Global HEOR Lead

Date:  26 Nov 2023
Department:  Global Value & Access
Team:  Public Affairs, Communications & CSR
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Contract Type:  Permanent

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to have been awarded with B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi CCO - Commercial Organization

Chiesi is structured in five main areas: Research & Development, Global Manufacturing, Corporate Functions, CCO Organization and Global Rare Diseases. 
CCO - Commercial Organization: Following the continued growth of the Company and the increasing portfolio complexity, Chiesi decided to introduce the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) role and organization. The new organization is a truly global operating model, ensuring a uniform approach across all geographies (30 affiliates worldwide). The CCO Organization includes Global Marketing, Global Medical Affairs, Global Value & Access and all the commercial functions of every affiliate.


Who we are looking for


For Chiesi, as a research-driven international Group, Global Value and Access (GVA) represents a key department, sitting within the Commercial Organization, and directly reporting to the CCO (Chief Commercial Officer).

The Global Value and Access department encompasses (1) two strategic Value and Access units for Respiratory / Special Care portfolios, (2) a Pricing and Reimbursement unit, (3) staff functions (administrative assistant and Project coordinator manager).

The Respiratory HEOR Lead position sits within the strategic Value and Access Respiratory, reporting to the Head of the unit.

GVA is embedded in key processes; during product development, GVA provides input for value identification and demonstration. During commercialization, we act as a key partner for affiliates as well as for other global commercial functions (Marketing, Medical).

The HEOR Lead is accountable for the development and execution of the HE and OR strategy and activities under the supervision of the GVA Respiratory Head. He/she works both within the Respiratory GVA team and cross-functionally with Global Medical Affairs, Global Marketing, R&D and other departments to provide input throughout the whole lifecycle of Chiesi’s brands with the goal to support patient access.

HEOR strategies are implemented for pipeline products to build value alongside clinical development (e.g., BoI, early HE models) as well as for in-market brands, supporting affiliates in their P&R, with local HE tailoring as a key task.

Main Responsibilities

  • Define / execute HEOR strategy / plan for Respiratory brands in development / in – market, thus contributing to cross-functional Product Plan
  • Review Clinical Development Plans / Protocols providing input / recommendations
  • Contribute to the Value Story/ Global Value dossiers, with other GVA/Commercial teams
  • Develop / review HE models; develop / manage / supervise OR projects, in collaboration with Global Medical Affairs / Global Clinical Development
  • HEOR publication plan – integrated within products’ publication plans
  • Standing member in cross-functional Project Teams
  • Support evaluation of in-licensing candidates
  • Support global price targets / strategy development
  • Supervise HEOR tools adoption / adaptation by affiliates
  • Support Affiliates’ P&R dossier development
  • Establish / maintain strong collaboration with leaders from other internal functions, driving cultural change towards a value-based approach
  • Ensure compliance with all internal, external, and regulatory agencies rules

Experience Required

4+ years of pharmaceutical/ healthcare/ consultancy experience, including 2+ years in Global / Region Europe; proven track record of HEOR strategy development

Mastery of HTA processes and international pricing and reimbursement environments


Master’s degree in Life-sciences, Health Economics / Economics, Health Policy.

MBA, PhD in Market Access would represent a plus.


Fluent (C1+) in written and spoken business English

Technical Skills

The position requires expertise in the following areas:

  • Understanding the global payer and HTA landscape and main P&R archetypes 
  • Understanding unmet HEOR evidence needs by product / P&R archetype
  • Outlining and implementing HEOR strategy for assets in development
  • Managing Outcome Research studies, particularly retrospective database studies
  • Developing / adapting / assessing HE models at different stages of development
  • Contributing to the development of Value Stories, Global Value Dossiers, etc
  • Defining and managing HEOR publication plan
  • Supporting pricing
  • Managing HEOR budget, external vendors, ensuring compliance
  • Supporting affiliates in reimbursement / market shaping activities, supervising local HEOR tools adoption and their impact


  • Strategic thinker with superior analytical and project management skills
  • Strong business sense, capable of seeing the big picture beyond single activities
  • Able to drive relevant work-streams, exercising influence in decision-making processes across all levels of seniority and functional/geographical areas
  • Excellent communicator, able to work in cross-functional / multi-cultural teams
  • Team builder, capable of constructing strong collaborative relationships
  • Able to prioritize and resolve trade-offs between competing demands

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being. 
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.