Associate Director, Global Oncology - Breast

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time


At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We are  focused on 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 ideas to life.

This is the place to work openly and closely with others to harness our collective strengths. Passionate, driven and incredibly curiouscome and be among the brightest minds who work together to future-proof our business, with the chance to push and progress it further.

The oncology therapy area at AstraZeneca is unparalleled. We have built and strategically acquired one of the most promising oncology pipelines in the industry. You will be among inspiring oncology industry leaders who will keep you engaged and empower you to be the best.

We have exciting opportunities to work in the Global Breast Cancer Franchise as the Global Marketing Associate Director. Reportinginto the Global Commercial Headyou will work closelywith the Integrated Business Team (IBT) to drive aligned strategy and execution in partnership with global cross-functional partners and Regions.

Key responsibilities

  • Drivebrand strategy implementation,tactical planning & budgeting,and detailed execution of global marketing deliverablesthrough theIBT
  • Lead launch readiness with Regions, including market shaping, scenario planning and delivery of keyinitiatives in time for launch

  • Partner with Regions to understand performance drivers/barriers and evolve plans to improve thebusiness

  • Support ongoing insights development and engagement with experts, community HCPs and patient groups. Shape and apply insights to brand strategy and implementation

  • Drive well-coordinated and high-impact plans for maximizing opportunities at key congresses - collaborating with the GPT and IBT

  • DevelopBC patient strategies and deliverables, shaping and advancingplans for optimizing the patient experience

  • Support TA strategy, commercial development and life cycle planning with robust commercial assessments and strategies

  • Strengthen our BC Franchise: provide leadership to townhalls,facilitate shared findings, and support other engagement and communications efforts


  • Strong marketing and sales background in a large/mid-sized pharmaceutical market
  • Validated experience and knowledge of a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers

  • Proven use of insights to deliver effective marketing strategies

  • Effective cross- functional project leadership and influencing skillsto inform, persuade and lead across markets and functions

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple priorities with a high degree of autonomy

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in scientific or business discipline

Desired Job Specific Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability thriving in ambiguity, with an entrepreneurial mind-set and a track record of exploring new ways of working, driving new opportunities and catalyzing others to build creative solution

  • Strong clinical acumen and scientific mind-set

  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to generate exceptional results by driving performance and collaborating across boundaries

  • Global marketing /commercial development experience is a plus

  • Experience working in the Breast Cancer market space would be optimal

  • Enterprise mindset and focus; strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a matrixed organization with cross-functional teams across multiple regions

  • Effective stakeholder and relationship management experience; able to interact and build trusted relationships with multiple levels within and outside of AZ

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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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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