Strategy Director, Global Health Outcomes - Respiratory
GlaxoSmithKline - Research Triangle Park, NC

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Basic qualifications:
• Degree, MPH, MSc, MA, PharmD, PhD or MD equivalent
• Broad experience in health economics, outcomes research and/or pricing, reimbursement and market access (R&MA)
• Extensive pharmaceutical industry experience with marketed and/or pipeline products
• Proven track record of developing and implementing R&MA and HO Strategies for health care technologies
• Global (ie R&D) experience required
• Personal characteristics include excellent leadership skills, strong matrix, interpersonal and influencing skills, customer focus, strategic thinking and strong decision making skills.
Preferred qualifications:
• Significant experience in health outcomes including health economics, observational studies, prospective studies, patient reported outcomes (PROs)
• Global understanding of and/or experience with R&MA and evidence requirements for market access and health technology assessment (HTA)
• Significant experience translating payer insights into evidence strategies for successful product development and launch preparation
• Strong understanding of drug development as well as commercial and pricing
• Experience in engagement with HTAs/Payer bodies
• Experience in Respiratory therapy area
• Drug development and strong commercial/pricing understanding or experience
Over many years the respiratory portfolio has been the backbone of GSK’s success in developing and marketing pharmaceuticals. It is imperative that GSK plans early and effectively to develop evidence that demonstrates the value of our development products that is compelling to payers, so that we can achieve optimal reimbursement and ultimately, benefits for patients.
This role will offer the incumbent the responsibility for steering the HO reimbursement and access strategy for respiratory assets in early discovery through to full development, to develop and implement evidence generation plans for payers and provide oversight for constituent studies through to Phase III and launch. This is a high profile role within GSK and offers excellent opportunities for the right candidate to demonstrate their effectiveness and develop their own capabilities.
• Lead the development, management, and implementation of formative R&MA strategies for compounds in discovery and development phase
• Lead the development, management and implementation of Health Outcomes (HO) evidence generation strategies and deliverables, including health economic and patient reported outcome measures (PROs) to support the reimbursement, regulatory and business objectives during discovery and development
• Contribute to R&MA and HO assessments for disease area strategies and business development/in-licensing activities
• Ensure that health outcomes deliverables are of high scientific quality, meeting internal and external quality standards
• Provide oversight of worldwide health outcomes evidence generation activities for products in development, to achieve strategic alignment across the regions as well as clinical and medical project teams
• Demonstrate an ability to share best practices within the HO matrix
• Lead a network of HO individuals at asset and therapy area level between central group and regions to ensure high quality, coordinated health outcomes strategy for evidence generation across the central R&D and regional groups
• Work in partnership with matrix bodies in Respiratory therapy area (Therapy Area Business Units, Discovery Performance Units, Franchise Regions, Commercial, Medical and US Brand Teams) to ensure integration of R&MA strategy and HO studies/data to support internal decision making regarding overall portfolio and during product development and commercialization
• Develop a strong understanding of health care systems globally, including associated health care policy, and develop relationships with external HTA agencies and payer decision makers to garner insights to influence drug development regarding R&MA strategies and HO evidence generation
• Ensure that Respiratory therapy area matrix bodies are educated regarding payer and HTA needs and are thereby receptive to the evidence generation requirements for R&MA during product development and commercialization
• Represent GHO on global and/or regional GSK initiatives
• Represent GHO on global and regional external professional, scientific, and industry committees and forums
• Contribute to broader organizational developments within GSK through participation in specific projects and work at a departmental level and beyond
• Lead and implement formative R&MA strategies and HO evidence generation strategy to support assets in Respiratory therapy area
• Coordinate effective interface with regional outcomes and market access teams to ensure that there is a strong R&MA strategy from an early stage and also that HO evidence generation will meet the needs of payers
• Translate payer insights into evidence generation strategy to address payer needs for reimbursement
• Educate and influence relevant stakeholders regarding policy and R&MA environmental issues impacting on Respiratory therapy area
• Support business development/in-licensing activities to provide HO and HE perspective for reimbursement, regulatory and commercial success
• Ensure compliance with GSK governance requirements for reporting of GHO studies, to include posting to the Clinical Trials Registry and inclusion in FDA annual reports
• Manage budget for asset support and commissioned studies
• Assure quality of deliverables, including review and sign off of project specifications, protocols, data analysis plans, final study reports, abstracts, posters and manuscripts and adherence to SOPs
• Global business knowledge, including global R&MA and HO knowledge
• Strong matrix, interpersonal and influence skills
• Customer focus
• Strategic thinking ability and strong decision making skills
• Leadership
• Tactical application of HO research and information at the therapy/product level
• Drug development and strong commercial/pricing understanding or experience
Closing date for applications: 21 March 2013
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