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Executive Director, Early Development HEOR Strategy

Sage Therapeutics
Working from Home
Start date
Aug 14, 2022

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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General Scope and Summary 

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for an important role as the Executive Director, Early Development HEOR Strategy. Reporting to the Vice President, HEOR & Value Demonstration, the Executive Director has primary responsibility to support the development of global strategies to demonstrate and communicate the clinical and economic value of Sage medicines and pipeline products in development through a team of HEOR subject matter experts including strategic evidence and COA support teams. The individual will work closely with Clinical Development, Data Sciences Market Access, Medical Affairs, and Field HEOR to ensure optimal collaboration, and appropriate rigor in the design and execution of HEOR strategies and studies.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee development and revision of Integrated Evidence Generation Plans (IEGP) and Value Propositions through Value Access Teams (VAT).

  •  Remain current on global HTA trends and leads early scientific advice through VAT when needed

  • Key deliverables from this leader and  team

  • Lead a portfolio of asset-specific HEOR and epidemiology strategies to deliver on time and within budget.

  • Prioritize and routinely reevaluate HEOR and epidemiology priorities to meet internal stakeholder needs and timelines.

  • Provide strategic recommendations to clinical development protocols to ensure product differentiation. and value demonstration within the context of portfolio considerations.

  • Manage, develop and mentor a high performing global HEOR and Epidemiology team that effectively implements an HEOR strategy that is integrated and aligned with clinical development and commercialization plans.

  • Ensure the deliverables from HEOR met the quality and expectation of the functional head and methods employed are sufficiently robust.

  • Identify HEOR technical skill gaps and develop appropriate remediation steps for team.

  • Develop and manage department budget.

  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and ensure continuous and consistent communication with key internal partners on HEOR and epi projects.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.  Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations.  Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 12 years of HEOR experience in the pharmaceutical industry with advanced degree in epidemiology, health economics, or related discipline (MS, MPH, PharmD, PhD).

  • Must possess a broad network with the health economic academic community and HTA community.


Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of the health care systems in the US and globally.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of products and be able to prioritize programs of work to align with stakeholder needs and timelines.

  • Seen by external peers as a subject matter expert in a core technical HEOR skill (eg PRO development, health service research methods).

  • Demonstrated leadership skills; proven track record of on-time delivery and results

  • Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes.

  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution oriented.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Embrace our core values.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

  • Ability to travel approximately 20% time.

Employment Type:Employee

Number of Openings:1

Job ID:R001380

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All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief.  Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligation and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee. Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.


Sage is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies with the potential to transform the lives of people with debilitating disorders of the brain. We are pursuing new pathways with the goal of improving brain health, and our depression, neurology and neuropsychiatry franchise programs aim to change how brain disorders are thought about and treated. Our mission is to make medicines that matter so people can get better, sooner.

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