Global Pricing Analyst

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire
08 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
HEOR, Pricing
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job title: Pricing Analyst

Location: Cambridge, UK or Gaithersburg, US

Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits

Job posting start date: 8th June 2021

Job posting end date: 29th June 2021


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 diseases.


We're all here to make an impact - to achieve our bold ambition of eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our commitment means we purposefully push back the limits of knowledge to change the practice of medicine. To ensure no patient is left behind, no matter what stage of disease.


Join a highly valued, strategic team that is fundamental in realising the potential of our life-changing medicines. It's through our work that AstraZeneca is able to ensure the right access is provided to our transformative medicines.

Working with new drugs, new digital approaches and ever-changing environments, it's crucial that we remain flexible and on top of the detail. Running, thinking and acting fast to make smart decisions and get the right medicines to patients at the right time.

We lead the way for the industry with our pioneering valued-based agreements and Innovative Value Strategy solutions. It's our determination and unwavering belief in the power of our medicines, and the science sitting behind them, that drives us to ensure their value is realised.

Inspired by our people, patients and pipeline, we work cross-functionally to leverage our shared skills, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to change the way medicines are assessed and perceived, and turn ambitions into reality.

We're pioneering Market Access innovations: this is the place to unlock opportunities and feed our love for the challenge. United by an unrivalled passion for patients and science and always performing at the top of our game.


  • Interacts internally with team representatives from OMAP, Finance, Commercial, HEPA and markets to leverage and implement knowledge of pricing strategies and processes to ensure attainment of market access business objectives.

  • Ensures strong collaboration across functions to provide timely communication of insights and pricing decisions to all relevant partners.

  • Works collaboratively with Global Pricing and Market Access Directors (PMADs) to lead pricing researches, develop scenarios and guideline for pricing assumptions to ensure short and long term business planning accuracy.

  • Works closely with Strategy & Innovation team on how to design innovative contracting concepts. May be responsible for ensuring newly developed pricing and contracting strategies implementation.

  • Monitors pricing and contracting environment for pharmaceutical products. Leverages understanding of the competitive landscape to anticipate competitor pricing strategies and tactics.

  • Leads the development of pricing analyses and reporting tools. Helps monitoring pricing decisions in close collaboration with global Pricing Implementation team.

  • Develops content for senior leaders, Pricing Committee meetings, Business reviews, as appropriate.

  • Develops and oversees implementation of key metrics and performance indicators.

Education & Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in clinical, biological, analytics, social sciences, Statistics, Economics

  • Masters degree in relevant field (outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, health policy or economics) preferred

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access)


  • Experience in healthcare industry, pharmaceuticals, or vaccines, in any of the following areas: pricing, contracting, managed markets strategy, or value communication at national or local payer level, national account management, consulting, and/ or market access strategy

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Strong understanding of the payer environment, commercial dynamics, and how market access organizations make decisions across portfolios

  • Experience in oncology area is preferred

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Requires strong analytical, reporting, and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal; communication; analytical and project management skills.

  • Able to develop models for quantification of scenarios and risk eg financial models, economic/clinical models

  • Strong understanding of how payer decision-makers influence value demonstration and pricing strategies

  • Demonstration of initiative and ability to work independently

  • Proven teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Commercial awareness

Internal and External Contacts/Customers:

Internal - some examples of internal contacts/customers are:

  • Global Pricing and Market Access Director in OMAP and OMAP Leadership Team

  • Oncology Global Marketing teams

  • Global Pricing Implementation teams

  • Finance teams

  • Payer and finance roles within MCs

External - some examples of external contacts/customers are:

  • Government reimbursement and pricing authorities

  • Budget holders

  • Policy Makers

  • Pricing research/market access consultancies