Associate Director/Director, HEOR EndoMetabolics

Lake County, IL, US
Jan 09, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Associate Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) leads the development and execution of projects for on-market and/or pipeline development assets, acting as project decision maker responsible for coordinating the successful development and execution of the HEOR projects for these products. Project execution involves day to day management of project deliverables and time-lines for project executed internally and those outsourced.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • The Associate Director designs, conducts, oversees and analyzes projects within a product area as well as communicates the findings to internal (Executive Leadership, Area VPs, GMs etc.) and external (e.g., HTAs/Payers, patient (advocacy groups) and KOLs etc.) audiences
  • NDP Development - directs, develops, organizes, and implements the HEOR plans with concurrence of functional management to allow the development of each NDP to proceed expeditiously and smoothly toward registration, PR&A and market launch in compliance with national and international governmental regulations
  • Directs the execution of specific studies within worldwide HEOR development plans of the NDPs. Provides product leadership to HEOR strategic direction for consistent with business goals established in conjunction with the appropriate TA TEC
  • In the post-marketing setting, this position is responsible for developing and executing product life-cycle and labeling strategies in collaboration with scientific and commercial team members. He/she is responsible for the scientific and communication excellence of all data elements agreed to by the matrix team
  • Ensures project plan integrates and aligns with the product strategic plans from matrix teams as well as commercial interests. Provides updates on execution of plans to product as well as functional management, owns, then shares project execution decisions. In the development of product strategic plans he/she liaises with other members of the product team to generate innovative ideas and create buy-in to strategies


  • Masters or PhD in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco)epidemiology or any other related field with 3 years of relevant experience. MD or PharmD combined with an MS in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco)epidemiology or any other related, with at least 5 years of relevant experience); Research experience strongly recommended; within pharmaceutical industry preferred. Preferred: PhD in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco)epidemiology or any other related field with 3 years of relevant experience. Clinical research experience strongly recommended; within pharmaceutical industry preferred. Experience leading complex products and/or clinical development in support of pipeline development and on-market product
  • Typically 3+ years of clinical development experience in the pharmaceutical industry, CRO, academia or other health-related consulting company plus having expert knowledge in a relevant therapeutic specialty
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment. Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • The Associate Director must perform at times in previously uncharted territory with few, if any, established guidelines or procedures. At other times, exceedingly complex governmental rules and regulations must be followed. For problems surrounded by complex rules and regulations, the Associate Director must be able to direct compliance knowledgeably and expeditiously.
  • Must be able to develop creative and effective solutions to inter- and intra-project priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems which may impact project or group goals and deliverables across multiple programs.
  • High goal-orientation with the ability to see solutions rather than problems as projects encounter the inevitable ups and downs associated with new drug development or on-market product support.
  • Extensive knowledge of the global regulatory, HTA and PR&A landscape, as well as understanding of other development-related functions as they relate to all phases of drug development.
  • Skills to perform the dual roles of leading a cross functional team and managing scientific personnel in clinical research. Must be able to interact successfully with Senior Management globally (Executive staff, Area VPs, GMs etc.) and act as the HEOR project/group champion and spokesperson. Additionally must be a self- starter and have a strong desire to see projects achieve commercial success

Key Stakeholders

HEOR leadership
Cross functional partners through matrix teams

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