Global Head Of Early Commercial - Vaccines And Immune Therapies

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Gaithersburg, Maryland - United States

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Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Do you have expertise in, and passion for, bridging the science and commercial spaces? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Vaccine and Immune Therapies in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
Vaccines & Immune Therapies (V&I) bridges science and commercial, integrating corporate, portfolio, therapy areas and product strategies, providing strategic direction from early-stage research through to commercialization.
What you will do:
As the Global Head of Early Commercial - V&I, your accountabilities are two-fold; you will lead the V&I Commercial strategy for our early commercial portfolio - Candidate Drug Investment Decision (CDID) – Phase IIB and you will be accountable for understanding industry innovations and trends in the V&I space.
  • Provide strategic commercial input into the product development teams to ensure alignment of product strategy and clinical development plan
  • Drive ambitious life cycle management opportunities into product strategy
  • Partner closely with the Business Development team, assessing and prioritizing commercial opportunities in collaboration with the other commercial heads.
  • Present the commercial strategy to governance bodies (e.g. Early and Late stage product committees)
  • Develop and maintain networks of clinical external experts, industry leaders, leading academic scientists, payers, and business development
  • Lead the V&I Commercial strategy for the early portfolio in liaison with the VP, Commercial V&I
  • Represent V&I Commercial at Early Stage Product Committee (ESPC) and Research Boards
  • Lead the Early Commercial team, manage annual budgets and work with VP, Commercial V&I to advise on resourcing and capability needs for early assets
Essential for the role:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferable in Business, Medical or Life Sciences)
  • 10+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry
  • Shown leader and significant experience in healthcare or biopharma industry, including Vaccines/Infectious Diseases experience and expertise
  • Significant and in-depth understanding of commercial strategy, methodologies and tools (product profiling and positioning, forecasting, pricing & reimbursement, market research techniques, competitive intelligence resources)
  • Experience of crafting brand strategy whilst the understanding of product profile was incomplete and evolving
  • Detailed understanding of the drug development process and the need for commercial line of sight throughout
  • Understanding of future healthcare market challenges
  • Exposure to and track record of effective management of senior decision-making/governance bodies
  • Confirmed experience of engaging with and using insights from external customers e.g. KEEs, prescribers, payors
  • Experience and efficiency in the presentation of written and verbal cases to the senior executive teams
  • Experience to build a positive relationship with third parties as an AZ Ambassador at Board and Executive Committee level
  • Demonstrates structured and measured leadership, interactions and decision making during periods of high intensity in external or internal deliberations
Desirable for the role:
  • An advanced degree (MBA, MSc or PhD)
Why AstraZeneca?
We are a change-maker on the world stage at an exciting frontier of medicine. Our diversity – in culture, language, geography, skills and experience – powers us to serve the global populations we seek to develop medicines for. In our inclusive team, we encourage each other to bring our whole-selves to work. We optimise the potential of science, engineering next-generation vaccines with the potential to generate effective and long-lasting immune responses. Every action we take is to improve lives. Our products protect those able to mount their own immune response and those who cannot – ensuring no person is left behind.
Location: Gaithersburg MD US
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
So, what’s next?
Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!
Where can I find out more?
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AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.
When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Gaithersburg, Maryland - United States


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
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