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Associate Director, HEOR Strategy - US Oncology

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Jun 2, 2023

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Associate Director is responsible for implementing the HEOR strategy and tactics for a therapeutic area/product in the US market in compliance with standards and policies. They are responsible for engaging with integral cross-functional team members that are part of pipeline commercial, medical and clinical teams to understand critical business objectives and develop, execute & interpret evidence-based strategies and tactics to address these objectives.


This is achieved by establishing and maintaining internal cross-functional collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders, including (1) R&D (Clinical Development/Regulatory/Medical Affairs/Epidemiology) (2) US Market, Area & Global Market Access/Global HTA (3) US, Area & Global Commercial (4) Global Commercial Development (5) Government Affairs. In addition, they will partner with key thought leaders in the field to execute the research.


The Associate Director possesses demonstrated technical knowledge, and strategic expertise in identifying, coordinating & delivering innovative health economics & outcomes evidence generation solutions to (1) optimize treatment decisions (2) support label expansion & enhancement and (3) maximize registration. The role accomplishes this by creating a culture that fosters learning and rewards personal development. 



  1. Lead & conduct timely execution of robust & innovative research aligned to brand strategy.
  2. Works across all HEOR pillars [including Centers of Excellence (COEs) & Geography] to ensure delivery of research.
  3. Actively participates as a subject-matter expert in key cross-functional teams that are part of Pipeline Commercial Model to facilitate alignment and integration of Global HEOR evidence strategies / plans into the broader Integrated Evidence Plans. Must be able to influence strategy and activities in a matrix organization.
  4. Responsible for appropriate allocation of project/asset specific budget & ensuring projects are delivered on time & within budget.
  5. Responsible for communicating results of research and planned pull through of research with key stakeholders across R&D and Commercial
  6. Utilizes outcomes expertise to inform and interface with external regulatory (FDA, EMA) and reimbursement decision makers agencies [. Payers, HTA].
  7. Executes research with key external thought-leaders [e.g., clinical, payer, patient advocacy etc.] and presents/publishes key findings.
  8. Effectively partners with internal stakeholders (HEOR COEs, Medical Access, Medical Account Management, Market Access, Marketing, MUs, Clinical, Medical Affairs etc.) at strategic and tactical levels to generate and disseminate robust HEOR findings to broad set of stakeholders, namely HCPs and payers. Closely partner with Medical Access team to enable and drive payer-centricity in all HEOR research and activities supporting the assets for which he/she is responsible.
  9. Contribute to continuous improvement and development of HEOR function through leadership of functional initiatives and change management. Role model leadership behaviors to promote desired culture.
  10. Assures compliance of HEOR studies with established research standards.


Key Stakeholders:

HEOR Leadership & Cross-functional Team through matrixed organization.



  • Master’s degree/fellowship in health economics or related discipline with at least 5 years of research experience; however, PhD is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience with demonstrated high performance in pharmaceutical industry, CRO, academia or other health related consulting company.
  • 2-3 years of experience in oncology either in pharma or health related consulting
  • Firmly grounded in the scientific fundaments of one or more of the core HEOR specialties (epidemiology, biostatistics, patient reported outcomes, health services research, and health economics)
  • Capable of performing health economics projects from inception through publication and application with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to present complex scientific programs and data clearly to cross-functional audiences and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, problem-solving, conflict management, and collaboration skills working within cross-functional teams
  • Has a strong sense of ethics, compliance, and integrity.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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