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

Posted 01 Feb 2020

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 203036


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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.

Your role:


The Senior Director, GEVD Portfolio Platform Lead, is accountable for the development and execution of global strategic and tactical value plans for the platform in the Therapeutic Area, across a broad range of different indications.


The Senior Director leads a professional and experienced team of GEVD Indication Strategy Directors. 


The Senior Director supervises the platform Value & Access Strategy Teams (VASTs) across indications, which comprise global, regional and local (inclusive of the US) cross-functional professionals with a broad span of levels and roles. The candidate is ultimately accountable for the comparative value strategy across the different indications, all deliverables during product development and launch, and for evidence-based patient access to the innovative health technology across indications and geographies.


The Senior Director co-leads steering committees within external partnerships (for example Pfizer or GSK) and shares accountability for the integrated platform development strategy across indications and geographies. As key strategic liaison his/her role also represents the platform VASTs in the Global Strategy Team (GST), Franchise and Launch Teams. The candidate will co-own market access preparation and execution across functions and geographies.


The GEVD Portfolio Platform Lead directly interacts as a trusted scientific partner with regulatory authorities, health authorities, healthcare decision makers, payers, patient advocacy groups and key thought leaders.


  • Leads the team of GEVD Indication Strategy Directors for the Development Platform.
  • Supervises the platform Value and Access Strategy Teams (VASTs) and is accountable for the development of key deliverables across indications and geographies, including comparative value strategies, evidence development strategies, healthcare authority interaction plans, external stakeholder and expert mapping and collaboration plans, advisory boards, integrated real world evidence plans, patient centered medicines development strategies, scientific publication and communication plans, healthcare economic decision models, Global Master Value Dossiers, HTA & Managed Markets roll out maps, and HTA submission reviews/approvals across geographies.
  • Solves problems around evidence-based comparative value management, value-based decision making and patient access across indications and geographies, with a broad business impact.
  • Oversees sizeable platform budget across indications.
  • Co-leads steering committees within external partnerships
  • Accountable for evidence-based patient access across geographies.
  • Shares accountability for the integrated development strategy of the platform across indications and geographies. Ensures seamless fit of VAST deliverables and timelines with iDP and related decision points.
  • Represents the platform VASTs in the Global Strategy Team (GST), Franchise Team and Launch Team. Co-owns market access preparation and execution across functions and geographies.
  • Oversees collaboration with and beyond (global, regional, local) VAST functions, such as Program Leadership, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Drug Safety, Medical Affairs, Medical Communication, Market Access & Pricing, HEOR, Legal, Governmental Policy, Patient Advocacy, Business Franchise, Global Strategic Insights, Business Development, Commercial.
  • Establishes scientific leadership by developing and publishing evidence in close collaboration with external regulatory, scientific and decision-maker networks. Serves as scientific spokesperson for the platform throughout development and launch and presents on behalf of the GST at relevant scientific congresses or other events.
  • Directly interacts as trusted scientific partner with regulatory authorities, health authorities, healthcare decision makers, payers, patient advocacy groups and key thought leaders.
  • Sets goals for platform VASTs, defines metrics and provides status updates to senior executive leadership while maximizing efficiencies for the business. Impacts performance across VAST functions and is ultimately accountable for related objectives in the Global Strategy Team and Launch Team.
  • Collaborates with other platforms, also in other therapeutic areas to ensure consistent interphase with pan-therapeutic area partners
  • Key partner in business development and due diligence activities.
  • Ensures required capability building and capacity planning.


Who you are:


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 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


Preferred qualifications:


  • Scientific, Medical or Pharmaceutical Doctor, who is additionally graduated in relevant disciplines (health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care economics, outcomes research, public health, etc.)
  • 10+ years of work experience in the conduct of evidence-based comparative value management and healthcare decision making across geographies.
  • Substantial strategic and technical knowledge in HTA and value-based decision making in key healthcare systems, and related program development.
  • Extensive experience of planning and delivering evidence generation strategies; this includes strong experience in research protocol design, execution and publication. Ability to analyze, synthesize, interpret, compare and present or publish medical data and results.
  • Significant experience and external scientific credibility in the respective therapeutic area (Oncology or Immunology/Neurology)
  • Excellent communication skills across functions, hierarchies and geographies. Ability to integrate and present complex comparative scientific data across a variety of internal and external expert and decision-making audiences. Ability to communicate in a precise, reliable, unambiguous and timely manner.
  • Scientific and strategic mindset paired with business acumen. Aptitude in translating strategy into tactics, setting priorities, making decisions and identifying and mitigating risk.
  • Proven ability to work effectively across functions and achieving results in diverse, international matrix organizations. Ability to define problems and seek alternate business solutions based on solid scientific judgement
  • Excellent inter-personal and influencing skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence
  • High standard of ethical and intellectual integrity
  • Excellent knowledge of Scientific Compliance industry practices internationally and in US
  • Willingness to travel as required up to 25%
  • Management experience of direct reports.


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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