AbbVie Associate Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Hematology in Lake County, Illinois

Associate Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Hematology


USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition #1804358

The Associate Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Hematology be responsible for the development, leading and communicating innovative HEOR strategies and tactics to optimize the value proposition of the hematology therapeutic area. The Associate Director provides updates on execution of plans to products as well as functional management and represents HEOR at appropriate hematology leadership meetings. Ensures project plans integrate and align with the product strategic plans from matrix teams to achieve AbbVie’s ambition in oncology.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Leads the development of the strategic plans and studies to support patient access all within a highly matrixed, team environment

  • Communicate study findings to internal (Executive Leadership, Area VPs, GMs etc.) and external (e.g., HTAs/Payers, patient (advocacy groups) and KOLs etc.) audiences

  • Develops and executes HEOR projects including writing RFP, vendor selection, and management including budget

  • Executes HEOR research using internal data sets including writing protocols and statistical analysis plans, defending in protocol review committee, and executing research with analyst to writing final reports or publications

  • Proficient at global economic modeling and generation of strategies and evidence to support global launches within HTA markets, and all markets across the world

  • Partners with development team to determine HEOR strategies including inclusion, analysis and validation of quality of life or patient reported outcomes in development plan

  • Sets the strategic direction of the brand in partnership with the integrated brand teams focusing on the impact of evidence generation to solve complex issues

  • Maintains awareness of regulatory legislation and assesses its impact on business and AbbVie product development programs

  • PhD in Health economics, pharmacoeconomics, health services research, public health or related field with at least 3 years of experience. Will consider MD or PharmD, both with an MS in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco) epidemiology or any other related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Level commensurate with experience - will consider manager level and Director level candidates based on experience

  • Previous experience within the oncology therapeutic area, at least 1 year strongly preferred

  • Extensive knowledge of the regulatory, HTA and PR&A landscape, as well as understanding of other development-related functions as they relate to all phases of drug development and commercialization process

  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and matrix leadership skills required

  • Possess both strategic and tactical skills in executing HEOR

  • Seeking a proven leader within HEOR and the pharmaceutical industry to complete a top performing team in oncology

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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