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National Sales Manager

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Leicestershire

Job Type: Full time


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National Sales Manager – Biologics (Severe Asthma)

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Advert Closing Date: 27th September 2022

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, building teams, coaching and leading excellence in performance during launch or key phases of a products life cycle?

Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the biologic severe asthma therapy area, and join a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

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. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Join our industry-leading BioPharmaceuticals team, where our rich and diverse pipeline speaks for itself. Never complacent, we’re evolving and accelerating – growing Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, moving into Immunology and Renal. We are proud of our growth because of the huge potential to create impact as well as our ability to address the unmet needs of more patients than ever with co-morbidities.

Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint.

As a growing pharmaceutical, our work here is interesting – building from scratch, working on a combination of products and modalities and securing a long-term future. It’s our patients that come first, every decision we make and action we take is centred around how we can better serve them. It’s why we are shaping patient care for the future, working along the whole experience to give hope to billions of lives across the world.

What you’ll do:

As a National Sales Manager, you'll be responsible for developing and supporting the biologics sales team to achieve the key missions, and continue to develop their skills. You will lead the execution of commercial and project-based offerings as required by the business and lead & deploy AZ solutions in partnership with the cross-functional team to support the rapid uptake of severe asthma biologics and/or the launch of new therapies.

This role is perfect for those from Pharmaceutical backgrounds looking to move to a more profound world-leading organisation.


  • Proven sales leadership, ideally in the biologic arena

  • Proven coaching and development skills

  • Ability to execute strategies with perfection

  • Excellent business acumen, demonstrating good analytical, planning and organisational skills

  • Experience of specialised commissioning (Including regional specialised commissioners)

  • Ability to demonstrate emotional Intelligence

  • Proven track record of NHS knowledge

  • Good understanding of Project and Account Management

  • Educated to degree level

  • Full driving license


  • ABPI qualification

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

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

Where can I find out more?

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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.