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Operations Director

Location Luton, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-057867 Date posted 10/22/2019

Salary: Competitive

Respiratory Business Unit

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As an Operations Director in the Respiratory Business Unit, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Luton is home to our UK Marketing Company (UKMC), responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our European and International regions’ sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice.. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

As the Operations Director you will be a key member of the BULT and will play a leadership role with the Regional Business Directors to ensure delivery of sales and business goals across the UK. You will continuously monitor performance and pull through of strategy from the regional teams.

You will be responsible for supporting the BUD in ensuring a strategic allocation of resources and efforts to drive business results and drive alignment and execution amongst the Regional Business Directors. A key part of this role will be to gather and synthesise field force insight back to the BULT and work closely with the Marketing and Medical BULT members to drive cross-functional pull through of strategies.

As the Operations Director you will be responsible for defining and leading robust business processes and review to strengthen execution and delivery of results and will support the financial planning and forecasting process for all priority promoted brands. This role will also lead on major projects aligned to the Business Unit strategy.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Degree level of NHS qualification
  • Full driving license
  • Second line sales leadership experience
  • Business acumen
  • Performance and project management
  • Ability to engage and inspire
  • UK market and NHS knowledge


  • ABPI qualification
  • Demonstrate NHS knowledge

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.

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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