Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

Manager, Patient Access (Boston, MA)

Job Locations US-MA
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Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition. At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA), we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach – and one of Japan’s oldest and most respected companies.


With the recent FDA approval and availability in the U.S. of RADICAVA® (edaravone) MTPA is rapidly expanding our operation across all functional areas to launch this new product in the U.S. market. Concurrently, the company is expanding its research efforts and exploring collaborations with partners to discover and bring treatments to market for unmet medical needs including orphan diseases. We currently seek motivated professionals who share our vision of scientific excellence, innovation, and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of patients. 


The Manager, Patient Access will support implementation of reimbursement and distribution service plans to achieve product and corporate revenue and reimbursement objectives, meet customer needs, and help develop overall commercial excellence.


  • Develops and executes geographical strategic and tactical plans to meet customer and business needs
  • Provides education and support to targeted accounts and HCPs on manufacturers’ support programs and available patient access services
  • Provides assistance to key accounts to help overcome access barriers for key client stakeholders
  • Ensures all actions taken create a positive impact on the patient journey and the brand experience 
  • Provides education on Searchlight Support services to enhance patient access
  • Interacts frequently with key stakeholders in multiple sites of care including: physician practices, hospitals and other sites
  • Reviews patient-specific information in cases where the site has specifically requested assistance in resolving issues or coverage challenges
  • Provides feedback to internal teams on local payer trends and access issues
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience with direct payer policy including managed care and Medicare/Medicaid
  • Minimum of 3 years of benefit verifications and prior-authorization requirements experience
  • Preferred: experience with Integrated Delivery Network/Integrated Health Systems, buy/bill product(s), specialty pharmacies and/or infusion.  Strong medical device sales experience (diabetic pump technology would be an advantage) Buy and Bill within the utilization of a device is highly desirable.  Sales experience within Neurology
  • A deep understanding of the clinical management of Parkinson's Disease 
  • Extensive knowledge of Managed Care, Government, and Federal payer sectors
  • Infusion site of care experience, including HOPD and physician owned facilities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and customer orientation; proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, particularly when dealing with patients and caregivers
  • Self-direction coupled with strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written, training/presentation
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Willingness to travel 60-70% domestically


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