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Job ID : 1406061 Date Updated : March 14th, 2023

Market Access Manager

Hiring Company European Medical Device Manufacturer
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description


- Keeps abreast of policy changes in Japan/Korea healthcare systems and timely conduct policy analysis and communicates within the organization

- Pro-actively identifies and prioritizes market access opportunities supported by financially sound business cases in Japan/Korea

- Develop informed Japan/Korea market access objectives and strategies for both in-market and future products in alignment with local business objectives via successful communication and collaboration

- Develops and execute communication and engagement plans with such stakeholder groups important in the access process, e.g., payers, physicians, patient groups, associations, academic groups

- Develops local reimbursement dossiers /value proposition/value tools/policy tools and delivers to identified key stakeholders

- Interact with the global team to present the needs of the Japan/Korea payers in a timely manner and support their work deliverables

- Other tasks assigned by line manager, e.g. support market access activities in other countries within the APAC region



- Understanding of policy and reimbursement environment in Japan/Korea including commercial challenges and reimbursement/policy trends, especially for medical devices

- Excellent ability to organise and simply communicate complex data to diverse audiences

- Ability to align others behind a strategy across internal cross-functional teams as well as external audiences

- Excellent, fluent English communication and presentation skills

Good team worker

- Displays ethical business behaviour and integrity

- Minimum 1 project in Market Access or reimbursement submission

- Bachelor’s degree or another advanced degree (e.g., MS, MPH, MBA, PhD) in health economics, health policy, health services research/management, or equivalent

- Fluent in Japanese and English is a must with Korean as a plus

- Experience in the fields of neuromodulation is a plus

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Category

  • Marketing and Product Development > Marketing Research, Analysis
  • Medical, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare > R&D (Medical Equipment, Devices)
  • Sales > B2B Sales

Hiring Company Information

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company
Recruiter Company Information

Cornerstone Recruitment Japan K.K.

Market Access Manager Job Information | Work in Japan · Jobs with International Companies · Jobs that Use English · CareerCross

Company Description

Cornerstone Recruitment Japan is focused on placing bilingual professionals in a wide range of market leading companies.

Focusing across all sectors, we leverages the network of our experienced consultants to provide both clients and candidates with high end service levels and most importantly results.
We are passionate about helping our clients in securing the best talent on the market, by introducing unique profiles who can give them the edge in an increasingly competitive recruitment market.
Established in 2019, in partnership with Cornerstone Global Partners and with investment from Morgan Stanley, Cornerstone Recruitment Japan strives to be the recruitment partner of choice for all Tokyo based clients and candidates.

Our Mission

The Cornerstone. As every building requires a cornerstone, we believe people are the cornerstone of every great company.
​Our recruitment experts are passionate about bringing together great people with great companies.

Our Business Sectors

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources and Office Professionals
  • Industrial
  • Information Technology
  • Legal & compliance
  • Life Science
  • Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Our Services

  • Contingency

Many clients choose to utilize our success based contingent recruitment service. We take the time to fully understand the job brief before presenting a tailored shortlist of 5 to 6 candidates from our expansive existing network. This service comes with no obligation to hire and our clients only pay a fee when the successful candidate joins.

  • Retained

Our retained service is particularly successful for clients with high profile/critical hiring needs, or niche searches that involve a significant amount of time unearthing candidates from outside our existing network. Clients who choose our retained service benefit from the introduction of exclusive headhunted candidates and top prioritization from the Cornerstone team.

  • Market Entry

With a wealth of experience in the Japan market, our consultants have successfully helped many clients enter the Japan market. We can help you secure that critical first hire, as well as providing a consultation service, to make sure that your business is well prepared for all the initial hurdles it will face.