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National Lead, Health Outcomes Value and Access

Atlanta, GA, US.

To help us meet our ambitions and provide the best solutions to patients, UCB is currently seeking a talented individual as a National Lead, Health Outcomes Value and Access to join our US Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) strategy team. This individual will lead both medical and HEOR engagements at key payer accounts including national/priority regional health plans and PBMs, their subsidiaries and key strategic partners and stakeholders. This role will be field-based but will be expected to work in close partnership with internal HEOR and access strategy leads to ensure strategic alignment of HEOR strategies.

The National Lead, HOVA, will be responsible for developing and implementing account-specific HEOR and Medical strategies to enhance payers’ understanding of UCB’s value proposition in improving health outcomes for patients living with severe chronic diseases. This lead, in partnership with National Account Directors and their teams, will be an instrumental liaison in strengthening and building key national account relationships and ensuring the continuity of HEOR and Medical support and innovation across UCB’s entire portfolio. 

This lead will play a key role in the support and execution of product-related and population health engagements with national payers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders to achieve optimal understanding of relevant HEOR data related to UCB products and disease state.

As part of the UCB US HEOR team, the colleague will be responsible for working closely with access strategy leads to generate impactful insights that will inform HEOR needs. This individual will also be expected to partner with respective cross-functional colleagues in each patient value unit to ensure alignment with HEOR, Medical, and access strategy.

  • Lead the development and execution of HEOR and Medical engagement strategies with National and key Regional Accounts
  • Contribute to the development and execution of HEOR strategies with therapeutic area access and HEOR strategy leads
  • Lead strategic HEOR and Medical engagements with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment of therapeutic area HEOR plans with patient value and access needs
  • Leverage HEOR methodologies and expertise in electronic medical records, administrative claims databases, and/or registries to support value-based contracting concepts
  • Develop and manage customer engagement and relationships within targeted accounts.  This includes identifying individuals involved in HEOR, outcomes, value assessments, RWE data generation, quality, IT, AI and other key functions relevant to HEOR
  • Assess clinical and economic data gaps at key national accounts and collaborate with internal stakeholders to provide insight into HEOR needs
  • Support the creation of relevant HEOR resources to effectively engage external stakeholders
  • Provide HEOR strategic support in innovation and partnership opportunities including RWE collaborations and value-based contracting efforts
  • Establish, foster, and grow relationships with key decision-makers and influencers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD, PharmD or PhD (in a related field) with a strong track record of strategic account planning, management, and execution
  • Proven ability to grow and foster key relationships in payer accounts to enhance insights needed to align internal HEOR strategies for continued alignment with healthcare trends and success 
  • Minimum of 5+ years in the field engaging with US payers
  • Established track record of effective oral presentation within healthcare settings including presentations to C-Suite executives across medical and commercial
  • Strong understanding of the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape and demonstrated ability to generate actionable insight to enhance and execute internal HEOR strategies
  • Strong understanding of cost-effectiveness modeling and HTA methods to engage in payer and policy discussions with proficiency and confidence
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with key decision-makers and influencers in the US health ecosystem
  • Industry experience in chronic inflammatory disease or neurology preferred
  • Ability to critically assess and analyze clinical and HEOR data gaps and provide relevant medical solutions 
  • Knows how to lead complex initiatives and work collaboratively across the organization
  • Excellent skills in professional interactions 
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and is easily understood in written materials and presentations   
  • Experience working cross functionally with global partners to enhance collaboration with evolving HEOR and HTA trends
  • Experience in presenting to internal executive teams and stakeholders to align on strategy development, resource allocation, progress toward goal, and evaluation of results and effectiveness 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of an HEOR Fellowship or relevant experience (i.e. education in public health, epidemiology, applied health economics)
  • 7+ years prior experience in managed care, ideally with large regional or national accounts
  • 10+ years pharmaceutical industry or relevant experience
  • Publications (abstracts, posters, manuscript) demonstrating proficiency in HEOR study design and execution 
  • Demonstrated success in HEOR partnerships (i.e. RWE collaborations)

You are generally required to have been in your current position for at least six months before becoming eligible to apply for internal job opportunities. Furthermore, you must be in good standing to apply for open positions. That is, you may not be on any type of written disciplinary process such as Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), warning, final warning, or Compliance warning letters within the past year (12 months).

At UCB, we leverage our passion by making a difference for people living with severe diseases. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation and enhance patient outcomes. 

Make your mark for patients. 

We’re here because we want to build the future and transform patients’ lives for the better. 

At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That’s why we’re looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences – not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.

An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?

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