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Director, Outcomes Research

Merck

Merck

Rahway, NJ, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Under the guidance of a Senior Director, Outcomes Research (OR), the incumbent will have the primary responsibilities for developing the integrated evidence strategy, including HTA/reimbursement and overall Real World evidence strategies, for one or more in-line and/or developmental our company's drugs on a worldwide basis and for planning and implementing Outcomes Research and Real-World evidence programs to meet the value evidence needs of payers, health systems, and clinicians. The role involves interactions with HTA agencies, HTA/reimbursement experts and our Manufacturing Division's country affiliates to obtain in-depth understanding of country-specific HTA/reimbursement needs related to the product and all phases of outcomes research including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, assessment of patient reported outcomes, epidemiological studies and economic modeling. The position encompasses global responsibilities that are aligned with Global Human Health strategies and direct market responsibilities in the U.S. aligned with the U.S. Human Health strategy. The incumbent will contribute to product development and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and developed. The Director will also work closely with Product Development Teams, Franchise Teams, Regional Product Directors, our Manufacturing Division' affiliates, Public Affairs, and Medical Education to ensure OR programs are consistent with marketing strategies in key countries.

This position will focus on Primary Care/ Hospital & Specialty Care/ Primary Care. Specific roles include but are not limited to:

  • Lead one or more Value Teams (VT) and provide leadership in developing the OR strategies and plans for developmental compounds and obtains cross-divisional senior management approval

  • Critically assess drivers and barriers to reimbursement and market access and identify value evidence needs to provide strategic input into clinical and market development programs. Bring strong payer and HTA/reimbursement focus into the Value & Implementation Team(s) and Product Development Team(s)

  • Develop the integrate evidence strategy including HTA/OR strategy and generate evidences for HTA/reimbursement purposes

  • Develop and evaluate health programs leveraging different parts of health care systems that can enhance value and use of our company's products.

  • Implement programs to document the burden and cost of diseases, unmet medical need, patient reported outcomes (PRO) and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the OR planning process and generates data on a worldwide basis to support pricing and reimbursement

  • Develop value evidence deliverables (e.g., global value dossier, AMCP dossier, health economic evaluations) and their adaptation to generate country-specific data supporting pricing and reimbursement

  • Work with our company's Investigator Study Program Committee to evaluate outcomes research study protocols for studies in local markets

  • Support our Manufacturing Division's affiliates to understand local needs, adapt health economic evaluations, customize Outcomes Research documents such as protocols and reimbursement dossier, which includes the development of the worldwide template document including global value dossier and input forms, design of data collection forms for customization to countries, and in collaboration with our Manufacturing Division's affiliates, adaptation of the document according to local requirements

  • Responsible for maintaining awareness of scientific developments within his/her areas of expertise, both in terms of new methodology and new activities to establish communications with key outcomes research scientific leaders

  • Build relationships with health economic and outcomes research experts worldwide

  • Present outcomes research data at international/national congresses and publish articles in scientific journals

Minimum Education required:

Doctoral degree from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics - OR - Master's Degree required from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics

Required experience and skills:

  • 5 years post PhD or 7 years post Master's degree of relevant experience in the areas of health economics, outcomes research, market access, HTA or related field

  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills

  • A track record of scientific presentations and publications

Preferred skills:

Good understanding of HTA/reimbursement and market access needs in key markets

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, long term incentive if applicable, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. A summary of benefits is listed here.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Hybrid

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

n/a

Job Posting End Date:

06/24/2024

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Job Posting End Date:06/24/2024


A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.


Requisition ID:R298493