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Marketing Manager - Respiratory

Wilmington DE

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in relevant field 3+ years of Pharmaceutical or related experience 3 + years Marketing and/or Promotions experience and/or Sales experience Experience in managing complex project Exceptional interpersonal, communication, leadership, and facilitation skills Demonstrated ability to lead and produce results in a matrix environment: "Lead without Authority" Demonstrated Level 2 abilities across all 6 AZ Leadership Capabilities Preferred Background: MBA in relevant field Strong knowledge of Therapeutic Areas Experience in HCP, Consumer, and/or Managed Markets promotions and/or strategy role Experience in Insight/Market Research Strategic planning and/or consulting experience Sales and/or Sales Leadership experience Understanding of the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products in the US

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist - PC - Carlisle, PA

Carlisle PA

Qualifications: Education: -Bachelors degree (any major) from an accredited college or university is required. Experience: - Knowledge of the medical, healthcare or pharmacy industry and skills in clinical selling are preferred, but not required - Demonstrated effective organizational and communication skills - Leadership, self--motivation and initiative - Demonstrated judgment and decision-making capability - Be results oriented with demonstrated time management skills - Ability to learn, analyze, understand and convey complex information - Demonstrated technical aptitude and computer skills are essential - A valid driver's license and safe driving record

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Patient Report Outcomes, Senior Scientist

Gaithersburg MD

Minimum Qualification Requirements Education: Bachelor's degree in clinical, biological, or social sciences Masters degree in relevant field (outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, health policy or related fields) Doctoral degree in relevant field preferred Experience: Relevant experience of PRO scientific work, preferably quantitative as well as qualitative (including work within the pharmaceutical industry or related) Previous project management or personnel management preferred Significant previous project leadership experience in the generation of PRO evidence and strategic work Skills and Capabilities * In-depth professional or expert knowledge of PRO/COA and its application to pharmaceutical development at an international level. * Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory requirements from a global perspective and product development processes at all life cycle stages. * Knowledge of international healthcare systems and their changing needs for PRO/COA information. * Strong knowledge of legal and regulatory environment influencing clinical development plans, labeling and promotional claims. * Provide innovative scientific knowledge and leadership in patient centered evidence work team. * Leadership skills and problem solving capability as demonstrated by ability to evaluate threats and opportunities for PRO strategy and modify as appropriate. * Well developed conceptual thinking with capability to access internal and external resources for advice. * Proactive application of therapeutic area and disease treatment knowledge. * Able to implement projects including interactions with key stakeholders with high degree of autonomy. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. AstraZeneca Leadership Capabilities (target level 3) * Passion for Customers * Thinks Strategically * Acts Decisively * Drives Performance * Works Collaboratively * Develops People and Organization Payer and RWE Key Technical Capabilities * Integrating value into Clinical Trial Design (target level Professional) * Clinical Outcomes Assessment (target level Expert)

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Academic Alliances Manager

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Evaluating Opportunities * Manage the evaluation of potential collaboration opportunities (primarily alliances / collaborations) Transactions * Advise client group on the most appropriate type of agreement to cover each external interaction * Support and as required lead an international, multifunctional team to develop a set of AstraZeneca preferred terms for each Agreement * Negotiate terms and gain signatures for specified agreements with the external party on behalf of the client group (research collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements etc) * Collate comments on agreements under negotiation from internal parties (including Finance, Legal, IP) * Produce tailored collaboration agreements from template and liaise with Legal Department to ensure that modified agreements are fit for purpose Post-Deal Management * Initiate, lead and manage re-negotiations and terminations as necessary * If multiple deals have been conducted with third party, liaise with AZ people managing those deals to ensure consistency of approach * Work with external partners to ensure that the company's requirements regarding IP ownership, legal matters and funding are met Internal Stakeholder Management * Update all stakeholders as necessary on progress of deals * Keep all relevant information e.g. spreadsheets and databases up-to-date * External Relationship Building and Maintenance Promote AstraZeneca externally as the preferred partner by: * Responding to external requests for information * Proactively making contacts, attending conferences and seminars * Keeping up-to-date with industry and research trends * Maintaining formal contact channels (such as regular meetings with partners) Building the Organisation/ Community * Contribute to sharing of best practice * Attend and contribute to on-site learning opportunities · Have a degree in a relevant scientific discipline. · Have postgraduate pharmaceutical industry experience and is able to understand how external alliances support drug discovery. · Requires expert knowledge of the technology transfer process and national/international research funding systems and an understanding of internal drug discovery interfaces, therapeutic needs, therapies in the disease area. · Significant project management experience. · Awareness of the latest trends in deal structures and funding opportunities. · Will have a good working knowledge of all relevant company and national regulations, and ensure that industry standards are applied to team working * Second degree in a relevant scientific, business or legal/IP training * Have deal negotiation experience * Have experience from working globally

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Supply Chain Planning & Performance Manager

Macclesfield Cheshire

· Lead the D&OP process across R&DSC to optimise delivery and minimise risk across the portfolio of drug projects · Work with Programme and Study Management to build and maintain a detailed knowledge of the project demand. Work with manufacturing and sourcing functions to maximise the internal capacity and minimise risk across the portfolio of drug projects · Build and maintain effective relationships across R&D Supply Chain functions, Project / Portfolio Management and Quality Assurance · Lead a global planning network to ensure that long and short term manufacturing plans are integrated across all R&D Supply Chain functions · Develop a detailed understanding of the planning and performance business processes and tools e.g. GLIMPSE · Ensure planning and performance guidelines, training materials and procedures are maintained and deployed effectively across user communities · Develop, collate and report monthly and quarterly performance metrics / KPIs. Review and interpret supply chain data to identify trends, issues and opportunities and make proposals for improvement. · Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline · Experience of complex planning management · Experience of drug substance, drug product, packaging and distribution activities · Extensive experience of working in an R&D drug development / commercial supply environment · Experience of leading cross-functional, multi-cultural teams / networks · Experience in metrics development, collation and interpretation

