Commercial Data Leader/ Associate Director (Respiratory Biologics) - Wilmington, DE | Biospace
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Commercial Data Leader/ Associate Director (Respiratory Biologics)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Wilmington, DE
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Location: Wilmington,
United States
Job reference: R-007217

Posted date: May. 22, 2017

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Commercial Data Leader/ Associate Director (Respiratory Biologics)in Wilmington, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. North American Commercial is the ‘face’ of AstraZeneca and MedImmune to our many healthcare clients. They represent many of the most well recognized and respected products in the industry, and build strong relationships with healthcare professionals.

AstraZeneca holds a unique position in respiratory disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), with a range of differentiated potential medicines in development by leveraging novel combinations, biologics and devices. The pipeline also has a number of promising assets in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases within areas such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

AstraZeneca is looking to hire Commercial Data Leader/ Associate Director (Respiratory Biologics) to join the Data Management team (Sales Force Operations) within the US Commercial Operations organization. You will be accountable to represent the Data Management function aligned to the Respiratory Biologics franchise build. You will lead multiple cross-functional business relationships having a core responsibility for Specialty Care data operations, projects, platforms and enhancements with a focus on Respiratory Biologics.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for bringing a foundation of data management & business acumen related to Respiratory Biologics and Specialty Care (Commercial) Data Management. The candidate’s thorough understanding and application of Specialty Care distribution data (Specialty Distributor & Specialty Pharmacy), data aggregation and other key data sets (including APLD/claims) will foster the continued development of strategic sales force operations that maximize the value of AstraZeneca's Respiratory portfolio (including both launch and in-line products).

You will also be a part of the Benralizumab Launch team leading projects/work streams in preparation for the launch. You would be a confident problem-solver and solutions-oriented but without being constrained by in-place process or precedent. You will build and lead Data Management centric relationship management capabilities across functional business Leaders, Commercial IT and other matrixed Sales Force Operations/Commercial operations leads.

The candidate will leverage hands-on experience in data management synthesizing a variety of data and actionable business insights to drive business imperatives. Focused on Respiratory Biologics, you will contribute in the identification, evaluation, interpretation, integration, aggregation and visualization of different data sources across AZ platform(s) driving key business capabilities.

The candidate will have a secondary focus on Specialty Care Master Data Management (MDM) questions and best practices. The focus in this area will be Affiliations, Health Systems Hierarchies, GPO and Payer. This is specific to the connectedness of Specialty Care data to/from MDM (not the management of MDM).

In summary, the candidate will be the AstraZeneca in-house go-to lead for Specialty Care Respiratory Biologics data while optimizing the data management capabilities that drive our business, provide insights and create the opportunity to improve the patient experience.


Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in a relevant field
  • 3+ years pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience - Specialty Care experience required; preferably in Respiratory Biologics – severe asthma
  • 3+ years of Specialty Care Commercial Data Management; preferably related experience
  • Experience working in a Data Management, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and/or Analytics environment
  • Experience in Market Access/ Managed Markets a plus
  • Experience across product life cycle (emerging, launch, in-line, mature)
  • Experience working with and optimizing “Buy and Bill” Data preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with working knowledge of variety of secondary data sources and or primary data sources (e.g., IMS, Symphony Health, Prognos, HMS etc)
  • Ability to analyze, integrate, aggregate and optimize Specialty Care data management processes, tools and techniques (for Specialty Pharmacy, Specialty Distributor, APLD/Claims, Master Data Management) is preferred

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong business and marketing acumen and excellent communication and interpersonal skills; consultative background preferred
  • Ability to meet deadlines plus identify and mitigate risks.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities.
  • Ability, want and purpose to transform and shape the future of commercial operations and the value we bring.
  • Ability to collaborate, present and influence laterally and vertically

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them

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.