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Field Health Outcomes Director - (Field Based, US)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

, DE
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Job Description

Location: Delaware,
United States
Job reference: R-013356

Posted date: Aug. 30, 2017

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Field Health Outcomes Director, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The FieldHealth Outcomes Director (Field-HOD) role is within the Managed Market (MM) function of the United States Medical Affairs (USMA) organization. In this role, you will responsible for leading the execution of relevant field based clinical and health outcomes activities at assigned accounts which may include regional payers, integrated delivery networks, nationally recognized health systems, and other organized customer groups. Additionally, you will be responsible to:

  • Serve as the primary USMA MM point of contact to assigned accounts to convey proactive and reactive clinical and health outcome based information for products across the AZ portfolio to executive decision-makers, external scientific experts (ESEs), and relevant business influencers to inform access and reimbursement decisions
  • Provide leadership and strategic health outcome consultation in a region to support USMA MM National/Regional Clinical Account Directors (N/RCADs) and therapeutic area (TA) MSL teams with the interpretation and communication of real world evidence and health outcomes/economic data and the development of field-based projects, initiatives, and research concepts
  • Build partnerships, evaluate opportunities, coordinate and lead cross-team efforts internally and externally to manage the implementation and execution of customer research activities, population health / quality improvement initiatives, field health outcomes projects, and value-based payment reform strategies
  • Establish strong cross-functional teamwork with TA MSL teams and other USMA headquarter teams to effectively meet customer needs through a coordinated account based approach and to specifically support areas of health outcomes, real-world evidence (RWE), and non-indication seeking research collaborations within those accounts
  • In close collaboration with Market Access, HEOR, and other relevant medical and business functions support the development of novel value based/outcome based risk-share frameworks for various TAs, lead, support and champion concepts and materials for review and approval with internal stakeholders, design and co-author the account implementation guides and other documentation to support key process, lead, and support account based presentations of frameworks to garner understanding and as appropriate contract execution
  • Collaborate with field Sales and Market Access roles to enhance customer relationships, support critical initiatives, and improve patient health by applying practical and actionable expertise from relevant disciplines (e.g. health outcomes research, health economics, health service research, population health, real world evidence, managed markets, and clinical/product/market analysis and knowledge)
  • Work closely with headquarters based teams including HEOR, Core Medical Team Members, and Market Access to develop peer based relationships and bring the payer-related, current and forward looking perspective/insights, inform internal strategies and to fill data gaps and help improve the overall product value proposition, brand plans strategies and tactics
  • Continuously keep well informed and incorporate relevant healthcare trends (e.g. CER, population health, quality measures, value-based reimbursement models) to enhance the Field-HOD role as a resource to internal and external customers
  • Assist and lead developing capabilities for the broader MM MA field organization to strengthen customer relationships through mentorship and training in areas related to health economics and outcomes research
  • Depending on experience, skill alignment, and business needs: Support USMA MM based Medical, Policy and Quality critical activities including attending key policy meetings, summits, and contributing to formal external responses and internal communication


Essential Requirements

  • Advanced scientific or clinical degree (PharmD, PhD, MPH, MD, DO, or MS) or related health science field and a minimum of 7 years of experience, advanced training (e.g. residency, fellowship etc.) and/or documented experience in applying health economic and health outcome principals to field based interactions and market access challenges
  • Excellent knowledge and command of clinical trial design, methodology, observational study designs, health economic principles and the ability to effective apply it within the pharmaceutical industry, payer and IDNs
  • Demonstrated business acumen, with ability to synthesize disparate information and translate into creative outputs, actions and solutions with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including strategic thinking, acting decisively, driving accountability, and working collaboratively to influence and engage internal and external stakeholders to deliver overall business impact
  • Flexibly work across multiple therapeutic areas simultaneously including demonstrating relevant pipeline product competency, and ability to multi-task and manage several account plans and needs, several internal and external deadlines, and internal projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to articulate and defend the full clinical value proposition for assigned brands
  • Able to work independently in a home office environment (without interruptions or significant distractions during normal business hours) with up to 75% travel
  • Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical industries’ regulatory and compliance environment and proven history of operating with ethics and integrity

Desirable Requirements

  • Region:
    All contiguous US locations will be considered however strong preference will be given to the following geographies: West, Southwest, and Northeast
  • At least 5 years of pharmaceutical/biotech/medical device industry relevant experience, including at least 3 years of US Payer, market access and/or account facing managed market experience
  • Preferably have experience in a field medical liaison duties and responsibilities, payer needs, and a working knowledge of advanced IDN accounts and National/Regional accounts
  • Working knowledge of Managed Markets and healthcare trends impacting the healthcare industry, including quality of care, performance measures, value-based reimbursement and payment models, care coordination, and various payer segments (private and public)
  • Prefer prior respiratory, diabetes, or cardiovascular experience and an established network of relationships with external stakeholders
  • Experience conducting studies in a collaborative fashion with US payers/IDNs

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.