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Global HEVA Business Partner – General Medicines

date posted 08/03/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2625264
location Reading, United Kingdom

Global HEVA Business Partner – General Medicines (HEOR/Market Access)

Based Reading, Berkshire

About the Opportunity:

As our Global HEVA Business partner you will be responsible for designing and fulfilling evidence generation plans that meet the strategic goals of one or more of these global franchises.  This role supports HEVA’s mission of conducting, communicating, and translating evidence to demonstrate the value of Sanofi’s products and support optimal access and treatment outcomes for patients.

About the Sanofi Business Unit:

The General Medicines (GEN MED) Business Unit, which includes the Sanofi medicines in the Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Established Products portfolios, and together with Sanofi’s Virtual Healthcare global franchise, collectively treats or supports millions of patients worldwide and accounts for approximately 15 billion euros in annual revenues. 

Key Responsibilities:

Health Economics strategy, evidence generation and reimbursement support:

Deliver 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 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. 

  • 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
  • Execute approved HEVA studies and manage ongoing studies according to budget and timeline expectations
  • Identify new HEVA evidence generation opportunities to maximize lifecycle management
  • Sets strategic evidence generation priorities and direction for assigned responsibilities and is able to incorporate this into appropriate planning documents
  • 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 Medical Affairs, R&D, and Commercial teams
  • 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

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
  • 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

About You

To excel in this role, you will need to have:

  • Advanced degree (PhD, MD, MS, MPH, or PharmD) in a scientific discipline
  • Experience of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • English fluent, both written and oral
  • Experience in HEOR or market access in pharmaceutical industry, CRO or academic experience
  • Global experience is desirable
  • 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 transversality, multicultural awareness and ability to drive matrix teams
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills to translate clinical and economic information and messages into payer evidence strategies
  • Strong customer focus
  • Understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of the pharmaceutical industry, demonstrated integrity on work-related compliance considerations and solid ethics

What Sanofi can offer you:

  • A role where you are instrumental to creating best practice and as the organisation grows, you can too
  • We offer a generous package including flexible benefits, and are committed to helping you have a healthy work-life balance throughout your career with us
  • This is a full-time role and we support flexible working

About Sanofi

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At Sanofi we work across human health from vaccines to rare diseases, and consumer healthcare. This creates opportunities to work across different areas to build a diverse and exciting career. Sanofi has the capabilities and resources to support your aspirations to fulfil your ambitions and be the best you can be.

Our purpose at Sanofi is to work passionately every day to understand and solve healthcare needs of people across the world. Our ambition is by 2025, to be a top 3 innovative, global and diversified human healthcare company. One that embraces transformative technologies and is focused on its area of excellence, which means we’re not there to try to solve everybody’s problems. We want to focus on those areas where we know we are making a difference. 

The values we are live by are teamwork, courage, respect and integrity.

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