Maricel is providing wider access to medicines for patients
I started my career in Roche as a medical representative 22 years back. After a series of promotion, I became a District Manager in North Luzon. I was in my comfort zone until I was transferred to Manila to lead a special project in Oncology team. Now, I have two interesting roles in Roche Philippines.
I see my work as the creator of opportunity
In my first role, as the Operations and Distribution Manager of Established Products, I foresee third party management alliance for our established products. This includes assessing and monitoring the companies we work with and also analysing their performance in order to ensure that their strategies are aligned with our vision.
I also engage with trade channels, hospitals, pharmacies to ensure easy access on our non-promoted medicines for patients. I collaborate with these institutions to know their concerns and closely coordinate with group institutions to further explore opportunities on how more patients can start and continue on treatments by designing special price programs for government institutions. My work revolves around crucial decision making and involves engagements with regulatory team and supply chain.
Our fight against cancer is on. In my second role, I am the operations lead of a comprehensive genomic test that enables personalised treatment for patients especially those suffering from cancer. I step in to design the execution once the strategy is formulated. I drive awareness and education campaigns for healthcare professionals and doctors so that they know about how this test can be used to provide guidance to patients at the right time.