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Date: Mar 4, 2021

Location: Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Company: Boston Scientific

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Requisition ID: 474548



About the role:

Are you a seasoned Health Economics and Market Access leader with extensive knowledge of and experience with both public and commercial healthcare payers and a proven track record of strong market access team leadership to differentiate divisional healthcare technologies through evidence of value and well-designed and executed reimbursement strategies? Do you have the desire to be in a highly visible and influential leadership role in one of the fastest growing companies in the medical device industry? Then you may be an excellent candidate for the exciting role of Vice President, Health Economics and Market Access (HEMA) for the Neuromodulation division at Boston Scientific.


A fundamental priority for this position will be the development and execution of strategies that communicate the value of the neuromodulation service lines and the unique capabilities of Boston Scientific to both clinical and economic customers in order to support achievement of business objectives.


Primary Location: Valencia, California (candidates not required to relocate, though co-location to the Neuromodulation headquarters in Valencia a plus; candidates not relocating must be willing to travel to Valencia when necessary (on average, once per month)


Your responsibilities include:

  • Develop and direct the global strategy and methodologies for effective HEMA activities across all key in development and marketed products for the Boston Scientific Neuromodulation division. Collaborate with regional HEMA leaders supporting divisional objectives and influence global divisional HEMA strategies in keeping with business objectives and priorities. In line with business objectives and resource constraints, develop and maintain a market leading HEMA organization in the United States and support development of appropriate HEMA resources globally, differentiating Boston Scientific from competitors and driving a divisional competitive advantage.
  • Develop, communicate and manage execution of market access strategies for key technologies, including establishing alternative payment or revenue models that reward the clinical and economic value of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation products. Establish strategies and tactical plans to gain market access for new therapies.
  • Drive development of health economic evidence for prioritized divisional franchises in support of funding/reimbursement and market development efforts.
  • Define and support value proposition for Boston Scientific Neuromodulation products to increase market access and patient access to care.
  • Collaborate with internal business leadership and external stakeholders to develop HEMA strategies, secure resources, and execute said strategies through leadership of Neuromodulation HEMA team.
  • Participate in and influence upstream and downstream divisional activities including R&D, evidence-driven value messaging, product launch planning and execution, and new business development.
  • Define and lead development of differentiating support tools that can be leveraged in the field by sales and / or Field HEMA team members to support adoption, patient access and business objectives.
  • Collaborate closely with regional and country-based HEMA team members in other markets to support global divisional business objectives and to ensure that global market access approaches are aligned with divisional goals.
  • Represent global market access status to divisional leadership and identify and advocate for additional resources (when needed) to achieve business objectives.
  • Represent divisional objectives with external organizations including physician specialty societies and industry associations including but not limited to AdvaMed, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA).
  • Collaborate with Government Affairs team members to support divisional business objectives through legislative and political advocacy.
  • Develop and execute, in coordination with Corporate HEMA leadership, Medicare, Medicaid, VA/DOD and commercial insurance strategies to ensure optimal coding, coverage and payment for divisional technologies across all sites of service.
  • Collaborate with Neuromodulation clinical team to ensure that global HEMA data needs are incorporated into evidence plans and trial designs and endpoints are incorporated into trial protocols.
  • Define strategic health economic and outcomes research programs within the Boston Scientific Neuromodulation new product development process in conjunction with marketing and clinical and to secure appropriate funding to meet HEMA evidence needs.
  • Lead an internal HEMA team responsible for effectively executing HEMA strategies at a franchise level and conducting both upstream and downstream HEMA activities in collaboration with R&D, Clinical, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Sales and Marketing and providing market access-related support in the field.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to Corporate functional leadership team.
  • Define and communicate HEMA functional objectives, priorities and resource needs as an active member of divisional management team.
  • Establish and achieve HEMA budget targets.
  • Oversee, in consultation with Corporate HEMA leadership, HEMA assessments for internally developed technologies or potential business development targets.
  • Direct team member development and implementation of all HEMA materials and training for both internal (sales) and external customers (including clinicians, hospitals, purchasing groups and payers).
  • Direct and supervise internal staff as necessary to implement strategic and tactical initiatives.
  • Develop future HEMA team leaders, acting as a coach and supervising the development of more junior team members.
  • Build and retain a market-leading HEMA team, providing growth and professional development opportunities for team members and attracting top talent.
  • Drives diverse talent attraction panelists to seek diverse slates of candidates and actively pursues gender and multicultural diverse candidates that reflect our values and communities.

  • Actively engages a visible executive leader across the division versus just the function through leadership in special events, ERGs, Corporate Programs, and Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Transformational practices and initiatives.


What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have a proven record of strong team leadership and market access success through comprehensive HEMA strategies. The candidate will have extensive experience influencing coding, coverage and payment for single-use medical devices with public payers including Medicare, Medicaid, VA/DOD and commercial health plans. The successful candidate will have not only excellent technical expertise in the areas of healthcare administration and health economics and market access but also outstanding communication skills with the ability to present complex information to a broad group of senior internal and external stakeholders in a way that is meaningful, understandable and credible to the audience. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to lead team members in conveying to the external customer the unique capabilities that Boston Scientific has in the neuromodulation market, creating competitive advantage through HEMA activities, tools and achievements.


The position also requires the candidate to be current in the field of health economics and healthcare delivery systems, including office-based practices, integrated delivery networks, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and to have experience influencing or executing global HEMA strategies either directly or through collaboration with regional HEMA teams.

  • At a minimum, bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. An advanced degree such as an MBA, MPH, MHA, MS, or MSc in health policy, health economics, healthcare administration, health services research, public health, or similar discipline is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years working in the health economics and market access field, preferably with complex single-use medical device experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including developing relationships at all levels in an organization and directly influencing business objectives.
  • Ability to present complex HEMA information to both large and small influential groups in a way that is easy to understand, credible, and engaging to the audience.
  • Detailed knowledge of US healthcare financing system including payment systems of key payers including Medicare and commercial payers in all sites of service.
  • Ability to influence Medicare payment policy proposals, through coordination with Vice President, Global HEMA, to support divisional objectives.
  • Ability to drive HEMA strategy both within and outside of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation in alignment with Corporate HEMA strategy and to marshal all functional resources necessary to achieve HEMA goals.
  • Extensive team leadership experience, preferably managing a diverse team of non-field-based and field-based team members.
  • Ability to elicit and interpret customers’ goals, needs, and priorities and creatively address them with Boston Scientific products and programs.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness and sense of urgency when developing and executing strategies, addressing customer concerns and responding to HEMA challenges from competitors, Medicare and other public payers and commercial insurers.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the healthcare industry and healthcare systems. Global experience / strong understanding of global health system / healthcare funding processes and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, manage multiple projects and produce results.
  • Ability to continuously adapt in a rapidly changing atmosphere and to lead teams through times of change.
  • Extensive experience working as part of both business, functional and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong background in achieving HEMA objectives by leveraging clinical and economic data.
  • Note: COVID-19 precautions currently restrict travel. At Boston Scientific, our priority is to protect and aid the health and safety of our employees, our physician customers, and their patients.
    • Given current conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is likely to be minimal for the foreseeable future and virtual video conferences will be the primary platform for engaging both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Once the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, candidates can anticipate up to 30% travel (primarily within the United States).


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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