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【AstraZeneca】【R&I】New Product Planning Manager, R&I Strategy and Business Operations

Location Osaka, Ōsaka, Japan Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan Job ID R-201055 Date posted 23/06/2024

■ Job Description / Capsule

Responsible for new product planning and life cycle management of existing products pipeline to maximize its opportunity/value and contribute to pursue R&I vision “Be the indispensable partner in transforming patient life with innovation” 

■ Typical Accountabilities

•    Lead the development of business cases to support early to late stage development and commercial investment decisions by leading comprehensive insight generation, competitive evaluation, market analysis based on primary/secondary data (Phase IDs, MC3 etc)
•    Lead the development and execution of the brand strategy and positioning for new indications/products
•    Lead commercial evaluation of new product/indication including AZ internal assets and external assets as BD opportunity and contribute for portfolio strategy development
•    Give commercial input proactively for the disease strategy development
•    Assist key internal processes for new indications/products including key financial processes and gate reviews with JLT and global team
•    Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify new opportunities
•    Mapping and engaging key external experts, develop local activities for pre-launch and post launch including disease awareness and launch preparation plans together with existing brand teams
•    Collaborate with partners in Pricing & Market Access, A&I, R&D, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Operations and Global team 

■Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


•    Bachelor’s Degree
•    Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical marketing and related roles with proven results in new product launches
•    Demonstrated Level 3 abilities across all 6 AZ Leadership Capabilities
•    Comprehensive understanding of the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products in Japan
•    Comprehensive understanding of the Japan Healthcare environment
•    Strong English language capabilities 


•    An advanced degree (MBA or PhD) is preferred
•    Respiratory, Biologics and/or immunology experience
•    Working knowledge of clinical trial / drug development process
•    New product planning, launch readiness preparation experiences are preferred
•    Market analyst/business analyst experiences are preferred
•    Broad, global and in-country commercial experience including respiratory, biologics and immunology pre-launch and launch
•    Strong strategic thinking, judgement and influencing skills to influence R&D to ensure strong commercial focus
•    Experience developing compelling business cases including forecasts and commercial investment requirements
•    Scientific acumen to collaborate with R&D to evaluate areas of differentiation to drive market leadership
•    Sufficient understanding of technical risks and the implications for the commercial aspects to future brands

■Key Stakeholders

<Internal (to AZ or team)>

Brand team, Sales Mgt

■Career Level


■Work Location

Osaka or Tokyo

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.

10000139 D CNBM

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