Finance Director Oncology Business Unit Global Marketing Business Partner
Gaithersburg , Maryland
December 11, 2017
Finance Director Oncology Business Unit Global Marketing Business Partner
At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people. As a Finance Director Oncology Business Unit Global Marketing Business Partner, in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
At AstraZeneca, we're not afraid to do things differently. We're building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.
The recently formed Oncology Business Unit is a cross-functional, cross market business unit that embodies our value of playing to win by maximizing our unprecedented number of upcoming launches in oncology. The OBU is driven by three key strategic principles of fostering alignment to expedite decisions between global and major markets, accelerating key capabilities and building appropriate investment allocation in our top markets and achieving medical leadership through strategic alignment of Medical Affairs and Commercial activities.
Reporting to the OBU Finance Controller, you will be expected to provide high quality financial management services to OBU Global Marketing LT with critical finance input into strategic and operational business decisions and processes, focusing on business case, decision and project support, challenging/advocating as appropriate. You will also provide franchise level global performance tracking and insights as well as benchmark comparison analysis and co-ordinate with regions and countries to ensure alignment in strategy and process. You will be pivotal in ensuring financial disciplines and budget control is achieved. You will partner with global marketing head to drive achievement of current year and multi-year financial commitments.
Essential Requirements
  • Managing franchise/brand P&L forecast and budget performance
  • Taking accountability for and driving the delivery of a well-defined, consistent and cohesive planning assumptions
  • Leading financial analysis on cross region marketing initiatives, supporting decision making and tracking outcome
  • Driving cross market Franchise/Brand level profitability analysis and maximizing profit
  • Scenario analysis and balance risk and opportunities among brands and markets
  • Supporting OBU Global Marketing LT with ad-hoc queries and projects
You will be a qualified finance professional with proven post-qualified experience and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key commercial drivers of a business and possess strategic focus. You will have a proven track record of operating in an environment where success is delivered through leveraging deployed resources.
You will be able to demonstrate outstanding commercial acumen, underpinned by robust numerical skills. Proven interpersonal and well developed influencing skills, at a senior level, is key, alongside experience of working within multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams.
Next Steps - Apply today!
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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law . AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

A little about us:
At AstraZeneca, we believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

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