Senior Manager Global Oncology PRO (m/f/x)

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Date: 18 May 2024

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



We are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Senior Manager Global Oncology PRO (m/f/x)


The Position:

The Senior Manager Global and Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) reports to the Global Oncology PRO Lead and will work cross-functionally to implement PROs in oncology studies. The person will work with other teams and the Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) asset leads to support the clinical development and value creation of the company’s oncology assets, by ensuring the inclusion of patients’ perspective in Daiichi Sankyo Oncology studies. Responsibilities include supporting the design and implementation of PRO strategies, the definition of relevant patient experience endpoints and the choice of appropriate PRO measures, as well as planning and overseeing the PRO data collection once the study is ongoing. This person will align with the HEOR asset lead as well as with clinical, statistical and other relevant teams to ensure the delivery of robust PRO output, supporting the clinical and economic value proposition associated with the Daiichi Sankyo Oncology products. The person will also represent the PRO function in cross functional working groups and committees from time to time.


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Senior Manager Global Oncology PRO will have the responsibility and accountability for the following:

  • Ensure that PROs strategies, endpoints, collection and analyses are appropriately planned and aligned with the clinical research question and objectives

  • Ensure consistency between planned and final PRO output

  • Ensure PROs are implemented appropriately in Daiichi-Sankyo studies, including support in writing and/or reviewing corresponding parts of study protocols, collaborating and aligning with other involved stakeholders

  • Support the incorporation of the developed PRO strategy into study operations by overviewing data collection and related processes

  • Manage vendors in the conduct of projects involving PROs

  • Support the correct interpretation of PRO results in related documents such as CSRs, to ensure conveying appropriate evidence-based PRO messages and conclusions

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other internal stakeholders such as Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Biostats, etc.

  • Keeping up-to-date with respect to methodological developments regarding PRO measures, analyses and requirements from external stakeholders (e.g. FDA)

  • Provide support with execution of other initiatives and research deliverables across the broader team


Education & Professional Experience:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., health economics, medicine, pharmacy, public health, epidemiology)

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry or consulting, working in the PRO field

  • Hands on experience with PRO methodologies and operations across all phases of the product life cycle is preferred

  • Track record of successful application of PROs with key external stakeholders such as FDA, EMA and relevant HTAs

  • Knowledge and experience of Oncology therapy areas is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrates understanding and (advanced) knowledge of key drug development processes, plans, studies, and strategies including any aspects of drug development. Uses knowledge to the organization’s advantage; generates new ideas and enables the organization to improve business performance.

  • Demonstrates understanding and (advanced) knowledge of PRO methods and instruments, and the issues and challenges of applying these alongside clinical studies in drug development, and applies this knowledge to design PRO strategies

  • Ability to influence and navigate in a matrix organization, with proven ability to work cross-functionally, build coalitions and develop strong partnerships across functions

  • Demonstrates strategic thinking and ability to travel up to 20%

  • Outstanding writing and presentation skills and ability to work under pressure, to take accountability for business challenges, think strategically and tackle complex problems

  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to identify trends and emerging patterns in areas such as PROs, Patient Experience Data, HEOR



Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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