pertinent business vendors. This position will develop and leverage automated, standard quality control processes and develop and maintain process documentation.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of the payer and healthcare environment and related customers

  • Assist Payer and Formulary Governance team to implement reimbursement strategies designed to enable optimal drug plan coverage for Astellas products, including future products, in collaboration within business partners as needed

  • Analyze data, create reports, and provide to internal/external customers for assigned therapeutic area

  • Provide monthly and ad hoc reports using the appropriate tools and systems.

  • Anticipating payer landscape changes and collaborating proactively with field managers and Internal stakeholders to understand the impact to Astellas' business underlying data and assessing if business rules need to be changes

  • Document all recurring operational processes

  • Manage third-party vendors

  • Perform ad hoc analysis for Payer Customers (Internal and External) as requested; Communicate outcomes and make recommendations based on relevant findings

Organizational Context:

  • Ensure planned formulary vendor support and ad hoc

  • Quality and timeliness of operational support for sales teams and up to 10 markets based on feedback from key customers and cross-functional colleagues

  • Accurate and timely maintenance and communication of business rule applications

  • Internal stakeholders: Contracts and Pricing, Vsas, Sales, Marketing, Payer Team

  • External Stakeholders: Field representatives and managers, vendors



  • Bachelor's degree in business related field required

  • Minimum 5 years of pharmaceutical or related business experience

  • Minimum 3 years of analytical experience that includes data analysis and reporting within the pharmaceutical or healthcare related industry

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical reimbursement / market access strategy

  • Team oriented with the ability to work independently

  • Outstanding data analysis skills, including independent fact finding and ability to communicate outcomes and make recommendations based on findings

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with various levels of the organization

  • Excellent organization skills. Proficiency in MS Office Products required, especially with Excel (experience with Excel macros is a plus)

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, and analytical skills

  • Experience utilizing QlikView to pull data, create dashboards and Reports, and do ad hoc analysis

  • Ability to travel as needed


  • Knowledge of sales data sources, e.g., Symphony Health IDV, MMIT and IQVIA Xponent®, and a general understanding of health insurance claims data source.

  • Experience working in multiple therapeutic areas a strong asset.

  • Experience with patient data preferred

  • Knowledge of and experience with evaluating various payer channels (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid)


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


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