National Lead HOVA

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Date: May 29, 2019

Location: Field Based, Field Based, US

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

As a member of the US Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) team supporting US Payer Value Strategy, the National Lead, Health Outcomes Value and Access (HOVA) will lead both medical and HEOR engagements at national accounts including national health plans and PBMs, their subsidiaries and key strategic partners and stakeholders. This field-based role will be responsible for developing and implementing account-specific HEOR and Medical strategies to enhance payers’ understanding of UCB’s value proposition in improving health outcomes for patients living with severe chronic diseases. In partnership with National Account Executives (NAE), the HOVA Lead will be instrumental in strengthening and building key national account relationships and ensuring the continuity of HEOR/Medical support and innovation across UCB’s entire portfolio. 

 

The National Lead, HOVA will play a key role in the support and execution of population health engagements with national payers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders to achieve optimal understanding of relevant HEOR data related to UCB products and disease state. As part of the UCB US HEOR team, the colleague will be responsible for working closely with strategic payer leads to generate impactful insights and with respective cross-functional partners in each patient value unit to ensure alignment with HEOR, Medical, and access strategy.

  • Leads the development and execution of HEOR and Medical engagement strategies with National Accounts
  • Leads strategic HEOR and Medical engagements with internal stakeholders including account executives and the broader Payer Value Strategy team
  • Leverages HEOR methodologies and expertise in electronic medical records, administrative claims databases, and/or registries to support value-based contracting concepts
  • Develops and manages customer engagement and relationships within targeted accounts including identifying individuals involved in HEOR, outcomes, value assessments, RWE data generation, quality, IT, AI and other key functions relevant to HEOR
  • Assesses clinical and economic data gaps at key national accounts and collaborate with internal stakeholders to provide insight into HEOR needs
  • Provides HEOR strategic support in innovation and partnership opportunities including RWE collaborations and value-based contracting efforts
  • Establishes and develops relationships with key decision-makers and influencers

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • MD, PharmD or PhD (in a related field) with a strong track record of strategic account planning, management, and execution
  • Proven ability to grow and foster key relationships in national accounts to enhance insights needed to align internal HEOR strategies for continued alignment with healthcare trends and success
  • Minimum of 3 years in the field engaging with US payers including national PBM and MCOs
  • Established track record of effective oral presentation within healthcare settings including presentations to C-Suite executives across medical and commercial
  • Strong understanding of the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape and demonstrated ability to generate actionable insight to enhance internal HEOR strategies
  • Strong understanding of cost-effectiveness modeling and HTA methods to engage in payer and policy discussions with proficiency and confidence
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with key decision-makers and influencers in the US health ecosystem
  • Industry experience in chronic inflammatory disease or neurology preferred
  • Ability to critically assess and analyze clinical and HEOR data gaps and provide relevant medical solutions
  • Knows how to lead complex initiatives and work collaboratively across the organization
  • Excellent skills in professional interactions
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and is easily understood in written materials and presentations   
  • Experience working cross functionally with global partners to enhance collaboration with evolving HEOR and HTA trends
  • Experience in presenting to internal executive teams and stakeholders to align on strategy development, resource allocation, progress toward goal, and evaluation of results and effectiveness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of an HEOR Fellowship or relevant experience (i.e. education in public health, epidemiology, applied health economics)
  • 5+ years prior experience in managed care, ideally with large regional or national accounts
  • 5+ years pharmaceutical industry or relevant experience
  • Publications (abstracts, posters, manuscript) demonstrating proficiency in HEOR study design and execution
  • Demonstrated success in HEOR partnerships (i.e. RWE collaborations)

 

 

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.


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