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Global HEVA Business Partner - Multiple Myeloma

date posted 01/19/2023
contract type Full time
job id R2676986
location Bridgewater, NJ;

Job Title: HEVA (Health Economics & Value Assessment) Business Partner -Multiple Myeloma

Location: Cambridge, MA, hybrid

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Our Team:

Sanofi Specialty Care has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases, multiple sclerosis and onco-immunology, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Sanofi Specialty Care’s portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent ground-breaking and life-saving advances in medicine. Sanofi Specialty Care employees benefit from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients.

Sanofi’s Oncology franchise has a diverse and fast-growing portfolio. This includes late-stage launching candidates in multiple myeloma and lung cancer as well as several promising compounds in the pipeline targeting hematologic malignancies and solid tumors alike. Sarclisa is approved for relapsed refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) and is currently being explored in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients.  HEVA’s mission is to conduct, communicate, and translate evidence to demonstrate the value of Sanofi’s products and support optimal access and treatment outcomes for patients.  The oncology HEVA team is responsible for designing and fulfilling evidence generation plans that meet the strategic goals of oncology portfolio.

The HEOR/HEVA business partner in this position will support Sarclisa upcoming global launches and pipeline indications in collaboration with the cross functional teams.

Main Responsibilities:

This role will be responsible for development of Health Economic and Outcomes Research (HEOR) strategy and execution of relevant tactics to support the value proposition of Sarclisa for multiple myeloma indications. The incumbent will interface with market access, Clinical, Medical Affairs, and commercial teams including Global and US. The role is accountable for the planning, design, implementation, and completion of innovative evidence-based research programs that are consistent with program/product strategies. The research programs will provide appropriate evidence and/or tools to be used for internal decision making and for external audiences at product launch and over product life cycle. 

  • This role will be responsible for the design and execution of Health Economic and Outcomes Research (HEOR) research in the forms of economic modeling, database analysis, observational research, Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) development and validation, systematic literature review, evidence synthesis, value dossier development and other types of HEOR research, and provide trial design recommendations.

  • This role will set the HEOR evidence generation priorities and plan for the assigned oncology indications in life cycle or under development and incorporate them into broader Sanofi planning documents such as the integrated evidence generation plan (IEGP).

  • This role will operate as part of a multi-functional global Brand team and development team that is responsible for designing clinical research programs to meet the evidentiary standards of regulators, health technology assessment (HTA) organizations, reimbursement authorities, third-party payers and other organizations that review evidence relevant to Sanofi medicines.

  • This role will serve as a subject matter expert to provide input in various commercial, medical, market access teams, and strategy development

  • This role is expected to demonstrate effective communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.  The incumbent is expected to work independently, but in concert with the direction provided by their management, in accordance with defined functional policies and precedents, budgetary guidelines, company values, ethics and applicable law.

Key Stakeholders:

Internal:

  • Market Access & Pricing, Global, US and x-US affiliates

  • Cross functional Brand team

  • Medical Affairs - GBUs, affiliates, HEVA RW Evidence and Analytics, Clinical Outcomes Generation

  • Commercial team

  • R&D – Global project teams and Clinical Affairs, Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) and Health Value Translation (HVT)

  • Public Affairs, Communications

  • Regulatory Affairs, Compliance and Legal

External:

  • Payers/Reimbursement Authorities

  • Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)

  • Health Technology Assessment (HTAs) and other review bodies

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely design and execution of the HEVA plan

  • Demonstrated contributions to product success

  • Development and execution of strategies that address data gaps and customer needs

  • Expertise recognized within the function

  • Develops and maintains peer relationships to establish HEVA as an expert in HEOR.

  • Anticipates communication needs to cross-functional audiences and pre-empts issues with timely and effective action

  • Established track record of scientific and/or methods publications in peer-reviewed journals 

  • Compliance with all relevant internal SOPs and external laws and regulations.

About you:

  • Advanced degree (PhD, MD, MS, MPH, or PharmD) in a scientific discipline

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of combined experience in health economics, outcomes research, or a related field

  • Demonstrated experience in applying various HEOR methods to specific research projects and have supported global launches.

  • Previous experience in oncology

  • Proficiency in principles of evidence-based medicine and clinical research methodology, economic modeling, and COAs.

  • Understands, creates, and applies relevant methods (e.g., observational data, post hoc analysis of clinical trials, meta-analysis, indirect comparison, etc..) to demonstrate product value potential

  • Provided recommendations to clinical development programs aimed at ensuring differentiation for payer value demonstration

  • Has experience in translating Target Value Propositions and access strategies into evidence hypotheses, requirements and generation plans addressing payer/provider/health system unmet needs

  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals

  • Knowledge of global HTA processes and guidelines, experience with HTA submissions preferred

  • Knowledge of US payers and guidelines, experience with US submissions preferred

  • Strong ability to partner with colleagues from other (i.e. non-HEOR) functional areas

  • Demonstrated understanding disease physiopathology, drug mechanism of action, clinical development principles, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical programming COA development, systemic literature reviews, and network meta-analyses

Skills & Competencies:

  • English fluent, both written and oral

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including presentation skills. Significant experience making presentations to senior management is strongly desired

  • Understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of the pharmaceutical industry, demonstrated integrity on work-related compliance considerations and solid ethics

  • Entrepreneurial and team spirit and ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems

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