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Senior Manager of Health Economics Outcomes Research


The Senior Manager of Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) is responsible 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) working in collaboration with program directors. 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.

Working in collaboration with program directors to:
  • 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

  • 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

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

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) is an innovative, fast-growing healthcare company that discovers and develops new compounds that address unanswered medical needs and advance human health. With a strong focus on neuroscience, oncology, and cardio-renal treatments, OPDC is dedicated to improving the health and quality of human life. For more information, visit

OPDC is a subsidiary of Otsuka America, Inc. (OAI), a holding company established in the U.S. in 1989. OAI is wholly owned by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The Otsuka Group employs approximately 42,000 people globally and its products are available in more than 80 countries worldwide. Otsuka welcomes you to visit its global website at