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Basel, Switzerland.

Global Access is focused on delivering sustainable, replicable and scalable global strategies, policies and solutions. Our work aims to support the Pharma Vision and enables affiliates to drive patient access locally while maximizing the value for society, ecosystems and business. We are operating in a highly networked and agile model with stable chapters and a variety of flexible squads and work product teams and across disease areas, functions and geographies. 

EU  HTA (Submission) Lead:

As one of the  EU HTA Leads in the Global Access Evidence Chapter you will work with colleagues across the global organization (other Global Access Chapters, development, medical affairs, commercial) and local EU market access representatives to develop brand level EU HTA strategies and evidence packages supporting decisions which determine access to Roche’s innovative offerings. Your bandwidth will span from the Early Development stages until post licensing stages. 

You will support the design of pivotal trials and evidence packages, identify access evidence gaps, develop risk mitigation strategies and support trade off decisions to ensure a solid basis for successful EU HTA and reimbursement decisions in Europe. 

You actively engage externally to shape the EU HTA Ecosystem including the application of novel methodologies used to support EU HTA outcomes as well as subsequent payer decisions in the 27 EU markets and lead the relationship with the new EU HTA stakeholders for JCA matters.

As EU HTA comes with new external customers, requirements, frameworks and processes you will act as a pioneer in the organization and support shaping Roche`s internal approach while consistently building in learnings and assure knowledge management and transfer to enable continuous growth in this new field.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Develop brand level EU HTA Strategies in partnership with Access Strategy Leads 
  • Support strategic brand level trade off decisions grounded in external EU HTA JSC / payer advice to enable necessary adaptation of pivotal trial design and complementary evidence plans (CDP/IEP)
  • Lead cross functional EU HTA teams for JCA and ensure timely and high quality JCA submission dossiers
  • Work in close partnership with Regulatory to enable aligned Approval and HTA strategies 
  • Ensure close and consistent collaboration with EU affiliates to ensure relevant country input and insights are included in early to late drug development and seamless uptake of the JCA report into accelerated national reimbursement and pricing decisions
  • Represent Roche in EU HTA related external activities 
  • Shape internal processes, procedures and approaches according to the emerging EU HTA environment to ensure Roche`s continuous readiness and success in all EU HTA related activities including knowledge management, education and learning loop

Who you are

You believe that success comes from a growth mindset, a focus on customer needs and cultivating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to develop and grow.

Your leadership is focused on being a Visionary, Architect, Coach and Catalyst by empowering and uplifting those who work with you to maximize business impact.

You have exceptional communication and influencing skills to ensure successful  interactions with internal and external stakeholders and decision makers. You bring a high level of proficiency in negotiations and similar settings. You have established and sustainable relationships with internal as well as external Stakeholders and have a high capability to quickly build and expand internal and external stakeholder networks.

You bring a strong strategic and commercial mindset at the appropriate seniority level.

Your skills and experience:

  • Masters or Doctoral level degree in a relevant discipline (MD, PharmD, PhD or MSc in health economics, epidemiology, public health, biostatistic, statistics or life science disciplines) 
  • 7 or more years’ pharmaceutical industry experience preferably in an EU country, regional or global access related function or an HTA / reimbursement agency
  • Extensive  understanding of HTA (EU / national / overall), incl. regulatory bodies, process, pathways, payer needs etc. and its impact on evidence generation and local reimbursement and price decisions
  • Hands on experience with leading a national European Health Technology Assessment Submission Strategy and operationalization;  past EUnetHTA Joint Action productions (e.g. REAs, Early Dialogues) beneficial
  • Track record in leading cross functional teams in a matrix environment across local/regional/global organizational levels
  • Previous experience in evaluating and synthesizing data from multiple sources to inform reimbursement/access strategies and tactics to support market access decision making preferred
  • Previous expertise in conducting network meta-analyses (NMA) and/or the application of evolving methodologies in health economic modeling preferred
  • Track record of research publications and other research outputs of high quality is beneficial

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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