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Medical Sales Representative - Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto

Ottawa Ontario

Responsibilities: Your job responsibilities will be, but not limited to, * Working towards the achievement of sales goals for your territory. * Promoting and providing information to our customers within specified therapeutic areas. * Disseminating product information to physicians, pharmacists, hospitals as well as being a resource to other members within your District and Regional Business Unit. * Analyzing, planning and implementing activities to drive business success in your territory such as sales, expenses and investments in C.E. projects. Unspecified * Successful individuals will possess a B.Sc. or a B.Comm. Degree or equivalent. * Pharmaceutical sales experience is preferable. * Completion of CCPE Accreditation would be ideal. * Ability to positively impact and influence others as well as establish credibility and build strong business relationships. * Well organized with solid communication and business skills. * Committed to a team environment. * Ability to travel. * A valid Driver's license is required. (The successful candidate must be able to provide a valid driver abstract at the time of acceptance). Interviews: Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, will be interviewed. Internal candidates who are interested in this position must inform their manager before they apply. AstraZeneca Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Senior Manager, External Relations Ontario

Toronto Ontario

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director, External Relations & Private Payers at AstraZeneca Canada, the Senior Manager, External Relations Ontario, has responsibility and accountability for monitoring, assessing, making informed recommendations, developing and executing strategic plans to achieve AstraZeneca's market access and policy goals in the province of Ontario. The incumbent is responsible for attaining and maintaining reimbursement for AstraZeneca Canada's product portfolio on the Ontario public drug formulary, and building and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. The Senior Manager, External Relations Ontario is a member of a nationwide team of dynamic professionals. He or she will also be working in close collaboration with other External Relations and Government Affairs staff, Health Economics & Reimbursement Managers, Marketing Managers, Medical Advisors, the Ontario Regional Business Unit (ORBU) and AstraZeneca's leadership team. A self-motivated, strategic thinker and relationship builder who thrives on autonomy will enjoy this role, as extensive contact is required outside of the head office environment, with minimum supervision. Operating in a highly complex and dynamic environment, the mandate of the position is to achieve AstraZeneca's market access objectives and enhance our ability to do business in Ontario. Complex direct and indirect strategies and tactics, as well as win-win innovative solutions must be developed and implemented. This is accomplished through professional interaction with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, customers and advocates ranging from drug plan managers, to influential stakeholders, key physician opinion leaders and academia. Financial: Developing and managing the External Relations budget for Ontario. Developing a targeted operational plan that is aligned with our business objectives; including sponsorships, etc. Managing projects, consultants and associated budgets, to ensure alignment with business objectives. Contracting the services of outside suppliers and supervising, coordinating and managing key activities to ensure that they are aligned with business objectives. Respecting the AZ Code of Conduct and all related local legislation. External: Developing, recommending and negotiating proposals with government payers, private payers and key influencers/stakeholders. When required, act as an AZC representative on industry association (Rx&D) committees, in alignment with our shaping strategies and business objectives. Internal: Sharing information, providing strategic insights and recommendations on reimbursement issues to all relevant internal colleagues/teams across the organization. Collaborate on the development and implementation of strategies and tactical plans with a variety of AZC teams/colleagues and stakeholders within the External Relations, Reimbursement, Government Affairs, ORBU, Communications, Scientific Affairs and Sales & Marketing departments. Unspecified * Post secondary education in business, science, political science, or public administration is preferred * 7 to 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or another highly regulated industry and/or within Government. * Must be fluent in written and verbal English. * Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills required. * Conceptual, strategic and creative thinker with the ability to solve complex problems as well as develop and implement innovative solutions * Comprehensive understanding of the Ontario and national healthcare environments including the inter-relations between the political and bureaucratic levels of government, stakeholder and advocacy influence and the media. * Strong customer focus with the ability to understand and uncover different stakeholder needs as well as the ability to mobilize influential stakeholders * Excellent communications and influencing skills * Great relationship builder. Previous sales skills are an asset * Self motivated with the ability to act independently and responsibly * Great judgment, well developed business acumen and the ability to prioritize activities and issues on behalf of AstraZeneca Canada * The position will be field-based. As a result, the Senior Manager will work primarily out of a home office, but also be called upon to spend time at Head Office as meeting agendas and commercial and policy priorities dictate. * The ability to travel is required. * Valid Canadian Driver's license is required. Interviews: Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, will be interviewed. Internal candidates who are interested in this position must inform their manager before they apply. AstraZeneca Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Clinical Site Monitor - Vancouver (12 Month Contract)

