Job Opportunities at AstraZeneca

Job Opportunities at AstraZeneca

View Jobs in Pharmaceuticals / View Jobs at AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines. We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel

Oncology Market Access Lead East Africa

What you’ll do?

  • The successful candidate will be in charge of developing and implementation of an integrated strategy for obtaining and maximizing market access and reimbursement for AstraZeneca Medicines in the Oncology therapeutic area in line with company’s goals & objectives. Development of medium to long-term access strategies for new therapies to maximize the value of the offering for payers and patients throughout their life cycle.
  • You will create an outstanding local company image aligned to AstraZeneca’s African Cluster Goal to work with local partners in Africa to make healthcare systems more resilient, effective, and sustainable, advocating for reform and building capabilities to address unmet medical need, improve access to quality healthcare and provide solutions along a continuum of care – from prevention, awareness, diagnosis and treatment to post-treatment and wellness.

Some areas of focus for this role will include:

Development and Implementation of the Market Access Strategic Plan

  • Partnering with Government and Private Funders to ensure optimal funding, Guideline and/or Formulary Listings.
  • Effective delivery of commercial input to market access process and team.
  • Interpretation and the tailoring of available evidence to support market access for AZ brands in collaboration with the Medical division.
  • Identify evidence gaps that may inhibit market access and develop plans to fill the gaps.
  • Ability to establish measurement system to track progress and drive effective corrective action when needed.

Stakeholder Mapping

  • Relationship building, Customer Engagements and Collaboration with Patient Advocacy Groups, NGO’s, Donor Funders, Mission Hospitals, Academia, and Research Organizations, amongst others.
  • Build strategic partnerships with healthcare consulting companies to facilitate Patient Access Programs & Patient Support Programs i.e., win-win access solutions.
  • Developing and Disseminating AstraZeneca Value Propositions for respective Promoted Products to differentiate and demonstrate value.

Policy Shaping

  • Health Technology Assessment (Budget Impact Models, Cost effectiveness Models, Alternative Contracting Models, Innovative Value Solutions) where required; Develop or locally adapt Global Economics Models.
  • Lead East Africa Pricing Strategy in line with local and regional Pricing Policies; Optimize pricing outcomes through timely and accurate data analysis and submission.

Cross Functional Project Management

  • Manages cross functional teams optimally in order to achieve the brand objectives.
  • Identifies and manages key interfaces with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery according to agreed time lines.
  • Effectively facilitates key meetings and issues.

Maintained Administrative Systems

  • Report as required on strategy implementation and budget spend.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedure.

If this sounds appealing, please read on to understand the experience and skills we’re looking for…

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years Market Access experience.
  • Understanding of East Africa Healthcare Market.
  • Thorough understanding of AZ business model with specific knowledge of brand team operation, brand planning and sales model.
  • Teamwork and leadership skills, including the ability to consult extensively with cross functional teams and act within a matrix organization.
  • Strong pricing background for funder reimbursement purposes.
  • Basic Knowledge of health economics, outcomes research and economic modelling is required.
  • Strategic thinking, and flexibility to execute at an operational and strategic level.
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate technical and economic concepts and approaches to non- technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable excellent numeric and analytical skills.
  • Strong team player who works effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrate Problem Solving Skills and Proactivity.
  • Project Management Skills and Ability to meet tight deadlines.

Business Insights Manager SSA

What you’ll do?

  • The Business Insights Manager will plan, direct, and oversee a wide range of analyses, related to the current and future business of the organization and proactively interact with senior commercial leaders to ensure sustainable performance over time. Through partnering within the commercial team, you will aid in managing risks and opportunities as well as strategic decisions through leveraging business insights and competitive / market intelligence.

Some areas of focus for this role will include:

  • Proactively identify business information needs/issues.
  • Provide brand / market evaluation and interpretation and provide business insights and competitive / market intelligence in aiding strategy decisions by using internal and external datasets.
  • Leads the Operational Planning Process, providing analytical expertise to the commercial teams, driving strategic and operational excellence.
  • Prepares outputs of the process and participates in presentations and recommendations to leadership through data interpretation, visualization, and insight generation to support business critical decisions.
  • Leads the portfolio prioritization process within the brand team and in support of the TA.
  • Support launch excellence processes for new products / indications from commercial perspective, managing forecasting models to support in-market cases / new product launch viability.
  • Leads patient flow modelling and patient analytics.
  • Partner with the commercial team, producing brand volume forecasts, consulting with the team to manage risks and opportunities for the business, leading to objective and accurate forecasts supported by insight & analytics.
  • Develop and maintain market research budgets for the brand team, also determining primary market research design and overseeing project / vendor management when needed.

 

If this sounds appealing, please read on to understand the experience and skills we’re looking for…

ESSENTIAL SKILLS and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Business Degree.
  • Pharmaceutical marketing and/or sales experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical business (including commercial and development).
  • Understanding of the drug development process.
  • Comfort with ambiguity/uncertainty and ability to lead teams through situations by providing clarity, structure and focus.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes and tools.
  • Excellent strategic thinking & influencing skills, understanding of forecasts, budgets, financial processes and tools, project management skills and strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), organizational, relationship building, and consulting skills.
  • Cross-functional team experience.
  • Strategic influencing skills Analytical thinking skills.

