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Global Brand Director - Respiratory Biologics

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


Are you an experienced Marketing Professional looking to be part of a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If you’re passionate about what science can do to make a difference to patients' lives and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

As Brand Director for our Respiratory Biologic product, you’ll play a pivotal role leading the development of a compelling long-term brand vision for a dynamic product in our Respiratory & Immunology portfolio. You will work with the cross-functional commercial and project teams, as well as with regional commercial leaders and our collaborations partners.

In this role, you will play a critical role in helping to define and drive brand strategy and leading key deliverables such as the Global Strategic Plan, disease awareness campaigns, branded campaigns, congress strategy, and Key External Expert (KEE) engagement strategy. To succeed you will demonstrate your ability to think strategically, communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership capabilities, problem solve, influence without authority and collaborate in both scientific and commercial contexts.

You will help build and implement the global brand strategy, defend against competitive product launches, develop a compelling long-term brand strategy for a dynamic product in our Respiratory & Immunology portfolio. You will work with the cross-functional commercial and project teams, as well as with regional commercial leaders and our collaboration partner to prepare for a global launch.

What you’ll do

  • Lead the development of key commercial strategies to ensure markets are prepared for a successful launch from disease state awareness to sales force training on the brand

  • Lead the Global Strategic Plan by collaborating with the Top 7+ markets to develop a strategy across Commercial and Medical that will deliver ahead of target

  • Establish and maintain valuable relationships with the key markets and ensure launch plans are aligned to global strategy

  • Manage agency of record relationship, finances, and deliverables for multiple team members

  • Key contributor to setting the strategy for a high performing team and delivering best-in-company global support for the marketing companies

  • Lead the development of key commercial strategies to deliver a compelling disease state awareness campaign to include a disease awareness program, lexicon and collateral material

  • Develop a strong congress strategy for critical global-led medical congresses, including booth, promotions and educational initiatives.

  • Collaborate with the global medical team to develop a strong science story and action plan and KEE engagement strategy

  • Support the development of a compelling and differentiating evidence generation strategy including the potential for innovative value strategies to ensure patient access at launch

  • Lead key internal meetings across Global cross-functional teams as well as with the marketing companies around the globe, and deliver recommendations and presentations to the Joint Commercial Committee and other internal and joint decision-making teams

  • Develop alliances with Clinical, Medical Affairs, Business Insights, Pricing and Market Access, Communications and Publications, providing input to cross-functional planning and programs

  • Build sustainable, long-term relationships with global Key External Experts in line with brand team objectives, and co lead strategic advisory boards and input sessions

  • Demonstrate leadership and agility as role will evolve/grow as the team expands and in line with the candidate’s professional development plan

  • Identify training needs and lead execution to ensure high clinical knowledge and selling confidence

  • Lead key business processes such as budget management, long term forecast, TA strategy, quarterly business review, brand operational planning, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: BA/BS is required

  • Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical marketing and related roles with proven results in new product launches

  • Experience leading the development and/or execution of brand strategy, ensuring cohesion across all segments and providing input into global brand strategy

  • Experience Developing Key Performance Indicators, multichannel media management and analytics plans

  • Identifying and developing strong alliances for cross functional planning and programs as core elements to create opportunities

  • Experience leading a positive, high performing culture

  • Uses knowledge to apply cross-functional commercial decisions, prioritizing actions to report to collaborators

  • Orchestrates team across multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish team cohesion and collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree (MBA or PhD) is preferred

  • Biologics and/or respiratory experience, as well as in-country marketing and sales experience are preferred

  • Leadership experience preferred

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. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next!

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

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