Vancouver British Columbia

Responsibilities: * As a member of Clinical Site Management and the local study teams, the Clinical Site Monitor (CSM) represents Clinical Site Monitoring on study teams and provides input during the planning, document review, and is responsible for clean file stage of clinical trials. They are the subject matter experts in site management processes and are responsible for managing clinical sites from site selection to site closure. This includes accountability for site-specific patient recruitment and training of site staff with respect to protocol, systems, GCP and ICH guidelines to ensure high quality data. The CSM acts as the primary contact for clinical sites and conducts all site visits according to AstraZeneca' Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The CSM is responsible for technical skills transfer for new CSMs and the development of the regional territory including maintenance of value-added relationships with their investigators and sharing this information within AZ to enhance customer experiences. * Conduct site visits from site selection to site closure. * Facilitate site documentation collection to ensure timely initiation of sites and to maximize recruitment period in support of delivering clinical studies to plan. * Ensure accuracy of patient data by performing source data verification of paper and/or electronic Case Report Forms, accurate and timely reporting of Serious Adverse Event's, proper handling of study-drug supplies at study sites and overall management of the Investigator Study File (ISF). Contribute to the completion of audit reports and ensure follow-up issues are completed within specified timelines. * Establish patient recruitment targets and ensure they are met for each site. Propose and implement site specific recruitment strategies. * Provide continuous training, support (study-related, systems-related and Good Clinical Practice) and direction to clinical trial site staff to ensure study data is collected in accordance with source documents, study protocol, AZ procedural documents and International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH)/Good Clinical Practice guidelines (GCP). * Proactively identifies study-related issues and escalates as appropriate. * Collect Customer Insight from investigative sites with documentation in appropriate systems. * Report site and patient level information accurately in AstraZeneca clinical trial management systems within specified timelines. * Participate as a member of local study teams, to contribute to the delivery of the study according to plan. Act as a conduit between site and Local Study Team for site related issues. * Ensure optimal management of time and expenses in support of the business * Ensure compliance with AstraZeneca's Code of Conduct and company policies and procedures relating to people, finance, technology, security and SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) * Develop personally and professionally in support of organizational effectiveness. * Identify or follow-up on potential new sites and develop inexperienced sites within territory for future studies. Liaison with Commercial representatives in the territory. * Participate in customer planning initiatives for key customers in their territory. * Transfer of technical skills for new Clinical Site Monitors for monitoring processes, best practices for Web Based Data Capture, Secure Document Exchange and other monitoring related systems by conducting monitor accompanied site visits. * Provide site management assistance to other members of Clinical Site Monitoring, as needed for study specific training, high recruiting centres, interim and clean file deadlines. * Assist with planning and delivery of Regional meetings As Local Study Team Representative * Represent Clinical Site Monitoring on study teams from start to closure including the review of study level documents such as draft protocols, Case Report Form's (paper or electronic), Case Report Form review manuals, Source Data Verification plan. Develop monitoring tools. * Active participation in the planning and conduct of monitor training meeting to ensure Clinical Site Monitor training needs for the study are met. * Responsible for training new Clinical Site Monitors transitioning onto the study on protocol and study specific processes. * Work with Enablement to request study related system access for new Clinical Site Monitors and confirms Clinical Site Monitors ability to access systems. * Responsible for development and maintenance of study summary sheet with input from Local Study Team Subject Matter Experts. * Attends Local Study Team meetings, solicits feedback from monitoring team on study specific issues for Local Study Team consideration, and disseminates information to Clinical Site Monitors via email updates and teleconferences (as needed); may attend and present at the Investigator Meeting. * Communicate issues and risks affecting study deliverables to Manager, Clinical Site Monitoring (M,CSM)/Study Delivery Leader (SDL) for escalation to global team. * Collaborate and communicate with local and global study teams in the development of processes and expectations for Interim Analysis, Database locks, close-out visit procedures and other study related deliverables * Proactively works with Manager - Clinical Site Monitoring, Study Delivery Lead to identify potential risks to Data Base Lock, review outstanding data, Source Data Verification and Data Query reports, provide status update and follow-up requirements to assigned Clinical Site Monitors and Manager ? Clinical Site Monitors. * Provide input into risk management plan. * Regular updates to clinical site monitors on study status (challenges, issues, successes, changes in resourcing) Unspecified * University degree or College diploma (professional accreditation) in Health Sciences field * Minimum 3 years experience as a Clinical Site Monitor * Oncology experience preferred * Ability to work independently and manage fluctuating workloads * Ability to comprehend and understand the content of study protocols * Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills * Strong attention to detail * Excellent problem solving and influencing skills * Computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products and internet applications * Must have valid driver's license * Overnight travel will be required * Ability to work from home * Ability to work flexible hours * Extensive use of computer * A combination of education and work experience will be considered Interviews: Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, will be interviewed. Internal candidates who are interested in this position must inform their manager before they apply.

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Global Brand Director - ING

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Naloxegol * Continuously evaluates and evolves the global brand strategy and positioning to make course corrections as needed * Delivers and maintains the global brand master-file on the brand * Leads as commercial representative on the Global Brand Team the above market strategic creation * Provides commercial direction for LCM plan: defining data needs and prioritizing activities * Creatively develops compelling key messages from new data and/or customer insights, working closely with Medical Affairs and creative agencies * Develops a rolling 24 months NewNews-plan: "systematic and continuous flow" of new key selling messages including Core Claims, Evolved Brand Positioning and Value Story. Collects and facilitate * Best-practice sharing. * Work to identify common agenda and shares output of brand team * Complies with AstraZeneca policies, standards and procedures in every interaction * Be accountable for responsible budget management * Bachelor's or equivalent degree in humanities or life sciences * MBA or equivalent business degree is desirable * Pharmaceutical experience that includes positions in Marketing, both at a global and a regional level * Global Team experience and proven ability to lead and contribute to cross functional teams * Strong global KOL and stakeholder management track record * Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of global and corporate business context * In-depth knowledge of opioid induced constipation disease area * Proven experience and applied knowledge of a broad base of external customers (patients, prescribers, payors, providers and regulators) * Strong leadership attributes in order to clarify strategic direction, generate commitment, balance short and long-term needs, resolve differences constructively, reinforce expectations and delegate fully * Proven general management track record including ability to provide focus/clarity of purpose / prioritisation / resource allocation along with skills and capabilities development

