AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Director, Marketing (Respiratory) in Wilmington, Delaware

Director, Marketing

NA Commercial, TA

Wilmington, DE

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Purpose of role

Concise Summary of main purpose of job:

The Director, Marketing is responsible for leading the definition, design, execution and measurement of brand strategy across both HCP & Consumer segments. This role is expected to work across all customer segments and partner effectively with Brand and Portfolio peers/ teams, Sales, Commercial Operations, and Managed Markets teams. The Director will work closely with the Brand Insight Director on the planning of all insight work including but not limited to primary and secondary research, database management, and ROI measurements. This position will be responsible for aligning a diverse team around a clear vision and purpose while leading, inspiring, developing and motivating the team to successfully achieve individual and organizational objectives.


oLead & support the strategic direction, design, execution and measurement of all HCP and Consumer-oriented marketing strategies, tactics and activities to deliver on the brand's objectives.

oResponsible for leading the creation of an integrated channel marketing strategy.

oPartner closely with sales teams to engage Field Sales around brand opportunities and mission, monitor performance, ensure message pull through and uncover opportunities and issues in execution.

oResponsible for leading the following key work: marketing strategies (PSP), brand positioning, core messaging and campaign, new markets/channel development, sales integration, sales execution and ROI analysis.

oSupport the design and implementation of launch/life cycle management plans that are responsive to patient needs, whether explicit or latent.

oCollaborate with Managed Markets to produce a value story and pricing model.

oAssess the investment viability in innovative brand programs, using economic sensitivity analysis, spend/sales scenario planning, and ROI variables to gauge risk and go/no go decisions.

oEvaluate new program rollout based on the findings of test markets, pilots, or models.

oEffectively work across the Commercial interface to successfully build relationships and drive performance collectively through all marketing and sales channels

oCollaborate with other functional areas to ensure promotional planning is consistent with legal/regulatory compliance.

oCreate sustainable, long-term relationships with thought leader advocates and customer advocacy groups

Functional Marketing Capabilities:

Right Touch Insight:

Uncover Insight Needs

Insight Generation

Customer Needs & Motivation



Exhibiting customer obsession and ability to put ourselves into the shoes of our customers and patients by engaging in a continuous learning journey that yields actionable insight;

· Ability to define the insight to uncover, the business questions to answer, and hypotheses to test

· Ability to collaborate with “Insight & Analytics” to identify the most efficient and effective approach to gather information via combinations of market research, KOL input, “in market” feedback, secondary analysis, or other methods; ability to synthesize findings and extract meaningful customer and market insight

· Ability to know our patients and customers better than they know themselves through a deep continuous examination of the patient journey, customer values, and the factors that drive their behaviors and decision making, independent of customer’s relationship with our brand

· Ability to define metrics that enable assessment of brand strategy and marketing mix and to translate metrics data into actionable insight or recommendations

Observable behaviors & skills:

Asking the right questions

Utilizing the right tools & converting data into insight

Deep understanding of customer values independent of the brand

Measuring Performance to uncover insight that will inform strategy

Scientific Acumen & Life Cycle Management:

Clinical Acumen

Scientific Narrative

Scientific Community & Patient Advocacy

Product Label and Lifecycle Management

Leveraging the underlying science to create a compelling clinical platform, engage the scientific community, and develop a robust lifecycle plan;

· Ability to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the disease state as well as the clinical profile of our brand and competitor products (current & future)

· Ability to collaborate with Medical Affairs & Market Access to develop a compelling scientific narrative and economic value proposition for a given brand

· Ability to galvanize key stakeholders in the scientific community around the scientific narrative, including KOLs and patient advocacy groups

· Ability to shape a product label that has broad patient and customer value and ability to shape and assess attractiveness of clinical program to maximize asset potential from pre-launch to LOE

Deeply understanding the disease state & clinical profile

Developing a compelling clinical platform

Galvanizing patients & the medical community

Maximizing the clinical value of the asset

Strategic Clarity & Messaging

Market Opportunity & Assessment

Strategy Development and Positioning


Identifying and developing a compelling strategic platform focused on a prioritized set of brand opportunities and founded on key insights;

· Ability to identify and evaluate potential brand opportunities, based on clinical, market and customer insight.

· Ability to ruthlessly prioritize the most attractive brand opportunities, to develop a clear and compelling strategic plan, and to determine the unique space we would like to own in the mind of our customers (HCPs, patients, payers).

· Ability to translate clinical and economic benefits into a compelling message platform

Identifying and evaluating potential opportunities

Defining the market and what space to own within it

Generating compelling insights-driven messaging

Marketing Mix & Execution

Integrated Multi-Channel Mix

Differentiated Customer Experience

Optimization/Closed Loop Marketing

Executing the marketing strategy through a comprehensive, integrated multi-channel mix (e.g. salesforce, peer-to-peer education, digital, and social channels) that targets HCPs, payers, & patients;

· Ability to evaluate the full array of channels, to maximize the ROI by selecting the right channel mix, to execute it flawlessly, and to create integrated experiences.

