Vir Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 03/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 499 Illinois Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94158

About Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology brings together cutting-edge innovations with scientific expertise and management.

Job Description

Vir is a clinical-stage immunology company with a compelling mission: “A World Without Infectious Disease”. We are focused on combining immunologic insights with cutting-edge technologies. We have assembled four technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Our current development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting COVID-19, hepatitis B virus, influenza A and human immunodeficiency virus.
We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our Mission. We have an ongoing commitment to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give at their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. 
Vir Biotechnology is seeking a qualified Director-level candidate to help build the global market access, pricing and reimbursement strategies for early and late stage pipeline products.  The Director will evaluate the pricing and reimbursement landscape and provide strategic insights to inform product development.  The position will also support internal and external commercial partners in developing and implementing pricing and market access strategies.


    • Lead development of Global Value and Access strategy for Vir’s late-stage clinical program and indications
    • Conduct payer and policy partner research to understand value perception and drivers, pricing/reimbursement landscape, evidence requirements and test value messages
    • Define payer evidence needs and communicate to product development teams to ensure appropriate clinical trial designs in order to support pricing and reimbursement in key markets
    • Develop innovative value-based pricing strategies to allow for optimized market access and maximization of profitability goals; set global pricing goals for implementation
    • Create strong working relationships and partnerships with Health Economics, Global Product Strategy, Global Portfolio Market Planning, Competitive Intelligence, Alliance Management, Clinical and Program Teams to align on target product profiles, indications, populations and commercial strategy for integrated product development
    • Work closely with external commercial partners in developing and implementing value messaging, pricing and market access strategies
    • Develop payer value messages, deliver dossier and tools to support coverage and reimbursement applications in collaboration with Health Economics
    • Identify key market access partners and design payer customer engagements in collaboration with commercial and medical affairs teams
    • Support Business Development due diligence efforts by using pricing and market access expertise to advise commercial assessments of potential partnerships/acquisitions


    • Strong understanding of global payer environment, including coverage, coding and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management, HTA and payment policy
    • Experience with global pricing and reimbursement negotiations and a successful track record with HTA agencies
    • Experience developing global value and access strategies, including developing global value messages, dossier and tools to support launch implementation in key markets
    • Successful track record in partnering with external, agencies and consultancies to deliver pricing and market access programs
    • Proven ability to think strategically and make sound pricing and market access recommendations
    • PhD/MD/ PharmD/ MS/ MPH/ MBA with 10+ years of relevant global biopharmaceutical industry experience
Vir’s compensation and benefits are aligned with the current market and commensurate with the person’s experience and qualifications. All full-time employees receive a package that includes: compensation, bonus and equity as well as many other Vir benefits and perks such as: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, non-accrual paid time off, one Friday a month paid-time off, company shut down for holidays, commuter benefits, child care reimbursement, education reimbursement, 401K match and lunch for all lab essential personnel!
Vir is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact Human Resources to request accommodation.
Vir Human Resources leads recruitment and employment for Vir. Unsolicited resumes sent to Vir from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Vir and do not obligate Vir to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. We ask that external recruiters and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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