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Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader, Respiratory Inhaled

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time

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Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader, Respiratory Inhaled

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases.

2022 is an extraordinary time to be in Medical Affairs – the opportunity to improve the speed and quality of care for millions of people with long-term conditions around the world, to support healthcare systems to address health inequalities and variations in care, and to be the driving force behind AstraZeneca’s business strategy and development of a rich portfolio of innovative medicines, is remarkable. BioPharmaceuticals Medical (BPM) at AstraZeneca is at the forefront of the industry but there remains significant headroom to grow – there is no better place to improve patients’ lives and to develop your career as a Medically-orientated business leader than at AstraZeneca.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Design and manage the implementation of the global medical product strategy globally and regionally

  • Work with the Medical Head to create and develop the strategic direction, business/resource planning, and team leadership on a global level

  • Be a proactive member of the Global Medical Team (GMT) to ensure global strategy is effectively communicated and executed at regional and country levels and that regional/country needs are appropriately accommodated in global deliverables and drive customer insights and market needs from all countries into Global Product Team for review

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with GMA functions (eg Global Medical Excellence & Medical Evidence)

  • Closely follow medical developments and competitive landscape within Therapeutic area and disseminate new information to transform clinical trends and emerging data into strategy

  • Be an active contributor to the cross functional congress planning team

  • Provide input, as needed, into labelling (USPI, SmPc) and core data sheet discussions

  • Liaise with the internal and external medical community

  • Deliver medical advocacy plan that drives successful launch of innovative and differentiated new medicines or indications within the therapy area

  • Support team leader at TA Global Product Team and Global Brand Team

  • Accountable for engaging and cultivating relationships with leading global KEEs to gain: contribution/ participation in advisory boards, greater understanding of the therapeutic area and insights into unmet patient needs

  • Represents AZ at scientific and medical forums, including medical education forums, scientific roundtables, congresses, and symposia

  • Responsible for the co-ordination of Medical Affairs activities including developing content for Science Advisory boards

  • Ensuring the alignment of the publication and medical evidence plans to the Medical Strategy and Medical plan

  • Delegate for the Medical Head as required

  • Manages other specific respiratory/medical projects as required

  • Responsibility for managing particular areas of the budget

  • Provide medical strategic and scientific input into assessment of investigator initiated studies as a member of the GREG

  • Be an active member of team(s) for assets in development while providing medical strategic input

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral level degree: MD/PhD/PharmD

  • 5 years of pharmaceutical experience

  • Scientific expertise in the respiratory area

  • Demonstration of strategic and medical leadership prowess

  • Personal experience in the design and conduct of interventional and/or observational studies is ideal, but not mandatory

  • Experience supporting an indication, promotional claim and scientific exchange including input into clinical development plan and TPP

  • Track record of building and maintaining a deep and continued connection to Medical Practice/healthcare delivery

  • Collaborative/matrix management skills with a focus on leading diverse groups (e.g., cultural, geographical, functional) to achieve excellent results in shared goals

  • Well-developed communication and influencing skills with the ability to distil complexity down to what matters to our stakeholders

  • Strong financial/budget and project management skills/business acumen

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

So, what’s next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants.Accordingly, AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.AstraZeneca will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

Date Posted

19-Aug-2022

Closing Date

17-Sep-2022

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.