Corporate Counsel, Pricing & Access

Pfizer Inc.

New York City, NY

Job posting number: #7250230 (Ref:pf-4911063)

Posted: May 31, 2024

Job Description

ROLE SUMMARY

Corporate Counsel for Pricing and Access will counsel Pfizer’s US Marketing Access (“USMA”) and vaccines teams regarding contracting, payer interactions, cross-functional collaboration, in the context of the appliable legal and regulatory framework.

In this role, the Pricing and Access counsel will provide legal guidance and counsel to USMA and cross-functional teams in a matrixed corporate environment that requires an enterprise mindset and effective collaboration with internal legal subject-matter experts and key cross-functional stakeholders.

The role will also be responsible for assisting with proactive compliance effectiveness reviews, coordinating with outside law firms that are engaged to conduct such reviews, and supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of adherence programs and internal policies and procedures to satisfy evolving industry and regulatory compliance requirements within the market access space in the US. This position requires an individual who has extensive experience with pharmaceutical healthcare regulations including the anti-kickback statute and regulations and contract drafting and negotiation.

The position will report to the Lead Counsel for Government Pricing/ Contracts and Vaccines Contracts for Pricing and Access Legal. The role requires significant coordination with Pfizer Compliance colleagues, senior leaders, Pricing and Access Legal colleagues, and external parties such as outside counsel and third party vendors. The candidate will be skilled at navigating complex matrix organizations in order to effectively communicate and coordinate with business unit subject matter experts and regional level national account directors.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze, draft and negotiate a variety of payer and purchaser agreements, e.g. discount and rebate, retail, GPO, Physician Buying Group, etc.
  • Counsel and review commercial tactics and materials, as part of multi-disciplinary regulatory and medical payer committee.
  • Analyze, draft and negotiate retail service agreements.
  • Creation and implementation of training materials for vaccines account management and sales roles.
  • Responsible for the review of pricing and access materials.
  • Counsel and review digital platforms related to pricing and access.
  • Work constructively and collaboratively with other members of Pfizer’s Legal Division, legal staff, business colleagues and compliance professionals.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as sound judgment with a high level of professionalism and minimal supervision. Must possess leadership skills and be detail-oriented, a quick learner, and able to work effectively in a highly matrixed organization.

Ability and willingness to:

  • Gain deep understanding of business strategies and actively counsel on business and legal approaches and opportunities
  • Build networks throughout the Pfizer Legal Division and the company, and receive input from and collaborate with attorneys and other colleagues providing platform services
  • Track record of accountability and sound judgment, including the ability to take ownership of and move projects to closure
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills with an eye for detail combined with pragmatism/sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex legal issues to clients in a clear and concise manner

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must-Have:

  • BS /BA degree or equivalent.
  • JD or equivalent law degree.
  • Admission to practice law in United States
  • 7+ years legal and/or compliance in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, including experience in fraud and abuse, regulatory law and commercial/medical-related matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp statutory and regulatory concepts quickly, and to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues and provide thoughtful and creative business-focused legal advice and solutions.
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory and legal frameworks governing payer engagements and medical activities
  • Experience negotiating and/or managing programs related to service agreements under the personal services safe harbor to the anti-kickback statute and regulations and significant experience with US healthcare laws required.
  • Understanding of healthcare-related laws and regulations and industry standards required, including the federal false claims act, federal anti-kickback statement, OIG regulations and guidance and pharmacovigilance issues.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

NICE-TO-HAVE:

  • Strong Leadership Skills and the ability to support Team Leaders within the organization
  • Proven capacity to cultivate strong client relationships and successfully influence leadership in a fast-paced, innovative business climate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with others within and outside the Company to identify and manage compliance risks are necessary.
  • Strategic, self-motivated, solution focused individual to identify compliance risk exposures and to develop mitigation strategies to address these risks.
  • Candidate must be highly organized and focused on completion of tasks consistent with business objectives.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 31, 2024
  • Additional Location Information: Collegeville, PA; New York, NY; La Jolla, CA; Lake Forest, IL
  • Work Location Assignment: Must be able to work from assigned Pfizer office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $173,300.00 to $288,800.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.  This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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Job posting number:#7250230 (Ref:pf-4911063)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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