Oncology Account Manager - Essex & East Anglia

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

Oncology Account Manager - Breast Cancer (9 month FTC)

Region: Essex and East Anglia

Competitive Salary & Benefits 

Advert Closing Date: 12th February 2024 


Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Account Management? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Oncology sector in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? 


Please note we are looking for someone based in Essex and East Anglia Region 


At AstraZeneca UK, we bring life-changing medicines to patients across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us! 

Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers, partners and collaborators in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint. 


Business Area 

Change the way cancer is treated by making an impact at every point in the patient journey. We are thinking and acting faster than anyone to ensure the data we’re producing helps physicians care for patients better. To ultimately deliver clinical promises to the real world, improve patient outcomes and their quality of life. Join our globally-renowned Oncology area, which is leading the rapid business growth of our enterprise and ever-evolving industry. It’s an exciting time to join as we work towards our big ambitions with entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. It’s up to us to find solutions and act fast to make them happen. 

We are committed to advancing the science of oncology to deliver life-changing medicines to people most in need. Our broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused on the disease areas of: breast, ovarian, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and haematological cancers, using four key scientific approaches: immunotherapy, tumour drivers and resistance mechanisms, DNA damage response, and antibody-drug conjugates. 


What you’ll do: 

As the Oncology Account Manager, you will be responsible for generating clinical demand for Oncology brands within key hospital accounts (hub and spoke), pro-actively identifying business opportunities and recommending solutions to drive and develop business. 

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Accountable for increasing prescribing of your brand through effective promotion to senior/influential customers within a defined set of key accounts through enhanced key account management working. 

  • Pro-actively identifying account needs. 

  • Development of Local Advocates in allocated accounts 

  • Cultivate relationships with key internal and external partners that will realise business outcomes in the short, medium and long term. 

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Experience and success ideally within Oncology 

  • Secondary care sales experience with a sound knowledge of key account management within a speciality care environment 

  • Proven track record of sales & business management success in speciality secondary care 

  • Proven track record in influencing the prescribing decision-making process across key accounts 

  • Excellent business sense, demonstrating good analytical, planning and interpersonal skills 

  • Resilience 

  • Self-starter and effective problem solver- responsible for own actions and results 

  • Strong communication and team working 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 

  • Full driving licence 

  • ABPI qualification 

Desirable skills and experience: 

  • Experience of influencing successfully in a complex organisation 

  • A flexible approach in being able to adapt as the brands develop in the market place 

  • Business/commercial related degree 

  • Wellard’s diploma or equivalent 


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. 


Where can I find out more? 

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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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