· Ability to aggregate or create compelling content and offerings delivered with the right cadence through the right channels, based on specific customer preference & desired behavior change

· Ability to understand and utilize patient and customer interaction data to deliver the “next best interaction” with content that builds off of previous interactions with the brand or AstraZeneca.

Maximizing and integrating channels

Delivering compelling experiences that drive action

Leveraging data to build the “next best interaction”

General Manager Acumen

Stakeholder Alignment & Enterprise Leadership

Financial Acumen and Operational Leadership

Landscape and Healthcare Environment


Mobilizing and inspiring our brand teams as well as the broader organization to execute the brand vision and strategy, drive performance, and foster innovation;

· Ability to influence, lead, and inspire a team of cross-functional partners by articulating clear patient-focused vision and objectives, communicating clear expectations, and holding key stakeholders accountable without direct authority

· Ability to understand and articulate brand performance, including drivers of revenue and contribution (P&L); ability to adjust strategic/operational direction in order to drive performance; ability to influence and understand implications of manufacturing/supply decisions and pricing/contracting strategies

· Ability to monitor and extrapolate key trends in the US market and their relevance to brand/TA, and to engage in shaping the external environment through collaborations or other ventures.

· Ability to operate within AstraZeneca’s legal, regulatory, and compliance guidelines

· Ability to identify and test breakthrough, “moonshot” ideas and apply learnings to brand strategy

Leading across boundaries to drive results

Understanding & influencing key performance drivers

Adapting strategy & operations based on external drivers

Fostering innovation, experimentation, & efficient scaling

Leadership Capabilities

Impact and Influence

· Inspires and leads the Marketing team (and the associated Cross-functional team) to deliver innovative solutions that offer true value to TA patients

· Utlizes deep understanding of the patient experience to anticipate, shape and respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Conveys compelling value proposition of TA/Medicines which inspire both functional and TA teams to deliver the very best outcomes for patients and healthcare providers

Successfully leads team through change by communicating clearly, providing context and support and reducing interference that impacts driving results

Talent Development

· Develops a Great Place to Work by actively engaging colleagues in development discussion. Engenders trust, empowers team and has courageous conversations. Leads courageously and makes difficult decisions.

· Ability to communicate clear brand vision and purpose and communicate it with passion and authenticity to the organization in an effort to shape culture. Demonstrated ability to build diverse pipeline of future leaders.

Engages, motivates inspires and create followership

Makes fair, impartial and informed talent decisions.

Driving Results

· Able to set objectives and ensure they are achieved within agreed parameters in a way in which delivers successful business outcomes.

· Able to define and drive a process that pulls on cross-functional resources to deliver the targeted outcome.

Clear vision and objectives are set forth and the ROI is monitored and discussed frequently with Senior Leadership team

Employees are engaged, and producing sustainable results

Feeder Roles

Associate Director, Marketing

Marketing Director, Digital

Insight Marketing Director

Director, MAPs

Management and Economic Structure

Number of Direct reports:

No Direct Reports

Budget Responsibility/Comments:

Business/Functional Measures:



· Sales

· MAPs

· Insights

· Medical Affairs

· Commercial Ops

· Government Affairs

· Research & Development

· Finance

· HR

· Compliance

· Manufacturing

· Legal


· TA Healthcare Professionals

· Local and International Thought Leaders in TA

· Healthcare system providers

· Government officials

· Pricing and Market Access professionals

· Patient Groups

· Lobbying Groups


Required Education/experience

Bachelor's Degree required; preferably in business, marketing or the sciences;

· 8+ years of Pharmaceutical or Healthcare experience; preferably in a related industry

· 5+ years of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotions experience

· Experience leading brand strategy and executing against it

· Successful delivery of strategic and operational plans within a therapeutic or business area

· Demonstrated experience in working within cross-functional business units essential

· Strong financial acumen with the ability to assess and drive results

· Strong understanding of local healthcare system pricing and reimbursement

· Strong presentation and negotiation skills.

· Ability to successfully lead through ambiguity

· Successful experience leading change transformation

· Demonstrated Learning Agility

Preferred Education/experience

Advanced Degree in business, marketing, or the sciences;

· Experience in Market Access/Managed Markets

· Experience in Insight/Market Research

· Experience across product life cycle (emerging, launch, in-line, mature)

· Experience within early brand lifecycle

· Experience related to therapeutic area

· Experience in cross-channel, cross-customer marketing

Language Skills Required


Years of Leadership Experience

6+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry; preferably experience in one or more of the following: Managed Markets, Brand Marketing, Health Economics, Sales, Pricing or Market Research/analytics, Strategic Planning

International Experience

Yes or No

If yes, where and position held? (To be determined by brand team)

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