Global Product Leader, IO – Lung Cancer

Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
Healthcare & medical
10,001+ employees
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Are you an inspirational, influential leader with a strong Oncology background? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the strategic direction of a product in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Join a place that’s working to fundamentally change the way cancer is treated. Evolving to an outcomes-based mode – we go beyond treatment to shape the cancer care environment and transform the whole patient experience.

Our Global Product Leaders (GPL), are typically co-located in Gaithersburg, US and Cambridge, UK. As complex, senior and highly visible roles in our company our GPLs are aligned to, and responsible for, the stewardship of leading medicines in our portfolio. They are responsible for leading the cross-functional Global Product Team to deliver the integrated global product strategy, inclusive of clinical development, medical, regulatory and integrated commercial plans.

What you’ll do

The position reports to the Global Franchise Head and key accountabilities include:

  • Lead the Global Product Team (GPT) which together defines and drives the strategic direction of the medicine, ensuring scientific value creation across the lifecycle including clinical development, regulatory approvals, product launch/commercialization and lifecycle management.

  • Find opportunities for the product strategy and drive decisions by coalescing diverse internal and external stakeholders’ interests, potentially including any alliances.

  • Ensure effective and efficient working across any alliances, playing a leading role on several key interface teams, including co-lead of the Joint Development Team.

  • Be a role model and an ambassador for the medicine/brand and for AZ

  • Be entrepreneurial in problem solving and increasing opportunities for the brand through shaping and driving product strategy.

  • Demonstrate an enterprise approach– embracing curiosity, collaboration & thoughtful risks that incorporate perspectives across R&D, Commercial and Medical into strategies and programs.

  • Speak up and challenge, always towards better outcomes and towards integrity, enabling growth of the organization, team and individuals.

  • Enthusiastically embrace the diversity of healthcare ecosystems as significant opportunity

  • Relate and connect deeply with various KEES, healthcare systems and large markets in order to deliver direction and support.

Essential for the role

  • Education: Ph.D. or masters in life sciences

  • Oncology experience

  • Global cross functional leadership, ideally in both global R&D and commercial or medical setting

  • Inspirational, empowering leader in a strategic multifunctional environment

  • Strong decision-making capabilities and understanding how to work with a cross-functional teams to gather appropriate inputs, challenge ideas, and come to clear decisions

  • Excellent scientific and clinical acuity – understands the full value change of medicine and translational science

  • Has influenced significant functional investment decisions.

  • Encouraged and influenced without direct authority to deliver positive patient outcome.

  • Has led sophisticated projects with ambitious achievements in fast paced circumstances

  • Proven track record of achieving results through others, as well as coaching and developing impactful team members.

Desirable for the role

  • Scientific or medical degree, potentially coupled with marketing or commercial experience and/or degrees.

  • Sub-team leader and worked in a Global Product Team (Early or Late stage) as a core team member

  • Drug development and regulatory/filing experience

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.

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Closing Date

31-May-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.