Brand Lead

Brand Lead


Competitive Salary and Benefits

Closing Date: 30th July 2021

Do you have pharmaceutical commercial experience? Are you a marketing leader successful track record of growing market share and successfully launching new products and brands? If yes, we would love to hear from you!

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.

We lead Commercial to provide solutions that make a difference in improving our patients experience and health outcomes.

There are countless opportunities to develop and grow with AstraZeneca – working with top people to build a diverse career and learn what Commercial looks like at its best. A crucial step on the journey to being a future leader – it’s a fantastic opportunity if you’re up for the challenge.

It has been agreed that our AstraZeneca UK Commercial head office will move from Luton to Pancras Square, London in early 2022. This role will be initially based in our Luton office, until this move takes place.

Our move to Pancras Square, London offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers and partners in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as develop greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint.

What you’ll do

  • Support the development of brand strategy and lead the implementation of tactics through the Xceed and Account teams. This includes the external strategy and commercial interaction with key customer groups within the particular therapeutic area, including clinical, governmental, national and regional payer groups to deliver positive outcomes. Working with key internal partners from Payer Evidence, Medical, Account Management, Senior Management and other Therapeutic Area teams, the Brand Account Leader will lead planning for patient access (Value story/propositions) and communicate accordingly for the nominated brand. The Brand Account Leader is responsible for the delivery of sales and customer value within defined resources. Accountable for all marketing team deliverables for key brand including area plan, tactical plan and support to local account-based working.

  • This role will also have area accountabilities for selected brands and supply to the development and implementation of the Western Area strategic and operational plans. This will include working with key internal partners from across the WE Markets, EMEA and Global.

Essential for the role

  • Significant pharmaceutical commercial experience with a strong performance track record

  • Strong marketing leadership with a successful track record of growing market share as well as preparing for and successfully launching new products and brands

  • Creative marketing capabilities together with rigorous commercial business sense

  • Degree qualified, ideally with additional post-graduate qualification such as an MBA

  • It is mandatory for the performance of this role to hold or successfully acquire Nominated Signatory status. You are required to gain Nominated Signatory status within 6 months of commencing your role. You are also required to pass re-validation testing every 12-24 months or as required.

Desirable for the role

  • Good experience of the UK market, with its unique NHS system

  • Sales management experience

Why AstraZeneca?

  • At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being an excellent Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your ambitious spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. A broad culture that develops 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 envisioning yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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