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Director, Health Economics and Market Access - Coronary Therapies Job

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Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, United States, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MN-Maple Grove; Remote


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


 Preferred employee to be based in Minnesota, but flexible to remote employee who is comfortable with travel as needed.


About the role:
The Director, HEMA for the IC-Coronary Therapies Franchise has responsibility for developing and directing global strategies, to ensure meaningful health economics research and successful market access. This is a highly visible and influential role, representing the HEMA function as a member of the Coronary Therapies Management Board and Product Investment Board.

We are seeking a strong strategic leader to oversee upstream and downstream HEMA initiatives for a large and market-leading Boston Scientific franchise.  The successful candidate will have a history of successful experience in strategic market access, facility and physician reimbursement, US health policy and payer relations. This HEMA leader will positively influence business strategy as the leading HEMA representative for the Coronary Therapies Franchise. Outstanding communication skills are required, with the ability to convey complex reimbursement strategies to senior management, customers, government and commercial payers. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of global HEMA strategies for the Coronary Therapies Franchise (stents, atherectomy, imaging, FFR, and high growth adjacencies). 
  • Lead execution of HEMA commercial strategies in the US and support implementation in global markets.
  • Proactively identify reimbursement pathways for portfolio pipeline (coding/coverage/payment) 
  • Monitor and proactively influence health policy developments that impact reimbursement of BSC products. 
  • Provide strategic input to portfolio and business development teams, to ensure global health economics and reimbursement needs are incorporated into product development plans.
  • Participate in evidence planning to identify health economics research needs. Collaborate with health economics and clinical colleagues, to advance HE research in support of economic value propositions.
  • Direct tactical initiatives for achieving HEMA strategic objectives (e.g., preparation of economic and coverage dossiers for payer negotiations, new code applications, clinical trial reimbursement, customer reimbursement support, and data analytics).
  • Build relationships and effectively communicate with professional societies, policy makers (CMS), industry working groups (AdvaMed, MDMA), hospitals, KOL physicians and commercial payers. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in the development and communication of economic value messages to support product adoption.
  • Identify opportunities for HEMA data analytics, in support of the Coronary Therapies Franchise (e.g. market assessments, forecasting, pricing strategies and RWE analyses)
  • Deliver internal training to sales, marketing, clinical, regulatory, and legal colleagues to increase awareness and understanding of health economics and reimbursement competencies and their role in supporting a product’s success.
  • Direct and supervise staff as necessary to implement the above strategic and tactical initiatives.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 7 years working in the medical industry, including experience guiding HEMA strategies for a medical device manufacturer.
  • Strong knowledge of evolving US health care policy and payment systems, including hospital and physician reimbursement. Familiar with global market access requirements.
  • Ability to communicate complex health policy and financial information to diverse stakeholder groups
  • Strong business acumen and experience working with various internal business partners (including Sales, Sales Training, Marketing, and Clinical).
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with US claims data.
  • Experience working with functional and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.

Preferred qualifications:

  • An advanced degree such as an MBA, MPH or MHA in health policy, health economics, healthcare administration, health services research, or similar discipline 
  • Previous people management experience in the health economics and market access field.
  • Experience with health policy development and Federal rule making processes (e.g. CMS)
  • Ability to train sales team members both individually and in group settings in the use of economic tools such as calculators, presentations, and messaging in a compliant manner.


Requisition ID: 510900


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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