Executive Director, Strategy

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed


Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Location: Gaithersburg or Waltham, US or London UK
Do you have a strategic mindset, analytical rigor, and people leadership that enables you to deliver positive outcomes on high-impact and complex strategic topics? Are you looking to demonstrate those skills to help lead the team that shapes our future oncology strategy and portfolio?
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 6 new molecular entities by 2025, it’s up to each of us to keep pushing our industry-leading Oncology pipeline forward and build the future.
Oncology Strategy, Business Development & Alliances 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 R&D Strategy, Business Development & Alliances and be accountable for the development and delivery of Therapeutic Area Strategy for a defined set of tumours based on our latest priorities.
What you will do: Deliver end-to-end Tumor Strategy, including:
  • Clear understanding and prioritization of current and future unmet needs
  • Tumor-level strategic vision for both near-term and long-term
  • Integrated clinical strategy across all assets within the same tumor
  • Competitive early pipeline / long-term portfolio
  • Above-asset initiatives (e.g., Translational Medicine, Precision Medicine, Data Sciences)
How You Will Operate
  • Lead the Tumor Council to define priorities and deliverables of Tumor Strategy
  • Develop clear strategic framework /structure to guide teams through complex strategies
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop tumor strategy content (e.g., GPTs, Clinical Development, Discovery, BD, Lifecycle and Pipeline, Competitive Intelligence)
  • Provide strategic counselling to Global Clinical Strategy Head (GCSH) and 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’s next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.
Connect with Sam Hunter / Suzanne Bellomo for further discussions on this business area/job opportunity.
Sam Hunter 👉https://www.linkedin.com/in/samhunter1/
Where can I find out more?
Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn
Follow AstraZeneca on Facebook
Follow AstraZeneca on Instagram

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
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

We're transforming the future of healthcare by unlocking the power of what science can do for people, society and the planet. For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com. Community Guidelines: bit.ly/2MgAcio
Are you an employee? 🌟
Explore Biotech Jobs

Find the one that suits your cosmic aspirations. Search open positions across the web, find opportunities uniquely matched to your skills, and read reviews on companies worldwide. 🚀💼🌎

Are you an employer? 🌟

Hire Top Talent in the Biotechnology Industry.

Post jobs, search for stellar candidates, and conduct the complete hiring process—all from your desktop or mobile phone. 🚀🔬👩‍🚀