Associate Director, Global Oncology Analytics and Insight at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Description:

Location: Gaithersburg, MD onsite (3 days onsite minimum per week)

The Global Analytics & Insights mission is to improve the quality of the decisions taken on our oncology assets through the creation and delivery of excellent market, customer, and competitor analytics. This role will lead the pursuit of industry insight and analytics for a late-stage brand and earlier-stage assets within the lung portfolio.

The key to excelling is your ability to turn analysis into a clear story and recommendations for senior leaders. To develop these, you will be a critical thinker capable of delivering well-researched, verified, and relevant analyses in a clear and impactful way. This requires the ability to lead without authority alongside strong analytical and communication skills. Be comfortable formulating cohesive, strategic arguments intended to be used to respectfully challenge a group of experts. If you are resourceful, motivated, decisive, and proactive then this role is made for you! You must be able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization and be confident working with incomplete data.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we spark 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 bold world.

You Will:

  • Frame key business questions with ambiguity and define the best analytical approach. Provide strategy-shaping market and customer analysis from a wide range of sources and own the integration of insights and analysis to inform material business decisions.

  • Identify and plan market research that enables relevant actions to solve business problems for the brand, as well as generate tumor-level knowledge above the brand. Ensure interpretation of primary market research with a strong intuition for business to generate evidence-based and actionable insights.

  • Employ a range of resources and techniques to forecast revenues in a consistent, transparent, and robust manner to support investment decisions and resource planning. Be responsible for the development, delivery, and team alignment of the product/brand forecast and related assumptions.

  • Present your analysis and synthesis to brand leaders as succinct, persuasive, and decision-oriented to drive team alignment.

  • Work closely with AZ colleagues and Agency analysts to own the generation of competitive analysis for a brand, and that the implications are reflected in forecasts and embedded in the brand team's thinking.

  • Lead and negotiate with local markets to validate assumptions and market understanding. Share key knowledge and build a collaborative relationship with market insights leads.

  • Possess/develop deep therapy area knowledge bridging from clinical development through to commercialization.

  • Lead performance/KPI development and reporting, including best practice sharing, enabling a thorough understanding of brand performance and opportunities based on a variety of inputs. Analyze in-market performance to identify growth opportunities for in-line products and inform market-shaping strategies for pipeline products at the tumor level.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor, BS, or BA in a science or STEM/maths-based discipline.

  • 2 years or more within a management consulting firm, pharma manufacturer, or pharmaceutical investment banking.

  • 2 years or more of Qualitative and quantitative market research experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • MBA, or advanced degree

  • Oncology experience

  • 4 years or more of primary patient data market research

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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