Mar 05, 2023

Job Description

Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With a strong medicines pipeline our current transformation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

Launch HEOR Associate Directors will partner across GDD, TAs, MAP, Regions and priority countries to support development and implementation of impactful and winning HEOR, IEP and access-relevant evidence generation strategies and tactics such that enable priority countries to secure broad and rapid access, reimbursement, and adoption for priority pre-launch and launch stage IM brands, enhanced healthcare system value proposition and better patient outcomes, and that support new commercial models.

Launch HEOR Associate Directors will support development and delivery of all aspects of the HEOR strategy and execution for priority assets from FDP through launch and post-launch until handover to IBBI. This role will specifically focus on pre-launch and Launch assets residing within International TA teams. With International TAs, early HEOR Associate Directors will co-develop HEOR strategies and tactics with specific focus on priority countries (US, CN, DE, JP), major HTA architypes (e.g., UK/CAN) and Budget Impact archetypes (e.g. Italy and/or Spain) needs and feasibility. They will work in close partnership, collaborate and influence strategic TAs cross-functional teams, GPTs, R&D teams in NIBR & GDD, Region and priority Country teams to maximize patient outcomes and access and healthcare system value for early IM assets.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support the development and delivery of winning HEOR strategy and tactics, with high quality and on-time availability, including outcomes research and other relevant access and healthcare systems evidence and HEOR deliverables (incl. Global Value Dossier, Cost-effectiveness Models, Budget Impact Models, evidence synthesis, PCO or PRO strategy, access-enabling studies, etc.)
• Help to ensure that payer and healthcare needs are reflected into Phase 3b/4, RWE and integrated evidence plans to meet the needs of external experts and institutions involved in reimbursement, pricing, access and healthcare systems decisions.
• Collaborate across divisions and functions to help ensure effective integration of HEOR and payer evidence deliverables (global value dossiers, cost effectiveness and budget impact models) into integrated product strategies, to enable and support in-country reimbursement submissions / negotiations
• Partner closely with Regional and Country teams to help design and oversee rollout of global HEOR and payer-evidence strategies and to support local launch preparations and activities concerning access, HEOR, HTA and payer interactions, to achieve reimbursement and other positive funding recommendations and optimal access.
• Support interactions with payers and relevant customer groups in priority countries, gathering of Country-level insights and feedback, integration into winning HEOR and payer strategies and tactics, incorporating HEOR perspective in overarching cross-functional product strategies and tactics
• Help to establish and maintain relationships with key economic modelling, outcomes research and HEOR talent and leaders in the field, both outside and inside the company; Stay abreast of external developments, trends and other dynamics that affect the HEOR and HTA domain and competitive position of Novartis assets; share learnings and facilitate hands-on utilization of HEOR deliverables throughout the broader organization.
• Support Head of Early HEOR, as well as Head of HEOR & PCO in external engagement (with HTA bodies, policy makers, regulatory agencies, HEOR scientific groups) to shape the HTA environment, the HEOR field and informs the organization on opportunities and risks.
• Embrace change, help implement the new ways of working from Transforming for Growth, develop and improve improved ways of working with a focus on flexibility and efficiency.

The role can be based in either Switzerland and/or USA.
Our selection process will prioritize associates whose roles may be changing or may be impacted as a result of the Transforming for Growth reorganization.

For US based candidates:
The ideal location for this role is East Hanover, NJ but remote work may be possible (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. If associate is remote, all home office expenses and any travel/lodging to specific East Hanover, NJ for periodic live meetings will be at the employee’s expense. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager. This position will require 20% travel.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• 5+ years of experience at pharmaceutical or life-sciences consulting companies with at least 3 years in HEOR, RWE, market access or other relevant role
• Advanced Degree; preferably Ph.D., M.D., MBA, RPh or equivalent
• Subject matter expertise in HEOR or RWE, or Market Access or another relevant field
• Valued for customer-centric mindset and passion for delivering value to payers / health systems. Understanding of payer/HTA evidence requirements and decision-making dynamic cross countries/regions. Preferably: experience in interacting with HTA external stakeholders and active external network with HEOR, RWE and health policy OLs
• Impact-oriented, enterprise and agile mindset with proven track record of fostering innovation, ability to lead in agile organisation, and strong process/project management skills
• Highly preferred: operational experience in product launch in priority countries (US, China, Japan, Germany or other Top 10 markets), or at Global or above-country level or HEOR consulting firm
• Experience working in global or above-country multidisciplinary product teams. Preferred: a track record in driving implementation of large-scale projects in an agile way; influencing across multiple countries and cross-functional teams; mobilizing, motivating, and coaching country teams in the implementation of global cross-functional launch strategies and tactics
• Preferred: knowledge of research methodology and statistical methods in the field of data analysis, and considerable experience collaborating with quantitative scientists and analysts


Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse
teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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