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Strategic Analytic Leader

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-009711

Posted date: Aug. 01, 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. AsStrategic Analytic Leader, US Oncology
inGaithersburg, 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.

AstraZeneca’s vision inOncology
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 Strategic Analytic Leader is accountable for developing and implementing an emerging capability to deliver the infrastructure needed and the execution of complex, actionable, big-data analytics that support strategic, closed-loop marketing efforts across the US Oncology & Hematology portfolio. The Strategic Analytic Leader will use strong analytical and critical thinking skills to development relevant metrics and communication channels based on the Oncology / Hematology commercial strategy across multiple tumors. Keys to success in this position are superlative communication, consultative and influencing skills predicated on a strong foundation of data analysis proficiency.


  • Develop, deliver and execute data driven execution platform, working with a matrix team that represents from across the Commercial organization, including Brand, marking science, marketing, Insights and sales operations.
  • Compile and analyze secondary marketing and/or sales data (including identification and appropriate use of data sources)
  • Identify and implement technology solution to integrate various data sources
  • Provide brand and market evaluation, interpretation, and communication of results synthesizing key data and insights spanning a host of different sources and types of data
  • Create insightful reports and presentations that clearly and succinctly highlight the actionable insights combined with business implications/strategic & tactical options
  • Identify business needs proactively and build analysis with foresight
  • Develop and maintain budget to support data driven execution deliverables
  • Maintain effective relationships with contractors and other third-party vendors through oversight of the vendor management process
  • Leverage/apply AZ insight best practices as appropriate

    Leadership Capabilities:

  • Drives Performance: Holds self and others accountable for the achievement of performance expectations. Creates an environment that enables others to perform at their best. (Essential)
  • Acts Decisively: Makes and acts on decisions quickly and effectively and fosters the same in others. This is based on an underlying courage to enable risk-taking for the business. (Essential)
  • Works Collaboratively: Actively creates and promotes cross-boundary collaboration with the aim of achieving better business results. Boundaries can exist between individuals, geographies, cultures, teams, functions, organizations, etc. (Essential)
  • Thinks Strategically: Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities, combining forethought with action. This is based on an understanding of the external environment and its impact on AZ and the brand. (Essential)
  • Assembles facts and insight to tell a cohesive story that clearly communicates the health of the business (Essential)




  • Bachelors degree in relevant field,


  • Minimum 7+ years pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience – Oncology experience preferred
  • Experience implementing technology platforms with multiple data sources
  • Experience to thoroughly assess data various data sources to identify strengths, weaknesses, and gaps
  • Experience to interface with both application/database developers and sales/marketing to ensure business needs are translated into easy to use and meaningful applications (to this extent anyone with a business analyst background would also be a good candidate)
  • Data source knowledge: IMS, Symphony, FlatIron, or other claims or EMR based data, SD / SP, Diagnostics and/or Lab data
  • Experience in sales field based reporting, Dashboard’s, HQ based reporting & Scorecards
  • Experience with common statistical analysis and techniques
  • Experience defining Metrics, Measures & ROI calculations

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.