AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Therapeutic Area Lead - Oncology in Spain

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change we seize it and commit real resources to make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicine is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.

Changing lives means being open and flexible to new ways of doing our work.

As a Therapeutic Area Lead, reporting to Oncology Medical Affairs Head, you will lead the medical-scientific strategy of the therapeutic area, contributing to the clinical development of products and managing the team, to achieve leadership objectives with a clear focus on patients.


Leadership, Team Management and People Development

  • Build, organize and animate a medical oncology team of excellence to ensure the success of the Therapeutic Area portfolio, building and creating a culture of development and fostering an adequate motivation and working atmosphere.

  • Supervise Medical Managers and MSLs team ensuring integrated and coordinated activities.

  • Lead team performance, managing and developing tools (activity dashboards, performance reviews, coaching, feedback).

  • Support team development, focusing on the consolidation of its strengths and the strengthening of improvement areas, ensure implementation of Individual Development Plan, develop skills and scientific leadership of the team.

  • Support talent management.

  1. Strategic & Operational Excellence
  • Define, lead and implement comprehensive and innovative National and Regional Medical Plans for the Therapeutic Area portfolio in alignment with global plans.

  • Coordinate the Medical Plans, ensuring their impactful implementation.

  • Design and validate objectives, plans and budgets of areas under responsibility.

  • Analyse products in development or existing in the portfolio, identifying their potential future use (new indications, etc.) and the advantages for the company.

  • Define and implement the External Engagement plan.

  • Develop high added-value relationships with external experts, scientific societies and health decision makers of the therapeutic area.

  • Project the image and corporate values ​​of AstraZeneca in internal and external interactions.

  1. Cross-functional activities
  • With an entrepreneurial leadership, ensure synergies within Oncology Medical Affairs (Global, Europe , …) and cross-functionality with the transverse teams: Marketing, Promotion, Market Access, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Information, and Training.

  • Contribute to the implementation and execution of AstraZeneca Sponsored trials in close partnerships with Clinical Operations.

  • Propose, along with the medical team of the area, research and national centres of excellence for the implementation of AstraZeneca sponsored trials.

  • Ensure the correct implementation of Risk Plans in collaboration with Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory.

  1. Cross-functional activities
  • Guarantee that all work-related activities comply with applicable external and internal regulations (policies, procedures, standards, guidelines and code of conduct).

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Medical education (Medical Doctor preferably or Pharmacy).

  • Clinical and scientific experience related to Oncology (>3 years).

  • Proven cross functional experience and collaboration with Marketing, Market Access, Patient Advocacy.

  • Product-Life-Cycle-Management and successful Launch-Management.

  • Experience in cooperation with clinical research and regulatory (national and international).

  • Experience in externally sponsored research and cooperation with study groups.

  • Experience in team Management.

  • English: C1.

  • Microsoft Office: Advanced Level.

  • Overall experience of at least 7 years in the pharmaceutical industry working with ethical products, having occupied one of the following positions:

  • Similar position in a different company: 1 year.

  • MSL Manager: 2 years.

  • Medical Manager: 4 years.

Desirable requirements

  • Postgraduate degree in business or management development.

  • Therapeutic area knowledge.

  • Experience in all product lifecycle.

  • Previous experience in clinical practice.


Internal relationships

  • Marketing and Promotion.

  • Market Access.

  • Local Pharmacovigilance / Regulatory / Nominated Signatory / Medical Information.

  • Global and Europe Medical Affairs.

  • Clinical Operations.

External relationships

  • External experts.

  • Scientific Societies, Cooperative groups.

  • Healthcare professional associations.

  • Patient associations.

  • CROs.

  • Pharma industry.

  • Scientific leadership.

  • Team leadership development, and self-development.

  • Demonstrated Scientific Mindset.

  • Business knowledge.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.