REGIONAL HEOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
The purpose of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) is to demonstrate the value of healthcare technologies, facilitate patient access, improve people's lives, and contribute to societal well-being through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of evidence.
The Associate Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) in the (Established Markets) region is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the HEOR strategy and tactics for the assigned Therapeutic Area (TA) within a specific Geographical Area (GA) (EST-M or country-specific).
Depending on the geographical location and healthcare system(s), the responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, developing strategies to meet the specific needs of the country or region. This may involve creating or adapting cost-effectiveness analyses, conducting comparative effectiveness analyses such as Network Meta-Analyses, utilizing Real World Evidence including epidemiological data, conducting post-hoc analyses, performing Systematic Literature Reviews (SLR), developing or enhancing Global Core Value Dossiers, and collaborating on HTA/reimbursement submissions throughout various stages of the product life-cycle.
This position requires expertise in the subject matter, as well as strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of matrix teams and stakeholder management, project and vendor management skills, and knowledge of pharmaceutical research design and methods in order to:
- Develop and lead innovative HEOR initiatives that are medically relevant, scientifically rigorous, appropriately planned, managed, and executed. c Foster productive collaborations with internal stakeholders, understanding patient access needs, and working in tandem with other functions to develop and implement strategies that address those needs. Act as a key collaborator with external stakeholders and HEOR experts to ensure that HEOR initiatives maintain high quality, relevance, and alignment with the needs of patients, healthcare providers, and payers in the respective country or region.
- Play an integral role in the HEOR business planning process within the EST-M region, ensuring alignment with therapeutic area/product strategies. Operationalize and provide expertise in implementing HEOR strategies for assigned therapeutic areas or products within the EST-M region or specific country/countries. Support EST-M HEOR business objectives and long-term budgetary plans by generating, synthesizing, disseminating, communicating, and refining HEOR evidence over a 3–5-year timeframe. as a subject matter expert on regional HTA requirements, tailoring HEOR/Value strategies accordingly. Ensure implementation by incorporating them into Core Medical Plans, Global Value Plans, country-specific plans, and Clinical Development Plans. Drive and manage various HEOR initiatives, including providing HTA advice and submissions, conducting data gap analyses, developing RWE study protocols, performing post-hoc analyses, conducting cost-effectiveness analyses, publishing scientific papers, organizing advisory boards, and adapting Value Dossiers Stay closely attuned to changes in the healthcare and economic landscape, anticipating and communicating potential impacts on the business, patients, and healthcare stakeholders. Represent the business at external conferences and meetings related to HEOR.
- Advanced degree in a field related to healthcare economics, such as Health Economics, Economics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, or Epidemiology. Strong background in conducting Health Economics Outcome Research (or Market Access, provided the necessary professional qualifications are met) within the pharmaceutical industry or a similar HEOR consulting role. Demonstrable expertise in and experience with healthcare systems in Europe, including HTA (Health Technology Assessment), reimbursement systems, and health economics/outcomes research. Specific knowledge and experience with country specific HTA processes are essential. Solid understanding of Market Access principles. Proficient in utilizing Real-World Evidence (RWE) to derive meaningful outcomes data. Exhibits strategic thinking, problem-solving abilities, and effective decision-making skills. Proven track record in managing stakeholders effectively. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong presentation and organizational skills. Fluent in spoken and written English (additional language proficiency may be required for specific country-focused roles).
- Experience working with regulatory bodies and HTA bodies across Europe relating to HEOR and Medical Affairs Understanding of France or other European HEOR / HTA processes Experience with HEOR in Epidemiology, Health Policy, and clinical research design