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Senior Director, HEOR - Therapeutic Toxin & Eye Care

Primary United States Req ID 2212626 Category Marketing Division AbbVie

Oversee Toxin Therapeutics and Eye Care teams in Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) that span across Cardiology, Urology, Neurorehabilitation, Migraine and Ophthalmology (including Retina, Glaucoma and Dry Eye/Refractive) Therapeutic Areas.  This role has US and Global, as well as on market and pipeline responsibilities for demonstrating the Health-economic value of AbbVie's pharmaceutical products/assets. Position is responsible across multiple TAs for strategic research plans and agendas, execution of studies and projects within those plans. Plans and project execution responsibility at a level of quality which is able to withstand external review by Health technology agencies and peer reviewed journals. Guide and council across TA worldwide management and senior leadership of the HEOR aspects of product value across the multiple indications of the relevant TAs. Ensure for all New Drug Products (NDPs), the right HEOR data are provided at the right time for milestone decision-making. Leads people leaders; builds and develops high performing teams.       



  • Builds, manages and develops a large team
  • Communicates HEOR strategic priorities, capabilities and overarching plans with the TAs as well as findings of scientific research to internal leadership (Executive Leadership, Area VPs, GMs etc.) and external (e.g. HTAs/Payers, patient advocacy groups and KOLs etc.)
  • Accountable for the creation of strategic plans for all products within the TAs for which he/she has oversight and to ensure strategic plans within his/her TAs are constantly relevant to product development and the marketplace
  • Direct the design, conduct, and analysis of projects within each product area strategy across multiple programs for multiple Therapeutic Areas. Accountable for project execution and budget
  • NDP Development – directs, develops, organizes, and implements the HEOR strategy with concurrence of functional management to allow the development of each NDP to proceed expeditiously and smoothly toward registration, PR&A and market launch in compliance with national and international governmental regulations for various programs for multiple Therapeutic Areas
  • Drive the design and aggressive execution of a high quality HEOR program supporting the therapeutic area strategy for pipeline products as well as on-market products that effectively and efficiently meets ethical, scientific, regulatory, commercial, and quality requirements
  • In the post-marketing setting, this position is responsible for developing and executing HEOR product life-cycle and labeling strategies. Responsible for integrating the expressed needs for value demonstration from customers (payers, physicians and patients), the direction of the commercial organization in product marketing and the realities of the science surrounding a product in developing strategies
  • Assume full scientific HEOR strategic support of commercialization activities including the facilitation of obtaining and maintaining market access and growing the market.


  • MD or PharmD, both with an MS in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco)epidemiology or any other related, with at least 12 years of relevant experience. Preferred: additional PhD in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco) epidemiology or any other related field with 10 years of relevant experience.  Pharmaceutical industry experience is a must.
  • Must have proven excellence in people leadership and preferably have an experience of leading leaders.
  • High goal-orientation with the ability to see solutions rather than problems as projects encounter the inevitable ups and downs associated with new drug development or on-market product support. Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Must perform at times in previously uncharted territory with few, if any, established guidelines or procedures. At other times, exceedingly complex governmental rules and regulations must be followed. For problems surrounded by complex rules and regulations, the Senior Director must be able to direct compliance knowledgeably and expeditiously
  • Must be able to develop creative and effective solutions to inter- and intra-project priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems which may impact project or group goals and deliverables across multiple programs. Experience leading complex products and/or clinical development in support of pipeline development and on-market product support preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of the global regulatory, HTA and PRA landscape, as well as understanding of other development-related functions as they relate to all phases of drug development
  • Skills to perform the dual roles of leading a cross functional team and managing scientific personnel. Must be a self-starter and have a strong desire to see projects achieve commercial success.  Able to influence without authority.
  • Key Stakeholders:
  • HEOR leadership Cross functional leadership External HEOR experts
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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