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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Specialist, Global Health Economics & Reimbursement (HEOR) - Transcatheter Heart Valve in Irvine, California

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a premier Global Health Economics & Reimbursement (GHER) team that is playing a key role in the success of our Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) therapies. As Senior Specialist, Global Health Economics & Reimbursement Strategy, you will assist in developing evidence based value propositions and implementing market access strategies to support our THV business unit, with an emphasis on supporting market access outside of the US, especially in Japan and Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will develop synergies across the organization and foster strong internal and external relationships to achieve market access goals and objectives. This position is based at the corporate headquarters in Irvine, California.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Support Market Access strategies to enhance global patient access to THV therapies.

  • Develop materials to demonstrate product value including economic models, value dossiers, and slide presentations.

  • Conduct health services research to quantify the clinical and economic impact of THV therapies.

  • Work with Public Affairs, Medical Affairs, Marketing and Clinical Affairs to develop compelling HEOR value propositions.

  • Provide appropriate support in educating sales, marketing, clinical, regulatory, and legal teams in other global offices to increase awareness and understanding of health economics and reimbursement competencies

  • Support the development of HTA submissions by leveraging key evidence and internal resources

  • Support effective and rapid communication with HTA and other key government bodies regarding the value of our products

  • Provide input to the interpretation of clinical, economic, and humanistic evidence relevant to the THV business

  • Present, discuss, and interpret health economic model results

  • Plan and support local economic model adaptations, especially with key clinical study results and statistical analyses

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science, health economics, health policy is required; OR Doctorate degree in a life science, health economics, health economics of study; OR Master’s degree (e.g. MPH or MBA with a relevant focus) plus 2 years of experience in HEOR, Market Access, reimbursement.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially presentation development.

  • Exceptional project management skills.

  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and experience working with various internal business partners (especially Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Legal, and Government Affairs staff) to provide insight into key market access issues.

  • Previous experience in or strong working knowledge of medical device industry, especially with functional responsibility in health economics and reimbursement planning and program implementation.

  • Self-motivated and able to advance projects with limited supervision.

  • International travel up to 20%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Mandarin or Japanese is desirable.

  • Formal training or experience in health economics and/or outcomes research a strong plus.


Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.