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Associate Director, Diagnostics Oncology, BRCA

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

AstraZeneca's vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies. The Associate Director - Diagnostics, BRCA (Gaithersburg, MD office based) ensures the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey. An important element of this role is to develop an innovative strategy & tactical plans in a complex Oncology ecosystem enabling tailored testing solutions. Major Responsibilities:* Develop and execute the US diagnostic strategy and tactics to support BRCA diagnostic testing for multiple solid tumors, samples and tests* Work closely with the cross-functional US Brand team and Global Diagnostic teams as well as companion diagnostic partners to align strategies, tactics and lifecycle planning including activities such as market needs, approval timelines, launch strategy, messaging, customer segmentation, and medical conferences* Support in-market companion diagnostics / testing excellence for product launches, including market readiness planning* Assess and identify issues and develop tactical options to remove/minimize barriers to testing through collaborative partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks and Health Care Professionals (HCPs)* Monitor diagnostic testing competitive environment and market trends* Manage and lead team to coordinate activities and marketing efforts across multiple product launches* Cultivate and build relationships with internal and external key stakeholders, customers, professional organizations such as professional laboratory and medical organizations* Adhere to internal standard processes and comply with regulatory and compliance requirements* Requires approximately 20% domestic and international travel Minimum Requirements* Undergraduate degree required; preferably with an Advanced degree in business, life sciences, medical or pharmacy degree* 3-5 years of Marketing experience; preferably in (Companion) Diagnostic marketing or Pharmaceutical Product marketing* Launch experience of oncology diagnostics, anatomical or molecular diagnostic products and/or therapeutic marketing Preferred Background* Ability to lead and influence through change; make decisions in ambiguity* Ability to engage, motivate and lead cross functional teams; strong teamwork and collaboration skills* Launch experience of oncology diagnostic, pathology, and/or therapeutic marketing* Understanding of clinical laboratory testing which includes test sample journey, diagnostic technologies and potential technical issues* Anticipates obstacles and provides solutions to resolve in a timely manner* Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, payors, HCPs (specifically pathologists)* Proven track record of developing compelling business cases* Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long-term needs, constructively resolve issues* Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership* Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Next Steps - Apply today! To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them. AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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