HTA & OR Manager Job

Date: Dec 29, 2017

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

Requisition ID: OUT000453

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.


MSD’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing MSD's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.



Due to continued expansion of the team, in order to support areas including Oncology, HIV, Immunology, Anti Infectives, Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease, we are looking for a Health Technology Assessment and Outcomes Research (HTA & OR) Manager. The role will be office based and there will be close working with both the HTA&OR team as well as the relevant cross-functional brand team(s). The HTA & OR Team is responsible gaining National Access and supporting local and regional access for our medicines
Nationally, primarily by managing all submissions made to UK HTA Agencies (NICE, SMC, and AWMSG), as well as supporting the Irish business, the team develops submissions which apprise the agencies about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of new and existing MSD medicines enabling decisions to be made around NHS resource allocation. The recommendations that these agencies make are pivotal as to whether our drugs are able to be prescribed by physicians for those patients who would benefit from them. The team is made up of people who are either HTA & OR (health economists) or HTA & EBM (clinical data analysis/synthesis) by background.

The Team also plays a pivotal role in supporting marketing access strategies below the national level through the development of appropriate tools and resources.

Position overview:
The HTA & OR Manager is responsible for:

  • Engaging with customers and external stakeholders on a regular basis to enable the HTA & OR team to better understand the environment our customers operate within.

  • Developing and delivering tools and messages for the brand teams to support marketing and regional/local access strategy.

  • Developing/writing the economic components of selected HTA submissions to a high quality and in a timely manner in collaboration with other team members.

  • Development of economic models for HTA submissions.
    Contributing to the development of technical expertise within the Group/Company.


  • MSc in Health Economics or related discipline. (For non-UK applicants an equivalent qualification will be considered.)

  • A broad understanding of the NHS

  • Experience working for a Pharmaceutical company


  • Experience in/knowledge of Anti Infectives

  • The ability to inspire others through their passion for Health Economics and our Therapeutic areas

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



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