Sr. Manager, Health Economics & Outcome Research, Rare Diseases

Date:  May 14, 2023
Department:  Rare Medical Affairs
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Mktg, Market Access, Bus. Excellence & Med. Affair
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 be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded 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.

We believe that the success of 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 Global Rare Diseases

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases is a Chiesi Group’s business unit established in February 2020 and focused on research, development and commercialization of treatments and patient support services for rare and ultra-rare disorders, many of whom have limited or no treatments available.

The unit is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has an initial focus on research and product development for lysosomal storage diseases, rare hematology and ophthalmology disorders. The unit is also a dedicated partner with global leaders in scientific research, patient advocacy and care.



The Global HEOR Senior Manager will develop and execute high-quality strategies to achieve optimal reimbursement and access for Chiesi’s Rare Disease assets. The incumbent will support Global HEOR activities of Chiesi’s Rare Disease Assets. The Global HEOR Senior Manager will be part of the Medical Affairs team and will contribute to the development and generation of value-based evidence in support of the rare disease global medical affairs strategy and cross-functional teams. As a strategic partner, this role will be focused on generating and communicating robust evidence demonstrating the value of Chiesi’ Rare Disease portfolio to internal and external stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead development and execution of strategic global HEOR activities to support launch preparation for late-stage assets.
  • Maintain awareness of scientific developments, new and innovative methodologies, and trends in the evolving healthcare landscape to ensure incorporation into medical strategy and research plans.
  • Lead development of HEOR and evidence generation strategy to quantify unmet medical need to demonstrate the value of Chiesi’s Rare Disease assets, in collaboration with medical, market access, commercial and country affiliates.
  • Generate HEOR deliverables needed for regulatory interactions, including PRO (patient-reported outcomes) regulatory dossier
  • Lead development of value propositions for payers, policymakers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders
  • Oversee development of launch ready tools and health economic models to explain the value of assets to stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal asset teams and external experts on the conception, design, specification, and format of health economic models; lead quality assurance and stress testing of economic models, as well as comparisons with other published modeling efforts.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and reports communicating health economic results to various stakeholder, including technical committees.
  • Lead the design, implementation and management of HEOR and RWE studies from concept through publication: generate new evidence to measure burden of disease (disease incidence, treatment patters, costing, etc) using real world data and other data sources.
  • Execute and manage research projects with external collaborators and vendors to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables as well as budget and legal compliance.
  • Generate peer-reviewed publications to communicate study findings in scientific channels in alignment with the product publication strategy.

The Global HEOR Senior Manager will also be expected to:

  • Set the ambition and vision for value-based access to medicines for the Rare Disease portfolio
  • Develop effective processes and ways of working to support collaboration with key internal stakeholder groups (e.g. medical, clinical development, commercial, etc.)
  • Identify new opportunities for value creation based on an understanding of health care systems and the potential benefit of Chiesi’s Rare Disease medicines
  • Support development of innovative approaches to evidence generation that meet payer needs and integrate these with the needs of other customers
  • Prepare the value story and cost-effectiveness modeling content to support technical committee recommendation process at asset launch


Graduate degree (e.g. PhD, PharmD)

Experience Required

  • 7+ years of experience in HEOR or relevant related fields (i.e. health economics, epidemiology, health services research, or other research-focused public health field) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated expert understanding of fundamental health services research methods and tools including but not limited to: cost-effectiveness / budgetary impact modeling, patient-reported outcomes measures, real-world evidence studies, epidemiology, statistics
  • Experience with HTA organizations such as NICE, CADTH, ICER and other HTA groups is desirable



Excellent oral and written English communication skills


  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of teamwork in a matrix environment 
  • Proven ability to develop strong partnerships across multiple functions within a Global company
  • Executive presence and ability to independently engage all levels of stakeholders within all levels of the organization
  • An “execution mindset” focused on getting thing done quickly and simply
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects involving complex process, significant budget, competing deadlines, and rapidly shifting priorities in a compliant manner
  • Ability to understand, synthesize, and summarize complex topics
  • Knowledge and understanding of drug development process is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in Rare Diseases is strongly preferred


Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Place of work:  flexible EU location can be envisaged

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 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.

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