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

BI Engineer

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

This will be achieved by: *Providing information architecture and solution engineering support to the F&GPPSIT portfolio requiring BI solutions, including design, implementation and testing activities. *Delivering cost effective, automated solutions to support BI Analytics activities, for example data ETL workflows and visualisation to support ad hoc analysis requests. *Delivering robust BI solutions to support frequently asked business questions/analytical demands. *Establishing strong working relationships with Finance and GPPS customer groups to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand. *Innovating with and testing new technologies with relevance to BI and analytics, including POCs, assessments and business case development *Supporting solution evaluation and selection decisions; buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the creation of business case. *Supporting the development of information architecture and engineering standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for F&GPPSIT. *Supporting solution development efforts through active contribution to the BI software engineering effort (writing code, testing, quality review). *Maintaining an on-going professional development in analytics and BI tools, and competitive / business intelligence techniques, master data management, information management and architecture, and vendors. *Taking active stewardship and provide support for Enterprise and F&GPPS information assets (including data stores, MDM), including standards and supporting guidelines for use and evolution, and ensuring that information assets maintained by F&GPPSIT are made available as data services and artefacts for consumption by the wider AZ enterprise. *Maintaining and developing an going network internally and externally to ensure the best informatics and analytics practices are utilised in F&GPPS support *When required, taking on project management activities for small / medium sized BI solution projects * Experience working in an architecture (or equivalent) role in a large, global organization(s), focusing on BI and Data Management disciplines, ideally in a Pharmaceutical Commercial or R&D function *Able to shape/drive a strategy and plan but also dive into the detail when needed to ensure delivery *Able to analyse requests or issues and provide the best possible solution *A curiosity in technology and information and its application to F&GPPS business challenges, and adaptability to learn and use a wide range of technology solutions in problem solving for F&GPPS *A working business acumen, understanding of the factors that drive F&GPPS (and AZ) strategy and how the available data can contribute to the success of such strategies. *Knowledge of /expertise in: External Reporting-as-a-Service solutions, Master data management (processes and tools), mobile BI technologies, data analysis techniques, data quality measurement, meta data standards, information lifecycle management, information management and governance, information security and data privacy, information visualisation techniques, collaboration tools, data integration techniques, service oriented architecture *Familiarity with/expertise in specific technologies/technology types is desirable, including but not limited to: SAP BusinessObjects, Spotfire, Qliktech, SAS/IBM SPSS, Informatica Powercentre, Informatica Data Quality, Informatica MDM, SAP MDM / MDG, Oracle Application Express, Oracle (Hyperion) DRM, Oracle SOA and BPM suites (FMW), SharePoint, SAP HANA/other appliances/MPP technologies, Big Data technologies e.g. Hadoop, Map Reduce, Hive, data virtualisation technologies *Individual is up-to-date with relevant knowledge in domain, has a good understanding of the literature and developments relevant to the area of expertise.

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

Senior Research Scientist, High Content Biology Group

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Candidate Focus & Challenge The jobholder will be involved in all aspects of the high-content biology activities within the Discovery Sciences function. The role encompasses the following accountabilities: · To be a lab-based scientist, delivering expertise in the area of high content biology: Independently develop and implement phenotypic cell screening approaches and novel cellular imaging assays in order to profile compounds, troubleshoot problems and make a significant contribution to the practical delivery of projects in accordance with SHE standards and AZ guidelines. · To generate, analyse, evaluate and record experimental data to validate and verify approaches, initiating and conducting pilot and ?proof of principle? studies on key biological systems. To interpret experimental data and plan further experiments. · Proactively collaborate and liaise with key stakeholders internally to ensure solutions are aligned with AZ strategy and stakeholder requirements. Develop networks between scientists within AstraZeneca as well as with external academic and biotechnology collaborators. May be a key member of a collaboration or supervise an external scientist for AZ. · To be an effective team member, supporting Discovery Projects to meet their objectives. May lead such projects, scheduling work-plans such that objectives of the team are met. To conduct where appropriate in parallel more than one agreed area of work to agreed timelines. · Contribute novel ideas and assist as an active member in team meetings to the critical review of ongoing projects helping to expand the remit, vision and evolution of the High-Content Biology group. Maintain an awareness of current developments in the literature and may lead one or more aspects of scientific discipline within their team. · Produce reports on the development and progress of work, effectively presenting data and findings to key stakeholders at divisional and departmental levels. Achieve external scientific visibility through oral presentations and peer-reviewed publications. · Where necessary, manage the transition of the biological system to the stakeholder providing appropriate support to resolve any queries or problems. Deliver comprehensive and timely training to ?end users? throughout the project providing appropriate reference material and training formats to ensure the smooth and successful transition of the biological system. Minimum Requirements ? Education and Experience: Ph.D in Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or a related discipline with 0-4 years relevant postdoctoral experience, or a BSc/MSc degree with a minimum of 4-7 years relevant experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Background: Proven ability to develop disease-relevant, complex, cell- and/or tissue-based phenotypic assays. Experience in automated microscopy methods and automated experimental platforms would be preferable along with experience with clinical samples. Hands-on experience of multi-dimensional data analytics and installation of high-content screening platforms and associated IT infrastructure would be an advantage. Through a good understanding of the pharmaceutical R&D process, able to identify opportunities for innovative approaches and tools. Proven ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve project objectives. Ability to interact with people at all levels, enjoy working as part of team and have an innovative, flexible and enthusiastic approach to your work. The following skills and experience are necessary to ensure success in the role: Experience of tissue culture (preferably primary or stem cell culture) and cellular imaging; Ability to format, develop and validate assays for predefined endpoints and/or investigate assay space to determine optimum high content endpoints for a project assay. Approaches could include multiparametric compound/biological profiling, novel cell- and tissue-based technologies; novel detection approaches (for example new types of image capture) and/or novel formats (for example 3D); Experience with liquid handling workstations, liquid dispensers, plate readers and automation scheduling software is preferred; Capable of scouting for scientific and technical developments in the field of High-Content to invest in appropriate state-of-the-art platforms and help identify/evaluate potential external collaborators. Ability to curate, store and retrieve large datasets, familiarity with multidimensional data analytics and statistical analysis of complex data sets preferred. Excellent problem solving skills, not limited to own area of expertise; Scientific judgment and communication skills First rate decision making skills, coupled with tenacity to see decisions through, even in situations of ambiguity. Applications for this role will close on 22nd of August 2014.

