Executive Director, Early Oncology Development Strategy

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Not Disclosed


Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Location options: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States | London, United Kingdom
Do you have a strategic mindset, analytical rigor, and collaborative people leadership that enables you to deliver positive outcomes on high-impact projects that will ultimately transform outcomes for cancer patients? Are you looking to demonstrate those skills to help lead the teams that shape our future oncology strategy, portfolio and decision making?
About AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. This is the place to make an impact. Here we ensure everyone can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise.
Within Oncology R&D we are empowered to be bold, take calculated risks and use our intelligence and courage to always follow the science. This approach has enabled us to successfully deliver 7 new Oncology medicines in as many years.
It is the breadth and strength of our innovative pipeline that offers both security and stability. And with the goal to deliver 10 new molecular entities by 2030, it’s up to each of us to drive our industry-leading Oncology pipeline forward and build the future.
Oncology Strategy, Business Development & Alliances (SBDA) Team
Our team sits at the center of Oncology R&D – driving our R&D strategy and addressing the unmet needs and future focus of AstraZeneca’s oncology pipeline. We operate both internally and externally, leading collaboration and acquisition opportunities as well as partnering closely with external alliances.
In this role you will report to VP, Oncology Strategy and be accountable for the development of an integrated end-to-end Early Oncology Development strategy as a key part of our Therapeutic Area Strategy (TA Strategy).
What you will do:
  • Apply your pre-clinical and clinical understanding of Oncology to ensure AstraZeneca remains at the forefront of Oncology leadership
  • Develop and implement future proof strategies that incorporate the latest insights and knowledge
  • Integrate Early Oncology strategy with specific tumor strategies, providing a vision for both the near and longer term
  • Contribute to the development of an integrated clinical strategy across all assets and modalities through data driven, actionable insights that advance our industry leading portfolio
  • Collaborate closely with Competitive Intelligence on emerging science, clinical data and technology to ensure a highly competitive early pipeline and long-term portfolio
  • Help drive and integrate above-asset initiatives and strategies (e.g. Translational Medicine, Precision Medicine, Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence etc.)
How You Will Operate
  • Develop clear strategic framework / structure to guide teams through complex strategies
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop discovery, early oncology and tumor strategy content (e.g. GPTs, Clinical Development, Discovery, BD, Lifecycle and Pipeline, Competitive Intelligence)
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Global Heads of Early Oncology Development, Early Oncology Projects and Late Development Oncology in addition to other senior leaders
Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS and 10 years of experience in life sciences or consulting firm with focus in life science programs
  • OR MS/MBA and 8+ years of experience in life sciences or consulting firm with focus in life science programs
  • OR PhD or MD and 5+ of experience in life sciences or consulting firm with focus in life science programs
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with senior executive teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence experienced professionals.
  • Ability to think critically, creatively and to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship management skills with consultative approach and ability to interact and build trust
  • Operational effectiveness, highly organized process with follow through
  • Strong initiative to understand our core business goals and establish processes or programs to set direction, generate alignment and push forward
  • Financial background and understanding of forecasts, budgets, financial activities and tools
  • Resourceful, motivated, influential and proactive; able to prioritize in a fast-growing organization
  • Experience in strategic planning processes and tools
  • Scientific background
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical business (including R&D)
  • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan from cross-functional senior leadership team
  • Ability to develop creative and simple solutions to complex problems
Why AstraZeneca?
At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
So, what is next?
If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and passionate about the possibilities, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
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