AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Director Lung Cancer Customer and Disease Strategy in Gaithersburg, Maryland

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day.

Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.

The Director, Lung Cancer Customer & Disease Strategy will be responsible for executing an external strategic plan with key customers across the portfolio, including Tagrisso and Imfinzi, to position AstraZeneca (AZ) externally as a commercial leader in the treatment of lung cancer.

This position will report directly into the Franchise Head, EGFR, with a dotted line to the Franchise Head, Immuno-Oncology and will work in close partnership with cross functional partners including brand marketing, field sales, medical, market access and other functions in order to play a critical role in ensuring the franchise has a market leadership presence with key customers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for leading and managing an HQ based (2) and field based Customer Marketing team (8)

  • Responsible for leading, developing and pulling through integrated and overall Lung customer strategy, engagement and execution plans in support of Astrazeneca’s leadership in Lung Cancer

  • Oversee integrated thought leader engagement, speaker bureau management, and disease education for Lung portfolio

  • Set direction for integrated execution of franchise strategic plans at national, regional, and local scientific meetings with aligned purpose

  • Collaborate closely with cross functional leadership (medical affairs and commercial) teams to strategically identify and prioritize market challenges/barriers and implement new solutions

  • Develop and execute integrated commercial advisory board plans for Lung to help inform brand strategies

  • Possess strong leadership, business acumen, and ability to manage multiple priorities, processes, timelines and expectations of multiple stakeholder groups

  • Strong previous expertise, experience and working understanding of thought leader engagement, customer strategy, disease education platforms/processes and lung cancer are critical for success

  • Inspire and lead innovation and synergies across teams to maximize team productivity and outcomes in support of overall Lung portfolio

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field

  • 8+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry with experience in one or more of the following: managed markets, brand marketing, sales management, strategic planning

  • Oncology or specialty care experience

  • Previous management and leadership experience

  • Previous thought leader engagement experience and/or marketing experience

  • Be available to work some evenings and weekends

  • Overnight travel will be required

  • Expected travel up to 50% monthly

Preferred Requirements:

  • MBA in marketing or pharmaceutical marketing

  • Strong leadership skills; manager of 2nd Line leaders

  • Great communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders

  • Ability to strategically develop and gauge feasibility, impact and risks of proposed programs

  • Comfort operating in a highly regulated environment and industry

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