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Director of Health Economics Zürich Switzerland,  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 20 February 2017

Project Description

About us:
  • With around 29,000 people working in approx. 70 countries we are a truly global partner for better health. 
  • Our company is dedicated to pharmaceutical innovation and tackling diseases for which there is currently no cure. 
  • We are expanding continuously into new fields of treatment and therapy. 
  • By always putting people first, we empower employees so everyone can develop to his or her full potential. 
  • We are looking for colleagues with the right skills and experiences to support us in improving the quality of the most precious thing we know: life.
  • We are looking for strong candidates for the positions of Director of Health Economics. The key accountabilities for this role are as follows:

  • Developing Health-Economics Models for Oncology
  • Supporting LOC HTA Submissions and payer negotiations
  • Interfacing with external Health-Economics experts
  • Serving as a capability building / Center of Excellence (CoE) for Health-Economics & HTA topics

You will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating with Outcomes Research and Global Market Access Teams for development of cost/value drivers, epidemiology, efficacy, and other information needed to populate models
  • Developing early assessments of the economic viability of a product, using a variety of methods and techniques
  • Critically appraising clinical evidence for Value Proposition and HE modelling as well as HE model structure, inputs parameters, sensitivity analyses
  • Managing the development of complementary evidence with meta-analyses, ITC, MTC, RWE studies
  • Developing health economics models in collaboration with various teams
  • Managing collection of cost data at different stages of the product developments to support Valuing Messages and HE models development
  • Collaborating with the Global Market Access Team members  to support needs for HE modelling and assessments that can support brand value evaluation

What you should bring:
  • Master or PhD level in biostatistics, econometrics, statistics or mathematics
  • At least 10 years of experiences in Health Economic modelling (CEA, CUA, BIM, HTA submissions, meta-analysis, MTC, ITC, Kaplan-Meyer analysis, etc. including program development and users guides) from either HE consultancy or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in developing HE strategy to support value proposition development for innovative medical products 
  • Experience in performing statistical/mathematical modelling using techniques such as decision tree analysis, Markov Modelling, Discrete event simulations 
  • Experience in cost data analysis (DRG-like database and/or claims database) and Real Word Data analysis (from either retrospective or prospective observational studies) 
  • Understanding of global payer environment, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management and health technology assessment
  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think critically, challenge conclusions and underlying assumptions
  • Good business sense and maturity to challenge input
  • Capability to learn, adapt and apply available and new systems and tools to improve the quality of processes and output
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully succeed in a highly matrixed environment, including interpersonal skills to foster collaboration 
  • Proficiency with software, including very strong MS Excel skills
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required
  • All applicants must hold a Swiss Work Permit or an EU Passport



Zurich Switzerland

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