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Medical Affairs Manager/Lead - Breast Cancer

Location Luton, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-055022 Date posted 01/22/2020

Job title: Medical Affairs Manager/Lead – Breast Cancer

Location: Luton

Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits

AstraZeneca is a science-led, global biopharmaceutical company, with a focused portfolio in core therapies. We are committed to improving the health and lives of people across the globe, through our broad research and development platform, and a growing late-stage pipeline. Working in over 100 countries, we have strength in emerging markets, and our medicines are used by millions of patients and clinicians worldwide. At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

The Oncology therapy area at AstraZeneca is unparalleled. We have built and strategically acquired one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry. You will be among inspiring oncology industry leaders who will keep you engaged and empower you to be the best. We seek out opportunities to do dynamic and significant work which means we won't just follow the same course of action time and again if we can see potential in a different way of building life changing medicines.

In this role you will be working on a Strategic Alliance with another large pharma company on an exciting Antibody Drug Conjugate compound in HER2-positive and HER2 low breast cancer and beyond which has the potential to bring unprecedented meaningful impact for patients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Medical input to business strategic and operational planning for Breast Cancer, including development of the Medical Affairs plans
  • Lead delivery of clinical insight, customer focus and clinical governance into Medical and Business Unit objectives
  • Deliver TA/Brand objectives as outlined in Brand Medical Plans
  • Develop and deliver pre-launch and peri-launch medical plans and activities (some roles)
  • Act to ensure GCP requirements are fully aligned with and in line with the local Quality Management System (QMS) SOP and all other AZ policies and Standards, including the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Develop and maintain scientific relationships with key customers to build customer insight and develop strategic partnerships
  • Develop and leverage medical insight from internal and external customers into Medical, Brand and Account Plans
  • Provide expert medical input into key Market Access activities (NICE/SMC,AWMSG submissions, formulary and protocol submissions etc)
  • Leverage medical insight from internal and external customers into local evidence generation plans to support the development of the Breast Cancer value propositions for the UK
  • Lead the clinical input into the development of RWE proposals for local value  demonstration/evidence generation, to support the development of Brand value propositions for the UK
  • Input high quality medical insights and direction into campaign development
  • Drive intelligent compliance through adherence to the ABPI Code of Practice

Essential Requirements:

  • MD, Pharmacist or PhD/Biotechnology with strong scientific knowledge
  • Oncology experience
  • Extensive patient and customer insight through experience of working with the NHS
  • Proven ability to interact with external customers
  • Evidence of effective team working and accountability

Desirable Requirements:

  • Leadership experience
  • Technical expertise in the allocated disease/therapy area
  • Experience of the pharmaceutical industry

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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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