Technical Director

Practicus Ltd
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently supporting a client based in and around the Watford area for a Technical Director.

The successful individual will be able to present a demonstrable background in delivering against the following skills and experience.

Leadership: Strong leadership, and decision-making skills

Analytical: Outstanding analytical, methodological and research skills

Problem-solving: Outstanding problem-solving skills and creativity with the ability to generate ideas

Communication: Strong communication skills and commercial acumen, demonstrated through client and team interactions

Presentation: Excellent presentation skills (including to senior management, company as a whole and hearings within HTAs)

Quality: Outstanding work ethic and commitment to deliver high quality, client ready deliverables through leading and advising clients

Positivity and motivation: Motivate, coach/mentor and develop team of health economists, senior health economists, and managers, and lead teams with enthusiasm and positivity

Client contact: Ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients and manage expectations

Team working: Strong collaboration skills, the ability to build relationships, and enjoys working as part of a team

Thought leader: Developed a well-regarded reputation in the field of health economics and has an existing repository of peer-reviewed publications


- Advanced modelling skills: Demonstrate advanced modelling skills, as well as knowledge and practical applications of all relevant methods within health economics to drive strategic advice and business development discussions
- Advisory role: Provide input into project content, including high-quality technical advice
- Process improvement: Create, maintain and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for company deliverables
- Strategic and technical guidance: Provide strategic and technical expertise both to clients and project teams
- Quality analysis and review: Review and sign-off methodologies for proposed projects
- Delivery sign-off: Provide sign-off of final high quality health economics solutions including (but not limited to): financial models, burden of disease models, cost-effectiveness models, cost-minimisation models, cost-benefit models, pricing models, systematic reviews, direct / network meta-analysis, survival/statistical analyses, budget impact models, value dossiers, HTA submissions / national P&R dossiers, scientific publications, policy and opinion papers, health service capacity models and iPad models
- Client management: Client facing responsibilities include leading technical discussions with clients around model assumptions, methods, results, and ability to develop strategic recommendations for clients and provide commercial strategy input
- Internal team management: Be a point of contact for the Health Economics Team to solve technical problems
- Publications and conferences: Review internal development of peer-reviewed publications/presentations, and attend and present at external meetings including conferences, and HTA committee meetings
- Business development: Generate repeat and new business, lead proposals and pitches to convert business leads, and oversee the development of new offerings
- Internal initiative: Oversee office initiatives which contributes to the companies mission and vision, including but not limited to recruitment and training for new team members
- Innovation: Generate ideas and lead the development of innovative products and services
- Collaboration: Create and maintain strong relationships with the Health Economics Team and supporting functions to facilitate future business success


- At least 8 years' professional experience within health economics, market access or consulting positions, within the pharmaceutical industry demonstrating a track record of high performance
- Experience across a broad range of treatment and disease areas, including management of large projects for clients
- Working closely with clients at all levels, building and maintaining lasting relationships with clients and non-health economics stakeholders to support the company's business
- Experience developing and implementing standards and processes for companies
- Outstanding knowledge and hands on experience/specific training in financial models, burden of disease models, cost-effectiveness models, pricing models, systematic reviews, direct/network meta-analysis, survival/statistical analyses, budget impact models, value dossiers, HTA submissions, scientific publications, policy and opinion papers, health service capacity models and iPad models, across a broad range of treatment and disease areas
- Experience of managing and developing a team
- Excellent business development experience including lead generation, proposal and pitch development
- Minimum 2.1 in a numerical based degree such as Mathematics, MORSE, Statistics, Mathematical Modelling, Operational Science or Economics
- MSc in Health Economics, Medical Statistics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics or Econometrics, or equivalent
- Excellent IT and numerical skills including proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Excellent statistical coding skills using VBA, R, STATA, SAS

If this opportunity has peaked your interest and you'd like to discuss this further, please contact Practicus.

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