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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals jobs
Delaware (DE), Wilmington
Job Code:  R-036908
Employer:  AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Category:  Finance

Location
Country:  United States
State:  Delaware (DE)
City:  Wilmington
10/10/2018

Description
At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life-changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

AstraZeneca (AZ) Investor Relations (IR) Team is based at Company headquarters in Cambridge, UK. The Team of eight colleagues serves as a liaison between AZ and the external investment community (investors and equity research/sell-side analysts). The Team helps shape AZ's messaging and positioning with the investment community and the Team drives the investor relations outreach processes.

We are looking for a new colleague to join the Team, based either at our Company HQ in Academy House, Cambridge, UK or at a principal Company location in the US (Wilmington, DE, Gaithersburg, MD or South San Francisco, CA)

Job responsibilities

You will be involved in several activities, including, but not limited to:

General

•Contributing to the preparation and participation in quarterly earnings calls, pipeline updates, the Company's investor science events at medical meetings and ad-hoc activities. Over time, and once familiar with the Company, business and pipeline, you will take on individual responsibilities
•Participating in the servicing of sell-side analysts, including help on questions, modelling, consensus, etc.
•Participating in investor meeting, conferences and roadshows
•In general, act as corporate spokesperson to the financial markets

In addition, as the new Director of Investor Relations you will be expected to be involved in several projects and new initiatives such as:

•Work on other new projects such as expanded outreach to investors in the US, Sweden and the UK, all key locations of our shareholders
•Collaborate with other Team members and other company functions in improving communication and teamwork to drive efficiencies and ensure consistent messaging
•As the Team operates in a very flexible matrix structure there is ample opportunity to take on new opportunities on a continuous basis. Regular business travel should be expected.

Qualifications

•Strong focus on quality based on a diligent, analytical and critical-thinking mind-set
•Strong writing and communication skills and ability to articulate and explain strategy, business and pipeline in a simple yet concise fashion through Word, PowerPoint
•Good project management skills and the drive to lead projects to successful outcomes
•Ability to both work independently and collaboratively to contribute to a high-performing Team; ability to build strong interpersonal relationships internally and externally
•Ability to interface effectively at all levels of the organisation and influence internal and external audiences, including comfortable interacting with the Senior Executive Team (CEO, CFO, and other senior management)
•Previous Investor Relations experience not required, although experience in adjacent areas a plus (business development, investment banking, capital markets). However, we're looking for a great Team member, not a resume. Good understanding of equity capital markets (stock-price drivers, trading activity, investor areas of focus).
•Scientific experience/background, for instance from medicines development, medical writing, pipeline & portfolio management, healthcare investment banking or similar.
•Very strong IT skills.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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