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Therapeutic Area Lead Multi-Indications, Oncology/Hematology – Nordic-Baltic Marketing Company (NOBA)

Location Ballerup Municipality, Capital Region, Denmark Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland Oslo, Oslo County, Norway Södertälje, Stockholm, Sweden Job ID R-074439 Date posted 02/14/2020

Are you an expert in the area of Oncology/hematology? Do you want to transform the lives of patients by taking a vital role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?  Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

As part of AstraZeneca the Nordic-Baltic (NOBA) Marketing Company employs around 450 people across 7 countries and has offices located in Södertälje, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. By 2025 AstraZeneca NOBA aims to become a recognized leader in its core therapy areas and improve the lives of millions of people. This will be achieved by driving innovative science, preparing launches, building close collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders in health care systems, and developing high-performing teams.

As our pipeline is growing, we are searching for our new Nordic/Baltic Therapeutic Area Lead within Medical Affairs, Oncology/Hematology with specific focus on Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Cancer as well as early pipeline. The location of the role is any of the Nordic NOBA offices. In this unique role you will be responsible for leading our medical-scientific strategy in your therapeutic area for the Nordic and Baltic countries. You will be part of a large medical team and have direct reports located in the Nordics.

The role

In the role as Therapeutic Area Lead, Multi-Indications Oncology you are contributing to the clinical development of products, informing clinical practice and managing a team with the goal to achieve leadership objectives with a clear patient centric external approach. You will maintain collaborative cross-functional working relationships with internal stakeholders.

You are a medical affairs professional who will ensure close alignment between strategy and operations within each of our main areas. The aim is to increase effectiveness, create more room for innovation and external focus with clear internal cross-functional partnership and accountability.

AstraZeneca is committed to people´s development. The Therapeutic Area Lead role is outstanding as it offers you exciting career and development opportunities, both on a regional and global level.  

You report to the Medical Affairs Director, Oncology/Hematology Nordic Baltic.


In order to succeed you have

We are looking for you who holds a Medical education MD, Pharmacist or other relevant PhD, MSc.

The following capabilities and competences are most critical for you to succeed.


Scientific Leadership:

  • Therapeutic area and product knowledge
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to influence
  • Commitment with stakeholders
  • Creation and execution of a strong strategic vision
  • Proven scientific mindset

Team leadership and self-development:

  • Self-motivation and development focus 
  • Team Leadership – formal/informal
  • Mentoring and feedback
  • Resilient profile - able to deliver in a challenging external environment
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Inspirational and collegiate leadership style

Cross functional Leadership & Collaboration, business knowledge:

  • Science applied to business with a strategic mindset
  • Strategic planning and implementation 
  • Financial planning and budget management
  • Stakeholder management within AstraZeneca global/regional and local organization ·
  • Innovative One AZ enterprise mindset
  • Demonstrated proactive cross-functional approach
  • Relational proficiency in cross-functional relationships

Why AstraZeneca? Our offer to you

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

When we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big.

If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! Apply in the link.


If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Benedikte Akre, Medical Director Oncology: benedikte.akre@astrazeneca.com

We welcome with your application, in English, no later than March 1st, 2020



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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