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Associate Director, HEOR

Boston, MA, US.

The Associate Director, US Health Economics and Outcomes Research leads the strategic development and execution of health economics and outcomes research to support the United States and the respective reimbursement landscape of Alexion’s products. Through partnership with cross-functional teams, this individual is responsible for HEOR strategies and Real-World Evidence (RWE) generation research that demonstrates the value and corresponding scientific evidence of Alexion products for payers, patients, clinical institutions, and other key decision-makers. The Associate Director, US HEOR partners with and provides thought leadership to Market Access, Commercial teams as well as Medical Affairs.

You will be responsible for:

Utilizes in-depth knowledge of disease area and portfolio strategy in combination with health economics and outcomes research expertise to ensures payer relevant endpoints and evidence generation strategies are implemented throughout product lifecycle.  Accountable for the following:

  • Builds collaborative relationships with cross-functional leaders across Commercial, Market Access & Medical Affairs organizations to maximize evidence generation efforts and sustain product access & reimbursement
  • Partners with Medical Directors in US to develop TA strategies and research plans that offer robust, differentiated payer evidence; efficiently drives innovative HEOR study development, execution, and dissemination.
  • Continually gathers insights from field colleagues to uncover market access issues, identify access/demand hurdles and fulfill evidence gaps.

Ensures Alexion maintains external credibility and relationships to validate research findings and communications. Accountable for the following:

  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with key experts, influencers, and customer segments to foster and maintain Alexion’s credibility to support the value and reimbursement of Alexion products
  • Delivers timely publications and/or research presentations at key scientific meetings on behalf of Alexion
  • Maintains relationship with external agencies and monitors their performance to ensure deliverables meet business expectations

 Contributes to overall US HEOR infrastructure providing direction and guidance to Field HEOR colleagues. Accountable for the following:

  • Ensures the use of HEOR best practices measures, including but not limited to, research methodologies, study designs, policies, tools, and deliverables.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to US HEOR Field team with respect to scientific TA strategy to achieve optimal product access and reimbursement
  • Identify areas for process improvements, economies of scale, and other quality and efficiency measures

You will need to have:

  • PhD or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years prior research experience in HEOR
  • Thorough understanding of RWE generation and the applicability of various US datasets and data collection methods
  • Understanding of the US market access landscape and healthcare environment
  • Knowledge of the drug development and commercialization process
  • Recognized as a strong leader with a proven track record of effectively managing, influencing and developing people including those who are not direct reports: demonstrated ability to lead and deliver results in a matrix environment, and solve complex issues that cross multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a track record of effectiveness as a team player; excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent project leader who can effectively manage multiple competing priorities to completion
  • Global mindset and ability to work with multicultural teams
  • Flexibility and adaptability to internal and external change
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience and knowledge in rare disease conditions

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries.

Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease.

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