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Senior Director, Market Access – Group Purchasing Organizations

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Senior Director, Market Access – Group Purchasing Organizations

Field-Base role (Work remotely with travel)

Talent Orchard LLC is the retained recruiting partner for Melinta Therapeutics, we are managing the search for a Senior Director, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO). The role is home-office based and can be located in anywhere in the Continental United States, however with primary GPO partners located in Texas and Tennessee, those areas would be preferable. The role will require travel, the amount will be somewhat determined by home location, a company car is provided.

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. is the largest pure-play antibiotics company, dedicated to saving lives threatened by the global public health crisis of bacterial infections through the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics that provide new therapeutic solutions. Its four U.S. marketed products include Baxdela® (delafloxacin), Vabomere® (meropenem and vaborbactam), Orbactiv® (oritavancin), and Minocin® (minocycline) for Injection. This portfolio provides Melinta with the unique ability to provide providers and patients with a range of solutions that can meet the tremendous need for novel antibiotics treating serious infections. Visit www.melinta.com for more information.

Melinta is seeking a Senior Director to own the Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) area within Market Access for all current products and those in development. This is a role that can be located anywhere in the country and requires travel to meet with clients and interact with internal and external stakeholders as needed. Melinta will provide all necessary equipment for a functioning remote office and a car.

Are you ready to;

  • “Run the show” for all Hospital focused GPO relationships for Melinta across all products? This is an “army of one” role where you will develop the strategy and execute.
  • Be a part of a nimble but highly qualified Market Access team that has real impact on the strategic success of the company?
  • Truly put your personal stamp of the GPO aspect of Market Access within Infectious Disease and antibiotics with visibility to the highest levels of the company?
  • Have the ability to utilize your knowledge, relationships and hard work to influence direction and decisions within the firm?
  • Know that the work you do has significant positive impact on health outcomes within critical care and other hospital settings.

Your responsibilities include;

  • Defining strategic opportunities and stratification of customer choices in specialized health system partners influencing clinical and therapeutic choices within targeted U.S. Hospitals (to include third party clinical consulting groups, group purchasing organizations, and aligned purchasing coalitions.
  • The identification and development of strategic contracting opportunities with external channel partners, including Group Purchasing Organizations, Purchasing Coalitions, and Healthcare Systems for Melinta’s product portfolio.
  • Developing and maintaining long-lasting business relationships with third party clinical consulting groups, group purchasing organizations, and aligned purchasing coalitions based on the following:
  • Understanding the interplay between Channel Partners and targeted U.S. Hospitals and Systems.
  • Conducting analysis and ensuring alignment with Channel Partners regarding key challenges that our mutual customers face today.

You will be accountable for;

  • GPO Performance including contract performance
  • Access to product portfolio through GPO’s Financial performance (efficiency)
  • Understanding and building strategic partnerships with group purchasing organizations and aligned purchasing coalitions.
  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of the customer value propositions of our and our competitors’ solutions including key supporting data.
  • Provide competitive benchmarking and intelligence in the role clinical consulting groups and channel partners serve in the evaluation, implementation and performance outcomes (Value Based Purchasing Outcomes).

Your prior experience most likely includes;

  • 10 plus years of experience within pharma/biotech.
  • 7 years of direct GPO responsibility & experience, including leading programs.
  • Extensive experience working with hospital settings and groups.
  • Strong written & verbal communication.
  • Prior Infectious Disease experience is a plus.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is a requirement, advanced degree preferred.
  • Willing to travel nationally at least 40% of the time.

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