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Deputy Director - Health Policy and Advocacy-LATAM Region

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Deputy Director - Health Policy and Advocacy – LATAM Region, are to: 


  • Foster the creation, maintenance and increment of relationships with main stakeholders from public & private Health Institutions in each country;
  • Develop regional concepts for health programs for Governments in order to facilitate/obtain access for our new products by providing credibility, building a disease profile and advocating for access to the best treatment aligned with Government priorities;
  • Work proactively with the support of local country organizations with Chambers / Congresses / Health Ministers to improve a receptive pharmaceutical environment for our innovative portfolio;
  • Design and coordinate with local country teams Regional Advocacy Activities;
  • Lead the developing and implementation of a CRM system for stakeholders at Local and Regional Level;
  • Create and follow up Integrated Stakeholder Engagement plans aligned with MWB’s objectives in order to foster a receptive Access Environment in LATAM;
  • Coordinate execution at local level with the local HP&Advocacy Head;
  • Foster the creation of LATAM Patient Associations networking (content in Compliance Policy), becoming their main interlocutor to facilitate a commonality in advocacy strategies in the region;
  • Collaborate with Region America & Global Health Policy teams in order to implement priority strategies, and by reporting all new advances developed for new launches;
  • Coordinate, evaluate and follow-up Country Briefings Reports, ensuring a bi-monthly update.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in health care or science; MBA, Pharm D, or MD preferred;
  • At least 4 years’ experience in at least 2 of the following areas: Health Systems, Health Policy, Pricing & Reimbursement;
  • Solid experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in Payer Negotiation and Advocacy, and/or proven experience in Government and Institutional affairs, managing public relations;
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical products and services, as well as knowledge of Health Systems in Latin American market (in specific Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina) as regards to its pricing & reimbursement processes and regulations;
  • Familiarity with marketing to health professionals and deep knowledge of Health Economics, Global Health Policy situation and PharmaCo political situation/trends in LATAM;
  • Ability to translate policies in commercial strategies or activities;
  • Must have experience in leading cross-functional teams;
  • Creativity and strategic insight  to develop and implement innovative solutions;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Fluency in Portuguese.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


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