AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Global Brand Associate Director, Immuno-oncology, Franchise Strategy, GI and Head & Neck in Gaithersburg, Maryland

At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, groundbreaking and ground-breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

The Oncology therapy area at AstraZeneca is unparalleled. We have built and strategically acquired one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry. You will be among inspiring oncology industry leaders who will keep you engaged and empower you to be the best. We seek out opportunities to do dynamic and significant work which means we won't just follow the same course of action time and again if we can see potential in a different way of building life changing medicine.

We have an exciting opportunity to work in the Global Marketing Team of the Oncology Business Unit (OBU) as a Global Brand Manager, Immuno-oncology, Franchise Strategy, GI and Head & Neck whom is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic and operational commercial plan in the dynamic Immuno-Oncology (IO) therapeutic class. The position is an opportunity to define the future of AstraZeneca’s IO product(s) which will continue to revolutionize the treatment paradigm in oncology.

The opportunity will be to shape AstraZeneca’s IO Franchise Strategy across on-market and pipeline indications with franchise-wide strategy. This role is uniquely positioned to also actively contribute to the global launch planning of new indications in the GI and Head & Neck cancer space supporting both IMFINZI® (durvalumab) and other molecule(s) from the extensive AstraZeneca Immuno-oncology pipeline.

The role works collaboratively with key global country and regional leads based in the US, Europe, Asia as well as wide range of headquarter functions including: global marketing, product development, insight and analytics, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, digital groups, corporate affairs, and others. Reports directly to the Global IO Franchise Strategy Marketing Director.

Key Accountabilities:

You will support global launch planning in new indications (therapeutic areas) across multiple molecules in GI and Head & Neck Cancer.

In collaboration with Director, you will evolve and execute on the global brand strategy plan. As well as lead brand-wide initiatives spanning many teams across the Immuno-oncology franchise

You will lead as the advocate for the brand-wide positioning, messaging, and brand narrative; create pre-launch materials (unbranded campaigns, etc.) for healthcare providers to be used globally.

You will serve as an ad-hoc member to the product lifecycle team responsible for key clinical development decisions impacting the future of registrational clinical trials; partner with global analytics and insights team to develop and analyze market research enabling clinical development investment decisions, global resourcing of launch teams.

Support evaluation of new indication expansion opportunities

  • Develop the messaging and core global marketing materials

  • Lead relationship with advertising agency and the reciprocal development of materials

  • Collaborate with corporate affairs to ensure appropriate communication of therapeutic intent

  • Maintain the latest clinical and scientific knowledge of rapidly evolving oncology therapeutic areas

  • Lead development of advisory boards and partnerships with key external experts

  • Collaborate with training teams to ensure launch readiness of sales and marketing leads across the globe


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in science or business

  • 5+ years of marketing, sales, analytics, product management background in the biopharmaceutical market

  • Effective cross-functional project team communication, leadership and influencing skills

  • Validated experience and knowledge of external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers

  • Proven use of insights to deliver effective marketing/ commercial strategies

  • In-depth understanding of the R&D process and importance of integrating commercial and development strategic plans


  • Relevant advanced degree (MS, PhD, PharmD, MD or MBA)

  • In-line brand marketing experience for an oncology, immunology or specialty care product

  • Global product launch or marketing experience

  • Healthcare provider marketing experience

  • Market research, planning, analytics, market access/ reimbursement experience

  • Knowledge of diagnostics and the personalized healthcare environment

Desired Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity

  • Have an ambitious mind-set, passion for science and improving patient care in oncology

  • Track record of exploring new ways of working, driving new opportunities and catalyzing others to build creative solutions

  • Sense of urgency and ability to generate extraordinary results by driving performance and collaboration across countries

  • Competency working in an enterprise setting: ability to work in a matrixed organization

  • Strong leadership attributes to generate commitment and constructively resolve issues

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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.