Posted On - 7/24/2014 7:21:36 AM

IDL Principal SME, Marketing HCP, Payers Customer & Multichannel, Director

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Job Dimensions * Business Relationship Managers and Capability Leaders * Key business customers * Global process and systems owners * Architecture, Strategy, Innovation, Delivery and Capability functions * IT Project Teams * Regional Business Engagement Leads * Regional and country business partners within a particular region for the entire IDL Portfolio * The remit of this position covers all Astra Zeneca countries * Project/Program Managers * Lead group system owners/steering groups * Capabilities Leads and BRM's from other functions and regions. * Peers in other Pharma, biotech companies, or other industries with Digital leadership * Digital Platform regional Leads and/or Digital Capabilities lead * Leaders of key 3rd parties including Digital platform vendors (i.e.: Adobe, etc.), support (i.e.: Cognizant, Accenture, etc.) and 3rd party suppliers including contract Management. Candidate Focus & Challenge-- Review the standard role profile and capture some brief headlines describing what will specifically be expected of this role over the next 12 months (e.g. if Programme /Project based role consider describing the project scope & deliverables expected) * Lead work with the business to identify functional and technical requirements, translate into design specifications, determine testing levels and manage test case and test script development in line with AZIT methodologies, processes and standards, ensuring that requirements are effectively met, tested and implemented * Evaluate technology opportunities to meet strategic and operational business needs * Lead high-level investigations on requirements specifications and feasibility studies and advise on practical alternatives * Lead the creation of business impact assessments and business readiness plans to determine the impacts of changes on business units and roles * Proactively identify opportunities for IT to deliver innovative solutions to customer issues/challenges and situations where leading edge technological innovations can be deployed to business advantage * Lead business analysis process design efforts to analyse, document and review business processes and research and analyse new and existing products, procedures or workflow needs for new opportunities or process re-engineering * Liaise between the IT team and the business to agree on user requirement scope and delivery * Partner with the business in the implementation of user acceptance test cases, and lead the UAT process * Work collaboratively with * Senior Business Stakeholders to ensure that solutions fulfil their future strategic needs and challenges * IT Capability Leads and BRM's to develop and maintain the business relationship and act as point of contact for application development * Business customers to identify business requirements and effectively communicate impact, cost and benefits of new and changed demands * Process owners to identify and devise solutions that optimize business process performance, capability and competitiveness * The F&GPPS EBIA delivery team and partners in the IT SD&M function to ensure solutions are delivered to the business in an efficient and effective manner and that delivery processes are continuously improved * This role is Global in nature therefore it demands flexible hours and ability to travel internationally. Skills and Capabilities AstraZeneca Leadership Level AstraZeneca Core Level Professional Level Commitment to Customers & Integrity 3 Strategic Leadership 3 Acts Decisively 3 Drives Accountability 3 Works Collaboratively 3 Develops People and Organisation 3 Essential * 5 to 7 years of experience as a business analyst, ideally in a pharmaceutical company * Degree in relevant discipline * Pharmaceutical business awareness * Proven experience of variety of business analysis tools/techniques * Proven experience of variety of software and integrated complex systems in a quality and compliance environment * Strong engagement, communication and relationship building skills * Evidence of leading, shaping and developing innovative solutions * Business analysis/business cases * Experience of coaching and developing others * Experience of working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors * Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language * A proven track record of delivering results Desirable * Experience leveraging global teams * Involvement in pharma thought leadership networks and organisations * Prior experience working in Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry IT environment * Project management experience * Prior experience with systems engagement Patients, Physicians, Payers and/or other type of customers * Evidence of leading and developing innovative solutions * Working knowledge (technical and business application) of Adobe and/or other Digital Platforms (i.e. Salesforce.com), Learning (Saba) * Technical knowledge in Marketing Analytics, SEO, Multi-channel, Content Management, etc. * Technical Knowledge in emergent technologies supporting EMR, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, etc. Job Specific * Ability to build and manage relations and successfully work with them in and across a diverse global matrix organization. * Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

