Associate Director, Global HEOR - Specialty Medicine & Rare Disease -


: $131,430.00 - $199,650.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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About Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise
The mission of Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise is to leverage our world-class, innovative science and push beyond traditional thinking to create meaningful treatments for patients with cancer. We are dedicated to transforming science into value for patients, and this sense of obligation informs everything we do. Anchored by three pillars including our investigational Antibody Drug Conjugate Franchise, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Franchise and Breakthrough Science, we aim to deliver seven distinct new molecular entities over eight years during 2018 to 2025. Our powerful research engines include two laboratories for biologic/immuno-oncology and small molecules in Japan, and Plexxikon Inc., our small molecule structure-guided R&D center in Berkeley, CA.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Global HEOR - Rare Disease & Specialty Medicine will implement global HEOR strategies to support market access and reimbursement for assigned products in breakthrough science and specialty medicine franchise under the guidance of the franchise lead. The Associate Director, Global HEOR will lead the research projects to generate HEOR evidence and provide strategic inputs to support phase I-III product development, aligned with cross-functional partners including R&D, Global Marketing, Global Medical Affairs, Global Market Access & Pricing, Regional Market Access and HEOR team. The Associate Director, Global HEOR will manage external vendors to execute HEOR studies and contribute to optimal pricing, reimbursement and market access.

  • Provision of HEOR strategic direction to project teams under the guidance from the franchise lead
    • Provide HEOR inputs to Global Project Teams (GPTs) and Global Brand Teams (GBTs) and provide recommendations on such aspects as appropriate comparators, target patient populations, clinical and economic end-points and patient-reported outcomes (PROs), ensuring the payer perspective is incorporated in the assigned clinical development programs and the evidence needed to support optimal market access is addressed.
    • Contribute HEOR sections to target product profiles (TPPs), product development plans, clinical development plans, and commercialization plans and other critical documents.
    • Interface with R&D, contribute to go-no-go decisions, incorporate effective HEOR strategies at each stage gate of the clinical development plan, integrating payer evidence into regulatory submissions
  • Under the guidance of leadership, development of value propositions and execution and reporting of HEOR studies with the appropriate guidance from the franchise lead
    • Develop deep understanding of disease area, knowledge of the global evidence requirements, HEOR policy and technical advancements
    • Lead the development of global value propositions that differentiate the assigned products for health policy decision-makers, government & commercial payers, consumers and other stakeholders and identify the supporting evidence requirements, aligned with the GPTs, GBTs, Regional HEOR and Market Access functions.
    • Support the plan and conduct HEOR studies such as early economic models, burden of illness studies and the development and validation of patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments and lead the preparation of global value dossiers which present the product value propositions and the supporting evidence, aligned with the product development strategies and endorsed by the GPTs, GBTs, Regional HEOR and market access, to realize an optimal value demonstration of the products.
    • Support global HEOR advisory boards with appropriate guidance of leadership
  • HEOR scientific publications & communications
    • Implement HEOR communications (e.g. manuscripts, scientific forum presentations, slide kits, symposia), in collaboration with multi-functional teams, to build the peer reviewed published evidence supporting the value propositions for assigned products.
  • Vendor management
    • Effectively manage the entire process for projects outsourced to external consultancies and contractors, ensuring delivery according to key milestones, budget and to agreed and expected quality.
  • Internal Collaboration
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal global/ regional functional peers and cross functional colleagues/ teams, share knowledge and provide input on global HEOR needs, to enhance effective functioning of the DS matrix structure as well as contributing to meet program objectives and global HEOR goals.
    • Effectively communicate and train Regional & Local Market Access/HEOR Affiliates on Global HEOR related data, tools, models
    • Provide support to Regional and Local Market Access Affiliates HTA/dossier submission needs and model adaptations
    • Provide effective product launch support to the Regional and local Market Access Affiliates
  • External Collaboration
    • Lead and/or contribute to Daiichi Sankyo meetings with external bodies such as regulatory and health technology assessment agencies to seek external input on HEOR evidence generation strategies and plans for assigned products.
    • Develop productive relationship with HEOR thought leaders and researchers
    • Ensure compliance with law requirements.
  • Knowledge of HEOR scientific methods and health policy environment
    • Maintain and continue to enhance knowledge about HEOR methods and the evolving public health policy and reimbursement environment in major (USA, Europe and Japan) and other pertinent markets.

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Qualified candidates must have a MS degree from an accredited college or university; Doctorate preferred in related HEOR discipline including Economics, Public Health, Health Care, or Health Services.
  • 4+ years of overall pharmaceutical experience. Experienced in supporting pricing and reimbursement negotiations with payers. 2+ years of relevant HEOR industry experience.
  • Proficient HEOR technical skills, including modeling (cost-effectiveness and budget impact), patient-reported outcomes analyses, and conducting real-world outcomes studies.
  • Strong understanding of payers/HTAs globally, including US/EU/Japan/ASCA, including coverage and reimbursement, value drivers, formulary management, health technologies assessment and health policy.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical product development and/or commercialization.
  • Proficient leadership, influencing, strategic planning and organization, decision making, problem solving skills, financial analytics and assessment skills, manages resources effectively.
  • Effective project management skills. Strong written and verbal communication to effectively convey strategic and technical value and access information/issues to key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates ability to build relationships, collaboration, and teamwork across functions.
  • Sense of urgency and delivery orientation.

Ability to travel up to 5%

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Associate Director, Global HEOR - Specialty Medicine & Rare Disease

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Market Access & Pricing

New Jersey
Associated topics: blood collection, medical lab science, medical laboratory science, sample collection, sterile processing technician, technician, technician i, technician ii, technician iv, toxicology * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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