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Strategic Planning Lead

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-140940 Date posted 22/06/2022

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: Competitive with Excellent Employee Benefits

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. Our Global and Market Access and Pricing (GMAP) team is committed to unlocking access to a life without limits. We do this by leading and shaping the adoption of value-based access in the healthcare ecosystem, leveraging meaningful evidence to demonstrate value, and delivering timely, sustainable patient access.

As Strategic Planning Lead, you will lead business operations, participate in, or lead strategic access projects and handle regular business updates. Working closely with the leadership team in facilitating the execution of cross-functional and organisational initiatives as well as internal and external communications strategy to optimize engagement within GMAP, and outside of AstraZeneca.

We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable working in fast-paced environment, efficiently coping with change and providing strategic business planning recommendations without complete information.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support LT with content and project management input for priority projects and critical initiatives, supervising all actions and reporting directly to GMAP LT on progress

  • Refine and lead the GMAP business planning processes to be industry leading and look for opportunities to simplify; processes include:

  • Compliance for external activities

  • Budget management and tracking

  • Procurement support and vendor service offerings

  • GMAP/Enterprise knowledge and resources portal

  • Coordination of appropriate pipeline insight for country teams

  • Support long term planning and quarterly business review processes

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to craft an external agenda through developing and driving an external communications strategy for the Market Access team

  • Work with Head of Payer Engagement and PAs to coordinate LT and team events (e.g., External speaking engagements, Town Halls) as needed

  • Partner with HR Business Partner and Capabilities Director to ensure functional team building and team engagement activities are built into agendas

Experience and Qualifications

  • Understanding/experience of Pharmaceutical Pricing and Market Access

  • Bachelor's degree in scientific/technical field

  • Confirmed strong project and process management and delivery expertise

  • Experience working with forecasts, budgets, financial processes, and tools

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and influence without authority

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience.

Date Posted: 15/06/2022

Closing Date: 15/07/2022

So, what’s next

  • Ready to bring new insights and thinking to the table!

  • We have one seat, and we hope it’s yours!


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At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a phenomenal Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

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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