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Lieu: Gaithersburg, Maryland, États-Unis
ID de l'offre 12191745
Date de publication: 06/12/2019

The Associate Director Immuno-Oncology (IO) Corporate Affairs plays an important role in delivering against our bold ambition of one day eliminating cancer as a cause of death. This role will develop and deliver communications in support of an integrated global corporate affairs strategy for the late-stage pipeline, enhancing and protecting the reputation of AstraZeneca’s pipeline and brands in IO and for driving commercial success through impactful communications across internal and external audiences.

As a key member of the global Oncology Corporate Affairs team, the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and differentiating our IO medicines across a range of tumor types and stages of disease, including lung cancer, bladder cancer, as well as in other tumor types, and leveraging our strong late-stage pipeline projects with a wide range of key audiences including employees, partners, medical community, academics and researchers, patients and the media. 

Combining communications, public affairs and advocacy activities, this role provides expert support to the Immuno-Oncology franchise developing large external communication programs and marketing campaigns, working closely with the regions, key markets, global project teams and a broad mix of internal stakeholders across Commercial, Development, Investor Relations and Global Media Relations. This role will support the execution of internal and external communications around clinical, regulatory and business milestones, helping to support the transition from pipeline to product, with a focus on prioritized indications. In addition, this role will support global market approvals, engaging with market access, patient advocacy, and marketing teams as appropriate and provide close leadership / executive communications support to our IO senior leadership team.

Candidate Focus & Challenge

  • Support, develop and execute a global Corporate Affairs strategy in Immuno-Oncology, aiming to establish AstraZeneca as a distinct, emerging leader in IO.
  • Support an integrated approach to milestones, news flow and activity planning to effectively maximize opportunities and prepare against issues
  • Develop an impactful media relations strategy and a compelling narrative to bring to life our science-led IO pipeline and life-changing medicines within the portfolio with clear messages and sharp proof points
  • Beyond brand communications, support the execution of multi stakeholder signature programs and advocacy initiatives aiming to establish AZ as a leader in designated therapeutic areas and to remove barriers to treatment adoption.
  • Effectively develop and creatively leverage internal and external communications channels, including traditional and social media, working with ‘channel leads’ (e.g. Global Internal Communications, Global Media Relations, market comms teams, digital team etc.) as appropriate.
  • Provide sound counsel to Senior Leaders, Investor Relations colleagues and provide effective communications and issues management support to brand leaders/IO Franchise teams, including media and message training.
  • Support issues preparedness and crisis management to protect brand and company reputation.
  • Identify issues and develop mitigation plans, including scenario planning, appropriate training for key internal stakeholders and issues tracking.
  • Ensure timely communications and alignment on emerging issues across key internal stakeholder groups, including in markets.
  • Support the development and implementation of timely, impactful and content rich internal communications programs for our IO medicines and their indications to enhance employee engagement and brand awareness.
  • Effectively manage and deploy agency support through clear objectives, KPIs, continued drive for excellence and innovation in support of the IO franchise.

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Graduate with working knowledge of global Pharmaceutical market and innovative life sciences environment, ideally in specialty care products
  • Established track-record of delivering impactful, strategic and content rich communications programs and proactive stakeholder management with demonstrable measures of success.
  • Substantial experience of healthcare communications gained in-house at a leading multinational biopharma company or at a global agency, backed up by deep understanding of regulatory environment, compliance framework, and perspectives of key external stakeholders such as physicians, payers, patients.
  • Significant experience of leading issues management in a similar environment / for global brands/disease areas.
  • Strong media relations experience, including in digital and social media.
  • Strong proven leadership skills and collaborative behavior required to drive successful delivery against strategy through a broad mix of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven management experience
  • Exemplary written and verbal communications skills
  • Creativity and desire to challenge the status quo
  • Think strategically with ability to act flexibly
  • Proven capability to influence and counsel senior leaders and teams across functions and geographical boundaries.
  • Ability to provide effective coaching and guidance to peers and other team members.
  • Ability to work in a global environment including understanding of cultural differences.
  • Ability to combine strategic thinking with hands on delivery.
  • Experience of creating and translating scientific / technical content for a broad range of audiences.

The role will involve travel, as required, to key markets and locations of leading medical congresses.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

Associate Director Immuno-Oncology Corporate Affairs
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