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Associate Principal, Vaccines Policy

<p>Avalere Health is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, business intelligence tools, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere’s experts span 230 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO, and the Congress), top consultancies, and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. As an Inovalon company (Nasdaq: INOV), Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by outstanding data analytics that generate unique insights and meaningful business improvement. Through events, publications, and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers.</p> <p>Avalere Health is seeking <strong>an Associate Principal&nbsp;</strong>to join its Vaccines Team.</p> <p>We rely on deep subject matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how the changing policy and market access landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including legislative strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.</p> <p>Among Avalere’s many capabilities, its dedicated team of vaccine subject matter experts serves as trusted advisors on strategy development and implementation to leading vaccine manufacturers and other clients and has deep relationships and experience in the larger policy and advocacy community. Additionally, it tracks vaccine global, federal, and state policy developments, generates evidence and quality strategies, supports new product commercialization strategy, and deciphers market access and reimbursement trends and challenges. This position would focus primarily on vaccine business insights and strategy.</p> <h4>Responsibilities</h4> <ul> <li>Serve as a subject matter expert on vaccine-related policy and market access issues</li> <li>Assist in leading cross-functional teams to solve complex client problems, and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas related to vaccine commercialization strategy</li> <li>Create both strategic and tactical recommendations for biopharmaceutical clients for both brand-level and above-brand priorities</li> <li>Manage multiple clients, as well as short- and long-term deliverables, to ensure that all Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs</li> <li>Solve complex client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources</li> <li>Conceptualize, design, and execute—from start to finish—a broad range of client projects involving diverse cross-functional (e.g., relating to analytics) and cross-practice (e.g., relating to policy, coverage and reimbursement) teams</li> <li>Co-lead business development efforts with other Avalere subject-matter experts and account managers</li> <li>Assist in the development and review of scopes of work, budgets, timelines, and other business documents</li> <li>Develop and maintain a professional level of knowledge regarding Avalere’s and Inovalon’s services and products</li> </ul> <h4>Qualifications</h4> <p>Minimum Requirements</p> <ul> <li>A graduate degree in law, public policy, public health, business, operations management, health sciences, finance, or economics. A combination of bachelor’s degree and in-depth relevant work experience is also acceptable</li> <li>6 years of relevant work experience, which could include employment at a leading vaccine manufacturer or in a leading market research, management consulting or investment firm.</li> <li>Subject matter expertise should reflect an understanding of: <ul> <li>US vaccine policy &amp; government affairs</li> <li>Other functional aspects of vaccine manufacturer operations such as market access, business units, brand teams, customer account teams (e.g. payers, providers or public sector), trade and distribution, and other commercial functions</li> </ul> </li> <li>Functional expertise should reflect: <ul> <li>Solid communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to concisely explain complicated concepts to executives within and outside of the firm</li> <li>Prior project management experience</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Additional Skills and Competencies</p> <ul> <li>Knowledge and understanding of public health law</li> <li>Experience overseeing and supervising work of staff members</li> <li>Exemplary interpersonal skills that translate into positive relationships with colleagues and clients</li> <li>Commitment to working in a highly matrixed team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients</li> <li>Outstanding problem-solving and analytic skills with the ability to apply knowledge outside of one’s immediate functional area</li> <li>Track record of industry thought leadership, either internally or externally</li> <li>Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word</li> </ul> <p><em>Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.</em></p><div class="content-conclusion"><p><em>By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we enhance our work environment and drive business success. Inovalon strives to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate and of our clients and everyone whom we serve. We endeavor to create a culture of inclusion in which our associates feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work and pursue their professional goals in an equitable setting. We understand that by fostering this type of culture, and welcoming different perspectives, we generate innovation and growth.</em></p> <p><em>Inovalon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirement.</em></p> <p><em>The Company maintains a drug free work environment for all of its associates, which includes employees, contractors and vendors. It is unlawful for associates to manufacture, sell, distribute, dispense, possess or use any controlled substance or marijuana in the workplace and doing so will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or the contracted relationship.</em></p> <div> <p><em>Consistent with our safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required. &nbsp;These requirements are subject to change as legal and business needs dictate.</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div>

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