New Health Economics Job Opportunities

I am posting several new positions in EU and the US both industry as well as consultancy on behalf of Simon Rose, please see his contact details below.

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Associate Director Market Access and Pricing Europe - Switzerland

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading, niche Biopharma based at their European HQ. My client is a rapidly expanding and developing their Market Access and Pricing department. This purpose of the role is to focus on all market access issues related to in line brands.

Core Responsibilities:

Identification of payer needs.

Conduct of a gap analysis between payer expectations and what the product can deliver.

Development of a commercial policy for all in line brands at launch & the active management of these policies once products are launched

Collaborate with business planning to monitor pricing and impact across Europe

Collaborate with operational marketing to conduct market research

Skills/Knowledge Required:
Has an established network of KOLs.
Has a solid scientific background allowing to understand the impact of trial design on payer strategies and to challenge clinical development or medical affairs.

Previous Pharma or consultancy experience
Postgraduate degree
Excellent Communication and negotiation skills

Associate Director – Consulting Any EU Location

My client is a large, well respected Global consultancy who are rapidly expanding. As my client is interested in the best talent there is flexibility on location. The ideal candidate will need to have in-depth knowledge in Economic Modelling, Pricing and Reimbursement and Health Economic Evaluation. This role would be good for a manager looking for line management responsibility.

As this is deemed as a Strategic role within the organisation their will be a number of other key responsibilities such as:

Maintain proficiency of skills and knowledge and remain current with industry trends based current literature, application of new technology.

Participate in client engagements and manage project deliverables
Present research findings to industry clients and at professional conferences. Publish research in-peer reviewed literature

Participate in Business Development, Marketing and Sales activities

Knowledge of Clinical Trials
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent Communication and Computer Skills
Ability to lead by example
Previously working in a Matrix structure

European Pricing and Reimbursement Manager for a new start-up company

UK based

My client is one of the fastest growing US pharmaceutical companies with ambitious plans for expansion in to Europe. With an exciting potential blockbuster in the pipeline it is exciting times for this organisation. With being a forward thinking company and knowing there will be Market Access issues this position is on of the first to be created.

The job-holder in this role will drive, manage and support the multiple elements that will need to be constructed and integrated to achieve successful reimbursement in Europe. The over arching objective of this role is to minimize, as far as possible, the delay between obtaining regulatory approval and subsequently ensuring rapid market access to both patients and physicians.

Core responsibilities

Assist in internal pricing discussions and in developing a global pricing strategy
Set up and manage external pricing partnerships and third parties
In partnership with Health Outcomes team, lead development of value messages and value communication tools for payors and reimbursement agencies
Identify key stakeholders for P&R and market access in major EU markets
Determine their specific information needs and requirements to tailor health outcomes data appropriately
Within markets determine the sequence to engage with stakeholders and optimum timings
Produce “master” reimbursement strategy plan for key EU markets
Work with affiliates and country managers to action this plan to deliver success at the local level
Manage external partners to assist in facilitating access and with all “non-technical” P&R needs.

Technical Skills, Competencies & Qualifications

Looking for someone to rise to a unique challenge
Previous experience in healthcare industry with ideally a hospital / orphan / specialised product
Experience in global / regional (EU) market access role or possible local market / affiliate experience and interaction with P&R stakeholders (national, regional, hospital).
Familiar with needs of P&R stakeholders in major EU markets
Strong strategic and analytical thinking - to be able to pull together a pan-European reimbursement plan.
Excellent influencing and relationship building skills.
Fluency in English. Foreign language skills are a plus.

Head of Health Economics and Senior Manager - Home Counties, UK

Our client, the world's largest biotechnology company, discovers and develops important therapeutics which bring meaningful improvement to the lives of people all over the world. Science-based and patient-driven, they aspire to be the best human therapeutics company, building their success on innovation, team work, risk-taking and the pursuit of excellence.

Head of Health Economics

Review of Affiliate’s health economics priorities, allocation of HE resources in line with business strategy
Planning and delivery of health economics policies and activities for the UK and Ireland Affiliate
Act as strong local partner in shaping the expression of product value on global and international matrix teams
Management and continuous improvement of the UK Affiliate health economics processes, aligned with the matrix
Direct and manage HTA submissions to NICE, SMC and AWMSG, and coordination of delivery of constituent components

Senior Manager Health Economics

Design and delivery of HTA models for current and future products
Delivery of NICE, SMC and AWMSG submissions
Training of staff on value proposition elements
Supporting the Affiliate Business Units in the use of HTA data with customers
Management and coordination of external consultants and business partners
Execution of data generation and analysis projects

Head of Health Economics (Europe)
Location: South East England

My Clients is a research-based global pharmaceutical company and one of the global leaders of the industry. They have ambitious growth plans in Europe. Currently they are covering around 60% of the European Healthcare systems and in the next few years expanding to around 85%. This position is based in their European Headquarters

Position Overview

Cost effectiveness of drugs is becoming increasingly important in an environment where healthcare costs are increasing beyond means and an increasing number of drugs in marketed for a limited number of indications. Due to local laws and pricing policies, cost effectiveness analyses are often nationally based, sometimes regionally. As a central coordinating and services department for Europe, this role will be responsible for drafting models for Outcomes Analyses, applying the appropriate disutilities and ensuring sufficient flexibility in the model so that it can be adapted to fit the needs of European Affiliates. The position also supposed to act as an advocate for Health Economics, raising the awareness of (the need for) Health Economics in the organisation,

