Global Head of RWE & RWD & An (m/w/x)

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Date: 15-Nov-2018

Location: Nationwide, Germany

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, the Group’s 2025 vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:


For our Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:



Global Head of Real World Evidence & Real World Data & Analytics (m/w/x)





The Global Head of RWE & RWD & An, will provide leadership across Daiichi Sankyo and own the overarching strategy to build the appropriate and robust RWE & RWD plans to support all global products within the company. He/she will develop a compelling vision for RWD & RWE to drive Daiichi Sankyo to become a “State of the Art” organization under the Global Market Access & Pricing department and strive to provide a “Personalized Health Economics Outcomes Research” for our patients. The role will have responsibility and accountability to align, invest and deliver on that vision and ensure the implementation of innovative tools and use RWE & RWD to improve patient care and becoming one of the top pharmaceutical companies in this field.





Reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Market Access & Pricing and has the responsibility to build a robust strategy and manage the appropriate resources to make the vision come to life for Daiichi Sankyo. The position will be a key and visible expert leader, he/she will engage the clinical, Medical Affairs and commercial organization in increasing awareness of RWD & RWE, contributing to product evidence strategies, use of RWD & RWE and future investments.


Essential functions:

The Global Head of RWE/HEOR & RWD&An will have responsibility and accountability for the following:

  • Develop and execute the global strategy on the acquisition and use of real world data to support and enhance the market access strategies
  • Optimally leverage RWE & RWD&An throughout discovery, development, and commercialization
  • Externally promote Daiichi Sankyo’s leadership in this area with external thought-leaders
  • Build and develop an industry-leading RWE & RWD&An evidence strategy and plan
  • Establish and Chair the Core RWE & RWD&An Cross functional teams with Daiichi Sankyo
  • Expand and Ensure the RWE & RWD & An team is positioned to support the needs of the various stakeholders and that their work is optimally aligned to deliver defined value toward our products
  • Provide leadership for innovative advances in Daiichi Sankyo capabilities in data management and analysis by educating stakeholders about the uses, applications, benefits and value of Real World Data & Real World Evidence
  • Create and develop the members of the RWE/HEOR & RWD&An team ensuring they have the necessary skills, capabilities and experiences to deliver industry-leading analyses and insights
  • Ensure optimal engagement and related processes to ensure ease of collaboration between RWE & RWD&An, and internal stakeholders such as Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Marketing, Biostats, etc.
  • Participate as a member of the Global Market Access & Pricing Leadership team in building and developing capabilities across Daiichi Sankyo
  • Development and ongoing revision of strategic plan for RWE & RWD &An as well as annual brand planning
  • Provide leadership on strategic issues related to identification, acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of RWD working closely with key stakeholders across the organization
  • Create a culture of collaboration and cross-fertilization across different departments within Daiichi Sankyo that leverage RWE and analyze RWD and ensure the proper implementation of such analysis and health outcomes
  • Drive to external recognition of Daiichi Sankyo as both a leader and as a partner-of-choice for RE & RWD&An activities



  • Advanced degree in healthcare, business or information technology (PH.D, MD or Pharm D)
  • Minimum of 10 – 15 years’ experience in managing and working with large volumes of RWD & RWE
  • Experience within a pharmaceutical company or equivalent organization involved in the research and development of healthcare technologies and/or delivery solutions may be helpful, but is no required
  • Experience with strategic and operating planning processes with a strong interpersonal skills and evidence of both leadership and team-working in a matrix environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical commercial activities, research and development
  • Proven ability to lead teams, build coalitions and develop strong partnerships across functions
  • Executive presence and ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Outstanding writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, to take accountability for business challenges, think strategically and tackle complex problems
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to spot trends & emerging patters
  • Strong customer-orientation; an ability to see issues from the point of view of others



What we offer:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.