Payer Analytics Lead, Innovative Value Strategies
Gaithersburg, MD
Job Description

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives everyday. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.

AstraZeneca recognizes that many health-care systems face challenges managing rapidly increasing healthcare costs while trying to improve patient outcomes. For this reason, AstraZeneca are strengthening capabilities and creating new roles within the organization that can work with external stakeholders to develop innovative access solutions which can move pharmaceutical pricing from volume-based to value-based. Astrazeneca is committed to develop Innovative Value Strategies (IVS) to provide more flexibility in reimbursement and funding decisions and ensuring access to our innovative treatments.

The Payer Analytics Lead, Innovative Value Strategies (IVS), is an integral member of their respective Market Access and Pricing team. In this role, you are primarily accountable for developing global clinical and health-care outcome constructs needed to implement outcomes-based agreements with payers. As such, you will demonstrate not only outstanding methodological and scientific skills but also strategic thinking and innovative approaches to adapt to a quickly changing payer landscape as well as the development of exciting new science and technologies.

We are looking for Payer Analytics Leads for each of our therapeutic areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular Renal Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory. Roles are available across are 3 hub locations: Gaithersburg, MD; Cambridge, UK; Gothenburg, Sweden. We are seeking candidates with an in-depth, expert technical knowledge and tactical experience of TA specific clinical and health-care outcomes, health economics and payer evidence (including analytic techniques and tools such as clinical trial design and analyses, systematic literature reviews, comparative effectiveness/indirect comparisons, health economic modelling and large datasets), and its application to pharmaceutical development throughout the development process.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Core member of a Global IVS Working Group, which includes global cross-functional members and representation from key markets
  • Evaluating clinical and health-care outcome construct options, and working with Clinical Development and Medical Affairs colleagues to gain alignment on constructs
  • Identify and develop opportunities/risk evaluations of clinical and health-care outcome constructs, and delivering mitigation plans that support markets implementing IVS Frameworks
  • Work closely with Health Economics & Payer Evidence Leads/Directors to ensure consistent use of clinical and health-care outcomes across both outcome-based agreements and health-economics models and deliverables
  • Develop a brand-specific and/or disease area clinical and health-care outcome construct module, which in collaboration with Financial Analyst, IVS will be integrated into a Global IVS Frameworks Module
  • Drive the required payer insights and research to ensure robust and validated constructs
  • Communicate project issues and progress effectively and in a timely manner to all stakeholders
  • As required by the business, ensure effective budget planning and secure resources to IVS Frameworks
  • Support key markets in negotiations with reimbursement authorities

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical science, business, quantitative disciplines or economics.
  • Formal post graduate degree in health economics or a related quantitative discipline, or substantial work experience in the discipline.
  • Experience developing Outcomes-based Agreements
  • In-depth expert knowledge and technical capability in health economics and payer evidence needs - clinical modelling, evidence synthesis and other analytical techniques required to support payer needs.
  • Relevant drug development and/or commercialization experience within the pharmaceutical/medical industry
  • Demonstratable robust understanding of health technology assessment methods and processes
  • Able to apply knowledge and understanding of payer analytic techniques in appropriate circumstances (including evidence synthesis, economic/clinical outcomes, and modelling), taking into account their relative strengths and limitations
  • Ability to incorporates the needs of key marketing companies into analytics to ensure optimised use of global materials at the country level.

Desirable Requirements

  • Payer launch experience at a local or global level.

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type Full-time