Director, Lifecycle and Pipeline, Oncology

USA, Maryland, Gaithersburg
23 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

About AstraZeneca
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.

Oncology Business Unit
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.

Director, Lifecycle and Pipeline, Oncology - Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with a team of experts across Oncology Business Unit and R&D, you will create and implement strategies to deliver an exciting and innovative oncology pipeline. You will drive the collection of meaningful, timely, and accurate data from a wide range of internal and external sources and perform detailed analyses. Your analysis and strategic advice will drive the long-term strategy for projects across early and late stage development and will be the foundation for investment decisions.

Your responsibilities will also encompass the provision of market assessments, revenue forecasts and asset valuations for portfolio investment decisions and resource planning, based on market research and competitor analysis. To achieve this, it is critical that you possess strong consultative and communication skills; as well as the ability to formulate cohesive strategic arguments and respectfully challenge a group of experts. This requires effective stakeholder and relationship management skills with the ability to interact and build trusted relationships with all levels of employees, including senior leadership. A strong scientific background and strategic analytical skills are critical for success in the role.

The role will require moderate global travel (Medical congress, Advisory boards and key internal meetings).

Required Experience:

  • Educated to PhD level in life sciences (preferred)

  • Experience in oncology is highly desirable. Familiar with the oncology drug development process and necessary scientific, commercial and strategic considerations

  • Understanding of clinical data and clinical trial design

  • Proven experience in pharmaceutical industry or consulting in which you have contributed to the global pipeline strategy e.g. market assessment, competitor analysis, forecasting

  • Analysis and fact-based decision-making

  • Working with data and/or a science research/ bio-pharmaceutical environment

  • Understanding of general business and core marketing principles and application to future healthcare market challenges

  • Able to influence without authority and establish and maintain credibility with senior audiences

  • Resourceful, motivated, decisive and proactive; must be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization

  • Experience of setting up short- and long-term strategic plans

  • Highly intellectually capable with agility and adaptability

  • Motivated by working in a fast-paced field with clear societal impact