At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day.
Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.
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 an EGFR Franchise Regional Marketing Leader 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’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.
The EGFR Franchise Regional Marketing Leader will be responsible for executing an external strategic plan with key customers across the portfolio, including Tagrisso and Iressa, in order to position AstraZeneca (AZ) externally as a commercial leader in the treatment of lung cancer. This position will report directly into the EGFR Franchise Customer Group Director and will work in close partnership with cross functional partners including brand marketing, field sales, medical, MAPS and other functions in order to play a critical role in ensuring the franchise has a market leadership presence with key customers.
You will be responsible for utilizing input from external thought leaders to help build market leadership and commercial strategies through one on one meetings. Executing the franchise strategic plan at national, regional, and local scientific meetings with a common purpose and strategy. Escalating market challenges/barriers to leadership to consider appropriate ways to address these between medical affairs and commercial. Coordinating and executing advisory board meetings to help inform brand strategy. You must possess strong business acumen skills, as role is responsible for managing multiple program budgets, timelines, process and procedures. Develop expertise on thought leaders and the lung cancer marketplace and lead and facilitate thought leader interactions across multiple teams.
- Bachelor's Degree; preferably in a relevant field
- 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry with experience in one or more of the following: managed markets, brand marketing, sales management, strategic planning
- Oncology or specialty care experience
- Skilled in relationship building with thought leaders
- Be available to work some evenings and weekends
- Overnight travel will be required
- Expected travel up to 50% -70% monthly
- MBA in marketing or pharmaceutical marketing
- Great communication skills
- Ability to manage complex projects
- Demonstrated ability to lead without authority
- Ability to gauge the feasibility, impact and risks of proposed programs
- Comfort operating in a highly regulated environment and industry
- Based in the Western part of the US.
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