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Director, US HEOR, Payer Engagement

United States – RemoteMarket Access & Health EconomicsRegular

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Director, HEOR. This position will provide coverage of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) questions and build relationships with public and private payers, and market access influencers to support patient access. This remote position will entail coordination with the US market access team on payer tool development, HEOR presentations to US payers and providers, answering HEOR-related questions for the US market access team, and study leadership and execution. This position will also be responsible for collecting payer/market access insights and using them to guide the development of HEOR strategies and their tactical execution for the US, collaborating closely with the US and global teams to ensure efficient execution and alignment.


  • Works with the US market access team to facilitate the development of payer tools and communication materials, to communicate HEOR findings into insights that can be understood by a payer audience, to translate payer questions and needs into HEOR research questions, and to answer HEOR-related questions for the US market access team

  • Works closely with the US market access team to educate payers, managed markets, and market access influencers on HEOR concepts important for patient access

  • Engage in sophisticated value conversations with payer decision makers who require expertise in health economics, outcomes research, real-world evidence generation, and value assessment

  • Generates evidence to establish the clinical, economic, and patient centered value propositions related to our cell therapies for the US market

  • Leads and contributes to studies including systematic literature reviews, meta-analysis, indirect treatment comparisons, observational research studies including claims data, PRO studies, cost-effectiveness and budget impact models, and other studies to support evidence generation for value proposition and core value dossier

  • Manages budgets and timelines for vendor activities in support of our evidence generation activities

  • Interfaces with cross-functional partners in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance, and Commercial in the development of US HEOR strategy and evidence generation

  • Represents Kite for HEOR-related activities at external professional, scientific meetings, and forums

  • Collaborates with internal and external experts in the execution of studies and implementation of field-based, customer-focused initiatives (e.g., models, scientific communications, slide kits, formulary/regulatory dossiers)

  • Provides internal training on HEOR methodologies and data results to key internal colleagues

  • Works closely with scientific communications, publications and other home office and field colleagues to ensure scientific conference material is appropriate, relevant, and accurate

  • Up to 50% customer facing, including travel for payer engagements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced scientific degree (i.e., MD, PharmD, PhD) and 8+ years of experience OR

  • Master’s Degree and 10+ years of experience OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 12+ years of experience OR

  • High School Degree and 16+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences (PharmD, PhD, MD) or dual degree in a scientific field; will also consider a MS in an outcomes-related field (e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Economics, and Pharmacy Administration), a PharmD with HEOR-related education and/or Fellowship experience, or an MPH/MS

  • 8+ years’ experience in the industry, specifically in health economics and outcomes research

  • Strong payer relationships within national and regional accounts are a plus

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Ability in cross functional teams in fast pace, dynamic team setting

  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or health-care industry

  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies

  • Strong technical reading, writing and communication skills

  • Presentation and strong research experience with market access customers

  • Prior corporate experience in hematology/oncology therapeutic area is highly preferred

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in communicating clinical technical information to varied internal and customer audiences

  • Strong presentation and leadership skills

  • Experienced in influencing strategy with internal and external customer audiences

  • High level strategic thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Significant knowledge of US Market Access environment

  • Strong research design, modeling, and analytic skills

  • Demonstrated ability in executing HEOR (collaborative) studies for field-related activities with proven ability to anticipate key customers’ needs with sufficient lead time for execution of tactical plans

  • Experience in analyzing claims databases and EMRs to assess the burden of disease

  • Experience with clinical/outcomes research applied to retrospective and prospective HEOR research

  • Refined methodological, quantitative, and analytical skills

  • Strong track record in HEOR study methodology, statistics, data reporting and resource development

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large number of complex projects

  • Highly motivated to function proactively, operate with a sense of urgency, bring tasks to completion

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as a key contributor to multi-departmental teams simultaneously