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Associate Director, International HTA Strategy - Oncology

Mettawa, IL
Start date
Jun 6, 2024

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

Advances in scientific and technological research are opening up new, promising treatments for previously difficult to treat diseases, increasing the demand on already constrained healthcare budgets. The challenging economic and political environment is leading Health Technology Assessment (HTA) agencies and payers to demand better outcomes at lower cost to overall health system.

To succeed in this environment, we (AbbVie) need to fully understand market value drivers, identify the evidence required for Pricing, Reimbursement and Access (PRA), and work with the evidence generating functions to ensure that evidence generated will support successful HTA outcome and PRA negotiations.

The International HTA Strategy team was established torealize the full value of our assets by strategically informing drug development, evidence generation and HTA submissions, aligned with HTA/payer needs. The primary goals of the function are to ensure HTA evidence requirements are considered early in the development of Abbvie assets and a robust and aligned HTA strategy across the organization in order to ensure the successful launch of Abbvie assets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop HTA insights collaborating with key affiliates to understand Access Evidence requirements for specific diseases and assets
  • Supports early affiliate engagement (Early Touchpoint process) on behalf of IMAP to help inform (registrational) clinical develop programs
  • Consult HTA decision Databases, develop HTA /payer engagement plans and gather insights from early scientific advice from HTA agencies and other external experts
  • Internal stakeholders include: International Market Access and Pricing; Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research; Affiliates; Areas; R&D Commercial; Medical and Regulatory; Governance bodies
  • Support the development of global Payer evidence deliverables, working in close collaboration with global colleagues and external vendors
  • Support to areas/affiliates on local HTA submissions by providing strategic guidance and coordinating across evidence generation functions at global level (Medical Affairs, HEOR and Clinical Development) to answer questions from HTA agencies

  • The candidate must have at least 5 years of experience preferably in a variety of international market access/HTA related areas (includingmarket access, managed care marketing, health economics, HTA, clinical development, biostatistics, or Medical Affairs)
  • Bachelors degree with a preference for candidates with an advanced degree in health economics, life sciences, health service, or related discipline (MSc, PhD)
  • An understanding of pricing and reimbursement processes for at least one key HTA market
  • Understanding of health economic and evidence synthesis concepts
  • Experience working within Oncologyareas is a plus
  • Skilled in developing strategy to secure positive recommendations from influential HTA bodies
  • Experience of developing reimbursement submissions
  • Experience and strong ability in working collaboratively across matrix functions
  • Strong project management capability with adherence to strict timelines
  • Skilled in translating complex concepts into simple language
  • Experience of identifying and addressing evidence gaps relevant to demonstrating CE
  • Ability to work collaboratively across matrix functions

Key Behaviors

  • Inspires and motivates others toward a shared purpose
  • Influences colleagues to achieve cross-functional alignment
  • Deals comfortably with risk and ambiguity, changing course when needed.
  • Makes timely, high-quality decisions with less than perfect information.
  • Sets clear strategies and robust implementation plans.
  • Has ability to understand complex problems and translate into simple ideas and solutions
  • Acts respectfully yet courageously; says what needs to be said
  • Communicates openly and honestly with all colleagues
  • Connects unrelated concepts, generates original or unique ideas
  • Persistent and resilient finds the way to move good ideas forward

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state orlocal law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Companybelieves ingood faith it will pay for this role at the timeof this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, andwemay ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in thefuture.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligibleemployees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentiveprograms.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentiveprograms

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus,commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form ofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole andabsolutediscretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent withapplicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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