Executive Director R&D Digital – CVRM Therapy Area
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
Digital Health R&D’s ambition is to transform healthcare, powered by digital, science and partnerships, to deliver the healthcare outcomes and experience that patients care about the most. Now we are further accelerating our transformation efforts to ensure we demonstrate the best in new technology and groundbreaking capabilities to keep us at the forefront of future drug development.
Digital Health R&D is reimagining how we work to position AstraZeneca as an industry leader, making the development & delivery of new medicines easier. We’re doing this by harnessing the latest innovations enabled by digital, data & analytics and working with our people to craft and build the technology and working practices.
Work closely with key partners in the CVRM TA and expert functions to build their digital strategy. This will include optimizing strategies for study design/patient recruitment/data collection/analysis for the unit and develop Patient Support and Digital therapeutic strategies for the product portfolio
Deliver the Operational implementation plan for the CVRM specific Digital Strategy and provide feedback on specific technology needs to the digital capability leads driving the digital clinical platform
Drive the development of an industry leading R&D Digital organisation
Ensure effective and transparent risk, opportunity and issues management at strategic, tactical and operational levels
Develop and lead a team, ensuring a constructive balance between challenge and mentorship.
Use your networks to be able to understand and influence key aspects such as the global regulatory and competitive environments and apply learning to AZ programs, reporting performance vs the critical metrics set within the organisation
Deliver governance approved business cases with in tolerance, on time, cost and quality working with functional management as required to resolve issues.
Ensure your team develops their scientific and technical knowledge in order to bring groundbreaking digital opportunities to the group and to the R&D CVRM leadership team.
Grow and maintain internal and external relationships with partners in the CVRM R&D unit and commercial organisation, key markets, external leaders and our patients to ensure prioritised needs are met in everything we do.
Bachelor Degree in scientific field, higher degree desirable
Minimum of 8 years of experience
Extensive experience in pharmaceutical industry with strong knowledge of Drug Development Processes, and experience of developing products to treat cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases
Ability to lead and influence strategically and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive, organizational relationships
Experience in Digital Health with solid understanding of Healthcare
Strong influencing and senior stakeholder management skills
Ability to challenge the status quo, take ownership and holds self and others accountable
Passion for Customers, representing the needs of multiple customers in decision making.
At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being an excellent Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your ambitious spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
So, What’s Next?
Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.
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Competitive Salary and Benefits
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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.