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Principal, Global HTA, Health Economics Reimbursement and Outcomes

France-Lyon (MAPI)
Reference: 055931
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Role: Principal, Global HTA, Health Economics Reimbursement and Outcomes (GHTA-HERO)

Various Locations:  London, France (Nanterre or Lyon), Switzerland *LI-MB1


This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a team committed to being an industry-leading Global HTA, Health Economics, Reimbursement and Outcomes. At ICON, our value is our people, who consistently deliver the highest-quality work to our clients. 


As Principal (Director), you will be responsible for leading teams, and will serve as the, project director and/or scientific advisor for projects, taking responsibility for the scientific integrity of the research in the HTA/Value Communication work-streams as part of the integrated Global HTA-HERO practice. The research will involve leading early HTA/parallel scientific advice, HTA dossier development, value message development, global value dossiers, payer advisory boards, and early HEOR evidence generation planning.  The Principal also supports the overall practice and business strategy.


Who Are We?


The ICON Global HTA, Health Economics, Reimbursement and Outcomes team are a team of HTA, HEOR, medical communications experts and market access consultants who specialize in helping our clients engage with HTA/reimbursement agencies, payers and achieve patient access for their products.  ICON is a fast-growing global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, known for its innovative approach. ICON’s commercialization and outcomes capabilities coupled with our strategic consultancy services has created the industry’s most integrated product development, clinical communications and market access solutions. This means more growth and career opportunities for our current and future employees!




  • Directs team on data gathering efforts. Selects deliverables, tools & techniques to be applied by the team to conduct the analysis.  Learns and draws on new analytic approaches 
  • Leads the scientific development and validation of scientific research methodology in order to meet the objectives of the research study 
  • Acts as scientific thought partner with the client and the project team throughout the project


  • Conceptualizes and drafts, or leads, a complete proposal based on a client idea or RFP.
  • Acts as scientific thought partner with the client and the project team throughout the project
  • Initiates and nurtures client relationships and maintains contacts to build reputation and deal flow
  • Key account lead for a combination of current and prospective clients*Independently develops project plans and scientific content in proposals and achieves good conversion rate of submitted and won proposals
  • Represents Service Line at internal and external meetings and strategy review presentations/overviews
  • Maintains positive client contact, serves as escalation path for unresolved issues as necessary, and initiates client dialogue and updates on project progress 
  • Regularly contributes to industry thought leadership.


  • Takes ownership of final budget, deliverable and project timeline; identifies scope expansion and need for amendments; serves as consultant to other principal investigators or staff on other projects
  • Organizes and monitors workloads in line with budget and time to ensure project efficiency and quality of insight
  • Anticipates key project risks.  Proactively develops and executes mitigating strategies effectively as required


  • If a People Manager, responsible for the human resource management activities including maintenance of proper staffing levels, resource optimization, attainment of individual and team goals, employee relations, mentoring, talent/career development, and rewards/recognition based on achievement of goals
  • Delegates and ensures completion of special assignments (e.g. job descriptions, handbook updates, SOP scientific consulting)
  • Complies with all relevant SOPs, work programming, time-keeping, iLearns, policies and procedures 

To succeed you will have: 

  • Masters or doctoral (ideal) in, HTA, MA, Health Policy or related
  • Bachelors though not ideal would be acceptable with sufficient work experience
  • Min 8 years of direct HTA/MA experience
  • Management of HTA dossier development – in consulting
  • Leading HTA ad-boards
  • Leading Payer interviews
  • HTA Landscape assessment
  • Develop VC materials (GVD development, payer message testing) – strategic direction
  • HEOR/RWE Evidence generation planning
  • Coordination of project team
  • Supporting BD development activities
  • Demonstrable people management and business development skills
  • Excellent French or German Business writing skills would be ideal, though not a pre-requisite. 

What’s Next?


Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and, if successful, we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.


ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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