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Senior Director Risk Management, Patient Safety Centre of Excellence

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Waltham, Massachusetts, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-194004 Date posted 20/05/2024

Introduction to role:

Are you a seasoned professional in Risk Management with a broad knowledge in patient safety? Do you have the ability to provide leadership and strategic direction to the development of state-of-the-art risk management methods, tools, and technology? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. As the Senior Director Risk Management, you will be recognized as an expert in your field both internally and externally, working on complex strategic problems and providing solutions that are highly innovative. You will also contribute to the scientific advancement of the field of risk management through scientific publications and presentations and external consortia. This is your chance to join our unrivalled scientific community that fuses academia and industry, all united by a shared passion to learn, grow, and discover.


In this role, you will lead the development of global risk management plan related regulatory strategies in collaboration with PSTAs, clinical, medical affairs, and regulatory affairs. You will develop and maintain a framework for training and oversight in RMP strategy, content standardization, quality & implementation across TAs and Marketing Companies(MCs). You will also oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of additional risk minimization measures and materials. Additionally, you will contribute to the continuous improvement of risk management processes and procedures in collaboration with the process owner.

Essential Skills/Experience:

• Health professional degree (MD, PharmD, RPh, RN, or related degree) or master’s degree in life sciences or related field
• Minimum of 5+ years of experience in patient safety/pharmacovigilance and risk management
• Ability to rapidly comprehend the AZ organization and agility in maneuvering across the organization
• Excellent strategic thinking capability
• Strong understanding of local Medical Affairs function
• Knowledge and comprehension of relevant legislation and translation into best practice
• Superb communication skills
• Proven ability to communicate and negotiate with major global health authorities

Desirable Skills/Experience:

• Regulatory strategy knowledge and experience
• Strategic knowledge of global healthcare systems
• Proven ability to lead teams and projects across a wide variety of stakeholders
• Proven ability to develop state-of-the-art risk management/risk communication methods, tools, and technology.
• RMP-related Publications, presentations, and representation/leadership in relevant external professional bodies/consortium

At AstraZeneca's Oncology R&D department, we follow the science and pioneer new frontiers. Our team is dedicated to Oncology, with an ambition to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. It's our big vision that unites and inspires us. With multiple indications and high-quality molecules at all stages of our innovative pipeline, we keep pushing forward. Fusing cutting-edge science with the latest technology to achieve breakthroughs. Backed by investment, we are aiming to deliver 6 new molecular entities by 2025.

A place built on courage, curiosity, and collaboration. We make bold decisions driven by patient outcomes. Empowered to lead at every level, free to ask questions and take smart risks that write the next chapter for our pipeline and Oncology team. 

Pioneers of collaborative research, we have built an unrivalled scientific community both internally and externally. Fusing academia and industry, we have united some of the world's foremost medical centres. Working seamlessly and inclusively, together we expedite research in some of the hardest-to-treat cancers.

Have the opportunity to build a rewarding and meaningful career as part of the team committed to improving the lives of millions with cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today and join us in our mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of death!

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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