IDL Principal SME, Marketing HCP, Payers Customer & Multichannel, Director

Luton United Kingdom

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

IDL Principal SME, Marketing HCP, Payers Customer & Multichannel, Director

Macclesfield Cheshire

Job Dimensions * Business Relationship Managers and Capability Leaders * Key business customers * Global process and systems owners * Architecture, Strategy, Innovation, Delivery and Capability functions * IT Project Teams * Regional Business Engagement Leads * Regional and country business partners within a particular region for the entire IDL Portfolio * The remit of this position covers all Astra Zeneca countries * Project/Program Managers * Lead group system owners/steering groups * Capabilities Leads and BRM's from other functions and regions. * Peers in other Pharma, biotech companies, or other industries with Digital leadership * Digital Platform regional Leads and/or Digital Capabilities lead * Leaders of key 3rd parties including Digital platform vendors (i.e.: Adobe, etc.), support (i.e.: Cognizant, Accenture, etc.) and 3rd party suppliers including contract Management. Candidate Focus & Challenge-- Review the standard role profile and capture some brief headlines describing what will specifically be expected of this role over the next 12 months (e.g. if Programme /Project based role consider describing the project scope & deliverables expected) * Lead work with the business to identify functional and technical requirements, translate into design specifications, determine testing levels and manage test case and test script development in line with AZIT methodologies, processes and standards, ensuring that requirements are effectively met, tested and implemented * Evaluate technology opportunities to meet strategic and operational business needs * Lead high-level investigations on requirements specifications and feasibility studies and advise on practical alternatives * Lead the creation of business impact assessments and business readiness plans to determine the impacts of changes on business units and roles * Proactively identify opportunities for IT to deliver innovative solutions to customer issues/challenges and situations where leading edge technological innovations can be deployed to business advantage * Lead business analysis process design efforts to analyse, document and review business processes and research and analyse new and existing products, procedures or workflow needs for new opportunities or process re-engineering * Liaise between the IT team and the business to agree on user requirement scope and delivery * Partner with the business in the implementation of user acceptance test cases, and lead the UAT process * Work collaboratively with * Senior Business Stakeholders to ensure that solutions fulfil their future strategic needs and challenges * IT Capability Leads and BRM's to develop and maintain the business relationship and act as point of contact for application development * Business customers to identify business requirements and effectively communicate impact, cost and benefits of new and changed demands * Process owners to identify and devise solutions that optimize business process performance, capability and competitiveness * The F&GPPS EBIA delivery team and partners in the IT SD&M function to ensure solutions are delivered to the business in an efficient and effective manner and that delivery processes are continuously improved * This role is Global in nature therefore it demands flexible hours and ability to travel internationally. Skills and Capabilities AstraZeneca Leadership Level AstraZeneca Core Level Professional Level Commitment to Customers & Integrity 3 Strategic Leadership 3 Acts Decisively 3 Drives Accountability 3 Works Collaboratively 3 Develops People and Organisation 3 Essential * 5 to 7 years of experience as a business analyst, ideally in a pharmaceutical company * Degree in relevant discipline * Pharmaceutical business awareness * Proven experience of variety of business analysis tools/techniques * Proven experience of variety of software and integrated complex systems in a quality and compliance environment * Strong engagement, communication and relationship building skills * Evidence of leading, shaping and developing innovative solutions * Business analysis/business cases * Experience of coaching and developing others * Experience of working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors * Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language * A proven track record of delivering results Desirable * Experience leveraging global teams * Involvement in pharma thought leadership networks and organisations * Prior experience working in Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry IT environment * Project management experience * Prior experience with systems engagement Patients, Physicians, Payers and/or other type of customers * Evidence of leading and developing innovative solutions * Working knowledge (technical and business application) of Adobe and/or other Digital Platforms (i.e. Salesforce.com), Learning (Saba) * Technical knowledge in Marketing Analytics, SEO, Multi-channel, Content Management, etc. * Technical Knowledge in emergent technologies supporting EMR, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, etc. Job Specific * Ability to build and manage relations and successfully work with them in and across a diverse global matrix organization. * Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

IDL Principal SME, Marketing HCP, Payers Customer & Multichannel, Director

Shanghai Shanghai Shi

Job Dimensions * Business Relationship Managers and Capability Leaders * Key business customers * Global process and systems owners * Architecture, Strategy, Innovation, Delivery and Capability functions * IT Project Teams * Regional Business Engagement Leads * Regional and country business partners within a particular region for the entire IDL Portfolio * The remit of this position covers all Astra Zeneca countries * Project/Program Managers * Lead group system owners/steering groups * Capabilities Leads and BRM's from other functions and regions. * Peers in other Pharma, biotech companies, or other industries with Digital leadership * Digital Platform regional Leads and/or Digital Capabilities lead * Leaders of key 3rd parties including Digital platform vendors (i.e.: Adobe, etc.), support (i.e.: Cognizant, Accenture, etc.) and 3rd party suppliers including contract Management. Candidate Focus & Challenge-- Review the standard role profile and capture some brief headlines describing what will specifically be expected of this role over the next 12 months (e.g. if Programme /Project based role consider describing the project scope & deliverables expected) * Lead work with the business to identify functional and technical requirements, translate into design specifications, determine testing levels and manage test case and test script development in line with AZIT methodologies, processes and standards, ensuring that requirements are effectively met, tested and implemented * Evaluate technology opportunities to meet strategic and operational business needs * Lead high-level investigations on requirements specifications and feasibility studies and advise on practical alternatives * Lead the creation of business impact assessments and business readiness plans to determine the impacts of changes on business units and roles * Proactively identify opportunities for IT to deliver innovative solutions to customer issues/challenges and situations where leading edge technological innovations can be deployed to business advantage * Lead business analysis process design efforts to analyse, document and review business processes and research and analyse new and existing products, procedures or workflow needs for new opportunities or process re-engineering * Liaise between the IT team and the business to agree on user requirement scope and delivery * Partner with the business in the implementation of user acceptance test cases, and lead the UAT process * Work collaboratively with * Senior Business Stakeholders to ensure that solutions fulfil their future strategic needs and challenges * IT Capability Leads and BRM's to develop and maintain the business relationship and act as point of contact for application development * Business customers to identify business requirements and effectively communicate impact, cost and benefits of new and changed demands * Process owners to identify and devise solutions that optimize business process performance, capability and competitiveness * The F&GPPS EBIA delivery team and partners in the IT SD&M function to ensure solutions are delivered to the business in an efficient and effective manner and that delivery processes are continuously improved * This role is Global in nature therefore it demands flexible hours and ability to travel internationally. Skills and Capabilities AstraZeneca Leadership Level AstraZeneca Core Level Professional Level Commitment to Customers & Integrity 3 Strategic Leadership 3 Acts Decisively 3 Drives Accountability 3 Works Collaboratively 3 Develops People and Organisation 3 Essential * 5 to 7 years of experience as a business analyst, ideally in a pharmaceutical company * Degree in relevant discipline * Pharmaceutical business awareness * Proven experience of variety of business analysis tools/techniques * Proven experience of variety of software and integrated complex systems in a quality and compliance environment * Strong engagement, communication and relationship building skills * Evidence of leading, shaping and developing innovative solutions * Business analysis/business cases * Experience of coaching and developing others * Experience of working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors * Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language * A proven track record of delivering results Desirable * Experience leveraging global teams * Involvement in pharma thought leadership networks and organisations * Prior experience working in Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry IT environment * Project management experience * Prior experience with systems engagement Patients, Physicians, Payers and/or other type of customers * Evidence of leading and developing innovative solutions * Working knowledge (technical and business application) of Adobe and/or other Digital Platforms (i.e. Salesforce.com), Learning (Saba) * Technical knowledge in Marketing Analytics, SEO, Multi-channel, Content Management, etc. * Technical Knowledge in emergent technologies supporting EMR, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, etc. Job Specific * Ability to build and manage relations and successfully work with them in and across a diverse global matrix organization. * Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

