Director Contract Strategy Oncology
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.
This role is responsible for bringing forward marketplace perspective and pragmatic solutions to optimize AstraZeneca’s net price, access objectives and continued IVS leadership. This individual will lead development of contract and channel strategies that align with Brand Team / Therapeutic Area business strategies for launch and in-line products. Contract Strategy Director will partner with customer facing account teams in direct customer engagement around identified key initiatives, build/align, and execute negotiation strategies with customer facing teams. This role will also collaborate with a wide verity of internal stakeholders such as Access Strategy, Brand Leadership, VSE, Brand and Market Access Finance, Contract Operations, and Legal.
A key deliverable of this role is ensuring all contract strategies and offerings have financial justification based on ROI and sound business judgment and also assist in assessing the performance of existing contract strategies & offerings. They are responsible for ensuring the timely and regular re-evaluation of current strategy and deliver segment strategies for their Therapeutic Areas during the Segment Strategy Summit process.
Develops and brings contract strategies through the approval/governance process
Directly partners with customer facing teams around prioritized key initiatives
Co-development and execution of negotiation strategies
Coordinate with team of analysts/specialists in operational activities such as rebates, chargebacks, government reporting, contract writing and process approvals.
Monitors environment and practices for shifts in trends or behaviours, interpret likely impact and suggest appropriate actions around lifecycle contracting and pricing considerations.
Develops deep understanding of competitive market conditions that affect pricing for individual brands, therapeutic areas and overall industry.
Serves as a resource for Licensing and Business Development in assessing price for potential opportunities
Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree; preferably in a relevant field (Marketing, Science, Economics or Finance)
5+ years of pharmaceutical or related healthcare business
Experience in pharmaceutical sales and/or healthcare industry
Understanding of Market Access and Healthcare delivery
Analytical skills including problem solving, forecasting, contract development and financial modelling
Demonstrated negotiation & relationship building skills
Multi industry marketing practice
Thorough understanding of AZ business model with specific knowledge of brand team operation, brand planning and sales model
Experience with both HCP and Consumer Marketing
Finance and/or analytics background
Contract development and negotiation
Clinical Acumen/Health Economics
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