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Associate Director, Global HEOR

Daiichi Sankyo

This is a Contract position in Bernards, NJ posted March 30, 2020.

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years & Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise & a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo & its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation & a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension & thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research & development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart & kidney diseases, & other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

Implement global HEOR strategies to support market access and reimbursement for assigned products in specified therapeutic area(s) under the guidance of the franchise lead. Lead the research projects to generate HEOR evidence and provide strategic inputs to support phase I-III product development, aligned with cross-functional partners including R&D, Global Marketing, Global Medical Affairs, Global Market Access & Pricing, Regional Market Access and HEOR team. Manage external vendors to execute HEOR studies and contribute to optimal pricing, reimbursement and market access.


Provision of HEOR strategic direction to project teams under the guidance from the franchise lead

  • Provide HEOR inputs to Global Project Teams (GPTs) and Global Brand Teams (GBTs) and provide recommendations on such aspects as appropriate comparators, target patient populations, clinical and economic end-points and patient-reported outcomes (PROs), ensuring the payer perspective is incorporated in the assigned clinical development programs and the evidence needed to support optimal market access is addressed.
  • Contribute HEOR sections to target product profiles (TPPs), product development plans, clinical development plans, and commercialization plans and other critical documents.
  • Interface with R&D, contribute to go-no-go decisions, incorporate effective HEOR strategies at each stage gate of the clinical development plan, integrating payer evidence into regulatory submissions

Under the guidance of leadership, development of value propositions and execution and reporting of HEOR studies with the appropriate guidance from the franchise lead

  • Develop deep understanding of disease area, knowledge of the global evidence requirements, HEOR policy and technical advancements
  • Lead the development of global value propositions that differentiate the assigned products for health policy decision-makers, government & commercial payers, consumers and other stakeholders and identify the supporting evidence requirements, aligned with the GPTs, GBTs, Regional HEOR and Market Access functions.
  • Support the plan and conduct HEOR studies such as early economic models, burden of illness studies and the development and validation of patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments and lead the preparation of global value dossiers which present the product value propositions and the supporting evidence, aligned with the product development strategies and endorsed by the GPTs, GBTs, Regional HEOR and market access, to realize an optimal value demonstration of the products.
  • Support global HEOR advisory boards with appropriate guidance of leadership

HEOR scientific publications & communications

  • Implement HEOR communications (e.g. manuscripts, scientific forum presentations, slide kits, symposia), in collaboration with multi-functional teams, to build the peer reviewed published evidence supporting the value propositions for assigned products.

Vendor management

  • Effectively manage the entire process for projects outsourced to external consultancies and contractors, ensuring delivery according to key milestones, budget and to agreed and expected quality.

Internal Collaboration

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal global/ regional functional peers and cross functional colleagues/ teams, share knowledge and provide input on global HEOR needs, to enhance effective functioning of the DS matrix structure as well as contributing to meet program objectives and global HEOR goals.
  • Effectively communicate and train Regional & Local Market Access/HEOR Affiliates on Global HEOR related data, tools, models
  • Provide support to Regional and Local Market Access Affiliates HTA/dossier submission needs and model adaptations
  • Provide effective product launch support to the Regional and local Market Access Affiliates

External Collaboration

  • Lead and/or contribute to Daiichi Sankyo meetings with external bodies such as regulatory and health technology assessment agencies to seek external input on HEOR evidence generation strategies and plans for assigned products.
  • Develop productive relationship with HEOR thought leaders and researchers
  • Ensure compliance with law requirements.

Knowledge of HEOR scientific methods and health policy environment

  • Maintain and continue to enhance knowledge about HEOR methods and the evolving public health policy and reimbursement environment in major (USA, Europe and Japan) and other pertinent markets.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • MS degree required. Doctorate preferred in related HEOR discipline including Economics, Public Health, Health Care, or Health Services.
  • 4+ years of overall pharmaceutical experience. Experienced in supporting pricing and reimbursement negotiations with payers. 2+ years of relevant HEOR industry experience. Oncology/Hematology experience preferred
  • Proficient HEOR technical skills, including modeling (cost-effectiveness and budget impact), patient-reported outcomes analyses, and conducting real-world outcomes studies.
  • Strong understanding of payers/HTAs globally, including US/EU/Japan/ASCA, including coverage and reimbursement, value drivers, formulary management, health technologies assessment and health policy.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical product development and/or commercialization.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Associate Director, Global HEOR

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Market Access & Pricing

New Jersey