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Associate Director, US Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) Oncology Lead

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Job Description

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. You will report to the Head of Global Economics and work collaboratively with the Brand Marketing team. This is a customer-facing position contributing to the successful development and commercialization of new and innovative peri-approval and marketed medicines in the United States (US). This role will sit in the Global Health Economics & US HEOR, part of the Global Patient Value, Policy & Access (PVPA) function but will focus on US HEOR

How you will contribute:
  • Work within a multidisciplinary, matrixed organization, to support the development and creation of US PVA and HEOR strategies to elucidate unmet clinical, economic and patient-centered needs, and value propositions that differentiate Takeda Oncology medicines for payers, policymakers, healthcare providers, consumers and other stakeholders

  • Lead multiple HEOR work streams such as, but not limited to:

    o Retrospective studies of existing databases to assess patient characteristics, treatment patterns including drug utilization and adherence, and associated clinical, economic and/or patient-reported outcomes

    o Cross-sectional surveys of patients, caregivers, health care providers/practitioners, and/or payers

    o Literature reviews and assessments exploring burden of illness and/or comparative efficacy and effectiveness

    o Health economics models (e.g., cost-effectiveness and budget impact)

    o Support submission of Oncology Pathway reviews

    o Support the conceptualization of value-based contract (VBC) options, develop VBC toolkits, and assess their commercial impact and effect on cost-effectiveness and budget impact

  • Promote effective communication of study findings as appropriate, in conference presentations, publications, dossiers and other means, and communicate with relevant internal and external audiences, which may include regulators, health care providers/practitioners, payers, health systems, patients and others

  • In close partnership with the PVA team, identify and support opportunities for collaborative real-world evidence outcomes with, for example, Integrated Distribution Networks (IDNs), Accountable Health Organizations (ACOs), Pathway Organizations and emerging oncology care delivery systems to support Takeda Oncology portfolio from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives

  • Upon request, coordinate and deliver scientific, pharmacoeconomic and disease awareness information as presentations or other forms of scientific exchanges to regionally and nationally based managed care organizations, pharmacy benefits management companies, government payers, health care systems, and other organizations or professionals that are involved with health care policy, disease management/quality improvement, comparative effectiveness, and medication formulary decisions.

  • Develop and manage strong collaborations with HEOR key opinion leaders and contribute to build and strengthen relationships with external customers

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree (Ph.D or PharmD) in Pharmacy, Health Economics, Medicine, Public Health, Health Services Research or related field

  • 6 to 8 years relevant experience in the healthcare industry (e.g., life sciences company, research organization, academic institution or governmental agency) with direct experience in management of applied HEOR research in the multi-disciplinary drug development and commercialization environment and process (involving multiple stakeholders) and interaction with external customers

  • In-depth knowledge of the US healthcare system

  • Direct experience with customer interactions and engagements (e.g., Specialty Pharmacies, pharmacy Group Purchasing Organizations [GPO], Pathway Organizations) developing partnerships and strengthen alliances, assess opportunities for projects and data agreements, and gain valuable industry insights

  • Demonstrated expertise and hands-on experience in applied HEOR (such as, but not limited to, health services evaluation, patient registries, retrospective or prospective observational studies, patient-reported outcomes/health-related quality of life assessment, health economic modeling and analysis [e.g., meta-analysis, indirect treatment comparisons])

  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical and epidemiological information, innovative pricing models, methods of analysis of large databases (e.g., claims data, electronic health records) and the major areas of Outcomes Research (e.g., patient-reported outcomes [PROs])

  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, dossier development, and strategic, customer-focused HEOR materials and tools development is expected

  • Strong ability/desire to work in a highly matrixed organization

  • Influencing skills (one on one and in group setting) – consensus builder with ability to effective drive decision making

  • Strong analytical capabilities and excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to translate technical issues to non-technical experts

  • Previous experience in Oncology

  • Direct payer and customer facing and engagement experience, and experience in product commercialization

  • This position is based in Cambridge, MA

  • 25% to 50% of Domestic travel will be required

  • Some International travel may be required

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$149,100.00 - $234,300.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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