Associate Director Health Economics
Zurich, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.

Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an Associate Director Health Economics in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company.

To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do.

We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


  • Developing Health-Economics models for vaccines in conjunction with external vendors
  • Create global value dossiers for dengue vaccine and other vaccines in development, in conjunction with external vendors
  • Support LOC HTA Submissions and payer negotiations
  • Support evidence generation activities for HTA submission.

  • Outcomes driven project management of key global Health Economic deliverablesStrategically drive the development of core health economic resources Global Value Dossier,) ensuring they meet local market access and HTA needsEffectively manage external consultants including RFP, selection, execution of contracts, budget management and active strategic guidance of the projects acting as the primary liaison for alignment of Takeda internal strategy and external project deliveryDemonstrate leadership of cross functional team and ability to drive resolutions in the cross functional review of the Global Value DossierDefine and communicate timelines with proactive mitigation of challenges via timely escalationAnticipate challenges and proactively enact solutions as necessary
  • Technically sound health economic, statistical and evidence appraisal skills to lead : Critical appraisal of clinical evidence for Value Proposition and HE modelling as well as HE model structure, inputs parameters, sensitivity analysesFinalization of the HE model and ensuring it meets both internal commercial goals and external payer requirements.
  • Development of complementary evidence to support HTA submissions with meta-analyses, ITC, MTC, RWE studies in collaboration with Medical Affairs, Epidemiology and other relevant functions.

  • Training of LOCs and collaboration on health economic projects :
  • Lead LOC training on material to support HTA submissions
  • Actively building and maintain knowledge of health economics challenges in the LOC markets
  • Frequent communication
  • Providing methodological and technical support
  • Actively seek opportunities to liaise and partner with members of global cross-functional teamsStrong focus on evidence generation in particular projects that may relate to effectiveness studies and potential reimbursement conditional approvalEnsure health economic projects are strategically aligned with other functionsBe a strong voice, helping to steer cross functional work to align on how best to support cost-effectiveness / access hurdles.
  • Externally focused mindset on building advocacy and awareness via publications
  • Role involves management of a number of publications related to country specific cost-effectiveness results and broader publication on the value of vaccines’
  • Strategic and big picture mindset required to stage publications in consideration of the evolving payer landscape.
  • Strategic mindset actively seeking to create solutions to health economic challenges by :
  • Identifying challenges and researching potential solutions
  • Lateral mindset unafraid to challenge the status quo and propose alternative approaches
  • Anticipate future trends in the Health Economics fieldMonitor changes in the external environment and develops innovative ways of capturing the full economic value of vaccinesActively participate in Health Economic Networks / Peer groups / ISPOR etc.

  • MSc / PhD in Health Economics / Epidemiology / Statistics.
  • Proven track record and significant experience of delivering HTA submissions and health economic models within a consultancy or pharmaceutical company
  • Proven ability for strategic thinking and working across the business to define, generate and deliver health economics strategy.
  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills with the ability to influence and challenge without line management authority.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience. Strong enthusiasm with a drive to succeed and the ability to work independently
  • Project management skills with ability to work on numerous projects in parallel
  • Display solid ethics.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Excellent understanding of vaccines and dengue in particular.
  • Experience with HTA submission and access hurdles in Latin America and Asia Pacific
  • Experience with WHO and PAHO review
  • Motivated by demonstrating the full value of vaccines and shaping health economic movement on how better to address current hurdles.
  • Opportunity to publish and participate in associated networks.


  • Domestic or international travel will be required, approx. 20% of the time.

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs
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