Competencies (skills, abilities, aptitudes)

Create a compelling vision of Health Economics Function and communicate this sense of purpose effectively internally and external to my clients an ambassador for the function and an educator to organisation.
Plan ahead to support growth and priorities by defining superior competitive strategies for pipeline by positively influencing the life cycle of pipeline and newly marketed products and filling product gaps.
Demonstrate knowledge of European marketplace including the Pharma industry, competitors, customers, HTA and reimbursement agencies together with regulatory agencies.
Appropriately share viewpoints, opinions and advice even when these may be negative or unpopular but in the interest of cost effective management of company assests.

Technical Skills & Qualifications

Advance degree in either - Health Economics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Medical or Statistics. Experience in Clinical research is beneficial.
Experience of interfacing between clinical, regulatory and business groups in the Pharma industry
Accomplishments to include publications in the economic field, acknowledged clinical activities and successful submissions to reimbursement/HTA groups.
Understand how Health Economics can be successfully applied throughout the drug development cycle for a winning pricing and reimbursement strategy.
In depth experience analysing and demonstrating the value of pharmaceutical products using appropriate economic tools and modelling.
Strong technical and scientific knowledge in economics research methodology applied to healthcare.
Operational excellence and exceptional business and financial acumen.

Head of Health Economics for a large European Consultancy
Location – USA or Canada

My client is well reputed, independently owned consultancy looking to expand its business to North America. They are a one stop shop offering a wide range of services and currently working with the majority of the leading Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Company.

This rare opportunity In will support the General Manager in developing a technical department with sufficient skills in decision analytic modelling, health technology appraisals, value dossiers and publishing health economic studies.

Core Responsibilities:
Build, lead and mentor a brand new team
Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Have a strong technical background

Experience / Qualifications:
Relevant postgraduate degree
Previous line responsibilities
Excellent communication both written and verbal
A strong understanding in the US healthcare system

Associate Director or Director of Health Outcomes UK - Berkshire

My client supplies thousands of medical products and services to almost every hospital and Trust in Great Britain. It is diverse company which covers Pharma, Devices and Delivery mostly dealing with critical care.

The position that I am recruiting for is new to the organisation with the objective to develop and implement the Health Economics and Quality of Life strategy for the UK and by:

Making best of the data that they have today through assisting the business to build financial models and business cases that position our current offerings as being of economic benefit as well as clinical benefit.
Working with Government Affairs and Public Policy team and the business to influence Governments, Key Opinion Leaders and Patient associations through the macro-economics advantages of our product and services.
Influencing my Clients Global and Europe to produce UK required data to support the introduction of new and developing technologies and services.
Developing UK pricing and reimbursement strategies for new and developing technologies and services.

Skills and qualifactions

English to business standard – written and spoken
Understanding of Reimbursement Systems in key UK Markets.
Experience in the practice, design and implementation of health economic studies including cost-minimisation, cost-effectiveness, cost utility, cost-benefit and cost-consequence analysis, as well as a solid foundation in the design and application of quality-of-life research and standards of care to pharmaceutical and device reimbursement.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Ability to negotiate and influence senior level Country leadership teams.
The ability to make effective independent decisions within a matrix environment under minimal supervision.
Proficiency with Internet and multiple software applications including Microsoft Office, statistical and decision analysis software.
Demonstrable record of collaborative working, and personal delivery to agreed timelines
Experience of managing external suppliers.
Advance degree in either - Health Economics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Medical or Statistics.
Prior experience with working in or with consultancy agencies, Pharma or Academia.
Clear, decisive and strategic thinker, with the ability to translate strategy into commercial outcomes and actions

Health economist Romania

This is an excellent position for someone looking for career opportunities. You would join a leading pharmaceutical company taking leadership in demonstrating value for our client’s products with a great opportunity to make a significant difference to the life of patients.


-Develop cost-effectiveness and budget impact models
-Design and implement non-interventional retrospective or prospective outcomes studies
-Provide input to medical/clinical study plans to support and optimize HE value propositions
-Develop HE communication in terms of value dossiers, presentations and publications to support market access with key health care decision makers and stake holders

-Liais and coordinate activities with Public Affairs, Medical, Sales and Marketing colleagues in cross-functional brand and value teams

-Reporting to Director

Required Skills

-An academic degree in economics, statistics, epidemiology or related quantitative discipline. Preferrably complemented with a MSc in Health Economics

-1-2 years experience in HE from pharmaceutical industry or consulting
- Project management experience in implementation of HE project and studies with delivery on tight time lines -Strong business orientation and analytical skills with good communication and interpersonal skills and a high level of self-organization and self-motivation

-Fluency in English

Feel free to contact Simon Rose on +44 (0) 207 922 7155 (Direct Line) or email simon.rose@hayspharma.com for more information. If this role does not suit you but you are interested in hearing about other positions Simon has positions across Europe at different levels.

Kind regards,

Simon Rose
Consultant, Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Hays Pharma
t. +44 (0) 20 7922 7155 f. +44 (0) 20 7922 7101 m.+44 (0) 7818 294633
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