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Global Product Teams Finance Manager, R&D Finance

Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Full time
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Global Product Teams Finance Manager, R&D Finance

Location: Gaithersburg, MD or Cambridge (UK)

Introduction to role:

Are you an experienced finance professional with a deep understanding of the relationship between business and finance strategy? Are you phenomenal at influencing decisions at a senior level? Then join us to discover and deliver future treatments within oncology! At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Our work is meaningful, focused on putting our patients first. We champion diversity, teamwork, and lifelong learning. Join our global Project Finance team, supporting Global Product Teams (GPTs) and senior governing bodies with R&D project and portfolio decisions. This highly visible position offers direct exposure to senior management across the organization and exposure to business issues affecting the Group’s current performance and pivotal initiatives.


As a member of the GPTs, you will provide strategic financial advice, support, and challenge to project strategy, plans, and investment decisions. You will provide proactive and innovative financial analysis & scenario modelling to support the GPTs in assessing the value impact of critical project development options. You will champion good cost management during the planning and execution of clinical plans. You will provide input to all governance body presentations, leading the preparation of the financial sections. You will also provide Post Deal Management finance support for deals that fall within the responsibility of the GPT.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business required
  • Qualified finance professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Extensive work experience in Finance Function
  • Good experience of project / product evaluation
  • Experience of working globally within multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams
  • Ability to Impact and Influence/Collaborative Partnering
  • Maintains high ethical standards and demonstrates high personal integrity
  • Excellent impactful communicator with good presentation skills

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of working in a global pharmaceutical organization/ understanding of the drug development life cycle and/or commercial aspects.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

Join a talented global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients, every day. We're here to help unlock the power of what science can do and ultimately have a big impact on patients' lives. We offer our expertise, leverage exciting new technology and digital innovations, to accelerate AstraZeneca's evolution. We apply creativity to every task we do, taking smart risks to turn our ideas into reality. With countless opportunities available, this is the place to build an unrivalled reputation. And, as you take your career in new directions and to even greater heights you'll be rewarded for your successes.

Ready to make a difference? Apply today!

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