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Associate Director, HEMA, APAC

Singapore, Singapore | Johnson & Johnson

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
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Job Description

J&J Ethicon is looking for an Associate Director of Health Economics and Market Access APAC. 

Location: either one of the following countries: Singapore, Australia, Japan, or China. 

Note: no relocation assistance will be provided.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $81.6 billion in 2018 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

About the role:

Health Economics & Market Access (HEMA) is a critical element of our market access strategies to ensure success in an increasingly challenging market environment. New regulations, a decision-making process where the clinician is no longer the only player, and a concept of value which is more and more based on evidence coming from clinical studies and derived economic value from our technologies and solutions, makes it a must that we equip ourselves with the required capabilities and convey a meaningful value-based message to our customers. Within this context, the purpose of this role is to be the APAC HEMA Associate Director, partnering closely with country HEMA teams, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Clinical and other function colleagues to develop market access strategies to ensure access of our innovation and increase the adoption of our innovation.


Lead HEMA strategy development and execution of Ethicon franchise for APAC countries and region:

Support countries reimbursement stategy development, submission and maintenance.

Lead regional market access strategy development including reimbursement and access environment scanning, HTA development and requirements.

Shape and influence global development and market access strategies, e.g. Target product profile (TPP), evidence generation plan to meet APAC needs.

Lead or collaborate APAC HEMA evidence generation and dissemination strategy and execution for Ethicon to support access and and adoption of our innovation.

Work closely with local market access and business on value substantiation for innovative access model, e.g. Value Based Healthcare, Innovative Access models, Outcomes-Based Agreements, and Value-Based Pricing initiatives.

Disseminate regionally aproved HEMA tools and materials, translating complex messages into simple statements that can easily be articulated by commercial team.

Gather external stakeholder insights through key strategic partnerships with KOLs, societies and non-clinical stakeholders, shaping the market access environment in APAC.

Functional and Technical Competencies

Learning agility – Quickly learn and understand new innovation such as digital surgery

Lead through ambiguity – be able to lead with ambibuous environment and develop scenario planning

Understanding the internal and external environment – high level of expertise leveraging Macro, HTA/self-pay and internal environments of the APAC region.

Applied skills and technical knowledge – Leading level in medical and scientific knowledge, critical analysis skills and Health Economics concepts, techniques

Persuasive communication – strong competency in negotiation skills and communication upstream and downstream. Leading level in written communication

Funding acumen – Comprehensive knowledge of funding and reimbursement mechanisms in APAC region. Applies expertise in developing appropriate market access strategy for the region

Strategic Thinking – applies expert knowledge to translate global value proposition into regionally and locally applied value messages. Develop evidence generation, dissemination and strategic planning for Market Access in the region.

Leadership Competencies:

Connect: Ability to connect and quickly establish meaningful relationships to develop deep insights and empathetic understanding of internal and external stakeholders

Shape: Translate insights into meaningful value for customers

Grow: Consistently take ownership of own outcomes to achieve results in a sustainable way




Experience Required: 

Minimum 10 years of healthcare industry experience, with country level market access experience, preferably in Medical Devices

Proven expertise in developing local market access strategies to drive business

Understanding of health economics, marketing and/or market research, and formation of marketing solutions

Proven ability to identify evidence gaps, design and execute real world evidence generation and dissemination

Proven ability to understand business strategy; translate it into solutions that support the company’s business goals

Ability to manage multiple demands, with a systematic approach to prioritization and organization of resources.

Proven leadership ability to effectively motivate project teams

Experience working successfully in matrix environments

Track record of working effectively to shape the market and influence key decision makers

Solid understanding of Healthcare market dynamics in Asia Pacific

Education Required:

Master Degree in a health sciences-related field (e.g., epidemiology, outcomes research, pharmacy, health policy, medical/biology sciences…)

Masters degree in Health Economics or equivalent (preferred)

Proficient language skills in English, both verbal and written.


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