PMO Lead UK

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

This position is open to internal and external applicants and will be based in Cambridge UK, one of AstraZeneca?s global R&D hubs. · Responsible for the delivery of activities within the scope of a Portfolio and Programme Office in support of the delivery of a portfolio of projects and services to IMED and GMD customers. · Ensures that the right information is available to support local and enterprise decision making in a timely fashion · Specific areas of delivery in the role will include : Portfolio management and prioritisation; business case development; portfolio analysis and reporting; resource allocation; financial business planning, reporting and analysis; project tollgate reviews; benefits reporting; scorecard and business performance reporting; and communication · Ensures that R&D Information consistently adopts the tools and processes necessary to operate effectively as a global team and as part of a broader AstraZeneca IT organisation. · Will lead by example in driving excellence in delivery and champion professional portfolio, programme and project management within the function. · As a subject matter expert, lead the development and roll out of training, education and awareness campaigns to colleagues Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills: · A Bachelor?s or higher-degree in a Life Science, Computer Science or equivalent area. · An MBA together with relevant professional qualifications or demonstrated experience in programme management (MSP or similar), portfolio management and/or project management are highly desirable. · An understanding of the Pharmaceutical R&D domain would be advantageous. Candidates who have the appetite to apply experience and insights from other business domains to Pharma R&D are also welcomed. · An established track-record of adding value through roles in portfolio, programme and project management and with the leadership experience and presence to be a credible partner who can effectively support and challenge our delivery teams. · Excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills. The individual must be able to simplify and communicate clearly complex information in ways that resonate at all levels in the organisation from senior business stakeholders (VP?s in IMED and GMD) through to technical project teams. · Proven ability to analyse highly complex situations, assess risks and balance strategic and tactical requirements effectively. · Demonstrated financial acumen - business case development, financial analysis and reporting. · An individual who is able to spot opportunities to innovate and drive this through to the implementation of new and improved ways of working. · An individual who invests in ensuring their own personal development. Maintains an external network and visibility. · The ability to work virtually as well as to accommodate domestic (Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire) and international travel is required.

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

Associate Life Science Architect

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

The role holder will: * Participate in technical software solution development efforts originating from the portfolio or broader IS/IT initiatives. * Use specific knowledge and understanding of the business area direction and priorities to identify and drive innovative software solutions to issues and challenges faced by the customer area. * Contribute to the capabilities (methods, processes, best practices etc.) in at least one of the Architecture, Software engineering or Technical engineering capabilities. * Participate in solution evaluation and selection decisions, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the creation of business case. * Ensure that technical implementations support both business and IS strategy, and that solutions delivered are compliant with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps. * Support software engineers (including third party suppliers) in the development and documentation of IS/IT solutions for complex and business critical projects, including understanding and analysis of non-functional requirements. * Participate in the development of architecture and software engineering standards and roadmaps. * Take responsibility for the design, coding, testing and documentation of software solutions. * Design and build integration components and interfaces, providing expert technical knowledge in the configuration of software, other system components and/or software products. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills: * Bachelors degree in Computer Science, with significant experience in software solutions delivery. * A degree or experience in life sciences/pharmaceuticals industry is an asset. * Hands-on contribution to the successful delivery of information systems (taking ownership and driving end to end). * Subject matter expertise in a number of technical domains including, but not limited to, system and service integration (e.g. SOA/REST); modern solution development and deployment (e.g. cloud hosting, SAML, mobile technologies); software development methodologies (e.g. Agile/SCRUM), system design (e.g. process modelling, requirements engineering). * Experience of information management and application lifecycle management. * Ability to select and utilize external industry standards and blueprints where appropriate. * Working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context. * Strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills, operating to Director level. * Strong relationship and team building skills.

