Global Marketing Director, Established Oncology

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Global Marketing Director, Established Oncology

Cambridge, UK

This role is office based 3 days per week

For internal candidates this will be a local UK contract

Be part of fulfilling our ambition to be world leaders in Oncology. We are already the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, and there are countless new indications and targets in our game-changing pipeline. We deliver this value through launch excellence, commercial effectiveness and maximising the lifecycle. By leveraging our commercialised portfolio we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment.

Here we play a key role in driving launch and commercial effectiveness. We are focused on setting the direction and leading the business in shaping the cancer care environment and empowering care teams. Everything we do is to transform the lives of patients living with cancer.

We have an exciting opportunity to work in the Global Marketing Team of the Oncology Business Unit (OBU) as Global Marketing Director, Established Oncology.  This role is accountable for developing and implementing the global commercial strategy for our Established Oncology portfolio and maximizing the value potential of several foundational oncology brands. 

In addition, as the lead commercial members of the Global Product Team (GPT), this position will help to define the future of AstraZeneca’s Established Oncology brands, playing a key part in revolutionizing treatment paradigms in oncology.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of the Established Oncology Business Plan working in close collaboration with cross-functional partners

  • Accelerate innovative solutions to maximize commercial potential of Established Oncology brands

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to develop and support global Key External Experts mapping and engagement, sharing experience and insights across product teams

  • Develop and deliver key congress presence with a particular focus on breast and prostate cancer

  • Accountable for engaging with key markets to design and deliver high impact initiatives to improve patient outcomes and expand appropriate use of our medicines

  • Develop systems and solutions to ensure oversight of the competitive landscape for our Established brands, including new therapeutics, new formulations, generics and biosimilar

  • Track the business performance of our Established Brands, proactively identify opportunities and challenges to our plans and work with the GPT to propose solutions/approaches. 

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in science or business

  • Broad commercial experience and strong financial acumen

  • Extensive cross-functional team leadership

  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills

  • Demonstrable knowledge of key external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers across multiple markets

  • Clear examples of having designed and delivered of high impact marketing programmes, both above-market and in-market

  • In depth knowledge of pharmaceutical lifecycle management

Desirable attributes:

  • Relevant advanced degree (MS, PhD, PharmD, MD or MBA)

  • Global In-line brand marketing for an oncology or specialty care product

  • Business leadership within International markets

  • P&L accountability

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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