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Global Analytics & Insights, Oncology

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022

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Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Full Time
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If you are interested in learning more about global strategy opportunities at AstraZeneca – apply and someone from our team will be in touch in the coming days! We have various roles open between Senior Manager and Director.


Join our globally-renowned Oncology area, which is leading the rapid business growth of our enterprise and ever-evolving industry. It’s an exciting time to join as we work towards our big ambitions with entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. It’s up to us to find solutions and act fast to make them happen.


Change the way cancer is treated by making an impact at every point in the patient journey. We are thinking and acting faster than anyone to ensure the data we’re producing helps physicians care for patients better. To ultimately deliver clinical promises to the real world, and improve patient outcomes and their quality of life.


The Global Analytics & Insights mission is to improve the quality of the decisions taken on our assets and across our Disease Areas through the provision of excellent market, customer and competitor analytics. 


What a Global Analytics & Insights role at AstraZeneca involves:

Leads the integration of insight and analysis from a variety of sources to inform material decisions through the delivery of robust opportunity focused forecasts.  Consolidates a variety of data and information into actionable brand opportunities.  Specifically:

  • Develops and delivers asset/indication forecast and related assumptions based on internal best practice processes triangulating with the most robust data possible to maximize confidence.

  • Ensures that forecasts are (i) presented transparently and consistently in line with GA&I standards and best practice (ii) underpinned with an AZ proprietary view of the most important assumptions, based on robust secondary data analytics plus AZ proprietary data sources and intelligence.

  • Leads, negotiates and interacts with internal stakeholders to validate forecast assumptions and market understanding.

  • Provides objective quantitative analyses and leads the development of business cases to determine key opportunities and address critical business issues for the brand and/or TA.

  • Ensures that interpretation of primary market research is generating relevant actionable differentiating insights; through a closeness to the GPT and a strong understanding of the therapy area which allows translation of insight gaps into correct questions and a technical expertise in research design and interpretation to generate relevant answers.

  • Leads analyses & evaluations supporting licensing opportunities where relevant.

  • Develops a deep therapy area knowledge bridging from the clinical development through to commercialization.

  • Manages all primary research in accordance with internal AZ compliance policies and best practices, with agreed preferred vendors.

  • Remains accountable for personal ongoing professional education in business case development (including development and commercial costs), market research, forecasting and analytics, to ensure the best approaches are always utilized.


Typical experience we look for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field

  • Relevant business intelligence/insights/analytics experience – from industry or consulting

  • Experience in a similar analytical or RWE role within the pharmaceutical industry or consulting sphere.

  • Primary market research experience

  • Ability to use data and analysis to affect, influence or change the understanding of a market or customer

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Current or previous oncology experience



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