Director, Global Evidence & Value Development, Strategy Lead, Oncology (HEOR)

Posted 26 Mar 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 185175



A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Director-level role for experienced Relative/Comparative Effectiveness and Health Economics/Outcomes Research Strategy Leader

Your role:

  • For assigned development programs/projects, develop a well-founded understanding of the target indications, target patient segments, real-world treatment algorithms in key markets, Relative Effectiveness Analysis (REA)/Health Technology Assessment (HTA) evidentiary requirements
  • As core GPT member throughout Clinical Development and with the goal of Market Access, define the cross-functional, cross-national Value Demonstration Strategies for HTA/REA in alignment with Franchise Strategies (Marketing / Pricing) for these programs/projects in their indications.
  • Lead/chair project/product-related cross-functional, international Value Strategy Teams (VaSTs)
  • Guide and educate the Global Project (sub)-teams to prepare and meet the EMD Serono REA/HTA decision criteria per DP (inclusive of risk analyses, strategic development options and contingency plans).
  • Ensure the integration of REA/HTA considerations into Target Product Value Profiles, Integrated Development Plans and other R&D Strategy documents, Clinical Trial Protocols, CRFs, SAPs and Clinical Study Reports.
  • Drive/lead the cross-functional processes for consistent REA/HTA advice, HTA agency consultations, and HCP/Payers’ input on their evidentiary requirements to inform and shape product development.
  • Apply the related professional stakeholder management and communication strategies across all involved functions, regions and hierarchical levels.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth proficiency in Health Outcomes Research-, Health Economics- and Real-World Evidence Generation techniques and the ability to combine data from different sources in an innovative and methodologically correct manner to carve out the additional therapeutic value of a new therapy.
  • Build-up, sustain and strengthen internal and external expert networks to ensure the relevance of the generated evidence in the light of changing REA/HTA requirements.
  • Generate additional evidence alongside product development to translate clinical surrogates into quantified differential patient value and relevant market access endpoints. Build/complete all required capabilities. Lead and drive any related studies and analyses (resource utilization-, cost of care- and cross-sectional studies; real world patient chart-, registry- and database analyses; QoL analyses; meta-, mixed treatment- and network-analyses; indirect comparisons; parametric modeling, epidemiological analyses, etc.).
  • Lead/drive the elaboration of HE and Budget Impact Models for 1st-wave core countries in collaboration
  • Deliver the evidence-based REA/HTA value proposition and the Global Master Value dossiers as backbone for National REA/HTA submissions
  • Ensure the publication of study results and their presentation in internal/external working groups, networks, congresses
  • Plan and manage the related budgets

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical or science with 10 plus years of experience, or master’s degree in Health Economics, Public Health, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, or relevant degree with 5 plus years or PhD with 3 plus years of experience
  • Five plus years of practical experience with Value Based Health Care Decision Making / Access, ideally in pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • A strong background combined with hands-on experience in consulting, managed markets, health insurance, payer authority or payer research institute will be considered
  • Powerful conceptual, methodological and analytical skills. Comprehensive mastery of methodologies, as well as the ability to apply such knowledge in a concrete business context to support patient therapy access.
  • Project management skills as well as certain management competencies are of importance in this role. These include organized and structured work habits, as well as the ability to use internal and outsourcing resources effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to define problems and seek alternate solutions based on solid business and scientific judgement. Aptitude in setting priorities, making decisions and identifying and mitigating risk is of necessity, along with a high standard of ethical and intellectual integrity
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
  • Experience in collaborative efforts with external institutions and service providers
  • Oncology experience preferred

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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