Competitive Intelligence Manager – CVRM

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


CI Manager – CVRM

Location: Cambridge, UK

Additional locations: Gothenburg, SWE or Wilmington (DE), US

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Advert Closing Date: 9th December 2022

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Competitive Intelligence within the Pharma industry? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the service in 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.

We use our influence across the enterprise to shape our external interactions. Working across different markets and functions, we listen to all voices, which allows us to optimally represent them when we communicate our products externally.

At AstraZeneca we’re inspired by the things that seem impossible. Here, we see the impact of our collective ideas and expertise, and the power of science to deliver them. We’re passionate about the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new insights to life.

With cardiovascular, renal and metabolic (CVRM) experience, coupled with business judgement, this role implements Competitive Intelligence (CI) activities to craft disease therapy area and product strategies to deliver a sustainably differentiated portfolio.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate, prioritize and conduct CI research, analyses data and derives insights in consultation with the Early CVRM CI Director

  • Represent the voice of competitive intelligence within individual project teams and at senior levels of the organization

  • Support key project decision-making forums requiring CI input, the CVRM CI Manager:

  • Deeply understand AZ and competitor products, CVRM and corporate strategy and key challenges and translates this into CVRM Insights and Strategy

  • Represent the voice of Competitive Intelligence Area and influences peers and key decision makers to ensure the appropriate CI interventions are driving CVRM Projects and Strategy

  • Demonstrate strong executive communication skills to share key insights and challenge critical thinking and assumptions with key partners, becoming a key thought partner

  • Collaborate with the CVRM CI Director and wider CVRM CI team and partners to prioritize activities and build intelligence hypotheses and competitor analyses.

  • Work across the CI Team to bring a proprietary intelligence driven external point of view into recommendations by bringing to bear a network of sources, vendors and publicly available information.

  • Participate in forums, representing the competition and the external environment, providing insights and early warning intelligence.

  • Provide view on the positioning of Early stage portfolio with respect to external competition and how this impacts clinical trial development and global commercial strategies. This includes supporting development of portfolio and disease area strategies.

  • Ensure that generated know-how is accurately captured and analyzed within a central repository to feed into AZ’s novel central CI Platform

  • Accountable for providing impactful daily insight summaries to senior partners across the wider AZ business

  • Works in collaboration with wider AZ CI team on departmental projects.


  • Science related Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Significant experience in competitive intelligence, including key public and commercial information science sources, analytical technics and visualization tools

  • Broad knowledge of healthcare ecosystem/dynamics

  • Ability to prioritize and deal with complexity under time and other pressures

  • Highly collaborative, track record of building productive networks

  • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills

  • Prior experience working with and presenting to with senior executives


  • Deep expertise in CVRM-related Therapy Areas

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

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

  • If still interested, we welcome your application no later than 1/12/22

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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.

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