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Global Analytics & Insights Associate Director - Oncology

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.


Join the fastest-growing team determined to change the practice of medicine and change the way we view cancer. Here we are removing the fear by eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

A dedicated Oncology unit, this is the place to build a world-class career. Here we are always looking to learn more, welcoming the varied opportunities to expand our horizons or develop niche expertise. Embrace the unparalleled access to industry-leading research, technology and pipeline product launches with a footprint in every region. Coupled with our agility and sharp focus on talent development, there is an exciting opportunity to accelerate a rewarding and meaningful career.

What you'll do - Global Analytics & Insights Associate Director - Oncology

The Global Analytics & Insights mission is to improve the quality of the decisions taken on our assets and across our Disease Areas through the provision of excellent market, customer and competitor analytics.


Leads the integration of insight and analysis from a variety of sources to inform material decisions through the delivery of robust opportunity focused forecasts. Consolidates a variety of data and information into actionable brand opportunities. Specifically:

  • Develops and delivers asset/indication forecast and related assumptions based on internal best practice processes triangulating with the most robust data possible to maximize confidence.
  • Ensures that forecasts are (i) presented transparently and consistently in line with GA&I standards and best practice (ii) underpinned with an AZ proprietary view of the most important assumptions, based on robust secondary data analytics plus AZ proprietary data sources and intelligence.
  • Leads, negotiates and interacts with internal stakeholders to validate forecast assumptions and market understanding.
  • Works closely with the CI Director and Agency analyst, leads the generation of competitive analysis in support of an investment decision, ensuring implications are reflected in the forecast and landed in the asset team.
  • Provides objective quantitative analyses and leads the development of business cases to determine key opportunities and address critical business issues for the brand and/or TA.
  • Ensures that interpretation of primary market research is generating relevant actionable differentiating insights; through a closeness to the GPT and a strong understanding of the therapy area which allows translation of insight gaps into correct questions and a technical expertise in research design and interpretation to generate relevant answers.
  • Leads analyses & evaluations supporting licensing opportunities where relevant.
  • Develops a deep therapy area knowledge bridging from the clinical development through to commercialization.
  • Manages all primary research in accordance with internal AZ compliance policies and best practices, with agreed preferred vendors.
  • Remains accountable for personal ongoing professional education in business case development (including development and commercial costs), market research, forecasting and analytics, to ensure the best approaches are always utilized.

    Essential Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree or above in a science or mathematics discipline
    • Experience in a similar analytical or RWE role within the pharmaceutical industry or consulting sphere.
    • Primary market research experience
    • Ability to use data and analysis to affect, influence or change the understanding of a market or customer
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Current or previous oncology experience is required

      Desirable Requirements:
      • PhD in Scientific or mathematical discipline
      • Experience in a consulting, advisory or investment firm working within the pharmaceutical industry
      • Experience of working with a pharma product close to launch or post-launch

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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.

        AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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