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Health Economics Manager (Oncology)

Location Luton, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-080636 Date posted 07/03/2020

Job Description Summary

To lead the delivery of health economic content for HTA submissions to convey the value of AstraZeneca medicines, with the aim of securing national level patient access, for Oncology Business Unit products

Location: Luton

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As the Health Economics Manager, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Luton is home to our UK Marketing Company (UKMC), responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our European and International regions’ sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

 Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with global HEOR function to shape the development of cost utility analysis models, systematic literature reviews, network meta analyses and other payer-related materials for HTA
  • Provide strategic input into pricing strategy, evidence needs etc
  • Research prior appraisals to gain understanding of relevant considerations
  • Tailor final deliverables to meet UK HTA needs, via “hands on” approach, including development of budget impact analysis
  • Write cost-effectiveness section for submissions to NICE, SMC and AWMSG, working collaboratively with UK Market Access colleagues and Medical team
  • Provide high quality responses to technical assessor questions
  • Represent AstraZeneca to a high standard at appraisal committee meetings
  • Manage the outsourcing of some aspects, as needed
  • Develop early cost-effectiveness analysis based on target product profile, to inform national market access feasibility assessment, to support internal forecasting process and global-led consultations
  • Research prior appraisals to gain understanding of relevant considerations
  • Develop strong brand and therapy area knowledge to give effective support to Brand Marketing Teams, having taken the time to understand their needs
  • Within cross functional teams, contribute to the strategic and operational planning processes

Minimum Requirements:

 Essential

  • Postgraduate qualification in health economics
  • 3+ years experience developing HE content for HTA submissions in either in a HEOR agency or in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to be able to develop cost-utility analysis and budget impact models in Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge (or above) of Microsoft VBA
  • Demonstrable record of collaborative working and personal delivery to agreed timelines
  • Ability to be able to prioritise effectively, based on business need
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong written skills
  • Experience of training non-Health Economists in the effective delivery of HE outputs
  • Experience in oncology therapy area

Desirable

  • Experience of managing external suppliers
  • Experience of up-skilling junior HE staff
  • Other experience beyond Health Economics (e.g. NHS)

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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