In consideration of our expanding pipeline and an increasingly complex market access environment, Vertex is expanding its field-based US Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) team.
The Field HEOR Regional Associate Directors will be an integral part of the US cross-functional team, working in close collaboration with the Payer Account Team, Field Reimbursement Managers, State Public Affairs Regional Directors, and Medical Science Liaisons to provide a seamless customer experience in exchanging impactful and timely HEOR value communication. They also generate key customer insights that shape our market access and HEOR strategy. In this exciting time of growth, we are seeking creative and inclusive individuals with enterprise-wide thinking who embrace a fast-paced, dynamic environment to join our team at Vertex.
- Lead external HEOR communication directly with US payers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders to articulate the value of Vertex medicines across all disease areas
- Generate key customer insights, including evolving payer trends, and liaise with the HQ-based team to inform the HEOR evidence generation and communication strategy
- Identify and liaise on opportunities for collaborative HEOR research with payers and integrated delivery networks
- Demonstrate a high level of business acumen, leadership & customer focus and retain the ability to perform independently with minimal supervision
- Partner with HQ-based HEOR team to provide input & guidance into US payer-related strategies and tactics including development of field resources (e.g., slide presentations, budget-impact models, etc)
- Contribute to cultivating a strong, collaborative, and inclusive team culture within both HEOR and the broader cross-functional matrix teams
Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively across cross-functional teams
- Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and communication skills
- Expertise in US market access environment across commercial and government payers
- Refined proficiency in outcomes research, economic evaluation of healthcare, HEOR study/model methodology, statistics, data reporting and real-world data/evidence
- Experience and knowledge in rare disease conditions preferred
- Ability to appropriately access and handle business information in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and / or Vertex policies
- Ability to travel (including overnight trips) at least 50% of the time
Education and Experience:
- Advanced Graduate degree (Masters and above) in HEOR or related disciplines (e.g., MPH) is required
- Clinical degree (e.g., PharmD, MD)) is preferred
- At least 5 years of equivalent experience, in the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry, engaging with US payer accounts (national, regional, state Medicaid)
Pay Range $179,000 min – $268,000 max USD annually
The range provided is based on what we believe is a reasonable estimate for the base salary pay range for this job at the time of posting. This role is eligible for an annual bonus and annual equity awards. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. Actual base salary pay will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.
At Vertex, our Total Rewards offerings also include inclusive market-leading benefits to meet our employees wherever they are in their career, financial, family and wellbeing journey while providing flexibility and resources to support their growth and aspirations. From medical, dental and vision benefits to generous paid time off (including a week-long company shutdown in the Summer and the Winter), educational assistance programs including student loan repayment, a generous commuting subsidy, matching charitable donations, 401(k) and so much more.
Vertex currently operates at the forefront of rare disease scientific innovation and has successfully developed and commercialized multiple breakthrough medicines for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research and development programs focused on addressing the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases including hemoglobinopathies, Type 1 diabetes, APOL-1 Mediated Kidney Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Pain, and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD).
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.
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