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Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research

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Basking Ridge, NJ
Company Profile: 

Ipsen US, comprised of Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and Ipsen Bioscience, Inc., is driven by a passion to improve the lives of patients. A search for innovative solutions to disabling conditions is at the heart of everything we do. We are inspired to find effective therapeutic options to treat diseases, relieve suffering, and bring value to the community.

Ipsen US and its research and development team are part of an innovation-driven international specialty pharmaceutical group (the Ipsen Group), with global headquarters in Paris and US headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ (commercial/marketing), and Massachusetts (research and development). The global company markets more than 20 drugs and employs nearly 4,600 people around the world.
We aim to be among the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world in growth and profitability. We want to be respected above all for our strategic model, our success, and our commitment to patients.

Ipsen US thrives on teamwork and collaboration, and we encourage our employees to innovate.
A vital part of our company culture is our close tie with our corporate headquarters in Paris, a tie that provides our employees with a rich global perspective and a broadened awareness of international cultures and business practices.
Ipsen US encourages employees to share best practices. We reward team players, and we facilitate and foster collaboration within our staff. Every person on our staff is important to us, and their ideas and insights are critical to our success. We are driven by accountability to customers and patients, and we strive for operational excellence and innovation.

At Ipsen US, we focus our resources, investments, and energy on finding new therapeutic options for endocrine, neurologic, and oncologic diseases.

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to develop and execute HEOR research strategies and tactics in support of a compound(s) or therapeutic area, to conduct research and create HEOR tools that answer key research questions or external stakeholder questions, and to evaluate and communicate compound value. The Director, HEOR will work to ensure scientific rigor in the design, execution and dissemination of outcomes research studies (both clinical and observational studies) and also lead the effective communication of results to external audiences. This position will also lead the operational aspects of US HEOR including coordinating field HEOR needs. Reporting to the head of HEOR, the Director, HEOR will also work cross-functionally to ensure that HEOR plans are aligned across the organization. Key business partners will be the US medical affairs team, US commercial, US value and access teams and global HEOR and market access colleagues. This HEOR position has accountability for a therapeutic area, directly partnering and collaborating with the franchise.

Essential Functions:

1. The Director, HEOR, will conduct feasibility for potential outcomes research studies for priority HEOR evidence needs, design methodologically rigorous HEOR studies and projects, in collaboration with internal and external researchers. S/he will take the HEOR research from concept to publication. S/He will manage study quality, resources, project plan, vendors and writing/editing scientific content.
2. The Director, HEOR to support the Sr. Director, HEOR in building processes for HEOR (such as strategic planning, HEOR quality checklists, core evidence tables and evidence gaps, internal HEOR training, HEOR information sharing policies) to help build HEOR functional excellence to meet the current and future needs of the US and Canadian teams
3. S/He will help support development and refinement of AMCP dossiers, budget impact models, and value communication tools. Incumbent will present budget impact models and other health economics and outcomes research materials in response to customer requests for information.
4. S/He will conduct or lead database analyses using secondary data sources such as healthcare claims or publicly available datasets for HEOR projects
5. S/He will help track budgets and timelines.


Skills & Requirements

Reporting Relationships:

The Director, HEOR will report to the Senior Director, HEOR for the US and Canada, and be part of the Medical Affairs team, North America.

Scope Measures:

The Director, HEOR, designs and executes health economics and outcomes research projects and works independently in the HEOR activities in support of a compound(s) or specific therapeutic area. For the assigned area, S/he will manage study quality, resources, project plan and vendors and also lead customer-facing presentations when HEOR information is requested. S/he will lead operational aspects for the HEOR team, including coordinating field HEOR needs and requests, and support building HEOR functional excellence in terms of processes, policies, internal training and awareness. S/he will represent the HEOR function on internal medical and legal review committees.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

• A minimum of an advanced degree (MS, MPH, MBA) in Public Health, Health Services Research, Economics, Epidemiology, Health Policy or a related disciple is required.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in Health Economics and Outcomes Research is required, between 5-7 years is ideal.
• Experience leading a cross-functional team or initiative is required to demonstrate leading without authority
• A strong understanding of the US healthcare systems, policies and context is preferred.
• Presenting HEOR data to external audiences, field HEOR and/or US Market Access experience, and drug launch experience would be a big plus.
• Clinical background is a plus (PharmD, BSN, MD).
• Expertise in the healthcare industry, clinical knowledge or practice across multiple therapeutic areas, technical expertise in data analysis or statistics is required.
• SAS programming experience and experience working with large databases is a plus
• Demonstrated expertise in health services research, health economics, retrospective observational research from inception to publication is required.
• Strong communication skills (both oral and written) and project management skills and vendor management is required
• Willingness to travel (approx. 20%), domestically in the US.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

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