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Diabetes Portfolio Operations Manager – (Wilmington, DE)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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

Location: Wilmington,
United States
Job reference: R-008353

Posted date: Aug. 04, 2017

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Portfolio Operations Manager, in Wilmington, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. GPPS (Global Product and Portfolio Strategy) bridges science and commercial, integrating corporate, portfolio, therapy areas and product strategies, providing strategic direction from early-stage research through to commercialization.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Portfolio Operations Manager (POM) is deployed to the Marketing Team and, working closely with the Portfolio Operations Leader and the Global Planning team, is responsible for the overall operational customer experience for one or more brand teams.

The POM manages the delivery of key operational planning, execution and quality assurance services to support the brand's marketing and sales assets through the Asset Development, Review, and Delivery (ADRD) process. Core responsibilities include: Leading the brand prioritization process, developing and maintaining a 30-60-90-day view of brand promotional assets, ensuring alignment to Brand and portfolio strategic calendars, leading Brand AZAP prioritization meetings, partnering with PRA to assign review timing based on considerations of asset complexity and Brand priorities, and ensuring decisions and other take-always are appropriately pulled through including maintenance of expedited review reporting, and coordinating entry of the detail level operational plan and managing monthly checkpoints to track brand team progress toward the operational plan/budget.

You will be accountable for working with the Portfolio Operations Leader and Brand Director to highlight and resolve any potential prioritization conflicts or trade-off decisions needed, and leveraging the Asset Status report to understand the status of promotional assets in the ADRD process and provides accurate and timely views for the teams to prioritize and understand portfolio trade-off decisions regarding leveraging of available partner capacity. You’ll conduct quality reviews of the asset portfolio, validate timing and complexity attributes, and interface with asset owners to identify/clarify gaps in asset portfolio based on DLOP and Brand calendar, while supporting development and Atlas-entry of CY+1 Detail-level Operational Plan including facilitating working sessions and leadership reviews, working with Finance to lead monthly checkpoints with the Brand Team(s) to track progress against operational plan and budget, and managing the AZAP consult process for complex initiatives to ensure streamlined review/delivery, strong cross-functional relationships, and best practices for future initiatives. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to provide strategic project management support as needed for business critical programs and activities as determined by Brand leadership and/or Portfolio Operations Leader. Examples include roles in: launch excellence Day 0 planning, congresses/conventions planning, sales meetings execution/planning, and other brand specified programs needing a strategic project management lens, while working with Portfolio Operations Leader to validate, analyze, and interpret ADRD dashboard metrics to Brand leaders and provides TA/Brand-specific insight on the meaning of key process and utilization metrics and defines approaches to improve outcomes.


Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated ability to lead without authority
  • Demonstrated success in project management (5-7 years) of strategic and/or business critical projects or programs
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Experience with Brand strategic and operational planning processes
  • Understanding of end-to-end asset development process, sub-processes and tools
  • Ability to manipulate reports in excel and conduct analytics to support planning and decision-making
  • Independent worker with demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem solving skills
  • Skilled in oral and written communications
  • Demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, between teams, across reporting lines and matrix structures
Desirable Requirements
  • Strategic Project Management experience
  • Understanding of AZUS Brand/Portfolio environment including roles & responsibilities and interactions with key partners (e.g., PRA, Marketing)
  • Knowledgeable of AZ Financial Planning timelines and general accounting principles
  • Prior experience and proficiency with Veeva tool and demonstrated understanding of ADRD process
  • Depth of understanding of scientific and/or commercial marketplace of respective therapeutic area(s) a plus
  • General understanding of AZ financial processes and systems, including basic accounting principles
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred; familiarity with pharma vernacular, understanding of FDA requirements, compliance and legal restrictions

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