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

Solutions Delivery Lead

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

This will be achieved by: · Establishing working relationships with the IMED and GMD customer group to develop an understanding of business priorities and insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand. · Contribute to the development and delivery of IS portfolio of services and projects aligned with the drug development business and strategies. · Contribute to the efforts to understand the business needs and analyse, validate and document the business and system requirements that address these needs. · Use knowledge and understanding of the IMED and/or GMD business area direction and priorities to drive innovative solutions to issues and challenges faced by the customer area. · Contribute in developing the capabilities (methods, processes, best practices etc.) in at least one of the Programme- Project- Service Management, Business Analysis or Business Relationship Management capabilities. · Delivery of excellent services to the IMED and GMD business units, and support service management activities to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with Service Level Agreements and business requirements. · Support less experienced Project/Service Managers and/or Business Analysts in the execution of their duties. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills: · Bachelors degree in Computer Science with strong experience in software solutions delivery · Degree or experience in life sciences/pharmaceuticals industry is an asset · A strong understanding of the processes, stages, activities, and major decision points in preclinical or clinical drug development. · Understands the interdependencies between the deliverables of the key business functions in pharmaceutical R&D · Ability to apply this knowledge to solve problems and knows when to enlist help from others. · Established knowledge of or some experience of working in a specific disease or therapy areas. · Established knowledge of scientific domain, e.g. some experience in working in the scientific domain. · A good understanding of the scientific theory of the scientific domain · A good understanding of the techniques and approaches applied in the scientific area of expertise and how to interpret to derive useful information. · Competency coping with standard problems/common situations, competent at day-to-day application of the capability, and is able to apply and present concepts, information and solutions.

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

Life Science Architect

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

The role holder will: * Establish effective working relationships with customer groups to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and provide early insight into changing business needs in order to inform and shape demand * Use specialist knowledge and understanding of the business area direction and priorities to identify and drive innovative solutions to issues and challenges faced by the customer area. * Take a leading technical role in large or complex solution development activities originating from the portfolio or broader IS/IT initiatives, providing active guidance to promote improved decision making in programmes/projects and services * Develop the capabilities (methods, processes, best practices etc.) in at least one of the Architecture, Software engineering or Technical engineering capabilities. * Drive solution evaluation and selection decisions, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates leading to the creation of robust business cases. * Ensure that architecture decisions support both business and IS strategy, and that solutions delivered are compliant with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps. * Guide and support architects and software engineers (including third party suppliers) in the development and documentation of IS/IT solutions for complex and business critical projects, ensuring comprehensive analysis of non-functional requirements is carried out * Contribute to the development of architecture and software engineering standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for one or more architecture focus areas or business domains. * Assess and review architecture work, in programmes/projects/services, and support a balance between the immediate and the strategic aspects. * Design and build integration components and dynamic interfaces for managing diverse data types, providing expert technical knowledge in the configuration of the software and/or system components to achieve maximum business value from the information Successful candidates will have expertise spanning all architecture layers (technology, applications, information and business process) and will have previously interacted across several areas of an enterprise with business leaders and the IS teams that support them. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the successful delivery of tangible outcomes with significant business value. Successful candidates will also be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills: * Bachelors degree in Computer Science, with significant experience in software solutions delivery, including operating as a Solution Architect. * A degree or experience in life sciences/pharmaceuticals industry is an asset. * Successful delivery of an information and systems roadmap (taking ownership and driving end to end). * Subject matter expertise in a number of technical domains including, but not limited to, system and service integration (e.g. SOA/REST); technical and solution architecture (e.g. xaaS, security, mobile technologies); software development methodologies (e.g. Agile/SCRUM), system design (e.g. component & information modelling, requirements engineering). * Experience of information management and application lifecycle management. * Current insight, knowledge and experience in delivering information and system architecture blueprints. * Ability to speak with informed authority about external industry standards. * Working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context. * Strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills, operating to VP level. * Strong relationship and team building skills.

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

Senior Solutions Delivery Lead

Macclesfield Cheshire

This will be achieved by: · Establishing strong working relationships with the IMED and GMD customer group to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand. · Leading the development and delivery of IS portfolio of services and projects aligned with the drug development business and strategies. · Lead the efforts to understand the business needs and analyse, validate and document the business and system requirements that address these needs. · Use deep specialist knowledge and understanding of the IMED and/or GMD business area direction and priorities to drive innovative solutions to issues and challenges faced by the customer area. · Leading and developing the capabilities (methods, processes, best practices etc.) in at least one of the Programme- Project- Service Management, Business Analysis or Business Relationship Management capabilities. · Leading the provision of excellent services to the IMED and GMD business units. Manage all service management activities to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with Service Level Agreements and business requirements, and that new and improved services are developed and implemented without risk to business functions. · Partner with Platform Lead or other Programme Managers during the initial stages of the Programme/Project to ensure the accuracy of business cases. · Mentor less experienced Programme/Project/Service Managers and/or Business Relationship Managers/Business Analysts in the execution of their duties. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills: · Bachelors degree in Computer Science with strong experience in software solutions delivery · Degree or experience in life sciences/pharmaceuticals industry is an asset · Experience and a strong understanding of the processes, stages, activities, and major decision points in preclinical and clinical drug development. · Understands the big picture and identifies key deliverables along the way. · Helps project teams to move through the various stages and decision points. · Ability to apply this knowledge to solve problems and knows when to enlist help from others. · Deep knowledge of or some experience of working in a specific disease or therapy areas. · Deep knowledge of scientific domain, possibly expanding role out to apply skills to more than one scientific domain. · Sufficient knowledge of the scientific domain to enable the individual to act independently to work with relevant data sources, systems and tools to solve problems and derive knowledge to enable project progression · Individual is up-to-date with relevant knowledge in domain, has a good understanding of the literature and developments relevant to the area of expertise. · Competency at coping with unusual or non-standard problems and issues, is aware of alternative options and approaches to situations, can guide or advise others in this skill and is able to look ahead and anticipate requirements. Could be Expert in one area or Professional across several approaches. Takes responsibility for providing feedback to improve methodology, etc.

Posted On - 7/23/2014 7:30:08 AM

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