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Market Delivery Leader

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-004207

Posted date: Feb. 27, 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 Market Delivery Leader in
Gaitherburg, MD, 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


   You will be responsible for ensuring promotional assets are delivered on-time and at the highest quality, continually fine-tune and update our systems and processes, proactively address problems/challenges with delivery, and identify opportunities for improving delivery metrics.  

   This role is part of the Production and Delivery team within AstraZeneca’s Global Commercial Operations Group, the Market Delivery Leader will be responsible to  

   Manage delivery team to performance management goals  


   Manage a culture of continuous improvement by continually fine-tuning and updating systems and processes  


   Ensure delivery processes are in place for each of the relevant asset types  


   Drive flawless quality form our Preferred Production Supplier partners  


   Ensure operations activities are delivered within an agreed budget and timeline  


   Educate and communicate the lead times for each activity throughout the business  


   Manage delivery team resource needs  


   Increase speed to market through delivery and execution efficiencies without compromise to quality or cost: Reduce rounds of QC and rework of our production and creative agency partners - Determine areas of established timelines that can be positively affected by the delivery model on AZ platforms (i.e. Nexus and Veeva) - Determine areas where the delivery model business/process can be improved upon  

   Leadership Skills  


   Proven teamwork, coaching and leadership experience while working in a delivery or production team environment  


   The ability to motivate people  


   Ensure the team has the necessary skills and training to perform their job effectively  


   Good “people skills” for building relationships at all levels  


   The ability to plan and prioritize your own work and other people’s  

   Project Management  


   Proven ability to develop and manage process across digital and static workflows  


   Understanding of MS Project or other PM tools/programs  


   Ability to lead a large team through various levels of change  


   Ability to influence customers with and without authority  

   Internal and External Contacts/Customers  


   Internal Customers: Portfolio/Brand Teams, Platforms and Process Teams, Regulatory and Compliance Teams, Multi-channel Relationship Marketing Teams and Finance Teams  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in a relevant field    
  •      3+ years marketing and/or advertising agency experience (production environments preferred)    
  •      Project management experience    
  •      Budget management experience

   Desirable Requirements:  

  •      3+ years of pharmaceutical or related experience preferred    
  •      Experience in managing complex projects    
  •      Exceptional interpersonal, communication, leadership and facilitation skills    
  •      Successful record at developing people    

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.