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Health Technology Assessments (HTA) Lead

Based in the offices in Maidenhead reporting into the Head of HTA UK.

This role will manager a team of 4 HTA Managers. 

Highly competitive salary, Car allowance, Bonus and comprehensive benefits package.


The company:

AbbVie is an ambitious health business where people and quality of life come first. The experience of illness is personal, so we care about the things that matter to patients. As market leader, we team with partners to co-design health solutions around our innovative medicines for complex diseases, which improve standards of care. Helping people to be fit for work and family life is how we make a remarkable impact to the lives of men, women and children.



The HTA Unit Lead will manage a team comprising of experts in the field leading HTA submission strategies. In-addition, the Leader will be involved in the creation, development, and delivery of strategies and materials required to achieve access for our products across the UK.  The position is office-based closely working with the HTA, HE, & OR teams, the cross-functional brand team, and the global and area teams.


Key responsibilities include:

  • The Unit Leaders is responsible for leading the HTA team in developing the HTA strategies and submissions for defined products/indications.
  • Responsible for management of the team including setting objectives, development plans, and staffing strategies.
  • Engaging cross-functionally to ensure that there is clarity around the strategy and early identification of the specific needs from the brand teams to support the access strategy.
  • Providing &/or supervising, the development/writing of relevant components of HTA dossiers to a high quality and in a timely manner with the support of team members.
  • Providing &/or supervising input into the development of economic models for HTA submissions.
  • Identifying the need for Real World Evidence and participating in the 1-7-5 touch points as needed to provide HTA inputs.
  • Understanding the evolving nature of our key external customers and communicating this to the wider business.
  • Leading on the development of technical expertise within the team.
  • Mentoring junior members of the team, leading interns and graduate students

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • MSc, PhD, MD or other advanced degree in Health Economics, Public Health, Life Sciences, or other relevant area.
  • Proven experience in evidence based health care or related discipline.
  • Experience leading a matrix team in the development of HTA strategies.
  • Recent experience leading HTA submissions to NICE.
  • Deep knowledge of the NHS and HTA process within the UK.
  • Skilled in developing strategy to secure positive recommendations from UK HTA bodies (NICE, SMC and AWMSG).
  • Strong project management capability with adherence to strict timelines.
  • Inspires and motivates others toward a shared purpose.
  • Influences colleagues to achieve cross-functional alignment.


Travel: 5%


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