Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research in Boston, Massachusetts
Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.
This is what you will do:
The Associate Director, Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research (GHEOR) leads the strategic development and execution of health economics and outcomes research strategies to support the worldwide launch and reimbursement of products across a range of disease areas. Through key leadership and partnership across cross-functional teams, the job holder embeds global HEOR strategy into broader disease area and clinical development strategies. This collaboration builds strategies to demonstrate and differentiate the value proposition and corresponding scientific evidence of Alexion products for payers, patients, clinical institutions and other key influencers. The Director, Global HEOR partners with and provides thought leadership to Market Access, Clinical Development and Commercial teams as well as regions and countries.
You will be responsible for:
Utilizes in-depth knowledge of disease area and portfolio strategy in combination with health economics and outcomes research to develop and execute the Global HEOR strategy. Ensures payer relevant endpoints and evidence generation strategies are implemented throughout the product lifecycle. Accountable for the following:
Builds collaborative relationships with cross-functional leaders across Research & Development, Commercial, Market Access organizations to maximize evidence generation efforts to optimize launch and sustained reimbursement throughout the product lifecycle
Partners with the Therapeutic Area (TA) heads to develop TA business strategies and clinical development plans that will provide a competitive advantage to differentiated payer evidence; drives efficient and innovative HEOR study development and study execution and dissemination.
Continually monitors the global marketplace for market access issues, identifies access/demand hurdles and creates plans to demonstrate the value and differentiation of assets within the therapeutic area portfolio
Ensures Alexion maintains external credibility and relationships to validate research findings and communications. Accountable for the following:
Cultivates and maintains relationships with key experts, influencers, and customer segments to foster and maintain Alexion’s credibility to support the value and reimbursement of Alexion products
Delivers presentations on behalf of Alexion at various industry and scientific forums and/or contribute to publications
Maintains the relationship with external agencies and monitors their performance to ensure that performance and deliverables meet business expectations
Contributes to the global HEOR infrastructure to provide direction and guidance to Regional HEOR teams. Accountable for the following:
Develops best practices in HEOR including approaches to areas including research methodologies, study designs, endpoints that provide scientifically sound protocols, policies, tools and outcome impact.
Provides global oversight and guidance to country teams to adapt the global strategies into tactical plans through robust Health Technology Assessment processes to achieve optimal access and sustained reimbursement throughout the product lifecycle
Identify areas for process improvements, economies of scale, and other quality and efficiency measures
You will need to have:
PhD or equivalent combination of education and experience
5+ years prior experience in HEOR or Market Access in the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry
Thorough understanding of the field of Health Technology Assessment at a global level and experience of successful negotiations through the HTA processes
Understanding of the global market access landscape and the US health care environment
Knowledge of the drug development and commercialization process
Recognized as a strong leader with a proven track record of effectively managing, influencing and developing people including those who are not direct reports: demonstrated ability to lead and deliver results in a matrix environment, and solve complex issues that cross multiple stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal skills with a track record of effectiveness as a team player; excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
Excellent project leader who can effectively manage multiple competing priorities to completion
Global mindset and ability to work with multicultural teams
Flexibility and adaptability to internal and external change
We would prefer for you to have:
Experience and knowledge in rare disease conditions
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.
Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact accommodations@Alexion.com. Alexion participates in E-Verify.
As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.
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