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Health Economics Manager

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The company: They are the world's leading supplier of intimate healthcare products and services operating across Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Urology Care and Wound and Skin Care markets. Employing over 10,000 people, the business is a global organisation developing and marketing products to hospitals, primary care, wholesalers and retailers as well as directly to consumers (homecare). With a strong record of product and service innovation they work in close partnership with the NHS and healthcare professionals to support and drive the best clinical solutions and services to patients. Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, they develop and market products and services that make life easier for people with very private and personal medical conditions. They are constantly growing their business and always looking for new ways to move forward - they explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.

The position: This role is to cover a period of maternity leave, for a period of approx. 12 months. Reporting to the Head of Market Access, you will be a critical member of a highly skilled and motivated team working to obtain reimbursement and access for innovative Chronic Care products in the UK and Ireland. Using health economic arguments, you will be working to ensure optimal pricing and reimbursement for the product portfolio for UK reimbursement agencies and local health care payers and will lead on health economic value arguments and tools to support the Strategic Sales team create optimal access for products and services. You will also represent the UK on Global development of pipeline products and appropriate data generation and argumentation through health economics. This role will work in close collaboration with various internal and external stakeholders in the UK and Ireland and with the Global Market Access team.

Why should you apply?

  • They offer great career opportunities plus an excellent benefits package, plus continued investment (more than 3 times the UK average) into learning and development programmes.
  • In the UK they are in the "100 Best Companies to Work For". 
  • Market Leading MedTech company in the UK providing continence and stoma products with a strong end user focus.  
  • Innovation, HCP education & partnership and direct to end user services see them deliver year on year growth in a highly competitive market. 


Basic Salary: Competitive

Area working:  This is a home-based role with travel approx. 3-4 days per month, typically to Head Office in Peterborough (the successful candidate should be prepared to be at Head office for up to 4 days a week for their first month as part of their induction).  

Products: Chronic Care - Bladder, Bowel and Stoma Care

Your experience:

  • You will have 2-3 years Health Economic experience in either pharmaceuticals, medical devices or consultancy.
  • A MSc or PhD in Health Economics would be preferable.
  • Deep understanding of economic concepts relevant to UK HTA.
  • Experience conducting research studies that apply health economics, patient-reported outcomes, retrospective and prospective data analyses, registry, epidemiology or health services research
  • Expert insight and knowledge in Health economics and model development
  • Skilled in translating complex economic concepts into simple language.
  • Good understanding of current UK health care system and market access issues
  • Demonstrated experience of project management
  • Strong numeric skills
  • Scientific/medical knowledge 
  • A commercial mindset  

The role:

The Health Economics Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Lead health economic deliverables aligned to pipeline product development and launch for the UK in close collaboration with global colleagues, ensuring they take account of UK reimbursement needs.
  • Lead the development of UK value dossiers, and submissions to relevant UK Heath Technology Appraisal (HTA) bodies such as NICE, and effectively represent the company at public committee meetings and other HTA-associated meetings as required
  • UK lead for health economic evidence aligned to UKIre and Global strategic plan including evidence protocol development, preparation of submission to UKIre authorities, data analysis and systematic literature reviews (including agency management).
  • Lead on Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) publications (i.e. abstracts, congress presentations, manuscript development) to address data gaps in line with strategic priorities
  • Working with the Market Access Managers to use both internal and external data sources and knowledge banks to develop clear, evidenced health economic value arguments and tools to support the full value offering of products and services
  • Deliver quality and impactful Health Economic publications, economic models, budget impact models
  • Provide input to pricing strategy and study designs for evidence generation for existing product portfolio and new products. 
  • Provide expert insights & support on UK tariffs, HES data, NHS reference and community costs etc.
  • Provide support with pathway insights, development, and appropriate instruments to measure and report outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and external health economic experts.
  • Be the UKIre internal source of HE&OR/HTA expertise, and keep abreast of trends and developments and advise the business where appropriate.