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BBU - Digital Project Director - Precision Healthcare

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


As Biopharma Project Director for Digital Precision Healthcare, you will drive the development and execution of key cutting edge, primarily AI based, projects aimed at the optimization of the care pathway via the improvement of early patient identification, diagnosis, clinical development, and the acceleration of the adoption of innovative medicines in the Biopharma domain. The position will be the primary liaison between sponsors (Commercial / Medical / R&D / Market Access / Diagnostic teams) and external actors accountable for co-developing clinical decision support solutions and will ensure cross value creation. It will leverage data, technology and state-of-the art scientific knowledge to address care pathway unmet needs. In this role you'll be working closely with the Value-Based Partnership team, in charge of identifying key partners in Clinical Decision Support solutions and Data.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Define, prioritize and drive strategic and scientific value creation of clinical decision support solutions, acting as a product owner via the design of an optimal methodology to answer business owner requirements:
    • What? Design and implementation of innovative clinical decision tools to support physicians in the adoption of innovative medicines, diagnosis, clinical decision making and urgency to treat. Creating innovative patient support tools aimed at the improvement of the patient journey and supporting patient activation.
    • How? Via the delivery of the infrastructure needed to execute actionable big-data analytics / AI in line with strategic, closed-loop marketing efforts (Customer, Consumer & Digital) across our Biopharma Portfolio. E.g., deployment and exploitation of care-oriented health data platforms and algorithms, development of AZ’s innovation capacity-building, etc.
  • In collaboration with the partnership team, identify, partner, and establish relationships with external vendors who have unique digital health and precision health solutions
    • Action an analytical and critical perspective to challenge/optimize external partners proposed methodologies and contribute scientific insights on project development to maximize innovativeness, impact and alignment to business objectives.
    • Integration of internal and external stakeholder perspectives.
  • Setting up and coordination of multi-internal stakeholder collaborations (Commercial/Medical/R&D/Market Access/ Diagnostic teams) to analyse business opportunities and evaluate/deploy solutions for a region / group of countries
    • Develop business intimacy with Business Owners and ensure regular communication on projects
    • Secure alignment with cross functional team’s priorities and strategies
    • Liaise with affiliate teams to ensure local compliance and engage local operation support.
  • Guarantee project deployment from beginning to end:
    • Administer project budgets and manage contracts with key functions (compliance, legal, procurement, IP…)
    • Oversee and track project operations, performance and timelines
    • Assess effectiveness and visible risk, opportunities, and issue management
    • Define the data and digital regulatory, legal framework.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with all stakeholders to identify their requirements:
    • Medical / Scientific knowledge in Biopharma
    • Good knowledge in Market Access (Value Based Healthcare,
    • Good knowledge on Clinical Trials (Design & Solutions)
    • Knowledge in compliance / Legal (Medical device, Data)
  • Substantial amount of experience digital healthcare project management
  • Track record in developing and deploying impactful healthcare digital program
  • Very good understanding information systems such as Electronic Medical Record, Clinical Trial Management, and Electronic Data Capture platforms.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, and enjoy a highly collaborative working relationship that encourages sharing
  • Strong knowledge on International ecosystem (key stakeholders, healthcare system, actors, payers, compliance…)
  • Proven experience in partnering and unlocking access to novel data partnerships
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing external environment including new innovative digital technology innovations
  • Involvement in start-up environment (directly or in partnership)
  • Strong leadership skills and influencing skills
  • Experience on bringing innovation that is solving complex and multi-dimensional issues from an operational, technical, financial and human perspective
  • Experience In driving global change in complex organisations, covering multiple cultures and significant number of functions
  • Highly developed communication and influencing abilities across organizational teams and levels in a large complex operating environment
  • Results driven approach to work and project development
  • Ability to express complex ideas in clear and compelling way to multiple external and internal stakeholder groups
  • Entrepreneurial with the highest level of integrity and the ability to foster trust and loyalty
  • Motivated by delivering digital innovation in service of enhanced patient outcomes and treatment experience

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

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience -- it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.

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