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Brand Manager - Oncology

Location: Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia
Job reference: R-046196
Posted date: 03/06/2019

AstraZeneca Oncology – Redefining the treatment paradigm to eliminate cancer as a cause of death

Due to internal promotions, we have new roles available in our Lung & New Products portfolio.

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. As an Oncology marketer , you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing the lives of lung cancer patients.

AstraZeneca Oncology is driven by the vision that for a patient with cancer, every day matters. We aspire to redefine the cancer-treatment paradigm and have a broad pipeline of next-generation medicines that are focused principally on lung, prostate, ovarian and haematological cancers. As well as other tumour types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Brand Manager, Oncology: Lung Franchise - EGFR

AstraZeneca is focusing our lung cancer research and development efforts on discovering and targeting the genetic drivers and resistance mechanisms of cancer. By identifying the mechanisms through which tumour cells grow and proliferate, we can develop drugs that target these molecules, and this has been driving our work in NSCLC for nearly thirty years. Since then, our research teams have accelerated the understanding of key molecular mutations in a broad range of cancers, and the use of specific genetic mutations as biomarkers has enabled us to develop precision therapies for specific subgroups of lung cancer patients with significant treatment needs. Our research has led us to address the unmet needs of patients with mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which occur in 10-15% of NSCLC patients in Australia & New Zealand.

As the Brand Manager, Oncology, you will:

  • Facilitate the development and execution of the EGFR promotional plan and programs, and ensure their consistency with brand strategy ;
  • L ead the EGFR tactical planning and execution with a specific focus on the 2L market launch and expanding our market leadership position;
  • Participate in the annual operational planning process by shaping the tactical plan and budget required to achieve the brand’s stated objectives;
  • M anage partner agency relationships, workflow and related expense budgets;
  • Collaborate with important customers including the Sales, Marketing, Patient Advocacy and Business Insights team and external partners to define success metrics and analyse performance of marketing programs on an ongoing basis;
  • Ensure our plans are optimized as needed to improve impact and develop recommendations for future plans based on metrics and impact;
  • Develop value add marketing and patient materials that meet legal/regulatory compliance with medical accuracy.

Importantly, you will be making a valued difference to the lives of patients with EGFR mutated lung cancer!

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in life sciences, medical or pharmacy
  • At least 6 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with at least 3 years of experience in Oncology marketing/sales with additional diagnostic market experience highly regarded
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills and demonstrated project/team/cross-functional leadership
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to self-manage
  • Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including HCPs, patients, prescribers, payors, providers
  • Experience in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences

If you are passionate about Oncology and enjoy being part of a fun and driven culture that works in a decisive, transparent and flexible environment, this is an ideal opportunity!

Apply now to register your interest in this exciting position!

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