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Global Oncology Health Economics and Outcomes Research Leader (Senior Director)

date posted 08/05/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2623593
location Bridgewater, NJ;

Purpose of Role:

To support Oncology  portfolio to plan and generate robust evidence to maximize the value propositions from both a global and US perspectives  working within the market access team. This position reports to the Global Oncology HEOR Head and leading the lung and breast cancer franchise HEOR teams.

Major Activities / Key Responsibilities:

Health Economics strategy, evidence generation and reimbursement support:

Oversee and guide development of quality research projects, economic models, trial design recommendations and other activities in support of programs/products . The incumbent interfaces with Clinical, Medical Affairs and business partners including Marketing, External Affairs and Market Access. He/she is accountable for the overseeing a team working on product launches and post launch evidence generation activities.  The incumbent will also lead planning, design, implementation and completion of innovative evidence based research programs that are consistent with program/product strategies. The research programs developed 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.  

Minimum requirements within this job function: (Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned).

  • Develops strategies and provides new ideas and concepts on how to move the program, product or therapeutic franchise forward

  • Manage the HEVA evidence generation strategy

  • Manage team budgets and execution of ongoing studies according to budget and timeline expectations

  • Identify new HEVA evidence generation opportunities to maximize lifecycle management

  • Assist countries in developing or adapting health economic models and other materials for reimbursement, payer objection handling and other purposes

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal stakeholders including North American Medical Affairs, European Medical Affairs, Sanofi Emerging Market regional teams, and Established Products.

  • Sets strategic evidence generation priorities and direction for assigned responsibilities and is able to incorporate this into appropriate planning documents

  • Takes a leadership role in the development of relationships and continued advocacy with external advisors in appropriate therapeutic areas

  • Develops collaborative research relationships that provide data of value to decision makers. Leverages interactions to identify strategies that will improve the impact of research and build advocates for data

  • Interacts with senior level management providing high level strategies and long term vision of assigned work

  • Implementation of evidence generation tactics consistent with HEVA strategic goals including designing, budgeting, contracting, tracking, reporting, and publication plans

  • Provides input to clinical and medical teams regarding opportunities to execute HEVA strategies within their planned research activities by identifying the appropriate evidence to collect and report

  • Serves as a resource to commercial organization in terms of pricing, positioning and reimbursement of products based on economic evaluations

 All incumbents are 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 Performance Indicators:

  • Demonstrated contributions to product success

  • Development and execution of strategies that address data gaps and customer needs and ensure strategies and tactics anticipate scientific, regulatory and reimbursement/access trends and events that will affect Sanofi’s standing as a valued healthcare partner

  • Expertise recognized within the function, corporation and healthcare field

  • Develops and maintains peer relationships with clinical and economic methods

  • Anticipates communication needs to cross-divisional 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills to translate clinical and economic information and messages into payer evidence strategies.

  • Strong customer focus

  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional team

  • Understanding of the disease environment and the evolution of the market access landscape and implications for the business

  • At least 10 years of experience in HEOR or market access in pharmaceutical industry, CRO or academic experience

  • Global experience is a must; In depth knowledge of global health care systems & needs for health technology assessment and market access is critical

  • Proven track record working successfully in a project/matrix-oriented environment

  • Strategic mindset  and proven innovation/out of the box thinking in evidence generation/value documentation

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand and present complex information in digestible ways for internal (e.g. senior management) and external audiences

  • Strong team spirit, sense of transversally, multicultural awareness and ability to drive matrix teams

  • A broad range of hands-on technical expertise in the core dimensions of Real World Evidence, Economic Modelling, Patient Reported Outcomes and, Evidence Synthesis in a pharmaceutical company is required.

Required Experiences:

  • Experience in supporting launches in Oncology .

  • Experience in management of a HEOR team including objective setting, coaching and performance management desired

  • Understands reimbursement decisions to determine value drivers and how evidence is used in decision making and how it impacts various payers (e.g., providers, patients, health systems)

  • Knowledge of methods and principles of health economics, health technology assessment (HTA) reviews

  • Systematically reviewed available scientific evidence to identify clinical needs of the payer

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

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

  • 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

  • Has created and applied state-of-the-art decision analyses in order to meet payer/provider methodological best practices

  • Understands the risks and opportunities deriving from generating Real World Evidence

  • Ability to understand and respond to multiple internal and external customer demands and manage and handle conflict constructively with limited supervisory support

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

  • Process and project management skills are critical to oversee and sometimes manage a significant volume of projects.

  • Education: Advanced degree (Doctoral or Masters level) in relevant field

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

Languages: English fluent required

Key Interfaces:

  • Internal:

    • External Affairs – Market Access, Public Affairs, Communications

    • Global Market Access, US Market Access, Global Value & Access, Global Pricing and HEVA – headquarters and affiliates

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

    • R&D – Global project teams and Clinical Affairs

    • Regulatory Affairs, Compliance and Legal

  • External:

    • Payers/Reimbursement Authorities

    • KOLs

    • HTAs and other review bodies

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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