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Global Pricing and Market Access Director, Oncology - 12 month fixed term contract or secondment

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-118969 Date posted 28/09/2021


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 diseases.


We’re all here to make an impact – to achieve our bold ambition of eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our commitment means we purposefully push back the limits of knowledge to change the practice of medicine. To ensure no patient is left behind, no matter what stage of disease.


Join a highly valued, strategic team that is fundamental in realising the potential of our life-changing medicines. It’s through our work that AstraZeneca is able to ensure the right access is provided to our transformative medicines.

Working with new drugs, new digital approaches and ever-changing environments, it’s crucial that we remain flexible and on top of the detail. Running, thinking and acting fast to make smart decisions and get the right medicines to patients at the right time.

We lead the way for the industry with our pioneering valued-based agreements and Innovative Value Strategy solutions. It’s our determination and unwavering belief in the power of our medicines, and the science sitting behind them, that drives us to ensure their value is realised.

Inspired by our people, patients and pipeline, we work cross-functionally to leverage our shared skills, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to change the way medicines are assessed and perceived, and turn ambitions into reality.

We’re pioneering Market Access innovations: this is the place to unlock opportunities and feed our love for the challenge. United by an unrivalled passion for patients and science and always performing at the top of our game.


  • Global Price and Market Access Strategy

  • Global Price Policy and its strategic implementation

  • Matrix manage a cross functional team to support the development of global price and market access strategy, and align with the payer evidence strategy

  • Revise as needed pricing & market access strategies and value stories, to optimize the value of life cycle management opportunities.

  • Drive the required payer insights to ensure robust and validated price & reimbursement strategies.

  • Develop price and market access inputs into forecasts and business cases and ensure assumptions are aligned across the brand portfolio to give a robust forecast.

  • Develop value messages and claims, ensuring target product profiles and target claims can meet payer needs.

Essential Requirements

  • Graduate degree in biomedical science, business, or economics.

  • Prior oncology therapy area expertise is essential, including oncology launch experience.

  • Relevant drug development and/or commercialization experience within the pharmaceutical/medical industry.

  • Knowledge of the needs and expectations of national and regional payers, insurers, and commercial customers in our strategic markets.

  • Several years of previous project leadership experience in the generation of payer evidence or development/execution of payer commercial strategies (e.g. Health Economics, Market Access, Pricing).

  • Ability to make reasoned decisions under pressure

  • Ability to take people with you and bring the best out of others

  • Excellence and precision in communication: credible and persuasive

Desired Requirements

  • Experience working with clinicians, pharmacists and payers on evidence-based customer solutions, e.g. through working with local payers in EU or commercial customers in the US.

  • Experience in a commercial strategy function, e.g. managed markets brand director, business development director, head of pricing/access.

  • Experience constructing payer value stories and incorporating these into TPPs

  • Experience in country or regional pharmaceutical role

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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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.