Diagnostic Lead SSA

What you’ll do?

  • You will support the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal patient access and treatment throughout the lifecycle of oncology products. Develop and implement tactical plans with an understanding of clinical and diagnostic operational issues in the testing pathway thereby ensuring tailored testing solutions and appropriate access support.
  • You will work collaboratively with the medical scientific liaisons, local sales teams and market access colleagues and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of the medical and clinical operational issues on the interface between the Oncologists, Geneticists, Pathologists and Molecular Pathologist and the testing pathway, helping to deliver appropriate information, insights, and solutions. Gather insights and deliver education as appropriate to internal and external stakeholders.

Some areas of focus for this role will include:

  • Identify and develop needs-based relationships with pathologists, molecular pathologists, molecular diagnostics kit suppliers, scientific experts, laboratory decision makers, thought-leaders, and scientific organizations.
  • Identify barriers to testing through partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, and Health Care Professionals (HCPs). Execution of tactical plans locally to support and educate on appropriate testing.
  • Help develop robust testing facilities in strategic centers, including protocol support, working on identification and removing bottlenecks in testing through education, awareness, and advocacy.
  • Help to deliver appropriate, approved, educational information on disease, pathology and diagnostics to internal and external stakeholders. Deliver highly technical and medical data presentations to Pathologists, HCPs and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Support externally sponsored research as appropriate
  • Share diagnostic quality data with laboratory staff.
  • Encourage multi-disciplinary diagnostic quality assurance programs at Institutions.
  • Understand the current and emerging diagnostic testing environment.
  • Share internally approved, educational information on diagnostics to the heads of clinical/pathology Laboratories and their staff.
  • Support strategy roll out and educate on need for testing.
  • Enforce the AZ Code of Conduct, SOPs as well as align with all regulatory and compliance requirements for the role.

If this sounds appealing, please read on to understand the experience and skills we’re looking for…

ESSENTIAL SKILLS and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science.
  • Strategic thinking and influencing skills, i.e., cooperating with own internal teams and external collaborators to ensure strong diagnostic focus with excellent execution.
  • People Management.
  • Coaching & Feedback – Leadership skills.
  • Strong self-leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short- and long-term needs, constructively resolve issues.
  • Good understanding of the healthcare system, clinical trial methodology, statistics and regulatory environment.
  • Very good command of English.

Desirable

  • MSc/PhD  in a scientific discipline.
  • Proven experience in either the molecular diagnostic market/clinical testing market (field position) OR as a lab personnel in the molecular pathology oncology space.
  • Experience and knowledge of a broad range of oncology diagnostic biomarkers.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the industry and diagnostics.
  • Excellent project management ability.

Cancer Care Africa Program Lead

What you’ll do?

  • You will have the opportunity to be at the  forefront of our ambition of strengthening sustainable health systems through partnerships and innovation. Through the CCA program, we aim to improve cancer care in Africa by working with our partners to enhance access to screening, diagnostics and innovative treatments including focus on capacity build and patient empowerment initiatives.

Some areas of focus for this role will include:

  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements to ensure deliverables are met effectively and efficiently.
  • Mobilizes project resources for the program.
  • Manages large and complex projects, including the initiation and maintenance partnerships and supplier contracts.
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
  • Manages relationships with key business stakeholders and ensures that program requirements are effectively captured and the impact of project/programmes are understood by the business and external community.
  • Builds and leads project teams, communicating roles and responsibilities whilst encouraging teamwork and collaboration amongst the team and business stakeholders.
  • Applies highly developed specialist knowledge and skills in project management, project planning, budgets and methodologies.
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team and provides sign-off prior to engaging business stakeholders
  • Resolves complex quality and compliance risks and issues and ensure team adopts quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Drives collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst project teams
  • Identifies and drives resolution of risks
  • Undertakes engagement reviews and quality assurance and governance procedures
  • Manages project budget and ensures escalation of cost changes
  • Develops project planning and action logs, risks and issues reports
  • Develop transition plans into business areas and ensure controlled hand-overs to users and business as usual processes

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Business Degree / Qualified Scientific background.
  • Experience in program/project management.
  • Experience working in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong networking/consulting skills with good internal/external links.
  • Demonstrate strong, communication and relationship building skills with experience of collaborating and sharing knowledge between teams.
  • Evidence of shaping and developing innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organization.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language and in alignment with AZ business.
  • Proven track record in delivering high risk programme/projects and decision making.
  • Excellent business engagement and business acumen with sensitivity to political/economic environment.
  • Experience of managing and controlling a budget.

Desired:

  • Project Management qualification.
  • Experience working in oncology therapy area and diagnostics.
  • Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context.

Method of Application

Job Opportunities at AstraZeneca

Comments are closed.