AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Associate Director, Marketing Strategy & Planning – Renal TA in Wilmington, Delaware

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. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life.

The Associate Director, Marketing Strategy & Planning contributes to the strategic development of Renal marketing plans to maximize the value of AstraZeneca's portfolio and pipeline. This role is responsible for working with and across the Renal Brand Leadership team to develop and measure aspects of the brand strategy with a specific focus on opportunity assessments. The role is also responsible for the annual strategic plan and identifying opportunities to enhance marketing capabilities across the team. Additionally, this role is critical in helping to coordinate alliance management activities and governance for those brands that have co-promotion partnerships.

  • Responsibilities include process leadership and input into the development of all aspects of the brand strategy, with specific focus on market opportunity assessment, brand positioning, messaging, asset planning and maximization, and launch/lifecycle planning

  • Collaborates with cross-functional partners to bring Brand Strategy to realization through leadership of projects such as

  • Market Research/Insight and analytics

  • Brand positioning / messaging

  • Integrated launch plans

  • Establish strong alliance with Global and US Medical, Corporate Affairs, Regulatory and Payer Access partners, providing input to cross-functional planning and programs by communicating brand strategy and identifying market opportunities and risks

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, develop, and inspire employees. Ability to clearly communicate brand vision with passion and authenticity to marketing and cross functional teams

  • Responsible for leading defined work streams and brand opportunities as defined by Executive Director or Marketing Director, with accountability for end product

  • Collaborate across all Directors, Renal Marketing in supporting achievement of product forecasts. Support development of and leadership to key levers to pull in an effort to meet or exceed projections

  • Collaborate and lead without authority across functional areas; organize people, activities, communication & resources around a common goal and to achieve business objectives in a timely manner

  • Create sustainable, long-term relationships with thought leader advocates and customer advocacy groups

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; preferably in business, marketing or the sciences;

  • 5+ years of Pharmaceutical or Healthcare experience; preferably in a related industry

  • 3 years of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotions experience

  • Leadership experience and team management skills

  • Experience developing brand channel strategy and executing against it

  • Experience managing complex projects at the project management level

  • Sound understanding of local healthcare system pricing and reimbursement

  • Strong financial acumen with the ability to assess and drive results

  • Successful project management experience with the ability to work with cross functional stakeholders

Preferred Background:

  • Advanced Degree in business, marketing, or the sciences

  • Experience in Market access/managed markets

  • Experience in Insight/Market Research

  • Experience across product life cycle (emerging, launch, in-line, mature)

  • Experience within early brand lifecycle

  • Experience related to therapeutic area

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