Manager / Senior Manager, Market Access and Health Economics & Outcomes Research


Company Description

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. 

Job Description

This position is available as Manager or Senior Manager, we are open to consider a diverse pool of candidates for this exciting role. 

Joining AbbVie means, you will be part of a team of outstanding professionals dedicated to making a remarkable impact on patients’ lives. At AbbVie, we conduct ground-breaking science on a global scale every day. AbbVie Canada is one of the Best Workplaces in Canada whereby 90% of our employees are proud to say they work for AbbVie and 88% are proud of how we contribute to the community. 

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. 

When choosing your career path, choose to be remarkable. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing market access, health economics & outcomes research strategies to gain / maintain / optimize reimbursement for new and existing products with various public and private payers.
  • Developing submissions dossiers for CADTH, INESSS and private payers, including the development of budgetary impact analyses and the development/adaptation of economic analyses. This requires:
  • Liaising with the global market access organization to leverage the global value dossier, market access strategies & payer tools. 
  • Liaising & collaborating with global health economics organization for the adaptation of economic analyses that support reimbursement strategies and submissions requirements to various payers, in alignment with the Canadian guidelines.
  • Planning and coordinating Canadian health economics & outcomes studies to support strategies to gain / maintain / optimize reimbursement for new and existing products with various public and private payers, including
  • Ensuring effective communication of health economics & outcomes studies progress and results to relevant audiences (e.g., investigators, brand team, etc.);
  • Preparing abstracts/manuscripts of study results for publication / presentation, as required.
  • Liaising with consultants, contract research organizations, economic experts, etc. on various health economics & outcomes research projects.
  • Collaborating with clinical research on studies with economic and quality of life endpoints.
  • Providing analytical & strategic support for the development of the pricing strategy of new products in compliance with the Patented Medicines Price Review Board (PMPRB) regulations and in alignment with the Global pricing strategy & payer considerations.
  • Providing analytical & strategic support for pricing negotiation strategy and development of value offering to the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA)/provinces for new and existing products.
  • Playing an active role on Brand Team to identify opportunities to work collaboratively with cross-functional colleagues to deliver on brand objectives.
  • Monitoring timelines and budget expenditures for market access initiatives & health economics & outcomes studies.


Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science; Bachelor’s Degree in pharmacy or PharmD;
  • Graduate Degree in Pharmacoeconomics, epidemiology or drug development, an asset.
  • (At least)* 5 years of experience in a similar role in pharmaceutical industry
  • Prior HTA submission experience
  • The ideal candidate should have expertise in market access, pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research with pertinent experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including previous experience directly dealing with payers and health technology agencies. 
  • Strong commercial/ business background an asset.
  • We are open to consider candidates will less years of experiences 

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong clinical acumen or ability to acquire it quickly, across different therapeutic areas.
  • Strong communication effectiveness, medical writing (technical) skills and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinking, analytical and data interpretation skills to support the development of compelling value propositions addressing public and private payer needs.
  • Strong cross-functional leadership skills and team player. Work with field-based Market Access & Government Affairs team, Brand Teams and global Market Access & HEOR organization to develop strategies and tools to fully leverage value stories with customers.
  • Initiative and Action-driven. Translate market access & HEOR strategies into actionable and realistic plans to maximize reimbursement opportunities for Abbvie products in a timely manner.
  • Ability to prioritize & project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects across different therapeutic areas and work well under stress (timelines).
  • High quality standards & rigor; detail oriented.
  • Understanding of public and private drug reimbursement landscape and health technology assessment process and submission requirements in Canada.
  • Understanding of pharmacoeconomic principles / guidelines and methodological developments, as well as experience in development of economic studies in collaboration with internal (e.g., medical department, global HEOR) and external (e.g. academic, research organizations) experts.
  • Understanding of PMPRB and pharmaceutical pricing.
  • Participated to publication process/RWE/data generation projects.
  • Previous experience dealing directly with payers, an asset.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Outlook. 
  • Incumbent is also required to work with databases, such as Payer specific databases (e.g. PharmaStat, RxDynamics, etc.), and clinical trial databases as well as having experience working with Decision modeling (TreeAge) database.

Travel: Availability to travel within Canada about 10 % of the time and 10% of the time internationally.

Valid Passport and driver’s license required.

AbbVie strives to provide a French working environment for its employees in Quebec. Although as part of its francization program has taken all reasonable steps to avoid imposing the following requirement, advanced amount of knowledge of English / Fluency in English is an essential requirement for the position of Manager, Health Economics & Outcomes Research including, but not limited to, for the following reasons:

  1. English speaking employees outside the province of Quebec.
  2. English speaking clients outside the province of Quebec.
  3. Anglophone region outside the province of Quebec.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

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