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Strategic Feasibility Director

Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-145752 Date posted 11/08/2022

About AstraZeneca:

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business 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 a 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 ignite your ambitious 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.

AstraZeneca Canada:

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, we’ve been recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for 8 straight years. Our collaborative work environment develops knowledge-sharing, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our employees have the opportunity to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. With a dedication to sustainability, we’re working towards making a significant impact where society needs it — health. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected, each impacting the others.

Our dynamic culture truly sets us apart. We support our people every day, focusing on three priorities: employee growth & development, health & wellbeing, and encouraging a vibrant, engaged and energized workplace. Through practical tools, resources, encouraging learning opportunities, and health and wellness support, we are helping our people succeed at work and beyond.

Our Biopharmaceuticals Research and Development Team:

Join the team unlocking the power of what science can do. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world’s most sophisticated diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world.

Thrive in a place where the brightest and most curious minds seamlessly come together in our inclusive environment.

What you’ll do:

The Director, Strategic Feasibility role is therapeutic area aligned to ensure close partnership with the TA organizations for design and delivery of the portfolio, and to ensure in-depth therapeutic knowledge balanced with strong data analytics/interpretation and technical skills. And a good understanding of global, regional and local country landscape and priorities.

Aligned within Global Feasibility and Site Intelligence team, you will play a critical role in data-driven strategic design and operational feasibility, site identification and recruitment and retention recommendations for early to late stage medicines development across Oncology and BioPharmaceuticals R&D, beginning at the concept stage through to execution.

Partnering with important team members within Development Operations Department, TA leads and CROs to enable expedited, predictive delivery for all stages of global feasibility, ensuring standardization in use of data, tools and process to advise quality decision making at TA, indication, program and study levels.

In the role, you will:

Provide data driven strategic design and operational feasibility, including site identification, recruitment and retention recommendations at TA/indication/program level taking into consideration outstanding needs of indication, patient population, study and business priorities.

  • Proactively leads standardized design feasibility offering, using data intelligence (historical and Real-World Data RWD), and insights from key external and internal authorities to support study teams from program concept to protocol design and study set-up

  • Partners with study design teams enabling data-driven approaches to advise decision making and improve predictability of execution

  • Uses relevant internal and external data assets, complex analytical models, and interprets data to provide recommendations to study teams in a significant way to support planning.

  • Secure traceability of assumptions and visibility in decisions for end-to-end process

Crucial criteria:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant field (e.g. life sciences, business management, project management)

  • Proven experience in Drug Development and Feasibility in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Validated experience in data analysis, data interpretation to drive solid decision making

  • Tried experience in managing, influencing, building and managing relationships and achieving results with senior partners in conflicting priority environment

  • Shown experience in developing study delivery strategies and tactical/operational plans aligned to commercial and regulatory objectives

  • Clinical trial patient and investigator recruitment and retention experience

  • Experience in project and budget management

  • Experience working with Global teams

  • Experience in AZ core Therapeutic Areas/Indication.

Desirable criteria:

  • MA, MBA in relevant field

  • New product development experience within the industry

  • Shown project/program management or other sophisticated/cross-border management experience

  • Experience working with partners, CROs/AROs

  • Knowledge in the development of business cases

Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:

Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

AstraZeneca is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our customers and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. In an effort to protect the wellbeing of our employees and customers, full COVID-19 vaccination is a crucial requirement of all positions at AstraZeneca. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and AstraZeneca’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship.  You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.

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

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