Global Brand Director - Ovarian Cancer

England, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
26 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
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Position: Global Brand Director - Ovarian Cancer

Location: Cambridge, UK or Gaithersburg, US

Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits

Job posting start date: 26th April 2021

Job posting close date: 10th May 2021

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for you to take on the global commercial leadership for our blockbuster DDR medicine within our primary tumour area of Ovarian Cancer.

In this role you will have the opportunity to lead a transformation in the management of Ovarian Cancer around the world as we continue to launch our new indications and pioneer a new personalised treatment approach. Beyond this you will work with our internal and external partners to impact the broader ovarian cancer ecosystem to help us strive to our ambition of optimising the experience and survival of women with ovarian cancer globally.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our global commercial DDR team!

Core Responsibilities:

As the global commercial lead for our DDR medicine within Ovarian Cancer you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the cross-functional team to develop and deliver a clear and compelling global brand strategy and operational plan within Ovarian Cancer with our alliance partner

  • Ensuring strong commercial input into the global product team to shape scenario planning, development plans and key investment decisions

  • Ensuring effective cross-functional execution of the global operational plan

  • In partnership with the global analytics and insights team, setting the global ambition for the brand within Ovarian Cancer across all indications and ensuring clarity for country forecasts and financial planning

  • Ensuring strong commercial input into the Ovarian Cancer tumour strategy for the broader AstraZeneca business

  • In partnership with cross-functional team members ensuring clear and compelling pricing and market access strategy, diagnostics strategy and medical plan.

  • Ensuring country launch readiness and launch excellence in partnership with the regions/major markets

  • Ensuring understanding of country performance esp. post launch to ensure learnings are shared globally and global strategy/deliverables are revised as needed

  • Leading an effective global brand team

  • Modelling the behaviours necessary to guide a successful alliance partnership with Merck

In addition you will be the commercial lead responsible for:

  • Leading all aspects of the strategy, market readiness and commercial aspects of key governance interactions for LCM opportunities in the ovarian cancer area

  • Leading the development and execution of the Pan-tumour strategy and plan that over-arches all our indications for the brand

  • Leading and managing an associate director to support deliver of these responsibilities

Essential skills/experience and qualifications:

  • High learning agility

  • Sound strategic thinking and judgement

  • Leadership maturity with the ability to set clear direction, lead cross functional teams, and inspire commitment to deliver

  • Broad commercial acumen - with evidence of strong commercial execution on a country level and complex problem-solving skills

  • Launch experience (ideally globally and locally)

  • Commercial leadership and marketing experience within a country

  • Experience in setting up short- and long-term strategic plans.

  • Experience across multiple promotional channels (Personal, Non-Personal and Digital, Patient awareness)

  • Great oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage multifaceted projects

  • Proven experience and success in partnering with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payors, providers

  • In depth knowledge of diagnostics and personalised healthcare environment

  • Bachelor's degree required; preferably in business or scientific graduate degree with a business-related post graduate qualification.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry and experience in oncology marketing and/or strategy function or life sciences management consulting

  • Fluency in English

  • Experience of Ovarian Cancer - desirable but not essential

  • Experience/understanding of early drug development- desirable but not essential

  • P&L management experience - desirable but not essential


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.


Join the fastest growing team determined to change the practice of medicine and change the way we view cancer. Here we are removing the fear by eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

A dedicated Oncology unit, this is the place to build a world-class career. Here we are always looking to learn more, welcoming the varied opportunities to expand our horizons or develop niche expertise. Embrace the unparalleled access to industry-leading research, technology and pipeline product launches with a footprint in every region. Coupled with our agility and sharp focus on talent development, there is an exciting opportunity to accelerate a rewarding and meaningful career.

As Commercial Leadership within Oncology, our ability to effectively and creatively market our products and lead our business has a meaningful impact. It powers our business to lead the way for the industry and to impact more lives - making a difference to those living with cancer.

Working across our broad and innovative pipeline, we fuse our business mindset and scientific knowledge to bring transformative medicines and novel treatments to those who need it the most.

Together, as ambitious experts, we're building the future and leading the next wave of transformation for our patients, business and Oncology.