• Senior Manager Health Economics and Outcomes Research

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    The Senior Manager of Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) is responsible for supporting program directors in the development of therapeutic area specific HEOR projects and their tactical execution across a variety of potential product types (pharmaceutical, device, digital health). The individual will ensure the successful implementation of assigned programs/projects through appropriate research design, project management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of HEOR evidence to appropriate stakeholders.


    The Senior Manager HEOR is responsible to ensure that health economics, outcomes and quality data are produced to ensure the scientific medical standing of the potential value and real-world impact of Otsuka products across the area of therapeutic interest for payers, healthcare providers, and patients and caregivers.


    Job responsibilities: Working in collaboration with program directors

    • Design and implement health economics and outcomes research studies that support the clinical, economic, and patient centered value propositions, as well as reimbursement requirements for Otsuka products and therapeutic areas of interest (primary focus in the US)
    • Liaise with cross-functional teams including market access, payer marketing, medical affairs and clinical development to define payer value proposition of Otsuka portfolio of products
    • Implement evidence generation research studies by either collaborating with internal Otsuka programmers and data analysts or via collaboration with external vendors and academic institutions
    • Support publication planning and execution coordinating with publication teams and Otsuka Scientific Communications personnel.
    • Support preparation of medical or payer advisory meetings to solicit feedback on Otsuka products and therapeutic areas specific disease impacts.
    • Identify and support the execution of projects that directly support the economic and quality strategy for Otsuka products
    • Evaluate the healthcare economic, outcomes and quality-related value of products/therapies vs. other therapies and/or interventions with data from clinical trials and/or epidemiologic studies and produce data and tools
    • Work with HCPs, payers and other appropriate organizations to uncover their evidence needs and to develop economic tools and models for such audiences
    • Assist department leadership in ensuring the alignment of evidence generation strategy with the with overall product strategies
    • Assist Outcomes Management personnel in developing patient and caregiver education and payer awareness materials on disease, unmet need, and quality of care
    • Assist in development and/or develop product dossiers and other projects that support different aspects of formulary submissions


    Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, Education, and Experience

    • PhD or Masters in Health Economics, Outcomes Research, Health Services Research, Public Health or related discipline with at least 3 years’ relevant experience
    • Experience in outcomes research including dossier submissions for reimbursement and in design/development of pharmacoeconomic models.
    • Experience working with consumers of outcomes information
    • Knowledge of epidemiology, economics, psychometrics and medical writing
    • Strong expertise in non-interventional study designs and methodological considerations in the statistical analyses of such research designs
    • Strong understanding of the application and limitations of administrative claims data, electronic medical records data, hospital inpatient data, and patient or physician reported survey data
    • Ability to independently develop research hypotheses, study protocols, and statistical analysis plans
    • Highly motivated self-starter who can deal with complex issues and relate to multiple internal and external stakeholders
    • Working knowledge of customer/payer tool development and value dossiers
    • Experience working with and overseeing external contractors and vendors
    • Must possess a strong understanding of the health insurance landscape in the United States
    • Excellent communication/presentation skills, problem solving abilities, and interpersonal skills required
    • Statistical programming and project management experience required

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    • Willingness to travel to conferences, various corporate locations, and stakeholder meetings, including overnight trips.
    • Some international travel may be required.
    • Requires approximately 20% travel.


    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016. 

    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.


    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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