A JOTW “Can’t Wait” job opportunity from AstraZeneca

AZ_logo2A JOTW “Can’t Wait” job announcement from AstraZeneca

Director – Managed Markets Communications, AstraZeneca, Wilmington, Delaware


A strategic communications partner to the Managed Markets organization (supports market access and managed care organizations) and its leadership, tasked with leading development, integration and execution of external customer and internal stakeholder communications plans for organized customer strategies across all segments.

Typical Accountabilities:

* Work with VP, Managed Markets, to develop key themes and messages for managed markets vision, strategies, business objectives and change management initiatives

* Work with Customer Marketing to develop AZ branding campaign to organized customers

* Manage communications for AstraZeneca engagement at and follow-up after major customers’ meetings, e.g., Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), Armada, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)

* Recognize key customer collaborations through communications to customers and internal stakeholders

* Collaborate with Sales Communications, and other Corporate Affairs functions as appropriate, to ensure customer and field-based communications regarding impacts to the business, brand milestones, and other information relevant to our customers, are aligned across customer-facing functions

* Establish standing customer roundtables to solicit input on key trends and implications for our business, market or policy changes, customer segment strategies, and so on.

* Facilitate customer forums focused on bringing external customer insights to internal stakeholders

* Develop and execute communications plan to support organizational changes and achievement of key Managed Markets milestones

* Provide counsel to the Managed Markets Leadership Team regarding pro-active communications regarding evolving business model

* Explore and recommend personal and non-personal options and appropriate channels for communicating with organized customers, including development and maintenance of an accurate data base of customer contacts for this purpose

* Serve as communications lead for planning and execution of annual AstraZeneca Managed Markets National Meeting

Requirements   Required:

* Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or similar liberal arts major

* 7-10 years’ communications experience in corporate, managed care and/or government work environment

* Demonstrated ability to interact with, counsel and influence senior executives effectively

* Proven ability to develop and execute results-driven communications strategies that are aligned with business goals and objectives

* Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, goals, and project initiatives

* Experience coordinating with communications professionals, vendors and agencies

* Strategic planning skills

* Excellent writing, editing, copywriting and proofreading skills

* Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under pressure and handle multiple priorities

* Strong and demonstrated organizational skills with high level of attention to detail


* Master’s degree

* Experience with managed care customers and/or practices

* Experience supporting senior leadership

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit www.astrazeneca.com.



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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer



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