Senior Manager, HEOR

Irvine, CA, United States
Jan 23, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Senior Manager works independently while under the supervision of the (Executive) Director to develop and execute outcomes research to demonstrate the value of Allergan's products both globally and for the U.S. market. He/She develops outcomes research plans outlining the strategic approach for generating required evidence and research outputs, which may span multiple product / indications. This research includes: creation of economic models (budget impact and cost effectiveness), conduct of claims analyses and observational research studies / analyses, and the development and validation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures, and analyses of PRO data. In addition, the Senior Manager leads completion of systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and U.S. / Global evidence dossiers. This is accomplished through cross-functional collaboration with internal groups including Clinical Development and Operations; Epidemiology; Regulatory Affairs; Medical Affairs; Commercial; and Global / Regional Pricing and Reimbursement. He/She presents health outcomes research findings internally to Allergan and externally via the peer-reviewed process. In addition, the Senior Manager builds research relationships with key clinical and outcomes thought leaders, resulting in research collaboration.

The employee must conduct their work activities in compliance with all internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements. Internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements, and objectives.

Core Responsibilites:
  • Economic Modeling: develops conceptual framework for economic model and required analysis to populate model; creates and / or manages the creation of the economic model and supporting materials - 20%
  • Strategic Support: manages creation and revisement of Outcomes Research Plan (e.g., strategic imperatives, value messages, research priorities); synthesizes data in the creation of value messages for use in dossiers - 15%
  • Research Design / PRO Development: conducts research gap analysis, drafts / revises protocol synopsis, develops statistical analysis plan; leads development, validation, submission, licensing, and administration of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) / observational studies - 15%
  • Strategy Development and and Alignment: identifies and assesses research gaps and objectives / studies across key partners and therapeutic areas (TAs) to determine appropriate outcomes research strategy, research objectives, studies, and tactical plan; establishes and manages strategy and execution for product / indication Outcomes Research Plan (includes research, dossier, and communication plans) with oversight of the Director; represents Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) on various cross-functional teams (e.g., Clinical Development, Global / Regional Marketing and Global / U.S. payer teams) for multiple product / indications - 15%
  • Execution Leadership: manages strategy and execution for primary / secondary data collection, economic modeling, and PRO research for multiple product / indications; manages and conducts evidence generation and documentation (e.g., gap analysis strategy, model scope and framework, protocol synopsis, study reports, and stakeholder training and communications); participates in Advisory Boards and interfaces with top thought leaders to conduct research - 15%
  • Publications and PRO Process Management: develops and manages publication creation, review / approval, submission and presentation of research in peer-reviewed journals and at medical / methodological congresses; drives translation and quality check of PRO Instrument and Clinical Research Form (CRF) - 10%
  • Technical Advisor: provides support to the department on health outcomes technical specialty areas (e.g., economic modeling techniques to ensure health technology assessments (HTAs) needs are met globally, PRO methods, and understanding regulatory requirements to obtain PROs on labels) - 5%
  • Departmental Initiatives: helps anticipate and lead development of strategies and tactics to support department operational needs - 5%


Base Qualifications:

EDUCATION (one of the following)
  • Master's degree in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) related field and 5+ years of experience conducting HEOR research
  • PharmD, BS Pharmacy, or MD + Master's degree in related field and 2+ years of experience conducting HEOR research
  • Doctoral degree and 2+ years of experience conducting HEOR research

Related fields include: Health Services Research, Health Economics / Economics, Psychometrics, Health Policy, Outcomes Research and Pharmacy Administration


At least 2 years industry related experience in outcomes research with emphasis in two or more of the following areas preferred:
  • Development and / or validation of PRO
  • Analysis of claims databases to assess burden and cost of disease
  • Health economic models to assess the value of medical products
  • People management experience

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.