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Digital Innovation Lead

Lieu Gaithersburg, Maryland, États-Unis Job ID R-124699 Date de publication 12/01/2021

At AstraZeneca, our US Oncology Medical Affairs Group (USOMAG) are brave thinkers, bold innovators, we are encouraged and empowered to try out new and innovative ideas. We have the courage to express our ideas freely, knowing it’s a safe space to learn from failures.  Experience cross-functional working and challenging opportunities with our broad and deep pipeline. If you are a driven high performer, then this is the place to turn possibility into reality and build a leading Oncology career.

The Digital Innovation Lead (DIL) lead is responsible for developing and delivering a strategic roadmap of digital innovation for USMA.  In addition, the DIOS Lead will work across the existing digital innovation and omnichannel infrastructure as a representative of the USOMAG to share and collaborate on best practices and strategies to deliver value to healthcare professionals and patients.  You will be responsible for the identification of current opportunities, the curation of solutions, stakeholder management, and ultimately the implementation of solutions across the omnichannel delivery environment. You will work in a cross-franchise environment to ensure USOMA continues to bring innovative, customer-focused solutions to the oncology space. Working in a matrix environment with other medical network colleagues including Medical Excellence, Digital Steering Committee, Medical Franchises, and Global at our Gaithersburg, MD campus.


  • Accountable for defining the future-focused digital innovation and omnichannel strategy for US Medical Affairs organization
    • Curate, review, and recommend digital innovations for USOMA to meet their strategic goals
    • Explore and recommend alternative channels for engaging HCPs ​
    • Build a framework and playbook for omnichannel implementation of USMA tactics. 
    • Lead the Digital Steering Committee to build and a blueprint that prioritizes opportunities, based on impact to patient and sound financial principles.
  • Work, cross-franchise, to develop tumor-specific or pan-tumor plans and identify opportunities in the current process where digital solutions can provide longer-term strategic improvements for USMA OBU.
  • Create an innovation pipeline for AZ USOMA to include quarterly innovation day to bring forth relevant technologies and solutions to US MALT and Extended MALT for potential pilot projects, that could ultimately be scaled and build digital capability and knowledge across the organization
  • In collaboration with the MSL field leads, ensure that USMA Medical assets are deployed in a multichannel fashion to ensure that a seamless healthcare professional experience​
  • Accountable for developing a high-performing culture of performance development, accountability inclusion, and diversity.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to all AZ internal and external compliance regulations - maintain a good working knowledge of company standards on medicines promotion and supports the Nominated Signatories in ensuring product-related materials and activities for external audiences comply with these standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, marketing, digital media or similar fields.
  • 3+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 2+ years experience in a strategy setting role
  • Experience managing external vendors through ideation and implementation
  • Experience of developing and executing digital strategies
  • Strong B2C and B2B marketing and omnichannel experience
  • Experience creating and executing on an innovation plan and asset pipeline
  • Collaborative/matrix management skills with a focus on leading diverse groups (e.g., cultural, geographical, functional) to achieve excellent results in shared goals
  • Strong Financial/Budget Management and Project Management skills


  • Master’s degree or MBA
  • Prior work experience within US Medical Affairs function within a pharmaceutical industry
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements
  • Experience managing large projects in a matrix organization, preferably within a pharmaceutical organization.
  • Demonstrated success as a change agent and tenacity to push and address friction caused by rapid growth and change

Why AstraZeneca?

  • At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering innovative methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

About Gaithersburg:

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility crafts life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 specialists in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most groundbreaking technology and lab spaces, all designed to encourage collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

The Gaithersburg site offers various amenities to help boost efficiency and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, a full-service cafeteria, and a copy center. This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based workspaces to suit a variety of working styles while strengthening collaboration.

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