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Astellas Pharma Senior Manager, Access to Health, Sustainability 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.

Purpose and Scope:

The Senior Manager, Access to Health, Sustainability is responsible for advancing Access to Health / Access to Medicines efforts including intake of requests, creating, and managing databases and working with global, cross-functional teams. This position works in close collaboration with members of the global Sustainability division, as appropriate, to ensure divisional alignment and transparency of efforts.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • First point of contact to manage philanthropic Product Donations and voluntary licensing requests compliantly, in alignment with relevant SOPs, in partnership with other members of the Access to Health Group.

  • Create and maintain Access to Health metrics database (Global, company-wide data) and is subsequently responsible for collecting and tracking detailed metrics related to Access to Health/Medicines, preparing and sharing quarterly updates for top management and internal and external stakeholders, to measure progress and success in achieving Access to Health Sustainability goals.

  • Lead for creating and updating Access to Health/Medicines policies, procedures, and relevant training documents in alignment with relevant functions.

  • Serves as project manager for the Access to Medicines Operational Oversight Committee, with responsibilities for preparing meeting materials, scheduling meetings, taking detailed meeting minutes and follow-ups.

  • Handles multiple priorities at once, establishing and maintaining effective and efficient channels of communication with internal audiences and non-profit/non-governmental/inter-governmental community organizations.

  • Proven ability to take initiative and the understanding of when to elevate specific items or issues

  • Partners with members of the Access to Health and Sustainability teams to manage the implementation of initiatives that expresses the Access to Health strategy locally and globally

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • This person will research, recommend, and track progress toward societal impact KPIs and make recommendations for achieving targets

  • Support access to health sustainability advocacy through collection and tracking of access to health metrics and sharing broadly for use in various Astellas communications

Organizational Context:

  • Reports to the Access to Health Group Lead

Qualifications :


  • BS or BA Degree of equivalent in Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility, Communications or related field is required

  • Requires a minimum of 6 years corporate experience

  • Experience with Corporate Sustainability reporting and programs that impact both corporate reputation and community

  • Strong communication abilities including presentation, verbal, and written skills

  • Self-starter with proven ability to manage multiple priorities at once


  • Understanding of an experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • 5 years’ experience with product donations or gift-in-kind program management

  • Candidate should be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing dynamic, matrixed organization


  • 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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