Director Strategic Feasibility

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, Luton, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


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The Director, Strategic Feasibility role is TA aligned to ensure close partnership with the TA organisations for design and delivery of the portfolio, and to ensure in-depth therapeutic knowledge balanced with strong data analytics/interpretation and technical skills with a good understanding of global, regional and local country landscape and priorities. Aligned within Global Feasibility and Site Intelligence team, you will play a critical role in data-driven strategic design and operational feasibility, site identification and recruitment and retention recommendations for early to late stage medicines development across Oncology R&D, beginning at the concept stage through to execution. You will partner with important team members within Development Operations Department, TA leads and CROs to enable expedited, predictive delivery for all stages of global feasibility, ensuring standardization in use of data, tools and process to advise quality decision making at TA, indication, program and study levels.

As the Director, Strategic Feasibility you will...

  • Provide data driven strategic design and operational feasibility, including site identification, and recruitment and retention recommendations at TA/indication/program level taking into consideration outstanding needs of indication, patient population, study and business priorities.

  • Proactively lead standardized design feasibility offering, using data intelligence (historical and Real-World Data RWD), and insights from key external and internal authorities to support study teams from program concept to protocol design and study set-up

  • Partner with study design teams enabling data-driven approaches to inform decision making and improve predictability of execution

  • Use relevant internal and external data assets, sophisticated analytical models, and interprets data to provide recommendations to study teams in a significant way to support planning.

  • Secure traceability of assumptions and visibility in decisions for end-to-end process

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant field (e.g. life sciences, business management, project management)

  • Over 3 years' experience from Drug Development and Feasibility in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Validated experience in data analysis, data interpretation to drive inform decision making

  • Tried experience in managing, influencing, building and managing relationships and achieving results with senior partners in conflicting priority environment

  • Shown experience in developing study delivery strategies and tactical/operational plans aligned to commercial and regulatory objectives

  • Clinical trial patient and investigator recruitment and retention experience

  • Validated experience in project and budget management

  • Confirmed experience working with Global teams

  • Experience in AZ core Therapeutic Areas/Indication.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MA, MBA in relevant field (e.g. life sciences, business management, project management)

  • New product development experience within the pharmaceutical industry

  • Shown project/program management or other complex/cross-border management experience

  • Tried experience working with partners, CROs/AROs

  • Validated experience in the development of business cases

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An expansive culture that champions diversity and teamwork. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

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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.

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

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