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Competitive Intelligence and Analysis Director, Oncology

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-084754 Date posted 06/17/2020

We are seeking an inquisitive, critical thinker to join AstraZeneca's Oncology Research & Development (R&D) Strategy team as a Competitive Intelligence & Analysis Director based in either Gaithersburg, MD or Cambridge, UK. Are you looking for a chance to join a fast-moving, exciting team and help drive the delivery of competitive analysis? If so, learn more about this opportunity!


At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, groundbreaking and ground-breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

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 medicine.

The Competitive Intelligence and Analysis team sits at the heart of developing commercial and clinical strategy and has an impact on decision-making at the highest levels. In this role, join us as part of a high performing Strategy Team, bearing responsibility for ensuring the decisions we make with our pipeline assets best position us for maximum return on investment and positive patient outcomes.

As such, you will be shaping strategy and influencing critical investment decisions by delivering industry-leading analysis and insights to Senior Leadership and other key stakeholders to ensure a full understanding of the rapidly evolving oncology landscape.

What you’ll do

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working with a team of specialists, you will lead the delivery of competitive analysis, using knowledge of the therapy area and external resources to shape future-proofed therapy area (TA) strategies. You will drive in-depth analysis of clinical and commercial data, generating and communicating critical insights on key issues to provide transparency and respectful challenge to key decision makers. Given there is a range of stakeholders, you will have an opportunity to influence strategy though your intellectual agility and communication skills, building a network of trusted relationships.

This role will require moderate global travel (medical congresses and key internal meetings)

Essential for the role

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Analysis and fact-based decision-making
  • Working with data and / or in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Post-graduate degree is desired, qualified in life sciences, biological or social sciences
  • A critical, innovative thinker with a background in oncology, clinical / research or investment analysis
  • Highly intellectual with excellent analytical skills and learning agility
  • Experienced in leading cross-functional teams with ability to influence without authority
  • A clear communicator with the ability to communicate complex issues simply
  • Resourceful, motivated, decisive and proactive; able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization

Desirable Requirements

  • Educated to PhD or MBA level
  • In-depth understanding of clinical data, clinical trial design or regulatory frameworks

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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