Head of Haematology, Oncology - Gaithersburg, MD
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 Head of Haematology Franchise, Oncology in
Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.
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 haematological cancers. As well as other tumour 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.
As Head of Haematology, you will be responsible for the development of a world class Haematology Franchise, including oversight of all assets in the current haematology portfolio as well as external collaborations. You will be responsible for building a Commercial Centre of Excellence for haematology in AZ, providing matrix leadership to other global functions including Medical Affairs, Analytics & Insights, Pricing & Market Access, and Communications. You will be accountable for all strategic and operational plans to support the launch of haematology products, including the development and implementation of key pre-launch activities, as well as engaging with regions and key markets to drive launch readiness and commercial excellence.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will be responsible for the development and global implementation of brand strategy, brand positioning, launch plans/programmes, forecasts and KPIs
Represent the commercial function at the cross-functional Global Product Team on an ad-hoc basis, in order to drive development direction
Lead cross-functional Core Business Team, including representation from Medical Affairs, Analytics & Insights, Pricing & Market Access, and Communications
Engagement with regions and key markets to build new capabilities, drive launch readiness and commercial excellence
You will be responsible for development, coaching and mentorship of AZ- and Acerta-based GPPS employees
Oversight of commercial strategic input into early product teams, and integration of pipeline assets into Haematology Franchise
Provision of strategic input into all external collaborations
Creation of a long-term vision and strategy for the AZ Haematology Franchise
Lead commercial investment options and evaluation of external opportunities
Key external stakeholders: Physicians/KOLs, Payors/regulatory stakeholder groups, Patients, Regulators, 3rd Party Groups/suppliers/creative agencies
Key internal stakeholders: Global product and brand for a team members, Regional Commercial and Marketing Company Teams, Haematology VP, Oncology GPPS TA VP, Acerta CEO and other Cancer Enterprise VPs
- Strategic thinking, judgement and influencing skills, to inform, persuade and lead across regions and markets to ensure strong executional commercial focus and consistency
- Well-developed influencing skills
- Interactions with internal and external customers and stakeholders to drive success
- Able to quickly harness relevant personnel and resources and deploy them at speed to overcome internal and external barriers to decision making
- Experience working with external partners on co-developed / co-marketed programs preferred
- Experience of change management and building organisations preferred
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