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Global Director Health Economics & Market Access, ESD

Req ID:  3115



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Job Description

The Global Lead, Health Economics & Market Access [ESD/TSD] is part of Health Economics & Market Access (HEMA) and reports directly to Executive Director, Global Healthcare Economics & Market Access. This position is responsible for the global Health and Market Access ESD/TSD business unit aligned HEMA strategy.  The incumbent will oversee the development and execution of global value-based market strategies integrating health economics, outcomes research and market access solutions across ESD-TSD product stages and lifecycles.

Job Duties

* Responsible to ESD/TSD; to maximize efficiencies between global and regional execution of market access/reimbursement.

* Provide strategic input into clinical trial design for relevant endpoint selection:  e.g. economic, humanistic, in support of value proposition development.

* Responsible to lead the develop and execution of a global HEMA strategy and plan in coordination with market access/reimbursement aligned to respective ESD/TSD business unit.

* Responsible to develop the Economic Value Proposition in the product development process with cross-functional teams; and manage the “value proposition” providing HEMA with timely deliverables at the appropriate stage gate to demonstrate the differentiated value of our technologies.

* Responsible to ensure that market access strategy requirements are recognized and intrinsic to the product pipeline via Value Propositions.

* Collaborates closely with other functional areas to effectively develop RFPs, select research partners, execute contracts, plan budgets, develop analytical plans, oversee data collection/acquisition, and develop research findings into publications in alignment with Olympus’ strategic imperatives.

* Responsible for ensuring barriers to access are understood regionally and systematically through close partnerships with regional/local HEMA teams.

* Responsible for coordination with Medical & Clinical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs to ensure appropriate clinical support and guidance when addressing reimbursement issues in order to foster the development of Value Propositions.

* Responsible for leading collaboration with regional HEMA overseeing the development of customer facing tools and programs for purchasers, payers and policy makers.

* Ensures that market access is optimized via customer-facing communication tools and messaging.

* Responsible to oversee the planning and execution of HEOR studies and the generation/dissemination of evidence of value (e.g., RWE, budget impact models, HCP-reported outcomes, retrospective databases, etc.).

* Responsible to ensure the development of consistent tools and methodologies to apply across the ESD/TSD products.

* Understands the unmet needs of non-clinical stakeholders (e.g., providers, payers and policy makers).

* Lead responses to inquiries regarding technology assessment committees about the value of the ESD/TSD product.

* Liaises with regional stakeholders and customers to bring feedback to the Global organization.

* Ensure that the business units understand the work that HEMA is conducting.

* Responsible to oversee the development and management of HEMA budget related to business unit products.

* Other related job duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


* Advanced degree in economics, health economics, or public health (Masters, MPH, MD, DO, PharmD, RPH, DNSc or PhD).


* Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 5-7 years in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology or medical device industry.


* In-depth knowledge of (US) healthcare systems including managed care organizations, IDN’s, Medicare and Medicaid; similar experience in national HTA agencies (ICER, HAS, GBA, NICE, etc)Previous successful track record of working in Health Economics & Reimbursement for medical devices.


* Performing economic data analysis, econometric modelling, and real-world outcomes research in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology or medical device industry.


* Fluent in English, additional language is a plus.


* Experience working in a global cross-functional team (functional/matrix) environment and experience working with groups with varied cultural backgrounds and learning styles is required.


* Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): Domestic and international travel 20%, including weekend and evening travel as needed.



* Competency in medical science, epidemiology, clinical trials, product development and outcomes research including research methods, health economics, and related disciplines.


* Highly motivated self-starter who can work independently and in a cross functional team setting, dealing with highly complex issues.


* Record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, dossier development, customer-facing tool development.


* Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills across all levels of the organization and with external payor and hospital value groups.


* Strong business management mind-set and the ability to implement solutions that support the achievement of business goals


* Demonstrated ability to influence senior commercial leadership and confidently defend informed recommendations


* Impeccable attention to detail and ability to complete writing assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.


* Successful track record of managing and balancing multiple projects with overlapping timelines in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.


* Track record of successful partnership & collaboration with key stakeholders and business partners.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit

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Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Westborough || 

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