HEOR Specialist

Category:  Market Access

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP


Are you passionate about implementing Health Economic Outcomes Research (HEOR) projects? Do you want to make a meaningful impact on patient lives? We are looking for a HEOR Specialist to join our Market Access team at Novo Nordisk. If you are ready for a life-changing career, read on and apply today!


About the department

The Market Access team at Novo Nordisk engages with diverse stakeholders across political and healthcare landscapes to drive patient access to innovative products. We are committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for patients with diabetes, obesity, growth hormone deficiencies, and rare bleeding disorders. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our mission and make a meaningful impact on patient lives.


The position

As a HEOR Specialist, you will have the opportunity to implement Health Economic Outcomes Research (HEOR) projects in line with value proposition, market access, and scientific exchange strategies for assigned products and therapeutic areas. You will also support the HEOR manager in securing timely Health Technology Assessment (HTA) submissions and optimal market access and pricing through preparing and documenting required evidence and analysis. You will also work with the HEOR manager in developing and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Other tasks, but are not limited to:

  • Develops HEOR and Real World Evidence (RWE) strategy and leads the implementation of HEOR studies, value messaging, and scientific communication plans for pipeline products (e.g., Obesity, Diabetes, Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer, Haemophilia, and other new disease areas).
  •  Identify HEOR data needs according to the MAP (Market Access & Pricing) and product strategy and work with HEOR manager to map out effective an plan for qualified output.
  • Work as part of the market access team to generate integrated input for cross-functional forums and Headquarters. Collaborate with Clinical and Medical affairs in scientific exchange and communication including effective publication.
  • Generate high-quality economic and clinical evidence/analysis and develop a formal HTA dossier in a timely manner, engaging with external suppliers and contributing to laying out the negotiation plan and its execution.
  • Work with HEOR manager to assemble HTA team consisting of Strategic Pricing, Clinical, Medical, RWE, and Commercial, getting support from HQ counterpart accordingly. Support Market Access & Pricing Department leaders in communicating and engaging with Senior Management on the HTA strategy and outcome. Develop external relationships and works closely with KOLs and academic researchers.



  • A master’s degree is preferable.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry, including research, development, strategic planning, marketing and consultancy services. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a strong plus.
  • Five years of pharmaceuticals or healthcare-related industry/organization experience within the field of HEOR or RWE is preferred.
  • Science and research background, commercial background especially associated with in-depth analytic skills, cross functional project management experience is preferred.
  • Business-level English and Native Japanese are required.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energize us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



Please send your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions).



Until the completion of recruitment.

Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.