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Associate Director, Strategic Business Planning and Execution, US Medical Affairs

Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA Anzeigen-ID R-199164 Veröffentlichungsdatum 05/08/2024

Associate Director, Strategic Business Planning and Execution, US Medical Affairs

This is what you will do:

The Associate Director Strategic Planning & Execution, US Medical Affairs is responsible for the execution of strategic initiatives within the US Medical Affairs organization and will partner with TA Leadership teams and cross functionally to execute on projects in line with the functions overall strategic goals. This position will analyze, resolve, and communicate on key strategic programs allowing for US Medical Affairs Leadership to make informed decisions that will contribute to the overall success of the function. This position will apply good project management techniques to insure in scope, on-time, on budget results.

You will be responsible for:

Strategic Partnership:

  • Develop annual enterprise strategy for assigned TA and/or Function and ensure effective, efficient, and equitable delivery of key strategic programs and operational activities
  • Oversight of business progress against performance targets through outcomes and metrics tracking/reporting
  • Highlight and communicate US Medical impact and effectiveness throughout all levels of the organization
  • Proactively apply business acumen to ensure business continuity and identify future opportunities

Financial Reporting:

  • Liaise between Finance and assigned TA and/or Function to communicate details of operating plan and to track/report on spend
  • Lead annual budget plan, quarterly reforecasts, and various ad-hoc financial requests, identifying key opportunities and risks
  • Partner with assigned TA and/or Functional team to provide detailed financial reports, reconcile monthly accruals, and ensure timely receipts
  • Manage financial analysis and trend reporting for senior leadership and cross-functional partners
  • Develop various training documents, liaising with USMA colleagues to ensure their full understanding of Alexion’s financial processes


  • Facilitate strategic cross-functional meetings for increased collaboration across global medical, patient advocacy, commercial, and HEOR
  • Manage system improvements/enhancements with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Liaise with Compliance and Legal to resolve questions and mitigate risk
  • Oversight of P2P activities for all projects for assigned TA and/or Function, including contract review and execution in alignment with Alexion policies
  • Facilitate vendor onboarding, MSA generation, and SOW development with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Oversee the TA tactical plans and activity towards plan, develop primary and secondary tactics strategy and metrics reporting to plan.  Actively communicate with Key stakeholders from inception through execution and monitoring of plan.

Other strategic projects as assigned

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 7+ years in the pharmaceutical industry in a Medical Affairs organization
  • Strong knowledge of Compliance and Legal requirements in the Biopharma space
  • FP&A experience preferred, with proven ability to manage annual budget/forecasts
  • Self-starter with strong leadership, problem solving, and negotiating skills
  • Highly influential with proven ability to create/lead successful cross-functional teams
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of the organization
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing project scope
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated energy and enthusiasm, bringing a positive approach to all challenges
  • Highly ethical, with ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Meeting facilitation skills (personal organization, advanced preparation, follow-up)
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • A continuous improvement mindset
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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