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US Health Economics & Value Assessment Business Partner

date posted 04/06/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2584382
location Cambridge, MA;Bridgewater, NJ

POSITION OVERVIEW

US HEVA Business Partner

The General Medicines (GENMEDs) Business Unit, which includes Sanofi medicines in the Diabetes, Cardiovascular, and Established Products portfolios along with Sanofi’s Virtual Healthcare global franchise, collectively treats or supports millions of patients worldwide and accounts for approximately $18 billion in annual revenues.  

The US HEVA Business partner is responsible for designing and fulfilling evidence generation plans that support the strategic goals of these global franchises within the US affiliate.  This role supports HEVA’s US mission of developing, communicating, and translating evidence to demonstrate the value of Sanofi’s products, reinforce optimal US market access and improve treatment outcomes for patients. 

Major Activities / Key Responsibilities

Health Economics strategy, evidence generation and market-access support

Deliver and communicate high quality research results via real-world evidence studies (RWE), economic models, trial design recommendations and other evidence generating activities for the assigned Brands/Franchises. The incumbent interfaces closely with US Medical Affairs and other US business partners including Market Access, Marketing and External Affairs. They are accountable for the planning, design, implementation and completion of innovative evidence-based research programs that are consistent with program/product strategies. The research programs developed, and their corresponding communication / publications plans, will provide appropriate evidence and tools to be used for internal decision making and for external audiences at product launch and over the product life cycle.  

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

  • Develop and manage the HEVA US evidence generation and communication strategy, in alignment with the Global HEVA strategy, according to budget and timeline expectations

  • Responsible for working collaboratively with US matrix partners including Medical Affairs & Market Access to ensure alignment of US HEVA plan with their plans

  • Develop the HEVA US research plan and develop robust health economic, humanistic and other evidence generating studies to fill data gaps and maximize the US focused product value propositions important to patients, physicians, payers and regulatory authorities

  • Utilize evidence generation methods such as burden of illness studies, epidemiology, literature reviews, meta-analysis, retrospective and prospective observational studies, economic analyses, and development and analysis of clinical outcomes assessments (COAs)

  • Develop and implement the US HEVA publication and communication plans including abstracts, posters, manuscripts and other deliverables such as AMCP dossiers and slide decks.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal stakeholders including US Medical Affairs, Market Access and Commercial teams

  • Take a leadership role in the development of relationships, continued advocacy and research collaborations with recognized subject matter experts (SMEs) and key opinion leaders (KOLs) including clinicians and health economists

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

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

  • Review studies conducted by the medical affairs team and provide subject matter guidance with respect to HEVA concepts

  • Manage the administrative aspects of HEVA activities including budgeting, contract review, purchase orders / invoicing, compliance reporting and vendor management

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

  • Train and educate internal teams on the use of HEVA evidence to support value communication of products and support US market access

  • 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 US’s standing as a valued healthcare partner

  • Expertise recognized within the function, corporation and healthcare field

  • 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 Requirements:

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

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

  • English fluent, both written and oral

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

  • At least 3 years of experience in HEOR or market access in the pharmaceutical industry, CRO or academia

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

  • Strong team spirit, sense of cross-functional teamwork, multicultural awareness and ability to drive matrix teams

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

  • Strong customer focus

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

Experience:

  • Experience of publishing in peer-reviewed journals preferred

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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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