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Business Performance Director

Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-204481 Date posted 08/07/2024

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

The Business Performance Director will play a pivotal role to shape, manage and track the performance of the whole MC&I function in service of content strategy to achieve the broader Medical Excellence Precision Engagement and AstraZeneca Oncology vision. This position will also be responsible for leading MC&I communications to effectively showcase the value of partnering with the team across AstraZeneca.

They will play a critical role in optimizing the performance of the team by:

  • Developing appropriate success measures and ensure the ongoing tracking of these metrics within the team to enable real-time visibility into performance and insight-driven strategies for Content Excellence and Digital Acceleration deliverables.
  • Evaluating & Optimizing performance in working very collaboratively with the content excellence and digital acceleration team to revisit the strategic and tactical plans.

This role will report directly to the MI Intelligence & Planning Snr. Director and has no line management responsibilities. 

Typical Accountabilities

Business Performance – Insights & Analytics Tracking and Reporting:

  • Formulate and implement an analytics strategy aligned with business objectives, leveraging advanced analytics techniques and tools to extract actionable insights from data in the context of the MC&I transformation journey.
  • Evolve current metrics tracking & reporting into optimised analytics plan to enable real-time visibility into insight reports, continuously informing MC&I performance and Content Excellence and Digital Acceleration planning.
  • Integrate Enterprise Metrics resources, plans and platforms (OBU and BPM) ​and ensure the optimized analytics plan is aligned with Medical Excellence  analytical plans and planning.
  • Generate and present concise, visually impactful reports to convey key insights to leadership, informing strategy for MC&I deliverables, programs, and overall team strategy on a monthly/quarterly basis.

Transformation & Communication Strategy:

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive long-term roadmap for the MC&I Transformation, clearly outlining the activities, timelines, stakeholders, and measurable outcomes to accelerate the performance, aligned with the overall MC&I and Medex vision.
  • Ensure effective communication about metrics and milestones to support coordination across the three pillars within MC&I
  • Create and execute communications plan to effectively demonstrates the value of MC&I Transformation across AstraZeneca


  • Quantitative bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant subject, such as Business, Maths, Engineering, Life Sciences.
  • Analytic & Strategic mindset with demonstrated experience (10 years +) in large pharmaceutical and/or Life science industries.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and drive change across an organisation.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and effectively present complex data clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Proved experience in establishing and maintaining automated KPI tracking dashboards.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PPT), Power BI and/or other data visualisation platforms
  • Expertise in managing and analysing large databases.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with a significant number of stakeholders and business leaders.
  • Excellent planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities.

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing


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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