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Franchise Operations Specialist – Global Oncology Commercial Operations

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-133546 Date posted 01/05/2022

ABOUT ASTRAZENECA

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great 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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

BUSINESS AREA – ONCOLOGY BUSINESS UNIT

Join the fastest growing team determined to change the practice of medicine and change the way we view cancer. Here we are removing the fear by eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

A dedicated Oncology unit, this is the place to build a world-class career. Here we are always looking to learn more, welcoming the varied opportunities to expand our horizons or develop niche expertise. Embrace the unparalleled access to industry-leading research, technology and pipeline product launches with a footprint in every region. Coupled with our agility and sharp focus on talent development, there is an exciting opportunity to accelerate a rewarding and meaningful career.

A dedicated Oncology unit, this is the place to build a world-class career. Here we are always looking to learn more, welcoming the varied opportunities to expand our horizons or develop niche expertise. Embrace the unparalleled access to industry-leading research, technology and pipeline product launches with a footprint in every region. Coupled with our agility and sharp focus on talent development, there is an exciting opportunity to accelerate a rewarding and meaningful career.

We are currently seeking a Top Talent Oncology Franchise Operations Specialist who will work closely with Oncology Commercial Operations leadership to proactively act as the first point of contact for Global Oncology teams based in the U.S., UK, and EU supporting key financial deliverables across the AZ planning, budgeting, and purchasing cycle.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Management of key vendor contract strategy, third party relationship management and facilitation and management of milestone payments. Responsible for managing and tracking external spend budget. Hold monthly budget updates with contract owners and quarterly business reviews to include Finance and Procurement
  • Streamlines coordination between global teams (Legal, Procurement, Global Finance, and Compliance) and works to standardize and improve processes to deliver faster, more reliable, and predictable services
  • Partner with Finance, Procurement and Compliance teams to deliver efficient and effective purchase-to-pay and budget management support to the Global Commercial and Cross Functional teams.
  • Conducts historical analysis of any existing vendor contracts and reviews with key internal partners/stakeholders
  • As needed, supports customers and/or sourcing in negotiating contract terms and conditions.
  • Monitors existing customer contracts using approved performance methodologies, tools, etc.; includes identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement
  • Maintaining SOX compliant activity, advising the team on policy
  • First point of contact for all contractual and financial matters relating to the Franchise area they support
  • Proactively make and implement recommendations to streamline end to end process to improve turnaround times and accuracy of data without compromising quality
  • Plan, develop and adjust work methods and procedures

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (general business, managed health care, legal or finance disciplines are preferred) or equivalent experience
  • Experience managing contracts or business operations experience
  • Experience working with accruals and budgeting
  • Expert level Microsoft Office user

Experience:

  • MBA or related graduate-level degree is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint, Coupa, ePay, Anaplan, SAP, SalesForce, etc.
  • Previous contract development or related experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech or related industry is preferred
  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or related industry is a plus

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 nondiscrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience -- it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on the 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. 

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, AstraZeneca is mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all US-based AstraZeneca and Alexion employees. We will provide accommodations for those unable to be vaccinated based on applicable law, such as those who cannot get vaccinated due to a medical or religious reason. We continue to work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our employees and workplaces and have in place a number of safety measures and guidelines, including providing access to personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing.



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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