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Director, Outcomes Research, New Product Planning
West Medford, Massachusetts
Permanent (Full time)
Title: Director, Outcomes Research, NPP
Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Director, Outcomes Research NPP in our Lexington, MA office.
The Director, Outcomes Research (OR) NPP is a research position with the primary purpose of developing and executing health economics and outcomes research for Takeda products from early development into the launch timeframe. The position is part of the US Medical Office and the Director will identify and implement best practices, design and execute outcomes research to generate real world evidence for assets across multiple therapeutic areas and multiple timepoints of development. The Director will specifically:
Lead and contribute to the overall . OR strategy work streams for a select portion of pipeline products as it relates to real-world evidence generation, health economic modeling, value communication, observational research, pragmatic real-world evidence trials, and field tool development, etc. to a high standard and business impact. Participate in the development and implementation of a New Product Planning evidence generation playbook which would provide direction on US Medical engagement across the pipeline development timeframe.
Work very closely with the NPP Medical Directors and medical teams to understand overall medical strategies and build research/evidence plans that fit within internal cross functional NPP, Market Access, and external stakeholder needs
Collaborate with global partners within Global Evidence & Outcomes, Global Health Economics to understand their work and contribute US HEOR related insights into their global activities
Lead, conduct and deliver methodologically robust yet feasible studies for priority . HEOR evidence needs that are not covered by global work
This position will take the HEOR/ real-world research from concept to publication. This position will oversee, contribute, and manage study quality, resources, project plan, budgets, vendors and editing scientific content.
Work closely with Data Science/OR team to conduct exploratory analyses and design potential concepts/tools/initiatives for collaboration with key regionally and nationally based managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit management, government payers and other organized customer groups
This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key projects and activities to facilitate career progression, these responsibilities include some of the following...
Works closely with the Senior Director HEOR NPP, NPP Medical Director and cross functionally with US Medical Unit team members, US Business Unit NPP, Market Access and Channel function, and franchise marketing/brand teams to facilitate in-depth scientific HEOR knowledge, product value, and strategy development.
Support productive collaborative relationships with global teams (Global Medical Affairs, Global Evidence and Outcomes, Global Health Economics), voice US specific needs within development path and determine appropriate US specific activities
Responsible for developing, executing, and publishing outcomes research following Takeda policies and in cooperation with the US Medical Affairs Team.
Manage, lead and conduct relevant research activities which may include, but not be limited to:
- Longitudinal retrospective studies of existing databases to assess patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and associated clinical, economic and/or patient-reported outcomes
- Longitudinal prospective observational, pragmatic clinical trials, and/or patient registries evaluating clinical, patient-centered, and/or economic endpoints;
- Retrospective or prospective evaluations of disease natural history and treatment patterns, including drug utilization and adherence; Cross-sectional surveys of patients, caregivers, health care providers/practitioners, and/or payers;
- Assessments exploring the burden of illness, patient preference studies and/or comparative effectiveness;
- Models of cost-effectiveness and budget impact; indirect treatment comparison models and methodologies
Maintain a high level of knowledge with regards to the scientific, clinical and commercial developments in multiple therapeutic areas as well as a robust understanding of pharmacy management/medical policy trends/techniques used by payers to make informed decisions about payer strategy and OR plans and tactics
Attend and actively participate in relevant outcomes-related sessions at scientific and professional meetings. Creates and communicates outcomes-related sessions at scientific and professional meetings that are of strategic interest to Takeda.
Attend and participate in relevant HEOR, outcomes research, pricing, comparative effectiveness, policy and value meetings or symposia that are of strategic interest to Takeda (., ISPOR, ICER, AMCP etc.) and create reports and communicate reports from these meetings.
Track and report on changes in the healthcare environment that are of relevance to Takeda
Consistently completes all required training, activity documentation, knowledge management systems, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities as required by SOPs and guidelines.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
The qualified candidate will have a doctoral degree in a health sciences related field such as a PharmD, MD or PhD, with a thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare environment, and outcomes research.
The qualified candidate will be an experienced health economics, health services, and/or outcomes research scientist, with a strong, proven track record of generating evidence to support market access for pharmaceuticals.
Eight years post-doctoral healthcare experience in the pharmaceutical, managed care, or consulting industries with a primary focus on health economics and outcomes research, and an emphasis on Market Access (public or private payers).
Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, project management, timely decision-making and results orientation in meeting business objectives.
Ability to understand regulatory and HTA/payer challenges for Takeda products; and to critically review data and assimilate strategies that take such environments into consideration is required.
Excels at leveraging professional relationships with regionally and nationally based managed care organizations and thought leaders in the areas of pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research and other areas of mutual interest by aligning thought leader expertise with Takeda needs.
Possesses superior communication skills, both oral and written, and able to engender trust and respect of peers, subordinates and superiors.
Proven business and analytical skills and an in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical business practices that impact commercialized and development of compounds. Demonstrates expert awareness and the ability to understand, interpret and make recommendations concerning the evolving US health care marketplace.
Self-confident, possesses a strong work ethic, has exceptional organization skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office application including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
MBA, MPH, MHA or other business training will be considered if degree is specific to health economics or outcomes research, with appropriate clinical background and years of experience.
Health Economic or similar training (., MS, PhD), fellowship, and/or background in outcomes research.
Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (. computers, phones, etc.). Carrying, handling and reaching for objects.
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time while traveling.
Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips and some weekend commitments. Some international travel may be required.
Requires approximately 20% travel, including some overnight and weekend commitments
- Lexington, MA
- This job posting excludes CO applicants
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
- 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
- Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
- Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
- Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
- Community Outreach Programs
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