Global Analytics & Insights Associate Director, Oncology
Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Job Type: Full time
Join our globally-renowned Oncology area, which is leading the rapid business growth of our enterprise and ever-evolving industry. It’s an exciting time to join as we work towards our big ambitions with entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. It’s up to us to find solutions and act fast to make them happen.
The Global Analytics & Insights mission is to improve the quality of the decisions taken on our assets and across our Disease Areas through the provision of excellent market, customer and competitor analytics. This role will focus on our emerging portfolio and will lead a program of insight and analysis in support of multiple PH3 investment decisions.
Leads the integration of insight and analysis from a variety of sources to inform material decisions through the delivery of robust opportunity focused forecasts. Consolidates a variety of data and information into actionable brand opportunities. Specifically:
Develops and delivers asset/indication forecast and related assumptions based on internal best practice processes triangulating with the most robust data possible to maximize confidence.
Ensures that forecasts are (i) presented transparently and consistently in line with GA&I standards and best practice (ii) underpinned with an AZ proprietary view of the most important assumptions, based on robust secondary data analytics plus AZ proprietary data sources and intelligence.
Leads, negotiates and interacts with internal stakeholders to validate forecast assumptions and market understanding.
Works closely with the CI Director and Agency analyst, leads the generation of competitive analysis in support of an investment decision, ensuring implications are reflected in the forecast and landed in the asset team.
Provides objective quantitative analyses and leads the development of business cases to determine key opportunities and address critical business issues for the brand and/or TA.
Ensures that interpretation of primary market research is generating relevant actionable differentiating insights; through a closeness to the GPT and a strong understanding of the therapy area which allows translation of insight gaps into correct questions and a technical expertise in research design and interpretation to generate relevant answers.
Leads analyses & evaluations supporting licensing opportunities where relevant.
Develops a deep therapy area knowledge bridging from the clinical development through to commercialization.
Manages all primary research in accordance with internal AZ compliance policies and best practices, with agreed preferred vendors.
Remains accountable for personal ongoing professional education in business case development (including development and commercial costs), market research, forecasting and analytics, to ensure the best approaches are always utilized.
Bachelor’s degree or above in a science or mathematics discipline
Experience in a similar analytical or RWE role within the pharmaceutical industry or consulting sphere.
Primary market research experience
Ability to use data and analysis to affect, influence or change the understanding of a market or customer
Excellent communication skills
Current or previous oncology experience is required
PhD in Scientific or mathematical discipline
Experience in a consulting, advisory or investment firm working within the pharmaceutical industry
Experience of working with a pharma product close to launch or post-launch
Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours. Apply today.
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 follow all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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.