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Head of Market Access



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

Company Summary:

Mirvie is shaping the future of pregnancy health by enabling proactive, personalized and preventive pregnancy care for the well-being of millions of moms and babies. Complications such as preterm birth and preeclampsia affect 1 in 5 pregnancies, with large economic costs and lifelong health consequences for mom and baby. Our proprietary Mirvie RNA platform is the first to predict unexpected complications months before symptoms appear by revealing the underlying biology of each pregnancy. This breakthrough opens a new window into pregnancy health, allowing pregnant women, expecting parents and their doctors to act and intervene before unexpected complications become a crisis. Personalized detection of early disease also promises more equitable care than today’s use of generalized clinical factors that often result in bias. Our mission-driven team of world-class scientists and entrepreneurs have previously brought to market category-first, noninvasive tests used by millions today. The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please go to the company’s website at

Position Summary:

The primary function of this position will be leading reimbursement strategy and execution of plans toward getting payor coverage for first-in-class pregnancy health screening products. This individual contributor position will use deep clinical and reimbursement knowledge and a data-driven approach to be the company’s expert in presenting evidence to, and negotiating with, new payors. The ideal candidate has a track record of zero-to-one coverage for innovative products, especially in women’s health, is highly capable in both internal cross-functional work and external influence, and is able to build a high-performance team as the company scales. They thrive when both planning and executing on strategy.

Responsibilities as follows, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Work with leadership to craft strategy, goals, and execution plan for payor coverage of new products, prior to and after commercial launch

  • Work hand-in-hand with Product, Medical Affairs, Marketing, and Clinical Operations to craft compelling evidence, value propositions, and programs for payors that will drive favorable policy decisions

  • Provide overall direction to a new product development and existing portfolio and product-level pricing, access, reimbursement, and affordability strategies and programs

  • Contribute to designing, and spearhead the vetting of interventional studies and other evidence generation plans to meet payor requirements as efficiently as possible

  • Effectively represent the payor view to internal stakeholders to inform evidence generation studies and to set up best practices to work with and leverage payors

  • Develop clear payor messaging and communication collateral

  • Contribute to development of clinical and economic marketing collateral that demonstrates the value of Mirvie’s health products

  • Research and conduct analysis of the market in terms of coverage, reimbursement, competitive landscape, trends, pricing, contracting strategies and patient access

  • Create and foster direct relationships with decision-makers and gatekeepers at both commercial and Medicaid payors, helping them understand Mirvie’s value proposition

  • Manage consultants on collaboration projects such as health economics papers, cost effectiveness models, and coding analysis

Position Requirements and Experience:

  • 10+ years of business development experience in the payor sector and extensive leadership background, ideally in women’s health and/or prenatal/pregnancy care

  • Proven success in developing and executing on the early and foundational work in building a value story for reimbursement of novel products/services inclusive of coding, evidence generation, strategy, and tactical execution

  • Experience in diagnostics and/or laboratory medicine

  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills, complemented by attention to detail

  • Deep relationships with commercial and Medicaid payor groups

  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as demonstrated by the ability to present clear messaging and evidence within the organization and to external audiences

  • BS/MS degree in scientific discipline or equivalent; MBA or MPH a plus

Personal and Professional Attributes:

  • Strategic and  intelligent

  • Flexible and resilient

  • Passionate; mission-oriented; patient-centric

  • Comfortable with ambiguity

  • Humble and self-aware

  • Hands-on; autonomous

  • Collaborative; highly cross-functional

  • Self-starter; accountable

  • Resourceful; creative; innovative

  • Exceptional communicator